Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc [AVNR]

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keith A. Katkin

President and CEO

Keith A. Katkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mr. Katkin joined Avanir in July 2005 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In March 2007, Mr. Katkin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and was elected as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Avanir, Mr. Katkin served as Vice President, Commercial Development for Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, playing a key role in the management of the company and its sale to Johnson and Johnson. Additionally, Mr. Katkin's employment experience includes leadership roles at InterMune, Amgen and Abbott Laboratories.

Mr. Katkin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA degree in Finance from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, graduating with honors. Mr. Katkin became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1995.