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Fred Hassan

Managing Director, Warburg Pincus and Former Chairman & CEO, Schering-Plough Corp.

Fred Hassan is chairman and chief executive officer of Schering-Plough Corporation. Prior to his arrival at Schering-Plough in April 2003, Hassan was chairman and chief executive officer of Pharmacia Corporation. He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


The Reinvention of Pharma

The industry should be reinventing about 70 percent of its portfolio every ten years with new medicines because products go off patent and you need to bring in new products.