Purdue Pharma Canada announces the appointment of Dr. Rami Batal as Vice President, Business Development

PICKERING, ON, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Purdue Pharma Canada today announced the appointment of Dr. Rami Batal as Vice President, Business Development.

Dr. Batal brings to Purdue more than 15 years of experience in business development and opportunity evaluation within the life sciences, most recently serving as Principal and Industry Practice Leader of SHI Consulting, a Toronto based management consultancy firm specializing in life science strategies. "Dr. Batal brings to Purdue a global network as well as expertise across a broad range of therapeutic and disease areas, including pain and central nervous system disorders. His blend of clinical, business and consulting experience in the pharmaceutical sector aligns very well with the company's business strategy and will help drive our vision for growth," said Dr. Craig Landau, President and CEO of Purdue Pharma Canada.

Dr. Batal earned his PhD in Experimental Medicine from McGill University and his MBA from Concordia University. He is a Pharmacist who continues to practice in Ontario and Quebec, and has held an Adjunct Professor and Course-Coordinator position with the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Toronto.

SOURCE Purdue Pharma

For further information: Lucy Lai, 905 420-6400, lucy.lai@purdue.ca

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