Paul Lirette - President, Canada Pharmaceuticals, GSK
Paul Lirette assumed his role as President, Canada Pharmaceuticals in June 2012 and is responsible for all pharmaceutical operations for GSK in Canada. He currently sits on the Canadian Country Management Board representing the Pharma business as well as being a prominent member of the Pharma Leadership Team. A native of Montreal, Paul has 25 years of industry experience and has held international leadership roles with GSK in both Europe and Australia.
Paul currently sits on the Board of Directors of Innovative Medicines Canada.
Previously, Paul was based in the UK and served as Senior Vice President at GlaxoSmithKline and Area Director for Central Europe from 2008-2012. During this time, Paul also served as Chairman of the Central and Eastern European Task Force for the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).
As GSK's Australasia Area Director and General Manager from 2005-2008, Paul had oversight of the company's operations in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2001, Paul was appointed Vice President of Sales & Marketing at GSK in Canada, where he led the company's national sales operations and strategic marketing initiative for four years.
Paul holds an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the Université du Québec à Montréal.