Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Cephalon CEO on leave

Cephalon CEO Frank Baldino is taking a leave of absence, with his duties being temporarily transferred to chief operating officer J Kevin Buchi

Cephalon chairman and CEO Frank Baldino is taking a medical leave of absence, with his responsibilities being temporarily transferred to chief operating officer J Kevin Buchi. The biotech company hopes that Baldino will return later this year and declined to comment on his medical condition.

Baldino, who founded the company, is 56 years old. He has been Cephalon's CEO since the company was launched 20 years ago and became chairman of the board in 1999. Under Baldino's leadership, Cephalon has launched eight products in the US and has earned a place on the Fortune 1000 annual ranking of America's largest corporations.

Before founding Cephalon, Baldino was a senior research biologist in the medical products department at EI duPont de Nemours & Company, where he was responsible for developing research strategies for identifying novel neuropharmaceutical agents. He holds a PhD in pharmacology from Temple University.

Buchi was tapped to fill the newly-created role of chief operating officer earlier this year, after a 20-year tenure with the firm that included 14 years as chief financial officer.  He joined Cephalon as controller in March 1991 and held several financial positions before being appointed chief financial officer. Earlier in his career, he held a number of financial positions with EI duPont de Nemours.

26th August 2010

Share

COVID-19 Updates and Daily News

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
Page & Page and Partners

For those who can imagine better, Page & Page and Partners (P&P) is home to meaningful encounters of a marketing, communication...

Latest intelligence

New from the PhRMA: Diversity in clinical trials principles summarised
In November 2020, PhRMA announced the first-ever, industry-wide principles on clinical trial diversity. The principles were approved by the PhRMA Boards of Directors and will take effect in April 2021....
New from the FDA: Diversity in clinical trials guidance summarised
In November 2020, the FDA released guidance to enable greater diversity in clinical trials through changes to eligibility criteria, enrolment practices, and trial designs....
5 steps to effective clinical trial branding
When recruiting patients for your clinical trial, you want the materials and information around it to be seen as reputable and professional. To make it clear what the clinical trial...

Infographics