Philip Satow

Philip M. Satow and his family founded The Jed Foundation in 2000 after the loss of their youngest son to suicide. He currently serves as the Foundation's President of the Board. Satow also serves on the board for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Satow has spent 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He spent 14 years at Pfizer, Inc. where his last position was as the vice president of Pfizer Europe. In 1985 he joined Forest Laboratories and was responsible for founding the marketing and sales organization. He served as executive vice president, president of Forest Laboratories, and a member of the board of directors, in addition to the Forest Laboratories Board, which he served on from 1999 to 2005.

Satow was formerly a member of the board of directors of Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Satow is currently a member of the Board of Curcell Inc, a Dutch publicly traded bio-tech company. After retirement from Forest Laboratories, Satow and his son founded JDS Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a privately held company that was purchased in 2007 by Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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