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Mark Timney

President and Chief Executive Officer
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Purdue CEO, Mark Timney

Mark Timney joined Purdue Pharma LP as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014, following an impressive career with Merck, where he served in leadership roles for 15 years within the United States and abroad.

Before joining Purdue, Mr. Timney was President of Global Primary Care for Merck US. In this position his responsibilities included worldwide marketing, the Women’s Health and Biologics businesses, and global sales for all Primary Care Products. Before assuming responsibility for Merck’s Global Primary Care organization, Mark was President of Merck & Co., US. Among his accomplishments during this time, he launched an important new Hepatitis C treatment and led the acquisition and integration of a company that formed the basis of Merck Ophthalmics.

Before coming to the US, Mr. Timney served as President of Merck Japan, where he led the Schering-Plough Integration and three successful brand launches. Prior to that role, Mr. Timney served for nearly five years as Merck’s President in Korea and held leadership positions for another four years at Merck Australia. Before joining Merck, he spent eight years in sales and marketing at a number of multinational pharmaceutical companies, including Zeneca in New Zealand, ICI Pharmaceuticals in Australia, and Roussel Labs in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Timney is a member of the Boards of both PhRMA and BIO. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom.

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