Robert J. Coury is the Chairman of Mylan N.V. Under his visionary leadership, Mylan has transformed from the third largest generics pharmaceutical company in the U.S. into one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, earning spots in both the S&P 500 and, prior to the company’s reincorporation outside of the U.S. in 2015, the Fortune 500.
Mr. Coury was first elected to Mylan’s board of directors in February 2002, having served since 1995 as a strategic advisor to the company. He became the board’s vice chairman shortly after his election and served as CEO from September 2002 until January 2012, and as executive chairman from 2012 until he became chairman in June 2016.
Since 2007, Mr. Coury has led the company through a series of transactions totaling more than $25 billion, which transformed Mylan into a global powerhouse within the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, with more than 35,000 employees and products sold in over 165 countries.
In 2007, Mylan purchased India-based Matrix Laboratories, a major producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, and the generics business of Europe-based Merck KGaA. Subsequent acquisitions under Mr. Coury’s leadership further expanded the company into new therapeutic categories and greatly enhanced its geographic and commercial footprint. In 2010, Mylan acquired Bioniche Pharma, a global injectables business in Ireland; in 2012, Mylan acquired India-based Agila Specialties, a global injectables company; and in 2015, Mylan acquired Abbott Laboratories’ non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business, and Famy Care’s women’s healthcare businesses. Most recently, Mylan acquired Meda, a leading international specialty pharmaceutical company that sells both prescription and over-the-counter products.
During this period of expansion, the company built an unmatched, high-quality foundation for the future supporting Mylan’s mission of providing the world’s 7 billion people with access to high quality medicine, and benefiting patients, customers, investors, and other stakeholders.
Before becoming executive chairman in 2012, Mr. Coury also executed a successful executive leadership transition after cultivating and developing a powerful leadership team. Grooming executive talent from within and recruiting dynamic leaders from outside the company were both key components of the company’s past, current and future growth strategies.
Prior to joining Mylan, Mr. Coury was the principal of Coury Consulting, a boutique business advisory firm he formed in 1989, and The Coury Financial Group, a successful financial and estate planning firm, which he founded in 1984, now collectively known as The Coury Firm.
Mr. Coury is also the founder and president of the Robert J. Coury Family Foundation, which is a charitable organization formed to help support his philanthropic efforts and his mission of giving back. He has served as a member of the University of Southern California President's Leadership Council since 2014.
Mr. Coury earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.