Our guest today is Jeff Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Apotex Inc. His expertise and skillful leadership is so sought after that he is the only person to have served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of both the U.S. Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the forerunner to AAM, and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association. And if that were not enough, he also has served as chair of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s knowledge partner, the HDA Research Foundation.
Today our guest is Avik Roy, one of the most powerful speakers on the importance of competition and what real-world competition does for consumers. Avik has helped shape the national conversation on prescription drug policy. He's authored The Competition Prescription: A Market-Based Plan for Affordable Drugs, and What Medicare Can Learn from Other Countries on Drug pricing.
As we observe Independence Day 2021, our nation's 245th birthday, we want to salute our men and women in uniform. That's the theme for today's program, military veterans and their families who devoted their lives to serving our country. To help us do this and to tie it to generic medicines, of course, our guest is the honorable Anthony Principi, former Secretary of the Veterans Administration, a Vietnam War combat veteran who served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy.
Our guest today is industry veteran Bob Billings. Active in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years, Bob held various positions at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (now the Association for Accessible Medicines) from 2007 through June 2015, including Interim President and Executive Director.
Our guest today is Vinita Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of Lupin Limited, and Chair of Lupin Inc. and its subsidiary Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vinita set up Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. in the U.S and Europe and was instrumental in formulating and executing strategies that helped Lupin emerge as a global pharmaceutical player. Among her many accomplishments, Vinita founded, led and established Lupin’s largest region, the United States.