Purdue Pharma (Canada) appoints Carina Vassilieva as new Vice President, Human Resources

PICKERING, ON, May 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Carina Vassilieva, M.B.A., C.C.P., G.R.P., has joined Purdue Pharma (Canada) as Vice President, Human Resources, effective today. Carina brings to Purdue Pharma (Canada) more than 15 years of success and senior level experience in domestic and international Human Resources within the Professional Services, Retail, Consumer Goods and Manufacturing sectors.

"I am pleased to welcome Carina Vassilieva to the Purdue Pharma (Canada) team," said Dr. Craig Landau, President and CEO, Purdue Pharma (Canada). "Carina's diversified experience will help set strategic direction and enable the overall culture, health and wellbeing of the organization, including attracting and recognizing employees."

At Purdue Pharma (Canada) Carina is responsible for the leadership and oversight of all Human Resources activities, ensuring appropriate talent is in place to meet strategic, R&D operations, manufacturing and commercial goals, to deliver on key company milestones.

"I'm excited to join the Purdue family as it continues to drive innovations that further the public health, support healthcare professionals, contribute to the community and help patients," said Carina Vassilieva, Vice President, Human Resources, Purdue Pharma (Canada). "It is exciting to be part of pursuing this mission through attracting and growing talent. I look forward to continuing the organization's commitment to ethical practices as the foundation for an agile and engaging environment in which employees can grow and succeed both here in Canada and around the world."

Carina succeeds former Vice President, Human Resources Marguerite O'Neal.

"We thank Marguerite for her many contributions and wish her continued success in the new chapter of her life after retiring from Purdue Pharma (Canada)," said Dr. Craig Landau.

About Purdue Pharma (Canada)

Purdue Pharma (Canada) is a research-based pharmaceutical company with its headquarters, R&D operations and manufacturing located in Pickering, Ontario. The company is a leader in the research and development of medicines for the treatment of pain and central nervous system disorders (ADHD) and a growing pipeline of prescription and over the counter products. Privately held, Purdue Pharma (Canada) is independently associated with the worldwide Purdue/Napp/Mundipharma network of companies.

For more information, please visit our website: www.purdue.ca

SOURCE Purdue Pharma

For further information: Sarah L. Robertson, Director of Communications, Purdue Pharma (Canada), Pickering, ON, Canada, Email: media@purdue.ca


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