• Michael Seckler
    Michael Seckler

    General Manager, Ferring Canada

  • Michael Seckler

    Michael Seckler joined Ferring Canada in November 2012 as General Manager with a strong track record in the pharmaceutical industry and in particular in Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ global operations.

    A US citizen, Mr. Seckler joined Ferring in 2003 as US National Sales Director, Infertility. Moving to the company’s headquarters in Saint Prex, Switzerland in 2010, to the position of Senior Director, Global Marketing for Ferring’s Reproductive Health franchise, he was instrumental in the company’s 2011 acquisition of Cytokine Pharmasciences Inc. and its subsequent integration into the Ferring organization. He held the role of Senior Director, Global Marketing for Ferring’s Urology and Uro-Oncology franchise.

    Michael Seckler holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health and Human Development from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Pennsylvania State University, SMEAL School of Business Administration, University Park, PA.

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  • Sumintra Singh
    Sumintra Singh

    Head of Finance, IT and Logistics

  • Sumintra Singh

    Sumintra Singh joined Ferring Canada as Financing Planning Manager in 2003 and is now the Head of Finance, IT and Logistics.  

    Sumintra have expertise as a financial business partner to deliver analysis, execution and bottom-line results. She is accountable for all aspects of the company financial reporting and is a strategic business partner to the management team and operational business units. She worked in both the pharmaceutical industry and the consumer goods industry. 

    Sumintra Singh is a CPA, CGA and holds  H.B. Com from Laurentian University.

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  • Laura O'Connor
    Laura O'Connor

    Interim Director, Human Resources

  • Laura O'Connor

    Laura O'Connor joined Ferring Canada as Interim Director, Human Resources as of March 13, 2017.

    Laura has broad experience within the Healthcare industry, allowing her to deliver HR solutions collaboratively across high complex matrix environments amidst rapid growth and change. 

    She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo along with a SHRM Certificate from Rotman School of Business.

  • Tony Volpe
    Tony Volpe

    Business Unit Head Specialty

  • Tony Volpe

    Tony Volpe joined Ferring Canada early 2016 as Business Unit Head, Specialty.

    As a pharmaceuticals business leader with over 25 years of experience, Tony came to Ferring with demonstrated success in commercial growth, P&L management, portfolio and life cycle optimization, strategy development, sales execution, and building - managing high performance teams. Prior to joining Ferring, Tony Volpe held the position of Vice President, Takeda Canada, Marketing and Sales, Specialty.  

    Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from York University and an MBA, with Marketing Specialization from Dalhousie University. 

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  • Ashok Bhaseen
    Ashok Bhaseen

    Head of Commercial Excellence

  • Ashok Bhaseen

    Mr. Bhaseen heads the Commercial Excellence team, with responsibility for Trade, Sales Operations, Business Intelligence & CRM, Market Access, OTC-NPP Operations and Training Excellence.

    Ashok has a Master’s degree in Business Management and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

    His professional career includes over 22 years in the Canadian Pharmaceutical market and International assignment.

    Ashok joined Ferring in 2016.

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  • Claudio Battaglin
    Claudio Battaglin

    Business Unit Head Reproductive Health

  • Claudio Battaglin

    Claudio Battaglin joined Ferring Canada in 2014 and is currently Business Unit Head for the Reproductive Health division and a member of the Canadian Management Team.

    He has over 14 years of experience in Sales and Marketing in the Canadian pharmaceutical marketplace, most recently working at Allergan and Bayer before joining Ferring. 

    Claudio has a rich experience in a variety of therapeutic areas including Women’s Health, Urology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology and Dermatology.  He now leads teams in two therapeutic areas of Fertility and Obstetrics.

    Claudio graduated from McMaster University where he studied Biology and has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.


  • Teodor Burtea
    Teodor Burtea

    Head of Medical

  • Teodor Burtea

    Teodor Burtea joined Ferring Canada in the position of Medical Director in January 2014.

    Teodor is responsible for the development and management of all medical affairs and clinical programs, medical science liaisons, medical information and pharmacovigilance activities.

    With a career spanning over 20 years in the global pharmaceutical industry, Teodor has lived in Romania, USA and Canada with postings in Bucharest, Montreal and Parsippany, New Jersey. He is bilingual (French and English) and has an excellent balance of both medical and commercial experience having held medical and marketing roles in the past. Teodor has held senior medical positions with Shire, Sanofi, Vertex as well as Medical Director Gastroenterology with Ferring USA. Teodor also contributed to several scientific publications.

    Teodor Burtea holds a Doctorate in Medicine – European Union license from The Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "CAROL DAVILA” Bucharest, Romania. He also holds a Professional Certificate in Management, Concentration Marketing from the Open University Business School of London, UK. In Canada, he completed an Executive Development Course at the McGill Executive Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada and he is accredited with the Canadian Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education.

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  • George Papaconstantinos
    George Papaconstantinos

    Head of Regulatory Affairs

  • George Papaconstantinos

    George Papaconstantinos joined Ferring Canada in 2016 as Head of Canadian Regulatory Affairs and member of the Canadian Management Team.

    He has more than 20 years of regulatory experience with the development, registration and life cycle management of Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices and Non-prescription Health Products. His strategic leadership has resulted in many new market authorizations being issued by Health Canada over his career in the following therapeutic areas: fertility/women’s health, urology, gastroenterology, immunology, hematology, oncology, CNS, cardiovascular, dermatology, and respiratory.

    George graduated from York University in Toronto where he studied biological sciences and business at York’s Schulich School of Business.

    Prior to joining Ferring, George has held various leadership and regulatory positions at Sanofi, Wyeth (Pfizer), GSK and Actavis where he led the regulatory integration of numerous mergers and acquisitions.

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  • Anabela Costa
    Anabela Costa

    Head of Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • Anabela Costa

    Anabela Costa has overall responsibility for the Quality Assurance and Healthcare Compliance portfolio at Ferring Canada.

    Within the scope of her accountability are implementation of quality standards, quality governance and oversight of GMPs, third party vendor management, auditing and adherence to Health Canada regulations. Her role also includes the development and continuing enhancement of Ferring Canada’s Compliance programs focusing on application of pertinent regulations and industry codes and practices to activities within Ferring Canada.

    Anabela joined Ferring in January 2012 in the quality department and has gradually expanded her role within the company to include oversight of all areas of quality and compliance. Her recent career endeavours include roles within Quality at Pharmacia, Solvay and Abbott in Canada.

    Anabela studied Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto and pursued post graduate studies in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs and remains an active member in numerous pharmaceutical industry organizations.

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