Canadian Leadership Team

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Senior Vice President and President for Canada and Latin America

Mauro Naddeo

  • Mauro Naddeo is currently the Senior Vice President and President for Canada and Latin America. Mauro joined Allergan in 2000 and held different leading senior roles in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and United States, covering different businesses and geographies, prior to his current role. During his time with Allergan, Mauro has set the foundation for transforming the organization, increasing our strategic alignment with the corporation after identifying and selecting key drivers for long term growth. Prior to joining Allergan Mauro held leadership positions in Novartis after starting his career at Allergan Argentina in 1995. Mauro is a passionate leader, focused on both people and results and makes himself available to both his teams and his customers, despite the large market he covers. Mauro holds a Bachelor of Marketing degree from Fundación de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Comerciales, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Universidad del Valle de México, Mexico City, Mexico; as well as an MBA from IPADE Mexico City, Mexico.

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Executive Director, Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Andy Zylak

  • Andy Zylak is the Executive Director, Neuroscience Business Unit Head for Allergan Canada and has been in this role since July 2017. Prior to joining Allergan, Andy held the senior leadership positions Vice President and CV/Metabolic Business Unit Head, Vice President of Marketing, Director of Cornerstone Brand Marketing, and Director of Market Access, at AstraZeneca Canada. Andy has also held various leadership positions in sales and sales management, marketing, sales operations and training at Astra Zeneca, Searle/Pharmacia and Serono. At Allergan and is responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing teams as well as delivering the full value of the Neuroscience Portfolio to patients. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western University and earned his Teacher’s Certificate from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. Andy enjoys time with his wife and family, golfing, hiking trials, and the occasional yoga mat!

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Executive Director, Medical Aesthetics

James Masterson

  • James Masterson is the Executive Director, Medical Aesthetics Business Unit for Allergan Canada. He has been with Allergan Canada since September 2017. James has held various commercial and business leadership roles since joining Allergan including most recently as the General Manager of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Consumer Health Business managing the company through a large corporate acquisition. Prior to this he also held the roles of Vice President of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer for GSK Consumer Health. James has also held other leadership roles in sales and marketing. At Allergan he is responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing of the Medical Aesthetics Business Unit. James holds a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. James enjoys time with his wife and two daughters at their family cottage and on various worldly adventures!

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Executive Director, Women’s Health and Gastroenterology

Gavin Damstra

  • Gavin Damstra is the Executive Director, Women’s Health and Gastroenterology for Allergan Canada. He joined Allergan in June of 2017. Gavin has extensive international experience in various healthcare executive positions from General Management with Takeda Colombia (including Panama and Costa Rica) to Associate Director of Launch Readiness and Implementation of International Markets. Prior to his time with Takeda, Gavin was the General Manager of Nobel Biocare in India. Gavin has also held other leadership roles such as Global BD Manager and Global Senior Controller. At Allergan he is responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing for the Woman’s Health and Gastroenterology Business Unit. Gavin holds both a BSc in Life Sciences and an Honours BA in Economics from Queens University. He also holds an International Masters in Business from Norwegian School of Economics. Gavin enjoys time travelling the world with his wife and two children.

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Executive Director, Eyecare, Business Unit Head

Fiona McCloskey

  • Fiona is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Eye Care Division at Allergan Canada and has been in this role since July 2017. Fiona joined Allergan Canada in 2012, and since that time has held various senior marketing roles within the Eye Care portfolio, including Retina, Dry Eye and Glaucoma. During her time at Allergan, Fiona has successfully launched several products across the OTC, Pharma Rx and Surgical spaces. Prior to joining Allergan, Fiona held a variety of Sales and Marketing roles over an 8-year period at Hoffmann La Roche, working in therapeutic areas such as HIV, Hepatitis C and Transplant medicine. Fiona received an HBSc in Developmental Biology, followed by a Master’s in Biotechnology from the University of Toronto. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Fiona also took time to tour the US with the Chicago-based Trinity Irish Dance Company, and held the role of Principal Dancer and Dance Captain for the Mirvish Production of “The Needfire” at the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres in Toronto. Currently, Fiona continues to enjoy dance, as well as travelling, sports and wine education.

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Executive Director, Market Access, Pricing & Government Relations

Arima Ventin

  • Arima Ventin is the Executive Director, Market Access, Pricing & Government Relations for Allergan Canada and has been in this role since August 2014. Prior to joining Allergan, Arima was Director, Marketing and Market Access, at Forest Laboratories Canada. After leaving Forest, Arima joined Basilea Pharmaceuticals Corp. as the Vice President of Marketing and Market Access. Throughout her career, Arima has held various leadership positions in sales, marketing, market research, and strategic planning at both Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly Canada. Arima holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto and earned her Masters of Business Administration from IESE, University of Navarra, in Barcelona, Spain. Arima is a member of the board of the Eczema Society of Canada and the IESE Alumni Association. With two active children, Arima can often be found in the local arenas in winter or on the soccer fields and baseball diamonds in the summer. When time permits, Arima enjoys spending time with family and the occasional game of golf.

