People: Novartis AG (NOVN.VX)
23 Dec 2014
Mr. Kevin J. Buehler has been Member of the Executive Committee and Division Head, Alcon at Novartis AG since April 2011. Mr. Buehler was President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcon Inc. from 2009 to 2011. He began his career with Alcon in 1984 as a Regional Sales Manager in the Consumer Products Division, and held positions of increasing responsibility before being named Director of Sales and Marketing. In 1996, he became Director of Alcon’s United States (US) Managed Care and Falcon Generic Pharmaceutical groups, and became Vice President in 1998. The following year he returned to the US Consumer Products Division as Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Buehler moved to the International Division in 2002 as Vice President and Regional Manager, Latin America and Caribbean. He was later named Area Vice President, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Far East. Mr. Buehler also served as Senior Vice President, global markets, and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Alcon, he worked for The Gillette Co. and Snyder Drug Stores. Mr. Buehler holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., in the United States, with concentrations in business administration and political science. He completed the Harvard Program for Management Development in 1993.
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