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Ken Riester

Vice President (VP), Trade & Business Development

Ken Riester has been VP of Trade and Supply Chain at KOWA Pharmaceuticals America since 2009. With over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he started in Sales and has achieved Director and VP level roles in Sales Management and Operations, as well as Marketing, Business Development, Trade Relations, and Supply Chain.

He has worked with several pharmaceutical companies including Alcon Labs, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and PediaMed Pharma, developing and launching products in a variety of therapeutic categories, including cardiovascular, respiratory, central nervous system, ophthalmology, allergy, and pain management.

Mr. Riester received a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, golfing, target practice at the gun range, horology, travel, and the pursuit of the perfect single malt.