Robert J. Coury is the Executive Chairman of Mylan N.V. Under his visionary leadership, Mylan has transformed from the third largest generics pharmaceutical company in the U.S. into one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, earning spots on both the S&P 500 and, prior to the Company’s reincorporation outside of the U.S. in 2015, the Fortune 500. Mr. Coury first was elected to Mylan’s Board in February 2002, having served since 1995 as a strategic advisor to the Company. He became the Board’s Vice Chairman shortly after his election and served as CEO from September 2002 until January 2012. He then served as Executive Chairman from 2012 until he became non-executive Chairman in June 2016. The Board reappointed Mr. Coury to Executive Chairman in April 2020.
Since 2007, Mr. Coury has led Mylan through a series of transactions totaling approximately $25 billion, which transformed Mylan into a global powerhouse within the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, with a global workforce of approximately 35,000, and which markets products in more than 165 countries and territories. In 2007, Mylan purchased India-based Matrix Laboratories Limited, a major producer of APIs, and the generics and specialty pharmaceuticals business of Europe-based Merck KGaA. Subsequent acquisitions under Mr. Coury’s leadership further expanded Mylan into new therapeutic categories and greatly enhanced its geographic and commercial footprint. In 2010, Mylan acquired Bioniche Pharma (“Bioniche”), a global injectables business in Ireland; in 2013, Mylan acquired India-based Agila Specialties, a global injectables company; in 2015, Mylan acquired Abbott Laboratories’ non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business (the “EPD Business”) and Famy Care Ltd.’s women’s healthcare businesses; and in 2016, Mylan acquired Meda AB (publ.) (“Meda”), a leading international specialty pharmaceutical company that sells prescription and OTC products and the non-sterile, topicals-focused business of Renaissance Acquisition Holdings, LLC.
During this period of expansion, the Company built an unmatched, high quality foundation for the future, supporting Mylan’s mission of providing the world’s seven billion people with access to high quality medicine and benefiting patients, investors, customers, and other stakeholders. Mr. Coury is the founder and president of the Robert J. Coury Family Foundation, which is a private foundation formed to help support his philanthropic efforts and his mission of giving back. He has served as a member of the University of Southern California President’s Leadership Council since 2014.