Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Vicente Anido is a highly respected ophthalmology industry veteran and leader. He has over 37 years of multinational general management experience in the healthcare field, including broad exposure in prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and biologics. Dr. Anido is a multifaceted leader, having excelled in managing both large and small companies – public and private. His substantial experience and solid reputation for building focused, results-oriented teams has served him well in successfully executing multiple private and public financings, including IPO’s and taking companies private. He has served on multiple boards of directors of public, private and non-profit companies.
From 2001 to 2012, Dr. Anido was president, chief executive officer and a director of ISTA Pharmaceuticals, a company recently acquired by Bausch & Lomb. Prior to this, Dr. Anido served as general partner of Windamere Venture Partners. He has also served as president and CEO of CombiChem, Inc., a biotechnology company, and was president of the Americas Region of Allergan, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on ophthalmology, dermatology and neuromuscular indications. Prior to Allergan, Dr. Anido held management positions at Marion Laboratories and Marion Merrell Dow, Inc.
Dr. Anido currently serves on the Board of Directors of QLT, Inc. and Depomed, Inc. Both are NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical companies. In addition, he was just named chairman of the board of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat glaucoma, a disease normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye.
Dr. Anido received a bachelor’s of pharmacy and a master’s in pharmacy administration from West Virginia University and a doctorate in pharmacy administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1952, he is married to Patty Chambers Anido. They have three married children, Vincent John, Cassie and Angie, and two grandchildren.