Bausch + Lomb Names Mariano García-Valiño as President, Latin America
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has named Mariano García-Valiño to the newly created role of corporate vice president and president, Latin America, effective immediately.
"Mariano has extensive experience in developing high-performing health care businesses in Latin America," said Brent Saunders, chief executive officer, Bausch + Lomb. "His knowledge, insights, and extensive business networks will prove critical as we expand our presence in the region, which we believe holds significant untapped potential for eye health growth."
Mr. García-Valiño was most recently an operating partner with Advent International, a global private equity firm, where he focused on investment opportunities in the Latin American health care industry.
From 2001 to 2009, he served in multiple roles with Pfizer Inc., including a position as head of Pfizer's largest operating group in Brazil, overseeing a pharmaceuticals business. During his tenure at Pfizer, Mr. García-Valiño also served as the chief marketing officer of the Brazilian operation, head of business development for Brazil and head of planning and business development for Latin America.
During the Pfizer-Pharmacia merger, Mr. García-Valiño led the integration of the $1 billion, 10-country, 4,000-person Latin American operations into a single streamlined structure, resulting in the creation of the largest pharmaceuticals company in the region.
Earlier in his career, he held positions with McKinsey & Company, Eli Lilly, and Disprofarma.
Mr. García-Valiño holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He will be based at Bausch + Lomb's offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Bausch + Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. The Bausch + Lomb name is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.bausch.com.