Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
J. Michael Pearson is Chief Executive Officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. He joined Valeant in February 2008 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Valeant, Mr Pearson was a Director at McKinsey & Company. Over a 23-year career, he worked with leading CEOs and was an integral driver of major turnarounds, acquisitions, and corporate strategy. Within McKinsey, Mr. Pearson held positions including: McKinsey's Board of Directors, head of the global Pharmaceutical Practice and head of McKinsey's mid-Atlantic region.
Mr Pearson holds a BS and BSE from Duke University and earned his MBA from University of Virginia, winning the Shermet Award. Mr Pearson is also an Eagle Scout.