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Alcon announces leadership change for North American Region


Fort Worth, Texas, July 30, 2015 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care, has appointed Sergio Duplan as Region President, Alcon North America. He succeeds Robert Warner, who assumes a new Alcon executive committee role as Global Franchise Head, Alcon Vision Care.

Mr. Warner is a well–known leader in the eye care community with over two decades of experience at Alcon. He has held key global and regional roles throughout his career, including successfully leading Alcon US since 2012. Prior to that, he served as Region President, Alcon Latin America and the Caribbean. In his new role as Global Franchise Head, Mr. Warner will lead Alcon’s global Vision Care business, with responsibility for strategy, marketing, portfolio development, commercial execution, and chairing the global franchise team.

Mr. Duplan most recently served as Region President, Alcon Latin America and Canada. He joined Novartis more than 11 years ago and has held several leadership roles within Novartis Pharmaceuticals before joining Alcon in 2012. Mr. Duplan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and a Master's of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Like Mr. Warner, he is widely respected as a strong people — and customer–focused, strategic leader who builds strong teams in service of the company's mission.

"Alcon has a noble mission of delivering innovative products that help improve quality of life by helping people see better," said Sergio Duplan, Region President, Alcon North America, "and our team is uniquely poised to spearhead that mission through partnering with our customers."


About Alcon

Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon’s three businesses, Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care, offer the widest spectrum of eye care products in the world. Alcon is a division of the Novartis Group, with pro-forma sales of USD 10.8 billion in 2014. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Alcon has more than 25,000 employees worldwide, operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, visit www.alcon.com.

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