Senior Leadership Team

  • 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

    Sr. Director, Finances, Logistics and IT

  • 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

    Director, 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.


  • Claudio Battaglin
    Claudio Battaglin

    Business Unit Director, RH

  • 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

    Medical Director

  • 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

    Director, Regulatory Affairs / Quality Assurance

  • 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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