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Director, Chief Medical Office

Carmen Enciu

  • Dr. Carmen Enciu joined Allergan in November 2017 as Medical Director and Head of the Canadian Chief Medical Office, leading Medical Affairs, Medical Information, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Operations for Allergan Canada. Carmen is a board-certified paediatrician with over 20 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience. She brings a unique blend of clinical expertise, business acumen and in-depth understanding of drug development and global regulatory processes in a variety of therapeutic areas, including rare genetic diseases, inborn errors of metabolism, transplant, immunology and neurodegenerative diseases. Carmen held various leadership positions including Vice president, Global Medical Affairs and Acting Chief Medical Officer at Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Global Medical Lead for Hereditary Angioedema at Shire US, Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Diseases at Shire Canada and Medical Affairs Manager, Neurodegenerative Diseases at EMD Serono. During her long industry tenure, Carmen empowered large teams of talented professionals to design and implement winning medical strategies and led the successful execution of several product launches in US, Europe and Canada. Prior to joining Allergan, Carmen served as an executive consultant for Protalix Biotherapeutics, supporting the clinical development of a novel enzyme replacing therapy for Fabry disease. Carmen obtained her MD degree from Carol Davila University School of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania. After completing her residency training in Pediatrics, she spent over five years in clinical practice, before joining the pharmaceutical industry.

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Director, Business Excellence

Catherine Bissett

  • Catherine Bissett is the Director of Business Excellence for Allergan Canada. She has been with Allergan since May 2011. During her tenure with Allergan, Catherine has held numerous commercial leadership roles including Director of Commercial Operations, Director of Marketing, and National Sales Director. Prior to joining Allergan, Catherine spent seven years in positions of progressive responsibility at Biovail Pharmaceuticals including Marketing, Continuing Medical Education, and Commercial Operations. Catherine is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Kinesiology). She began her professional career in international business development, working in Waraw, Poland for three years. Today, Catherine enjoys fitness, spending time with her three sons, extended family and friends, and travelling.

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Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs

Foo-Lim Yeh

  • Foo-Lim Yeh is the Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs for Allergan Canada. He has been with Allergan Canada since September 2009. Prior to Allergan, Foo-Lim held positions with increasing responsibilities in Regulatory Affairs at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Canada. Through his leadership and strategic direction, he has successfully achieved significant Regulatory approval milestones critical to the objectives of the business. Foo-Lim was responsible for the market authorization approval of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals’ first oncology drug and Pfizer’s first biologic drug in Canada. Foo-Lim holds a M.Sc. degree from the University of Guelph and the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations Post-Graduate Certificate from Seneca College. Foo-Lim enjoys spending time with his family, attending his daughters’ sports activities and bicycling.

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Director, Finance

Kiran Bisnauth

  • Kiran Bisnauth is the Director of Finance for Allergan Canada. She has been with Allergan Canada since March 2011. Kiran has held various leadership roles since joining Allergan. She has managed the Finance and Business support for Eye Care, Botox Tx, Medical Affairs, and the Market Access business units. Before joining Allergan, Kiran worked for various organizations in manufacturing, service, and healthcare industries. She also worked in public accounting for Deloitte and Touche. Kiran was a professor at York University and Seneca College teaching finance and business courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Ms. Bisnauth received her Chartered Accountant/Certified Professional Accountant designation in 1996. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and sits on the board for the Rick Hansen Public School. She earned her Masters of Accounting and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo. Kiran enjoys yoga, working out and spending time with family and friends.

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Associate Director, Corporate Communications

Liana Del Medico

  • Liana Del Medico is the Associate Director of Communications for Allergan Canada and has been in this role since July 2017. Prior to joining Allergan, Liana held various leadership roles in communications for some of the top pharmaceutical companies in Canada including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and most recently Bayer Canada. At Bayer, Liana was the interim Director of Communications. She was responsible for a team of communicators, consultants, and translators. As well as her role as Interim Director, Liana managed all the communications for the Specialty Care business unit and well as the Consumer Health division. Liana held a seat on the Consumer Health Leadership team and the Canadian Country Leadership Team for Bayer Inc. Liana is known for her experience with complex product and corporate issues, media relations and expertise in organizational change and mergers and acquisition implementation from a communications and change perspective. She has a clear understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and health economics in Canada with over 18 years’ experience in the field. Liana is a board member of the Humber College Advanced PR Program Advisory Committee and a member of the International Association of Business Communicators. Liana attended Ryerson University in Toronto. Liana enjoys reading, the cottage, and spending time with her husband, three daughters, family, and friends.

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Associate Director, Legal & Compliance Counsel

Leonard Bernstein

  • Leonard Bernstein is the Senior Legal & Compliance Manager, as well as Data Privacy Office for Allergan Canada and has been in this role since April 2016. Prior to joining Allergan, Leonard spent five years in a private practice, as general corporate counsel within a mid-sized law firm in Toronto. Leonard received his Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (B.A. in Philosophy, Specialization Reasoning & Ethics, Honours). Additionally, Leonard is designated as Certified In-House Counsel – Canada (CIC.C) by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Leonard enjoys an active lifestyle of travel, competitive squash and collecting 1950's jazz vinyl.