Arthur Higgins

Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Arthur Higgins

Arthur Higgins

Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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European Federation Of Pharmaceutical Industries And Associations
Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.
Bayer HealthCare AG

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Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Hill-Rom Company, Inc.

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Venture Partner at Medicxi Ventures (Jersey) Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Tyree & D'Angelo Partners LLC

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Chairman at US Education Corp.

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Senior Managing Director, Private Equity at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Chair & Chief Executive Officer at Catalent, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Assertio Holdings, Inc.

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Vice President & Member at European Federation Of Pharmaceutical Industries And Associations

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Nalco Co.

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Founder at Prolong Pharmaceuticals LLC

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Arthur Higgins
Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, Inc.
B.S. in Biochemistry

University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city. Their commitment to useful learning guides their research, their learning and teaching and the way they work with businesses and organisations.


Founded in 1968, the IFPMA is a global, non-profit, nongovernmental organization. With members across the globe and a secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland, the IFPMA represents the research-based pharmaceutical industry, including the biotechnology and vaccine sectors.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2001 - 2004

Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It engages in the provision of licensing arrangements related to sales of drug products that utilize its proprietary technology. The company was founded on September 17, 1981 and is headquartered in Cranford, NJ.

President, Pharmaceutical Products Division
1998 - 2001

Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a broad and diversified line of health care products. It operates through the following segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Nutritional Products, Diagnostic Products, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products, and Other. The Established Pharmaceutical Products segment refers to the international sales of a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products. The Nutritional Products segment caters to the worldwide sales of adult and pediatric nutritional products. The Diagnostic Products segment markets diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, and alternate-care testing sites. The Vascular Products segment trades coronary, endovascular, structural heart, vessel closure, and other medical device products. The Other segment comprises of Abbott Medical Optics. The company was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, IL.

Chief Executive Officer
2004 - Prior

Bayer Healthcare LLC provides healthcare and pharmaceutical medicines. It also provides researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The company is headquartered in Whippany, NJ.

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Non-Executive Chairman, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of pharmaceutical products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. Its brands include Gralise, Zipsor, Lazanda, Cambia, NUCYNTA ER and NUCYNTA. The firm focuses on neurology, orphan and specialty medicines. The company was founded by John W. Shell on August 7, 1995 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.

Independent Director
2010 - Current

Since 1923, the Ecolab story has been one of innovation, customer service, industry leadership and growth. Over the years, we have built on our humble beginnings – one man with a simple idea – to become a global company serving customers across a range of industries in more than 160 countries.

2007 - Current

Zimmer US, Inc. manufactures and distributes orthopedic reconstructive implants. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Warsaw, IN.


BioNJ, Inc. is an American private company located in Trenton, NJ. The firm promotes the biotechnology industry in New Jersey. It was founded by James J. Marino, Abraham Abuchowski and Jayne C. Gershkowitz. Debbie Hart is currently the CEO of the company.The company says this about itself: BioNJ is the life sciences trade association in New Jersey with nearly 400 Member companies representing research-based life sciences organizations and stakeholders across the ecosystem from the largest biopharmaceutical companies to early stage start-ups. BioNJ is dedicated to ensuring a vibrant ecosystem where Science is Supported, Companies are Created, Drugs are Developed and Patients are Paramount. Because Patients Can't Wait®, BioNJ supports its Members in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies and cures that save and improve lives and lessen the burden of illness and disease to society by driving capital formation, fostering entrepreneurship, advocating for public policies that advance medical innovation, providing access to talent and education and offering a cost-saving array of critical commercial resources.


Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America provides pharmaceutical research and biotechnology services. It represents the country’s biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered Washington, DC.

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Ascendancy Healthcare, Inc. engages in the commercialization of pharmaceutical productS. It enables product entry by providing clinical, regulatory and commercial expertise and oversight along with funding. The company was founded by Arthur Joseph Higgins and Sanford S. Zweifach on November 21, 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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