CEO, Merz Aesthetics
Bob Rhatigan is the CEO of Merz Aesthetics where he leads company strategy and operations to earn the confidence of our customers worldwide and to help facilitate their success. Bob most recently served as CEO of Merz Americas before leading the organizational transformation to create Merz Aesthetics, the largest dedicated medical aesthetics business globally. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of medical aesthetics experience, he has helped redefine the future of aesthetic medicine.
Bob has a proven track record of championing successful business leadership, building strong teams and developing leading brands in the medical aesthetics and consumer arena. Before joining Merz in 2017, he spent 17 years at Allergan where he completed his tenure as the General Manager and Chief Executive of SkinMedica®. He also served as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Allergan’s Facial Aesthetic business, where he led the launches and marketplace success of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® and LATISSE® in the United States.
“In 2019, Bob was named a PharmaVOICE 100 award winner and the “Top Aesthetics CEO” by Aesthetic Everything for the third consecutive year”
In addition to his experience in medical aesthetics, Bob has extensive leadership and product launch experience across neurosciences, medical dermatology and eye care. Prior to Allergan, he spent nine years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing.
In 2019, Bob was named a PharmaVOICE 100 award winner and the “Top Aesthetics CEO” by Aesthetic Everything for the third consecutive year. He is often selected to speak on top industry panels in addition to being featured on numerous podcasts and in business and trade publications as one of the luminaries of the aesthetics industry. Bob resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, Judy, and their rescued Labrador retrievers.