Speaker Profiles

Jeff Watson

Jeff Watson


Apotex Corp., North America

Jeff Watson is the President, Apotex Corp., North America.  He is the Senior Executive for all Canadian and U.S. Commercial operations within the Apotex Group of companies.

With many years of sales and marketing experience in both the pharmaceutical and retail pharmacy sectors, he has had the key responsibility of growing Apotex’s North American market presence and sales revenue through strategic alignment of the commercial operations.  

Jeff is a member of the Apotex Executive Operating Committee (EOC). The EOC helps manage and provide direction to all aspects of the business. His other leadership role is to motivate and inspire others to achieve strategic corporate objectives to meet targeted corporate growth.

Jeff’s career at Apotex began in 1993 and he has held various progressive positions within the Marketing & Sales Division.

Since 2008, Jeff has been an active Executive Member of the Canadian Generics Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) and Vice Chairman since 2012.  From 2004-2010, he served as the Governor of the Board, for the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF), making contributions in building networks and partnerships.  In 2009, he was appointed to the Board for The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research in the U.S. that serves as the knowledge partner of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA).  In September 2011, he was named Vice Chair and assumed the role of Chairman in November 2012.  In January 2012, Jeff was voted to the Board of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) in the U.S.  Currently, Jeff is also on the Board of Directors for TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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