Rita has over 30 years of experience as a finance executive. She most recently served as VP – Finance, Commercial Brands at Allergan plc (Allergan). Prior to her tenure at Allergan, she held various roles of increasing responsibility at Forest Laboratories, Inc. (Forest). Rita served for 10 years as VP – Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Forest. She led the company’s external SEC reporting, internal management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and accounting policies and controls. She was also a key member of the Integration Management Office (IMO) at both Forest and Actavis. Prior to that she was Director of Accounting, Director of Internal Audit, and Senior Director-Finance at Forest. Rita has a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College.