Joseph H. Boccuzi Joins Allergan Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Personnel/Company News , Allergan


Allergan plc appointed Joseph H. Boccuzi to its Board of Directors. Mr. Boccuzi recently retired as a Partner in the Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices at Spencer Stuart, following 24 years of service with the global executive search and leadership consulting firm.

"Talented people give Allergan an edge as we continue to build our Bold culture and drive long-term sustainable growth," said Brent Saunders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allergan. "Joe Boccuzi has a long track record of identifying great life sciences leaders globally and successfully matching board-level and executive talent with companies to drive long-term value."

"Our Board believes that one of its key roles is to oversee development of organizational capabilities, and to focus on talent management.  Joe Boccuzi's unique insights, leadership skills and experience are additive and complementary to the diverse mix of professional experiences of our board of directors," said Chris Coughlin, Lead Independent Director. "I welcome Joe to our board and look forward to his contributions as we work together to advance the interests of Allergan shareholders."

"I was drawn to the Allergan board by its adroit, forward-thinking and dynamic leadership team and Board of Directors. It is an exciting time to join Allergan, and I look forward to helping the Company achieve its full potential for shareholders and society," said Boccuzi.

Mr. Boccuzi retired from Spencer Stuart in December 2016, after 24 years of service, where he played a central role in establishing and building the firm's Life Sciences Practice.  He served in positions of increasing responsibility within Spencer Stuart, most recently as a Partner in the firm's Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices.

Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Boccuzi worked in executive search, venture capital and corporate management roles.  He served as a consultant with Paul R. Ray & Company, an executive search firm.  Prior to that, he worked as a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Boccuzi also held several leadership positions at National Patent Development Corporation, a venture capital firm specializing in medical technology and investment throughout the U.S. and worldwide.  While there, he managed four medical startup operations serving as chief operating officer, board member and adviser to the board of directors.  Prior to that, Mr. Boccuzi worked in sales for Xerox Corporation.

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