Board of Directors
Roger H. Kimmel
Roger H. Kimmel is Chairman of the Board of Endo and is Chairman of Endo’s Nominating & Governance Committee, a member of Endo's Transactions Committee and an alternate member of Endo's Audit Committee and Operations Committee. Mr. Kimmel became Chairman of the Board upon the Company’s inception in February 2014. Mr. Kimmel has been Vice Chairman of Rothschild Inc., an investment banking firm, since January 2001. Previously, Mr. Kimmel was a partner of the law firm Latham & Watkins for more than five years. Mr. Kimmel is also a Director of PG&E Corporation, a public energy-based holding company and its subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a utility company. Mr. Kimmel was a Director of Schiff Nutrition International until 2012, and until February 2014, was a Director and Chairman of Endo Health Solutions. Mr. Kimmel has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation (not-for-profit) since January 2009. He has been a public speaker on corporate governance issues and private equity transactions.
Rajiv De Silva
Rajiv De Silva is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Endo International plc. Prior to joining Endo in March 2013, Mr. De Silva served as the President of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. from October 2010 to January 2013 and served as its Chief Operating Officer, Specialty Pharmaceuticals from January 2009 until January 2013. At Valeant, he was responsible for all specialty pharmaceutical operations, including sales and marketing, research and development, manufacturing and business development. Prior to joining Valeant, Mr. De Silva held various leadership positions with Novartis. He served as President of Novartis Vaccines USA and Head, Vaccines of the Americas at Novartis. During this time, he played a key leadership role at Novartis’ Vaccines & Diagnostics Division. Mr. De Silva also served as President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada. He originally joined Novartis as Global Head of Strategic Planning for Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to his time at Novartis, Mr. De Silva was a Principal at McKinsey & Company and served as a member of the leadership group of its Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products Practice. He has broad international experience, having managed businesses in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand. Mr. De Silva was a Director of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Honors from Princeton University, a Master of Science from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Shane M. Cooke
Shane M. Cooke was appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2014 and is a member of Endo’s Audit Committee and Transactions Committee. He is currently President of Alkermes plc based in Dublin, Ireland upon completion of the merger between Elan Drug Technologies (EDT) and Alkermes, Inc. in September 2011. Previously, he was head of EDT and executive vice president of Elan from 2007 through the Alkermes merger in 2011 and concurrently served as chief financial officer of Elan Corporation from 2001 to May 2011. Mr. Cooke was appointed director of Elan in May 2005. Prior to joining Elan, he was chief executive of Pembroke Capital Limited, an aviation leasing company of which he was a founder. Mr. Cooke also previously held a number of seniorpositions in finance in the banking and aviation industries. Mr. Cooke is a chartered accountant and a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland. He currently serves on the board of directors of Prothena Corporation plc, a publicly traded biotechnology company.
Arthur J. Higgins
Arthur J. Higgins has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Company’s inception in February 2014 and is a member of Endo’s Compensation Committee, Operations Committee and Transactions Committee. He is currently a Senior Advisor to Blackstone Healthcare Partners, the dedicated healthcare team of The Blackstone Group, where he focuses on product-based healthcare acquisitions. Mr. Higgins was Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG, and Chairman of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee. Prior to joining Bayer HealthCare in 2004, Mr. Higgins served as Chairman, President and CEO of Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Higgins spent 14 years with Abbott Laboratories, including serving as President of the Pharmaceutical Products Division from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Higgins is a Director of Ecolab, Inc. and Zimmer Holdings, Inc., public companies in the healthcare field. From December 2013 until February 2014, Mr. Higgins was a Director of Endo Health Solutions. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), of the Council of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).
Nancy J. Hutson, Ph.D.
