Purdue Pharma names new SVP and chief commercial officer

STAMFORD, Conn. — Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that Saeed Motahari has joined the company as SVP and chief commercial officer.

"We welcome Saeed to the Purdue team. I am confident that his impressive capabilities will strengthen our organization," said Mark Timney, president and CEO of Purdue Pharma. "Saeed's experience and expertise make him uniquely qualified to lead our commercial efforts."

Motahari has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical sales and marketing experience, the company stated. He joins Purdue from AbbVie, where he served as VP U.S. sales and marketing, specialty brands - new launches. In this role, he led launch preparations for AbbVie's investigational products for HCV, Parkinson's and Oncology. 

Prior to working at AbbVie, Motahari held roles in sales and marketing at Abbott Laboratories, focusing on the renal, endocrinology, acute care and neuroscience therapeutic areas. Before Abbott, Motahari held various commercial roles in global marketing analytics and new product development at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Hoffmann-La Roche.


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