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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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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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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Tracy Ting

Vice President & Chief People Officer

Tracy Ting joined Avanir Pharmaceuticals in December 2017 to lead the Human Resources and Corporate Communications functions, bringing more...

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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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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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Stephanie Braun

Stephanie Braun

Vice President, Finance

Stephanie Braun serves as Vice President, Finance for Avanir. She joined the company in 2011 as Director, Financial Reporting, and since then, has taken on roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, she was Executive Director, Finance...

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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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Linda MacDonald

Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Linda MacDonald joined Avanir Pharmaceuticals as the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in January 2018 to lead and provide the strategic vision for the Avanir operations organization. 

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Monique Heyninck

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Monique Heyninck serves as Vice President, Intellectual Property for Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  She joined the company in 2011 and has responsibility for Avanir’s global IP strategy, including prosecution, licensing, litigation and dispute resolution.  She has over 20 years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

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