F. Michael (Mike) Ball was appointed CEO of Alcon in February 2016. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Mr. Ball previously served as CEO of Hospira Inc. from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, he held a number of senior leadership positions at Allergan Inc., including president from 2006 to 2011. Before joining Allergan in 1995, Mr. Ball held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales at Syntex Corporation and Eli Lilly & Co. He began his career in the healthcare industry in 1981.
Mr. Ball has served on the boards of several companies based in the United States, including Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (2013 to 2015), Hospira (2011 to 2015), IntraLase Corp. (2005 to 2006), and sTec Inc. (2000 to 2013). He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Canada.