NPS Pharmaceuticals CEO Francois Nader will present at FDU’s Florham Campus

Madison, NJ (April 28, 2014) — Francois Nader, president and CEO of NPS Pharmaceutical’s will deliver the 2014 Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus on May 7. 

Nader will discuss NPS’ tremendous turnaround and how he led the company through difficult financial times in his presentation “NPS Pharmaceuticals’ turnaround: Leadership and innovation in action.” 

A 30-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, Nader has been with NPS since 2006, when he joined as chief medical and commercial officer. In 2008, he was elevated to president and CEO. Since arriving at NPS pharmaceuticals, which is headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Nader has transformed the company into a leading global biotechnology company focused on treatments for patients with rare disorders in gastroenterology and endocrinology. 

Tracye McDaniel, founder and CEO of Choose New Jersey, will deliver introductory remarks. Choose New Jersey is an independently funded and operated nonprofit organization, whose mission is to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout the state of New Jersey. 

Part of FDU’s Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation (as ranked by the Princeton Review). For more information, go to

In its 16th year, the Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture Series is made possible through a generous endowment by Richard M. Clarke, President of CE Partners, LLC. He is past chairman of Yankelovich Partners, Inc. and past CEO of Nash Engineering Company. 

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning with an elegant reception in Lenfell Hall in Hennessy Hall on FDU’s Florham Campus, located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Eventbrite. For more information, call 973-443-8842, or email with “RMC Lecture” in the subject line. 

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