Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced that Paul Navarre has been appointed chief executive officer of Ferring Holding Inc. In this role Navarre assumes direct responsibility for all Ferring US activities including commercial operations, clinical development and manufacturing. He succeeds Aaron Graff, who has been appointed to a global role as executive vice president, chief commercial officer and member of the Ferring Group Executive Board.
“Ferring is a fast growing pharmaceutical company with a unique culture centered on people and patients. I am very excited to lead this organization into the next phase of its development,” said Navarre.
Paul Navarre has more than 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods industries. He joins Ferring from Allergan, where as president of Allergan International, he managed a $3 billion specialty care business covering dermatology, ophthalmology, urology and neurosciences. During 10 years at Allergan, Navarre built a strong track record, delivering solid business results and developing multiple successful organizations.
Before joining Allergan, Navarre spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble, starting in consumer goods before moving to the company’s pharmaceuticals division. During this time, he held positions of increasing responsibility in France, the USA, Switzerland, Italy and the UK.
As CEO, Navarre will report to the board of directors of Ferring Holding Inc., chaired by Michel Pettigrew, President of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer, Ferring Group.
“Paul’s extensive pharmaceutical specialty care experience and proven international leadership skills will help him take our successful US operations to the next level, pursuing our rapid expansion,” said Michel Pettigrew.