International Directory of Business Biographies by Neil Schlager

By Neil Schlager

A few six hundred enterprise people-about 60 percentage Americans-are profiled during this four-volume set. the bulk are white men who're leader executives of huge publicly traded businesses, yet a few profilees are from smaller businesses or are up-and-coming executives; those teams comprise extra ladies and minorities, and an attempt has been made to incorporate them. The articles, which run approximately 3 or 4 pages in size, have been written through reporters, historians, librarians, and educators who drew from fabric provided by way of the entrant's corporation, in addition to archival examine. the most narrative textual content comprising every one profile is supplemented with a truth field (birth date, nationality, family members, occupation, awards, guides, and address), a photograph (when available), resources for additional info, and pass references to corporation profiles within the foreign listing of corporation Histories. Indexing is via nationality, geographic position, corporation and undefined, and identify.

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Mahoney doubled Searle’s research budget to $200 million annually. Calan SR, Searle’s drug for angina treatment, was remade into a popular medication for high blood pressure, with sales of $240 million in 1988. However, sales fell as generic versions were introduced. In addition, Searle faced hundreds of lawsuits over its Copper-7 intrauterine contraceptive device. 5 billion. As patents on Calan SR and Searle’s NutraSweet, the bestselling artificial sweetener, approached expiration, Mahoney kept prices low, hoping for customer loyalty.

398. Rossant, Juliette, “Throwing in the Towel,” Forbes, February 26, 1996, p. 14. Salomon, R. ” Forbes, July 29, 1996, p. 102. html. —Peggy K. Daniels 23 ■■■ Mohamed Hassan Marican 1952– President and chief executive officer, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) Nationality: Malaysian. Born: October 18, 1952, in Sungai Petani, Malyasia. Education: Malay College Kuala Kangsar, 1971. Family: Married Puan Sri Noraini Mohamed Yusoff. Career: Touche Ross & Company, 1972–1980; Hanafiah Raslan and Mohamed, 1980–1989, partner; Petronas, 1989–1995, senior vice president (finance); Petronas Gas Berhad, 1991–, chairman; Petronas, 1995–, president and chief executive officer; Petronas Dagan Berhad, 1995–, chairman; Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad, 1997–, chairman; Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad (Proton), 2000–2003, director and chairman.

As much as possible, Mahoney protected Monsanto’s profitable businesses while its new divisions matured. Chemical products, including shatterproof windows, detergents, and stain-resistant carpets, still accounted for half of Monsanto sales in 1989. In 1987 Monsanto’s patent on Lasso—the most widely used herbicide in the United States for corn and soybean crops—expired. Mahoney threatened to discount Lasso for private-label distributors, discouraging competitors. New application methods and sales efforts for Lasso and Roundup— an all-purpose, globally best-selling herbicide and the most 18 According to a 1983 story in Forbes, Monsanto’s young genetic engineers presented Mahoney with a diploma “For Mastering the Arcane Art of Molecular Biology” shortly after he became CEO.

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