Ex-CEO Hassan continues to add people from his prior lives in pharma, to his team at privately-held, Warburg Pincus-backed, Bausch + Lomb. [A sincere H/T to Ed Silverman, at Pharmalot!] Here's the stuff, per this presser, from the company:
. . . .Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has named Mariano García-Valiño to the newly created role of corporate vice president and president, Latin America, effective immediately. . . .
From 2001 to 2009, he served in multiple roles with Pfizer Inc., including a position as head of Pfizer's largest operating group in Brazil, overseeing a pharmaceuticals business. During his tenure at Pfizer, Mr. García-Valiño also served as the chief marketing officer of the Brazilian operation, head of business development for Brazil and head of planning and business development for Latin America.
During the Pfizer-Pharmacia merger, Mr. García-Valiño led the integration of the $1 billion, 10-country, 4,000-person Latin American operations into a single streamlined structure, resulting in the creation of the largest pharmaceuticals company in the region. . . .
Fascinating -- as Fred Hassan's smudgy fingerprints are all over that Pharmacia transaction (as are those of Carrie S. Cox). And now Mr. García-Valiño has become (once again) "Fast Fred's" head-man in all of Latin America. Earlier items on Fred's efforts to "Get His Band Back Together" may be found here, here, and here.
Oh -- and lest I forget, B + L has adopted a brand new, block-style logo, at right (compare to the older one, over Fred's head, in his portrait, above right). Snazzy.