James Mullen

Chief Executive Officer

jim-mullen-sm.jpgMr Mullen joined Patheon in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Patheon, he served as CEO and President at Biogen Idec Inc. from 2003 to 2010, one of the world's largest biotechnology companies. Mr Mullen was responsible for the merger of Biogen and Idec Pharmaceuticals, serving as CEO and President of Biogen from 2000 to 2002, and Chairman, CEO and President of Biogen until the merger was complete in 2003. Additionally, Mr Mullen held various operating positions at Biogen prior to becoming CEO, including Vice President, Operations, and several manufacturing and engineering positions over a nine-year period at SmithKline Beckman.

Mr Mullen possesses over 30 years of industry experience, ranging from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals to specialty chemicals, as well as extensive expertise in pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions. Currently, he is a Board of Director for Perkins Elmer Inc. and a trustee on The Rivers School, as well as former Chairman of the Biotechnology Industry Association.

Mr Mullen holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University.

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