Fred Hassan Inaugurates New Lecture Series on CEO Innovation
Madison, NJ (January 24, 2006)—Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business and the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies are sponsoring a new lecture series featuring CEOs who are leaders in innovation.
Fred Hassan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Schering-Plough Corporation, will give the inaugural lecture of the series on Thursday, February 23, 2006, on FDU’s College at Florham campus. Hassan’s lecture, “Customer Focus: A Prescription for Driving Innovation,” will include practical lessons and advice relevant to leaders, whether they are in business or other organizations.
Hassan’s current position at Schering-Plough is the latest in a 30-year career committed to fostering innovation and science-centered entrepreneurship in the pharmaceutical industry.
Hassan has a strong track record of executing transformational change in complex global companies. His leadership approach includes a deep focus on fostering attitudes and behaviors among colleagues that are critical to driving long-term high performance—including the behaviors of collaboration, shared accountability and listening and learning.
Prior to joining Schering-Plough in April 2003, Hassan was chairman and chief executive officer of Pharmacia Corporation (acquired by Pfizer in 2003). Previously, he was executive vice president and a director of Wyeth, formerly known as American Home Products. Hassan also spent 17 years with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis). Hassan received a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of London and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
The lecture will be held in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, on FDU’s College at Florham campus in Madison, NJ. The program will begin with a breakfast and registration period at 7:30 a.m., and the lecture will begin at 8 a.m., and will be followed by a question and answer session with Hassan. There is a $50 registration fee and seating is limited. To register, call 973- 443-8842.