We are very pleased to announce that Mariano Balaguer will join Taro on October 3, 2016 as Vice President, CFO and Chief Accounting Officer.
Mariano has 18+ years of global professional finance and management experience. Most recently, Mariano was Vice President, CFO for the Global Strategic Portfolio Division at Henry Schein, a worldwide distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies including vaccines, pharmaceuticals, financial services and equipment. Mariano was responsible for the finance functions of the business working to expand the investment and profitability of the group as well as further the capabilities of the financial teams. He worked closely with the financial leaders of Henry Schein’s affiliate companies in all aspects of financial reporting, planning, expense control, tax, treasury, M&A and other financial matters.
Prior to Henry Schein, Mariano served as Vice President, CFO North America for Novartis Consumer Health providing support to the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico businesses after spending several years as Novartis’ VP, Global Head of Business Planning and Analysis for the Consumer Health division.
Preceding Novartis, Mariano worked in several divisions of Nestle in the US, Italy, France and Argentina for 10+ years with his last two years serving as Global Finance Head CFO Performance Nutrition Division.
Mariano earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.
Mariano will report to Kal Sundaram, Chief Executive Officer.