President and Chief Executive Officer
Keith 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.