Dr. Schaison is a CEO, Global President and Chief Commercial Officer in consumer healthcare, consumer goods and retail sectors (Asia, S America and Europe). His experience includes running a $2.5B+ business at Allergan, acquiring and integrating +$2B organization leading global organizations to implement successful operations and drive profitability.
Hired by the Chairman and Board of Directors of Syneron-Candela (Irvine, CA), to take a publicly-traded company (ELOS) private, Dr. Schaison sold the company to Private Equity firm Apax in July 2017 for $11 a share.
Before joining Allergan, Dr. Schaison served as President, WW Travel Retail & Regional President, LATAM and MEA, at Clarins in New York (2010 – 2013).
From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Schaison served as Vice President of Global Skin Care for Johnson & Johnson, with P&L responsibility for Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Lubriderm and Ambi international markets.
Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Schaison worked in executive positions at L’Oréal (1997 – 2003).
He is a Board Member of the Galien Foundation, NY, a Board Member of Sientra (NSQ SIEN), Soltego and board Member of Sente bio-pharmaceutical.
He earned an MBA (Marketing) from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (H.E.C.) in Paris, and a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Industrial) from the University of Paris V. A dual US and French citizen, and a co-world champion of 1000x100m freestyle swimming relay, he enjoys competitive skiing, scuba diving and paragliding, and has a Black belt second Dan in Tae Kwon Do. He is also a commercial single and multi-engine Pilot.