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Linda MacDonald

Linda MacDonald joined Avanir Pharmaceuticals as the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in January 2018 to lead Corporate Operations. 

She brings over 20 years of U.S. and global biopharmaceutical industry experience developing high-performing teams, leading innovative strategies and strengthening operational excellence.  Most recently, she served at UCB as Vice President of Global Marketing & Patient Access Operations based in Brussels and Vice President of Talent Services in the Asia Pacific region – spanning from India, China, Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan to Australia.  Prior to UCB, she spent 17 years at Eli Lilly and Company where she accelerated performance across Commercial, G&A and Manufacturing in a wide variety of therapeutic classes.

Linda earned her Bachelor of Science from the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, and graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

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