LAVAL, QC, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health" or the "Company") today announced that Tom Vadaketh will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for its Bausch Pharma* business effective Jan. 3, 2022. Sam Eldessouky, current CFO of the Company, will become CFO of Bausch + Lomb contingent and effective upon the closing of the initial public offering (IPO) of Bausch + Lomb, and at that time, Mr. Vadaketh will assume the role of CFO of Bausch Pharma.
Mr. Vadaketh has more than 30 years of financial leadership and experience, including nearly 10 years in CFO roles at eResearch Technology Inc., Cambrex Corporation and the Crosby Group, a KKR Company. He also previously spent more than 20 years at Tyco International and Procter & Gamble.
"We are very pleased that Tom will join the leadership team of Bausch Pharma as our CFO. Tom brings a wealth of experience, having served as a CFO at multiple companies and with a strong background in financial management that spans more than 30 years," said Thomas J. Appio, president, Bausch + Lomb/International, and the appointed chief executive officer of Bausch Pharma contingent and effective upon the closing of the IPO of Bausch + Lomb. "Tom will play a critical role in helping to shape the future of the Bausch Pharma business when he joins the company in January 2022."
"I am excited to join Bausch Pharma, which has a well-known reputation for trusted brands in health care," said Mr. Vadaketh. "I look forward to working with Sam and the Finance team as the Company continues to prepare for its future, including completing the IPO of the Bausch + Lomb eye health business."
About Tom Vadaketh Effective Jan. 3, 2022, Mr. Vadaketh will join the Company from his current role at eResearch Technology Inc., a global company specializing in clinical services, where he has served as executive vice president and CFO since 2018 with responsibility for the Finance function, including controllership, treasury, taxation and financial planning. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and CFO of Cambrex Corporation and CFO of The Crosby Group, a KKR company. Additionally, he spent more than 20 years at Tyco International and Procter & Gamble, where he held several roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Vadaketh received his degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
About Bausch Health Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. For more information, visit www.bauschhealth.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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*Bausch Health is referred to as "Bausch Pharma" and will assume a new name upon the separation of the company's eye health business, Bausch + Lomb.