Keith Katkin

President and Chief Executive Officer

keith-a-katkin.jpgKeith Katkin joined Avanir Pharmaceuticals in July of 2005 as senior vice president of sales and marketing and has served as a member of Avanir's executive management team. In March of 2007 Mr Katkin was appointed president and CEO and elected as a member of the board of directors.

Prior to joining Avanir, Mr Katkin served as the vice president, commercial development for Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, playing a key role in the management of the company. Additionally, Mr Katkin's employment experience includes leadership roles at InterMune, Amgen and Abbott Laboratories.

Mr Katkin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, graduating with honors. Mr Katkin became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1995.


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