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Mr. Cees J. Heiman

Vice President and General Manager
Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Cees Heiman leads EMENA region for Valeant including full P&L responsibility for Poland, the 5th largest market for Valeant.

Cees has over 25 years of experience in life sciences, strategic, operating and commercial planning, product development and commercial operations. He is a successful, global life sciences executive in Specialty Pharma, Biotechnology and Generics with a proven track record of delivering financial, operational and leadership goals in challenging environments across the globe.

From 1982 to 2012 Cees held various positions at another leading biopharmaceutical company. These include Country Manager assignments in Hungary, Belgium, Poland and Italy as well as senior leadership responsibilities as Regional President for Eastern Europe. His team of well over 1000 colleagues generated sales of $ 5.8 Billion.

Throughout his career Cees has been in leadership roles in various industry associations, most recently as Head of Europe at EFPIA’s Executive Committee He held a position as Board member of ViiV Healthcare.

Cees received his MS and Pharmacist degrees from the University of Leiden, Netherlands. In addition, he has a degree from the Dutch Institute of Marketing.