Prior to joining the company, Ms. Gulfo served as regional president of Latin America in Pfizer's Emerging Markets Business Unit, where she led a team of more than 4,000 operating across more than 23 countries. Previously, she served as president and general manager of Pfizer's U.S. Primary Care Business Unit, which included the Managed Markets organization for all of Pfizer's Biopharmaceutical Business Units. Earlier in her career at Pfizer, she was instrumental in the launch of Lipitor, and was recognized for developing medical and public education campaigns that helped to establish the significance of lowering cholesterol in preventing and managing heart disease.
Additionally, Ms. Gulfo served as vice president of business development, Innovation and Design for Launch at AstraZeneca, and has been awarded five U.S. patents for innovative packaging designed to help patients adhere to their medicines.
Mylan chief executive officer Heather Bresch said, "Adele's rich and diverse experience in the pharmaceutical industry will bring significant strategic value and leadership to Mylan in numerous areas. We believe Adele's expertise will support many of our key growth drivers, including our expansion in Latin America, the development and expansion of our global Specialty franchise, and the development of global commercial strategies to maximize key upcoming launches of increasingly complex generic products, such as in the biologics and respiratory areas.”