Management

Wa'el Hashad

President and Chief Executive Officer

Wa’el Hashad joined Avanir as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2017.

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Garlan Adams

Garlan Adams

Vice President and General Counsel

Garlan Adams joined Avanir in October 2015 as Vice President and General Counsel. She oversees all aspects of legal support for Avanir. Under her leadership, the Law Department is responsible for ...

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Jim Beitel

Jim Beitel

Vice President, Corporate Development & Operations

Jim Beitel leads key business functions at Avanir including finance, information technology, corporate communications, facilities, business development and alliance management. He is responsible ...

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Stephanie Braun

Stephanie Braun

Vice President, Finance

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Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton

Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

In June 2016, Dan Dalton was named Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Avanir. Dan came to Avanir with over 25 years of experience working with ...

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Pierre-Louis Lezotre, PhD, MS

Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance

Dr. Lezotre joined Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in June 2015 as Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. In this role, Dr. Lezotre leads all aspects ...

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Hisanori Maei

Hisanori Maei

Vice President, Business Planning & Alliance Management

Nori Maei was appointed Vice President of Business Planning & Alliance Management in March of 2015. He is responsible for all aspects of the Otsuka/Avanir alliance ...

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Richard Malamut, MD

Senior Vice President, R&D and Chief Medical Officer

In November 2016, Richard Malamut, MD, joined Avanir as senior vice president, research and development, and chief medical officer. Dr. Malamut brings more than 17 years of academic and clinical expertise ...

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Aziz Mottiwala

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Aziz Mottiwala joined Avanir as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, in July 2017. 

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