DUBLIN, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Mallinckrodt plc (OTCMKTS: MNKPF) ("Mallinckrodt" or the "Company"), a global specialty pharmaceutical company, today provided an update on its Executive Committee. Reflective of Mallinckrodt's efforts to build on recent progress, stabilize the business and create a stronger company for the long term, the following leaders will serve on the Executive Committee and report directly to Siggi Olafsson, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately unless otherwise noted:
Hugh O'Neill, EVP and Chief Commercial and Operations Officer, will step down from his role and depart Mallinckrodt in mid-September, and Steven Romano, M.D., EVP and Chief Scientific Officer, will step down from his role and depart the organization at the beginning of December. In the interim, the Company is conducting a broad search for successors to lead the Commercial, Operations and Quality group and the Science & Technology group.
"Mallinckrodt is at an important inflection point, and the leaders of our go-forward Executive Committee will join me in guiding the business and further strengthening our focus on the patients we serve," said Mr. Olafsson. "We are building a more diverse leadership team that blends the deep bench of talent we have at Mallinckrodt with new, experienced leaders, including Henriette, who brings significant experience from a range of corporate functions and an impressive track record of enhancing operations at pharmaceutical companies. In all, I'm confident that we are establishing the right team to build on our strong foundation, advance our business objectives and empower all our team members to grow with our company and reach their full potential, positioning Mallinckrodt to succeed and achieve sustainable growth over time."
Mr. Olafsson continued, "I would like to express my gratitude to Mark, Hugh, Steve and Ian for their dedication and many contributions to Mallinckrodt. They are leaders who were instrumental in providing us a strong foundation from which we can build a Mallinckrodt that is even more productive, patient-centric and prosperous. All of us at Mallinckrodt wish them the best in their future endeavors and thank them for their years of service to the organization."
For full biographies of each member of the Executive Committee, please visit https://www.mallinckrodt.com/about/executive-committee/.
Mallinckrodt is a global business consisting of multiple wholly owned subsidiaries that develop, manufacture, market and distribute specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. The Company's Specialty Brands reportable segment's areas of focus include autoimmune and rare diseases in specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, pulmonology, ophthalmology and oncology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; analgesics; cultured skin substitutes and gastrointestinal products. Its Specialty Generics reportable segment includes specialty generic drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients. To learn more about Mallinckrodt, visit www.mallinckrodt.com.
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