Ophthalmology Pioneer Herbert Recounts Allergan’s Beginnings

Gavin Herbert, founder, Allergan, took over the company when he was in his mid-20s, and he built an industry leader by hiring the right people and taking chances when necessary. In this interview with OIS-TV, Herbert discusses the Allergan culture, the company’s place as a pioneer in the ophthalmology industry, and what mistakes he made.


Gavin Herbert

Gavin Herbert

Mr. Herbert is the Chairman Emeritus of Allergan, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA. Mr. Herbert, who helped found the company in 1950, served as its Chairman from 1977 to 1995 as its Chief Executive Officer from 1961-1991.

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