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Brenton L. Saunders

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Brenton L. Saunders

Mr. Saunders, 50, has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 2017. Mr. Saunders has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp. since July 2020. Previously he served as CEO and President of Allergan plc (“Allergan”) from July 2014 to May 2020 when Allergan was acquired by AbbVie, Inc. He was a board member of Allergan from July 2014 to May 2020 and served as its Chairman from October 2016 to May 2020. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Forest Laboratories, Inc. from October 2013 until July 2014 and had served as a board member of Forest Laboratories, Inc. beginning in 2011. In addition, Mr. Saunders served as Chief Executive Officer of Bausch + Lomb Incorporated, a leading global eye health company, from March 2010 until August 2013. From 2003 to 2010 Mr. Saunders also held a number of leadership positions at Schering-Plough, including the position of President of Global Consumer Health Care and was named head of integration for Schering-Plough’s merger with Merck & Co. and for its acquisition of Organon BioSciences. Before joining Schering-Plough, Mr. Saunders was a Partner and Head of Compliance Business Advisory Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, he was Chief Risk Officer at Coventry Health Care, Inc. and Senior Vice President, Compliance, Legal and Regulatory at Home Care Corporation of America. Mr. Saunders began his career as Chief Compliance Officer for the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. Mr. Saunders also currently serves on the board of directors of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.


Mr. Saunders brings to the Board of Directors his extensive leadership experience, including his role as chief executive officer of two global healthcare companies, as well as his financial, strategic and operational experience. He is a natural innovator and leader with a deep understanding of business transformation.

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