John Connolly
Vice President Russia & CIS
Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Global Executive MBA

Class of 1998

Council Affiliation:

Russia/CIS Regional Advisory Board


Moscow, Russia


John Connolly is the Vice President of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, based in Moscow, Russia. John has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1991, beginning his career with Eli Lilly holding several sales, marketing, business development and general management assignments. In 2002 he joined Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and held various General Manager assignments for Russia, Romania and Southern Balkan area. He then joined a private venture PharmSwiss SA as Regional General Manager South East Europe until its acquisition by Valeant in 2011.

John has a BSc (Mgmt.) from Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Russian Studies and Foreign Trade from the Trade Management Institute, Dublin. In 1998 he received his Global Executive MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.