Robert Stewart joins Board of Trustees

Teaneck, N.J. (June 29, 2017) -- Robert Stewart, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Allergan, has been elected to Fairleigh Dickinson University's Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

“We are delighted to add Robert Stewart to the Board of Trustees,” said Christopher Capuano, president of FDU. “His leadership experience and background in the pharmaceutical industry will be of great value to the University.”

Mr. Stewart, who earned his bachelor's degree in business management and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, has served as the chief operating officer since May 2016. Prior to his current appointment, he served as president, generics and global operations from March 2015 to May 2016; chief operating officer from July 2014 to March 2015; and president, global operations, from August 2010 to July 2014. He joined the company (then Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) in November 2009 as senior vice president, global operations.

Mr. Stewart has 20 years of experience in global biopharmaceutical leadership, with expertise in all aspects of quality, manufacturing and supply chain management. Before joining Watson, he held various positions with Abbott Laboratories Inc. from 2001 until 2009 where he most recently served as divisional vice president, global supply chain, quality assurance and prior to this position served as divisional vice president for U.S./Puerto Rico and Latin America Plant Operations. Preceding his time at Abbott Laboratories Inc., he worked for Knoll Pharmaceutical Company from 1995 to 2001 and Hoffmann La-Roche Inc. Mr. Stewart has been a National Association of Manufacturers board member since September 2016.

Allergan, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a global pharmaceutical company and a leader in Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices and biologic products for patients around the world.

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