Douglas S. Boothe
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Boothe, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Akorn as of January 1, 2019. Prior to joining Akorn, Boothe most recently served as president of the generics division of publicly held Impax Laboratories, which developed, manufactured and marketed bioequivalent pharmaceuticals and was acquired by Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC. Prior to Impax Laboratories, Mr. Boothe was the executive vice president and general manager of Perrigo Company Plc, with responsibility for the U.S. pharmaceuticals business, which included generics and specialty pharmaceutical products. He also served as the CEO of Actavis Inc., the U.S. manufacturing and marketing division of Actavis Group, and held senior positions at Alpharma and Pharmacia Corp. Following Mr. Boothe’s time at Impax Laboratories, he served as principal consultant for his own consulting company, Channel Advantage Consulting LLC. Mr. Boothe received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Duane A. Portwood
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Portwood joined Akorn from The Home Depot, Inc., where he was its Vice President & Corporate Controller since 2006. In that role, he was responsible for all of Home Depot’s accounting and financial reporting functions, as well as its financial operations and internal controls. Prior to Home Depot, Mr. Portwood served with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company from 1999 to 2006 in a number of accounting and finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Corporate Controller. Mr. Portwood began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he held numerous leadership positions in its audit and transaction support practices. Mr. Portwood holds an M.B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Montana. Mr. Portwood is a Certified Public Accountant.
Erislandy (Dandy) Dorado-Boladeres
Executive Vice President, Global Quality
Mr. Dorado was appointed Executive Vice President, Global Quality, effective March 25, 2019. Mr. Dorado brings decades of pharmaceutical experience to Akorn having most recently been Vice President of Quality Affairs at American Regent, where he served on the executive leadership team since September 2018. From August 2016 to March 2018, Mr. Dorado served as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Quality and Third-Party Quality Operations at Teva, and from March 2015 to August 2016, as Vice President of International Quality Operations at Allergan (previously Actavis Pharmaceuticals). From October 2003 to March 2015, Mr. Dorado served in a variety of roles at Actavis Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his tenure at Actavis, Mr. Dorado held a number of technical operational roles in the pharmaceuticals industry, including at Baxter, Wyeth/Esi Lederlee, and Schering Plough Products. Mr. Dorado graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Kafer joined Akorn in April 2015 as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Kafer was appointed the Chief Commercial Officer of Akorn in December 2018. He joined Akorn from Allergan, Inc., where he was previously the Vice President, Account Management. At Allergan, Mr. Kafer was responsible for all trade activity within Allergan’s wholesale, retail specialty pharmacy, e-Solutions and managed market channels for all of Allergan’s business units. Prior to Allergan, Mr. Kafer was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Health Systems at Teva Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Kafer has also served in various senior management roles at aaiPharma, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, HealthNexis and Novartis. Mr. Kafer holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications from The Ohio State University.
Christopher C. Young
Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Mr. Young was appointed Executive Vice President, Global Operations, effective January 24, 2019. Mr. Young brings twenty-five years of pharmaceutical experience to Akorn having most recently been the Executive Vice President of Global Operations for Alvogen, Inc. from 2013 to 2018. Prior to Alvogen, Mr. Young was Vice President of Operations in the United States and India for Actavis. Mr. Young received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and his MBA from Rutgers University.