Akorn (AKRX) Promotes Bruce Kutinsky to U.S. COO

August 7, 2012 7:21 AM EDT
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Akorn, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKRX), announced the appointment of Bruce Kutinsky as its Chief Operating Officer of its US operations effective September 1, 2012. Mr. Kutinsky was most recently the President of Akorn’s consumer health business. Mr. Kutinsky joined Akorn in late 2009 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and was named President, Consumer Health Division following the Company’s acquisition of Advanced Vision Research, Inc. in May 2011. Before joining Akorn, Mr. Kutinsky was Vice President – Strategic Solutions for Walgreen Co. Prior to that, Mr. Kutinsky served in various roles at Option Care, Inc. from 1997 to 2007, including the position of Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Kutinsky holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan.

The company also announced the appointment of Dinesh Dua as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of its Indian subsidiary, Akorn India Pvt. Ltd. (“AIPL”). Prior to joining AIPL, Mr. Dua was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nectar Lifesciences Ltd. Mr. Dua has over 30 years professional experience, predominately in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. He has held several senior management positions in companies like Zydus Cadila, Wockhardt and Jubilant Organosys. Mr. Dua holds a Masters in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

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