Ari Kellen - Consultant to Medical Industry Clients for Over 20 Years

An experienced business advisor to companies across the medical industry, Dr. Ari Kellen served for over 20 years with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. As a senior partner, Dr. Ari Kellen helped direct the firm’s North American health-care practice and assisted clients with business growth strategies and operational improvement initiatives. He has conducted corporate strategy studies, led business unit planning, and overseen performance turnaround programs for a variety of companies.

In 2014, Dr. Kellen joined Valeant Pharmaceuticals, where he serves as executive vice president and company group chairman. He manages Valeant’s U.S. Bausch & Lomb, U.S. Dermatology, and Latin America business divisions.

At the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Ari Kellen earned both a master of business administration and a bachelor of medicine and surgery. Early in his career, he worked in Johannesburg as a member of the emergency trauma units and senior management teams at two local hospitals.