Murray S. Kessler

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Perrigo Co. Plc

Murray S. Kessler

Murray S. Kessler

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Perrigo Co. Plc

Overview
Career Highlights

Lorillard Tobacco Co. LLC
US Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Co. LLC
Perrigo Co. Plc

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663

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1960

Age

60

Number of Awards

1

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lorillard LLC

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary at Perrigo Co. Plc

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Chief Executive Officer at United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.

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President at United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.

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Chief Financial & Accounting Officer at Perrigo Co. Plc

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Treasurer & Senior Vice President at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at RAI Services Co.

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Director & Vice President at Unico Holdings, Inc.

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Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Kloeckner & Co

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Bausch Health Cos., Inc.

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Murray S. Kessler
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Perrigo Co. Plc
Education
MBA in Marketing & Finance

Since its inception in 1900, New York University Stern School of Business has been in and of New York City. Founded as the School of Commerce, Finance, and Accounting, the School initially offered training to students for careers in commerce in the burgeoning financial markets of New York City. Today, located in the heart of Greenwich Village with a campus in Westchester, Stern is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers with a broad portfolio of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. With its global partnerships and engagement in NYU’s global network university, today NYU Stern is not only in and of the city, but also in and of the world.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2018 - Current

Perrigo Co. Plc is a healthcare company, which engages in the production of over-the-counter consumer goods and specialty pharmaceutical products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Self-Care Americas, Consumer Self-Care International, and Prescription Pharmaceuticals. The Consumer Self-Care Americas segment comprises the U.S., Mexico and Canada consumer healthcare business. The Consumer Self-Care International segment includes branded consumer healthcare business primarily in Europe and consumer focused businesses in the U.K., Australia, and Israel. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals refers to the U.S. prescription pharmaceuticals business. The company was founded by Luther Perrigo in 1887 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

President
2010 - 2015

Lorillard Tobacco Co. manufactured cigarettes and other tobacco products. The company was founded in 1760 and headquartered in Greensboro, NC.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - 2015

Lorillard, Inc., through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, is the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. Founded in 1760, Lorillard is the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the United States. Newport, our flagship premium cigarette brand, is the top selling menthol and second largest selling cigarette brand overall in the United States based on gross units sold in 2011. The Newport brand accounted for approximately 88 percent of our sales revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. In addition to the Newport brand, our product line has four additional cigarette brand families marketed under the Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold brand names. These five brands include 43 different product offerings which vary in price, taste, flavor, length and packaging. We sold our major trademarks outside of the United States in 1977. In 2011, we shipped 40.7 billion cigarettes, all of which were sold in the United States and certain U.S. possessions and territories. In 2011, we reported net sales of $6.5 billion and net income of $1.1 billion. We produce cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market. Premium brands are well known, established brands marketed at higher retail prices. Discount brands are generally less well recognized brands marketed at lower retail prices. In April 2012, we acquired blu ecigs, the leading electronic cigarette company in the U.S. We maintain our headquarters and manufacture all of our cigarette products at our Greensboro, North Carolina facility

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2005 - 2008

UST LLC manufactures and markets smokeless tobacco and wine products. It offers tobacco products under the brand names such as Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal and Husky and wine products such as Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, and Erath. The company was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Richmond, VT.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $15K
2015

United Way of Greater Greensboro engages in raising money for charitable causes. It offers community-based and community-led solutions for education, financial stability and health. The company was founded by H. Smith Richardson on January 1, 1922 and is headquartered in Greensboro, NC.

$10K
2007

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

Political Donations
$2,500
2013
$3,000
2012

Former Governor of North Carolina

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Awards & Honors
Rank #177
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
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