CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) announced today the appointment of Stewart Campbell as Executive Vice President and President of North America, effective immediately. Based in Cambridge, he will lead the business in the US and Canada, continuing to drive Ipsen’s positive impact for patients. He will report directly to David Loew, CEO, Ipsen and serve on the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
“Stewart brings extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry which will be instrumental in accelerating Ipsen’s growth in North America as we continue to strengthen our global footprint and deliver our new group strategy, Focus. Together. For patients and society. We are delighted to welcome him to the ELT, and we look forward to working closely with him,” said David Loew, CEO, Ipsen.
“I’m excited to be appointed as EVP and President of North America at this key moment for Ipsen,” said Stewart Campbell. “I’ve been impressed by the dedication that I’ve seen from all of Ipsen as we work together to improve the lives of patients and their families. I am looking forward to helping write the next chapter of our story in North America.”
Stewart joined Ipsen as Senior Vice President and Franchise Head of Oncology earlier in 2021 from Roche/Genentech where he spent more than 14 years and was responsible for the lifecycle management of some of Roche’s oncology blockbusters, including both commercial and clinical development globally. Through a career of more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Stewart has gained deep experience leading country and global commercial functions in Oncology and Specialty Care markets, including in Canada, Switzerland and the US.
Stewart is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where he received his B.S. in physiology with a minor in physics. He received an MBA in corporate finance from Queens University in Kingston, Canada and an additional MBA in business strategy from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Ipsen North America
Ipsen is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on innovation and specialty care. Its resources, investment and energy center on discovering, developing and commercializing medicines in three key therapeutic areas – Oncology, Rare Disease and Neuroscience. The Company is dedicated to providing hope for patients whose lives are challenged by unmet medical needs. Ipsen’s North American operations are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the Company’s three global hubs. For more information, please visit www.ipsenus.com.
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