Erez Vigodman

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Erez Vigodman
Born 1959 (age 58–59)
Nationality Israeli
Occupation businessman
Known for former CEO, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Erez Vigodman (Hebrew: ארז ויגודמן‎; born 1959)[1] is an Israeli businessman, the former president and CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world.


Vigodman served as the CEO of Makhteshim Agan until joining Teva, and was president and CEO of Strauss Group prior to this.[2]

In January 2014, Vigodman, replaced Eyal Desheh as the CEO of Teva, with Desheh returning to his role as CFO.[2]

In February 2017, Teva announced that Vigodman was stepping down as CEO with immediate effect and would be replace on an interim basis by the chairman, Yitzhak Peterburg, and Sol Barer would be the new chairman.[3] This was a consequence of the $40 billion acquisition of Activis' generics division, which sent Teva spiralling down and saw its market capitalisation cut in half in less than a year. He is succeeded by Kåre Schultz, a Danish pharmaceutical veteran.[4]


  1. ^ "Profile: Erez Vigodman". 16th Nikkei Global Management Forum. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Executive Profile* Erez Vigodman". Bloomberg. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Teva CEO Erez Vigodman Steps Down". Fortune. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Teva names CEO".