Our Leadership

Competence & Dedication at the Helm

Our team of dedicated leaders strive everyday to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, our customers, and our communities across the globe. We are committed to providing high-quality, affordable medication and the highest level of customer service.

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Morris Goodman, B.Ph, LL.D

As a pioneer and leading entrepreneur in the Canadian generic drug industry, Mr. Morris Goodman has dedicated his career to creating a difference in global healthcare.

After graduating from the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Pharmacy in 1953, Mr. Goodman co-founded his first company, Winley-Morris. In 1971, he sold Winley-Morris to the International Chemical & Nuclear Corporation (ICN) and continued to serve as the President of ICN Canada until 1983.

A Leader and a Visionary

With a determination to transform the Canadian pharmaceutical industry through innovation and R&D, Mr. Goodman co-founded Pharmascience in 1983 with trusted friend and fellow pharmacist Ted Wise. Mr. Goodman’s leadership and vision piloted Pharmascience to the forefront of this industry to become one of the top generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in Canada.

Today, he continues to be an active leader at Pharmascience, serving as Chairman of the Board.

A Passionate Philanthropist

Mr. Goodman is a passionate philanthropist, devotedly giving back to the community through The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, notably with The Stroke Unit at the Jewish General Hospital of Montreal, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Outremont Campus at the University of Montreal, CHU Sainte-Justine’s Goodman Pediatric Formulations Centre, and The Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University.

For more information on The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation philanthropic activities, click here.

President & Chief Executive Officer

David Goodman, Ph.D.

Growth and Success

Dr. David Goodman was nominated Chief Executive Officer of Pharmascience Inc. in 2006. Prior to this nomination, he was Executive Vice President of Pharmascience International. He started his career at Pharmascience in Business Development before taking successively senior domestic and international roles. His business acumen, leadership skills and innovative vision have allowed Pharmascience to expand into a tier-1 Canadian Pharmaceutical company with both branded and generic products, including significant international operations in growth regions. His focus on investing in R&D programs, fostering a culture of continuous innovation and meeting customers’ needs have been pillars of his leadership.

Innovator and Entrepreneur

Dr. Goodman is involved in innovation inside and outside Pharmascience. He currently serves as a board member on several private companies such as Bion Pharma (Princeton, NJ) and is involved in many entrepreneurial activities. He also served as an advisor to a number of private equity funds.

Dr. Goodman holds a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Virginia.

Continuing the Philanthropic Legacy

Dr. Goodman continues the company’s strong philanthropic legacy with Centraide, and other organizations which the company supports through various employee and industry initiatives. He serves on the boards of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute at McGill University, Centraide of Greater Montreal, as well as the President’s Advisory Committee for the Jewish General Hospital Board of Directors.

Chief Operating Officer

Jean-Guy Goulet, B.Sc. EMBA

Excellence in Operations

Mr. Jean-Guy Goulet joined Pharmascience in 2017, as Chief Operating Officer and Commercial Lead for Canada and over 50 countries, bringing to the corporation his vast expertise in the generic pharmaceutical industry. His responsibilities span across commercial generic operations, in Canada and worldwide, as well as R&D, production and quality operations, supply chain management, and government and public affairs.

An avid golfer, maple syrup producer and oenophile, Jean-Guy never misses an opportunity to share with his family and friends the joy which accompanies his various passions.

An Outstanding Track Record

In 1987, after graduating from University of Montreal with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, and from the Ashridge Executive Management program in London, UK, Mr. Goulet began his career as a bench chemist on Technilab Pharma’s Quality Control team. When the organization was acquired by German generic pharmaceutical giant, Ratiopharm, he enjoyed successive incremental responsibilities in operations, sales, marketing, and business development, leading to his nomination as President of Ratiopharm Canada from 2002 to 2006, and President of the North American Commercial Division from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Goulet was also President of Actavis Canada and Latin America from 2011 until 2016, before joining Pharmascience in 2017.

A Seasoned Industry Leader

A strong believer and supporter of the generic pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Goulet was unanimously elected Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) in February 2021. The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association is the voice of a dynamic group of companies who specialize in the production of high quality, affordable generic prescription medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

A Dedicated Team

Martin Beaudry, MBA

Vice President, Information Technologies

Brian Des Islet, PhD

Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Affairs

Mike Dutton

Vice President & General Manager, Pharmascience Canada

Paul J. Evans

Vice President, Global Business Development & Portfolio

Jacquelin Gagnon, BBA

Vice President & General Manager, Pharmascience International

Sonia Girolamo, CPA, CA

Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Jad Isber B. Eng, MBA

Vice President & General Manager, Pendopharm

Kent R.J. Major

Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety, & Risk Management

Irene Mascolo, MBA

Vice President, Human Resources & Communications

Gregory Orleski, B.A., B.C.L., LL.B.

Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

John Primak

Vice President, Global Operations

Samba Sow, PharmD, MBA

Vice President, Quality & Compliance

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