Egalet appoints Robert Roche to board of directors
Over the past six years, Mr. Roche has used his decades of commercial and marketing experience as the founding member of Robert Roche Associates LLC, a consulting firm that provides guidance to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Prior to that Mr. Roche led commercial operations at Cephalon Inc. for fifteen years, and held the position of executive vice president starting in 2005.
Before joining Cephalon Mr. Roche served as director and vice president of worldwide strategic product development for SmithKline Beecham's central nervous system and gastrointestinal products business. He was also managing director of SmithKline's pharmaceutical operations in the Philippines.
Prior to that he held senior marketing positions in Canada and Spain and had product planning responsibilities for SmithKline in Latin America.
Mr. Roche began his pharmaceutical career in 1982 with SmithKline & French as a U.S. pharmaceutical sales representative. He is a member of the board of directors of Aratana Therapeutics, Antares Pharma, Paragon Bioservices, Inc. and Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Mr. Roche earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and his BA from Colgate University. ■