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Teva names Erez Vigodman as president and CEO

Erez VigodmanTeva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd announced that Erez Vigodman has been appointed president and chief executive officer, effective February 11, 2014.
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Mr. Vigodman is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI), a generic agrochemical company. He will retain that position until February 6.

Mr. Vigodman has led MAI since 2010. He led the expansion of MAI into emerging markets across Asia and Latin America, and engineered a reverse merger with ChemChina, giving MAI access to the Chinese market and laying the foundation for comprehensive operational platforms in China.

Prior to MAI, Mr. Vigodman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Strauss Group, a global food and beverages company.

In that position, he transformed Strauss into a global player, with an orientation toward the emerging markets and Brazil in particular. At Strauss, he led collaborations with leading global companies such as Danone and PepsiCo.

Mr. Vigodman received his B.A. in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University in 1987 and is a graduate of the program of Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Israel National Economic Council, and served on the Advisory Board to the Governor of the Bank of Israel between 2005-2009.

He will succeed acting President and CEO Eyal Desheh, who will return to his previous position as Group EVP and Chief Financial Officer of the company.

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