Vicente Anido Jr.
Dr. Vicente Anido, Jr., grew up believing anything is possible. His father instilled the values of hard work and a can-do attitude. Today, Dr. Anido is a highly respected ophthalmology industry veteran and leader with more than 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. He is a multifaceted leader, having excelled in managing both large and small companies – public and private. Dr. Anido’s substantial experience and solid reputation for building focused, results-oriented teams have 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.
Dr. Anido, a native of Morgantown, currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat glaucoma. The company has offices in Bedminster, NJ; Research Triangle Park, NC; and Newport Beach, CA.
From 2001 to 2012, he was president, CEO and a director of ISTAPharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Bausch & Lomb. Prior to this, Dr. Anido served as general partner of Windamere Venture Partners. He also has 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Depomed, Inc., a NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical company. He also serves as a strategic advisor to CheckedUP, a mobile-health management software platform and application that empowers patients to manage their surgical process.
Dr. Anido, who was born in Havana, Cuba, received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (‘75) and a master’s degree in pharmacy administration (‘78) from West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy and a doctorate in pharmacy administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2013 he received an honorary doctorate of science from the WVU School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Anido and his wife, Patty Chambers Anido, reside in Corona Del Mar, Calif. The couple has three married children, Vincent John, Cassie and Angie, and two grandchildren.