• Lee Ferreira
    Lee Ferreira

    General Manager

  • Lee Ferreira

    Lee Ferreira joined Ferring Canada as General Manager in September 2017.

    Lee Ferreira joined Ferring with a strong track record in the pharmaceutical industry. She recently held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Leo Pharma Canada.  Before joining Leo Pharma she held the position of CEO of Medical Futures Inc, a privately held Canadian Pharmaceutical company. Earlier, Lee started and developed her career at Genzyme where she held various roles of growing responsibilities, from National Sales Manager to Business Unit Director. 


  • 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 has 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

    Head of Human Resources

  • Laura O'Connor

    Laura O'Connor joined Ferring Canada as Human Resources Director in 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.


  • Walid Shammas, MD
    Walid Shammas, MD

    Head of Medical

  • Walid Shammas, MD

    Walid Shammas, MD joined Ferring Canada as Medical Director in September 2017.

    Walid joined Ferring with strong leadership experience having worked most recently as the Interim Medical Head of Shire Canada where he had responsibility for a large medical team.  Prior to this appointment, he was Head of Medical Affairs for Baxalta and Baxter-Bioscience Canada, where he was responsible for building and guiding the Medical Affairs department.  Walid comes with a strong medical background, having obtained his License (USA) by the US ECFMG and also his MD at the Kaunas University of Medicine.  He has broad experience in many therapeutic areas, including Oncology and GI.


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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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