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Susan Benton

Susan Benton

Head of Global Franchise Strategy and New Products, Ophthalmology



Susan Benton joined Shire three years ago in Corporate Development. She has played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Ophthalmology Franchise pipeline. In 2017, Susan joined Shire’s newly created Global Products Strategy team in a newly created leadership role as the Head of Global Franchise Strategy and New Products. She has over 20 years of ophthalmic industry experience in both large and small companies. Before Shire she was the Executive Director of global business development at Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceuticals. She was a Co-Founder and Head of Commercialization for a start-up venture, Sirion Therapeutics. She has also served as a strategic consultant for more than a dozen start-up ophthalmic companies. Before joining the ophthalmic community, Susan was the Head of Consumer and Professional Sales for J&J’s billion dollar diabetes franchise, LifeScan. Susan earned her MBA from the Executive Program at the University of South Florida and a BS in Biology from Muhlenberg College.


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