Heather Bresch is the Chief Executive Officer of Mylan. She also serves on the company’s board of directors. As CEO, she is responsible for a workforce of more than 35,000, a powerful global research and development platform, a manufacturing footprint comprising more than 4O facilities and a portfolio of more than 7,500 generic and branded pharmaceuticals sold in more than 165 countries and territories. Throughout her more than 25-year career with Mylan, Ms Bresch, who started with the company as a data-entry clerk, has held roles of increasing responsibility in more than 15 functional areas. Prior to becoming CEO, she served as Mylan’s President, where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Before that, she served as Mylan’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Integration Officer, leading the successful integration of two international acquisitions – Matrix Laboratories and Merck KGaA’s generics business – which more than doubled the size of the company. Ms Bresch emphasizes a collaborative company culture focused on leading, learning, teaching and performing to inspire innovation and help set new standards in healthcare.