John D. Petersen

Executive Director, National Channel Team AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

John has more than 15 years of pharmaceutical experience.

John Petersen’s role as Executive Director, National Channel focuses on building partnerships and developing strategies from distribution to the point of dispensing to patients. John leads a team of professionals focused on national channel customers including wholesalers, retail and specialty pharmacy. The team focuses on anticipating and adressing the needs of these important customers including our shared goal of supporting patients.

Prior to his role at AstraZeneca John served as Vice President with Galderma, where he led the strategic planning for over-the-counter (OTC) brands and management of supply chain and trade sales for both the prescription and OTC businesses. Prior to that role, he had positions of increasing responsibility at Galderma, including National Account Manager, Product Manager and Group Product Director for one of their most successful brands. Prior to Galderma, he had a successful tenure with L’Oreal in various sales management and trade marketing positions. He started his career with Alcon Laboratories.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas. He is also an Associate on the Board of Regents at The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas.

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