Brent Saunders has been named senior vice president and president, consumer health care, Schering-Plough Corp, effective June 1, 2007. He will report to Fred Hassan, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Saunders will also continue in his leadership role for the new HomeAgain business.
Mr. Saunders is currently senior vice president, global compliance and business practices, and he will continue as a member of the company's executive management team (EMT) and the operations management team (OMT).
In his new role, Mr. Saunders will be responsible for leading the U.S. and Canadian consumer health care business and will work collaboratively with the global pharmaceutical business unit. Mr. Saunders joined the company in 2003 as senior vice president, global compliance and business practices. In addition to his compliance responsibilities, he has led the design and implementation team for global clinical harmonization and led the HomeAgain team in preparation to launch the new business model. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Saunders was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led the firm's pharmaceutical compliance business advisory services group.
Lori Queisser will succeed Mr. Saunders as global compliance and business practices and will report to Mr. Hassan. Ms. Queisser joins the company from Eli Lilly and Co., where she most recently served as vice president, chief compliance officer, and was responsible for establishing and implementing the vision and strategy for a comprehensive and integrated global compliance program. She will become a member of the executive and management teams.
Also, Raul Kohan has been named senior vice president and president, animal health, reporting to Mr. Hassan. He will continue to serve on the EMT and the OMT and will serve as a strategic advisor to consumer health care. Mr. Kohan will continue to support the HomeAgain business and will also work on additional corporate initiatives in collaboration with other EMT colleagues.
Mr. Kohan joined the company in 1984 as finance director of Schering-Plough Venezuela. He held various positions of increasing responsibility and was appointed president of Schering-Plough Animal Health in 1993 and assumed responsibility for global specialty operations in 2003.