Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2017

Brenton L. Saunders/Allergan

Brent Saunders is chairman, president and CEO of Allergan plc, a Dublin-based global pharmaceutical company, having previously served as a director, CEO and president since July 2014. He was elected chairman in 2016.

Brent has significant healthcare industry expertise and a proven track record leading business transformations and integrations. Before joining Allergan, he was a director and later president and CEO of Forest Laboratories and prior to that CEO of Bausch + Lomb, in addition to holding several leadership positions at Schering-Plough, PwC, Coventry Health Care, Home Care Corporation of America, and the Thomas Jefferson University Health System, where he began his career as chief compliance officer.

Brent serves on the board of Cisco Systems and RWJBarnabas Health, and is a member of the Business Council and PhRMA. Raised in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley by Charles and Sheila Saunders, healthcare was an important aspect of his life from the beginning. His father,

a urologist, and mother co-founded Senior Solutions, the first geriatric-care agency in the area. Brent earned both his M.B.A. and J.D. from Temple University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.