Mariano García-Valiño is corporate vice president and president of Latin America for Bausch + Lomb. He was named to this position in October 2010.
Mr. García-Valiño has extensive experience in the Latin American business and health care industry. Prior to Bausch + Lomb, he was an operating partner with Advent International, a global private equity firm, focusing specifically on investment opportunities within the Latin American health care industry.
From 2001 to 2009, Mr. García-Valiño served in multiple roles with Pfizer Inc., among them as head of Pfizer’s largest operating group in Brazil, overseeing a pharmaceuticals business. During his tenure at Pfizer, Mr. García-Valiño also served as chief marketing officer of the Brazilian operation, head of business development for Brazil and head of planning and business development for Latin America.
During the merger between Pfizer and Pharmacia, Mr. García-Valiño led the integration of the $1 billion, 10-country, 4,000-person Latin American operations, resulting in the creation of the largest pharmaceuticals company in the region.
Mr. García-Valiño held positions with McKinsey & Company, Eli Lilly and Disprofarma earlier in his career.
Mr. García-Valiño holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires and an MBA from Harvard Business School.