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Timothy C. Tyson

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Tim Tyson – a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry – is Chairman and CEO of Avara Pharmaceutical Services. In his 35-plus year career, Mr. Tyson has negotiated complex multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions, led major turnarounds that have fueled growth and value, and most significantly, has been instrumental in bringing more than 50 life-saving and life-improving medicines to market. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Aptuit. From 2002-2008, he served as CEO at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Prior to that, he was at GlaxoSmithKline for almost 15 years, initially in engineering, then in many positions in Commercial Operations, then as President of GSK’s Global Manufacturing & Supply division.

Mr. Tyson began his business career as a manufacturing manager at Proctor & Gamble after completing full-time military service. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his M.B.A. from Jacksonville State University.

Avara has a world-class team of pharmaceutical executives managing operations, quality, human resources, commercial operations and finance – all of whom have worked with Mr. Tyson previously.


Avara Pharmaceutical Services is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) set up specifically to focus on clients’ priorities and provide an exceptional outsourcing experience by delivering on our commitments. Led by a team of highly experienced industry veterans who have been on both sides of outsourcing, we fully understand the challenges you face, and offer the flexibility to perfectly align with your needs.