Mr. Deeth is a partner with the law firm of Deeth Williams Wall LLP. He is the former President of the Intellectual Property Law section of the Canadian Bar Association and has over 35 years of experience working with the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Deeth has been recognized in several international reviews as one of Canada’s leading intellectual property lawyers. His practice combines his extensive litigation experience with an expertise in negotiating and completing license and product development agreements. He provides timely, practical and pragmatic advice to clients on the clearance, protection and enforcement of all forms of technology and intellectual property rights, and has particular expertise in chemical and pharmaceutical products and processes. Mr. Deeth was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1976 and has more than thirty-five years of litigation experience, ranging from the most complex and sophisticated intellectual property litigation to judicial review proceedings and interlocutory injunction applications. He appears regularly before the Federal Court of Canada and the courts of the Province of Ontario. He has a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo (1970) and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto (1974), and has taught, written and spoken extensively on intellectual property law. He has lectured at McMaster University, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall law schools and the McGill courses on Patent and Copyright Law.
Ms. Fuhrmann has over 20 years of broad financial experience and is currently the Chief Financial Officer, Life Sciences of Becton, Dickinson and Company and was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC. Prior to joining Amneal, Ms. Fuhrmann was Senior Vice President, Finance at Warner Chilcott plc, a specialty pharmaceuticals company, prior to its acquisition by Actavis, Inc. in 2013. She spent the early part of her career in telecommunications and public accounting having held various positions at AT&T and Coopers and Lybrand LLC (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Ms. Fuhrmann earned her certified public accountant designation (inactive) in 1996 and has a B.Sc. degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Itzhak Krinsky, PhD
Mr. Krinsky brings extensive global pharmaceutical, investment banking, and M&A experience to Concordia. He was with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for more than 10 years. As Executive Vice President of Corporate Business Development, he led more than 30 M&A transactions for the company. In his most recent role, Mr. Krinsky served as Chairman of Teva Japan and Chairman of Teva South Korea, where he was responsible for overseeing Teva’s pharmaceutical businesses in both countries. In 2014, he was named by SCRIP as one of the top 100 Global Leaders in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Prior to joining Teva, Mr. Krinsky served as Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, the Silverfern Group and Trenwith Securities, LLC, investment banks in New York City. He holds Bachelor, and Master of Arts in Economics degrees from Tel Aviv University and a Doctorate in Economics from McMaster University.
Francis (Frank) Perier, Jr.
Mr. Perier has more than 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, including senior roles at two major pharmaceutical companies. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Forest Laboratories for 10 years, where he played a significant leadership role in the company’s multi-year growth initiative, in addition to overseeing multiple financial transactions. Prior to Forest Laboratories, Mr. Perier served in several senior financial positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), including four years as Vice President of Finance, Planning, Business Development and Information Technology in the ConvaTec Division, where he was responsible for the execution of the company’s strategic plan and business objectives. Prior to his time at BMS, Mr. Perier served in multiple roles at Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1981 to 1996, most recently as partner. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Villanova University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Patrick Vink is an advisor to life science companies. Mr. Vink is currently the Chairman of the board of directors of Piqur AG, the Chairman of the board of directors of Acacia Pharma and a director of Spero Therapeutics. Previously, Mr. Vink was the Chairman of the board of directors of Micreos BV. Prior to joining Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Vink served as Senior Vice-President, Head of Global Institutional and Biologics Business at Mylan Inc., which he joined in 2008, helping to establish the company’s operations in Switzerland. Mr. Vink has held several leadership positions across the pharmaceutical industry, including head of global business franchise biopharmaceuticals for Novartis Sandoz; vice president for international business for Biogen Inc.; and head of worldwide marketing, cardiovascular and thrombosis for Sanofi-Synthelabo. Mr. Vink served as a member of the executive committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) between 2013 and 2015. Mr. Vink graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Leiden, Netherlands in 1988 and obtained his MBA in 1991 at the University of Rochester.