Nancy J. Hutson, Ph.D. has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Company’s inception in February 2014 and Chairman of Endo’s Operations Committee, a member of Endo's Nominating & Governance Committee and an alternate member of the Transactions Committee. Dr. Hutson retired from Pfizer, Inc. in 2006 after spending 25 years in various research and leadership positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Pfizer Global Research and Development and Director of Pfizer's pharmaceutical R&D site, known as Groton/New London Laboratories, the largest R&D site of any pharmaceutical company. At Pfizer, she led 4,500 colleagues (primarily scientists) and managed a budget in excess of $1 billion. She currently is a Director of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Huston previously served a Director of Cubist Pharmaceuticals until January 2015, and from March 2009 until February 2014, was a Director of Endo Health Solutions. Dr. Hutson owns and operates Standing Stones Farm in Ledyard, CT, which is dedicated to supporting the equestrian sport of dressage.
Michael Hyatt is a Director of Endo and is Chairman of Endo’s Transactions Committee, a member of Endo’s Compensation Committee and an alternate member of the Nominating & Governance Committee since the Company’s inception in February 2014. Mr. Hyatt is currently a Senior Advisor to Irving Place Capital, a leading institutional private equity firm focused on making equity investments in middle-market companies. Until 2008, Mr. Hyatt was a Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. Mr. Hyatt previously served as a Director of Schiff Nutrition International until 2012. Until February 2014, Mr. Hyatt was a Director of Endo Health Solutions.
William P. Montague
William P. Montague has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Company’s inception in February 2014 and is Chairman of Endo’s Compensation Committee, a member of Endo's Audit Committee and an alternate member of Endo's Nominating & Governance Committee and Transactions Committee. Mr. Montague served as Chief Executive Officer of Mark IV Industries, Inc., a leading global diversified manufacturer of highly engineered systems and components for transportation infrastructure, vehicles and equipment, from November 2004 until his retirement on July 31, 2008 and as Director from March 1996. He joined Mark IV Industries in April 1972 as Treasurer/Controller, serving as Vice President of Finance from May 1974 to February 1986, then Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 1986 to March 1996 and then as President from March 1996 to November 2004. Mr. Montague is also a Director of Gibraltar Industries, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of products for the building and industrial markets since 1993, and a Director of International Imaging Materials, Inc., a privately held company that manufactures and sells a variety of thermal transfer ribbons and certain inks. From February 2013 until May 2014, Mr. Montague served as a Director of Allied Motion Technologies Inc., a publicly traded company focused exclusively on serving the motion control market. From February 2009 until February 2014, Mr. Montague was a Director of Endo Health Solutions.
Jill D. Smith
Jill D. Smith has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Company’s inception in February 2014, a member of Endo’s Nominating & Governance Committee and Operations Committee and is an alternate member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Smith has been an international business leader for more than 25 years, including 16 years as a CEO of private and public companies in the technology and information services markets and was most recently Chairman, CEO and President of DigitalGlobe Inc., a leading provider of satellite imagery products and services to governments and companies worldwide. Ms. Smith is a Director and currently serves on the Board of Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies and J.M. Huber, a leader in engineered materials and has served on the corporate boards of SoundBite Communications, Inc., Germany-based Elster Group, Smith & Hawken and DigitalGlobe (prior to her appointment as Chairman and CEO). Ms. Smith was a Director of Endo Health Solutions from September 2012 until February 2014.
William F. Spengler
William F. Spengler has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Company’s inception in February 2014, a member of Endo’s Audit Committee and an alternate member of the Compensation Committee and Operations Committee. From November 2010 until February 2012, Mr. Spengler was President of ChromaDex Corporation, a publicly traded company. From July 2008 until November 2010, Mr. Spengler served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, a global leader in safety, security, protection and sport. Until March 2008, he was Executive Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at MGI Pharmaceuticals Inc., an oncology- and acute care- focused biopharmaceutical company, where he had worked since 2005. Prior to joining MGI Pharma, Mr. Spengler was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc., a bioscience company, from July 2004 to October 2005. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Spengler served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Osteoimplant Technology, Inc., an orthopedic products company. Mr. Spengler was previously a Vice President of Finance at Black & Decker, and prior to that spent 14 years in various finance, planning and business development positions at Bristol Myers Squibb. Mr. Spengler was a Director of Endo Health Solutions until February 2014.