Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> August 14, 2000

Leland Wilson – Vivus Inc (vvus)

LELAND F. WILSON has been President and a Director of VIVUS, Inc., since the company was formed in April 1991 and Chief Executive Officer since November 1991. Prior to joining VIVUS, Mr. Wilson was Vice President of marketing and Corporate Development of Genelabs Technologies, Inc., from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Wilson was Group Product Director, later promoted to Director of Marketing, at LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company, from 1986 to 1989. From 1973 to 1986, Mr. Wilson served in several research, marketing and sales positions for Syntex Research Syntex Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Wilson received a BS and an MS from Pennsylvania State University. Profile
TWST: Could you give us a background on VIVUS, Inc., including a history

of VIVUS, your experience with the company, and your description of the

firm and its markets today.

Mr. Wilson: VIVUS