Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Canada Appoints New General Manager

Sep 14, 2010 | Corporate Member News

Todd Magazine, President, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Faissal Tahiri to General Manager, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Canada, based in Mississauga, Ontario. Tahiri replaces Suneet Varma, who has taken a position as Regional President, Asia-Pacific, for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

“Throughout his time with Pfizer, Faissal has shown outstanding leadership abilities in both the pharmaceutical and consumer areas of our business,” said Todd Magazine, President, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, North America. “As one of Pfizer’s largest affiliates, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Canada is a key focus for the company and we are confident it will continue to see growth and progress under Faissal’s leadership.”  

“I’m excited to take on this new challenge with Pfizer in Canada,” said Faissal Tahiri, General Manager, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Canada. “Our operations in Canada present an important market for the company and I am looking forward to working with the Canadian team to realize the opportunities in front of us.”

“I’d like to welcome Faissal to Pfizer in Canada; he will be leading one of the most successful Pfizer Consumer Healthcare divisions in the world,” said Paul Levesque, President, Pfizer Canada Inc. “With international experience and a track record of success in consumer healthcare, Faissal’s insights and skills will make him an excellent addition to the Canadian organization and country leadership team.”

Tahiri first joined Wyeth, now a part of Pfizer Inc., in 2002 and has held progressive, international leadership positions in both the consumer and pharmaceutical divisions of the company. In his initial position at Wyeth’s headquarters in Madison, New Jersey, Tahiri was responsible for developing a three-year plan for Wyeth’s affiliate in India that included the launch of several key consumer product franchises in the market. Tahiri was then appointed to Country Manager, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, Portugal and assumed overall responsibility for Wyeth’s operations in the country. Under his leadership the affiliate achieved record results. 

In 2006, Tahiri moved to France to assume the role of President, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, France where he developed and initiated a major restructuring program and a new business model. Most recently, he worked in the pharmaceutical division of the company as Director of Vaccines & Export Operations, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, France.

Prior to joining Wyeth, Tahiri worked at a leading global consumer products company in marketing capacities of increasing responsibility for several of their consumer brands in the United States and additional international geographies.

Tahiri holds an International MBA from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Winthrop University.

About Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Canada Inc., is one of Canada’s premier companies in the field of self-medication health care products. It markets many of the strongest brands in the Canadian health care market, including Advil, Caltrate, Centrum, Dimetapp, Robax Platinum and Robitussin.  Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company. Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures and markets leading prescription and non-prescription medicines for humans and animals. For more information, visit http://www.pfizer.ca/.

For further information:

Jennifer Goode
Pfizer Canada Inc.
1-866-9Pfizer (1-866-973-4937)

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