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Emma Walmsley

CEO, GlaxoSmithKline
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Emma Walmsley has been GSK CEO since April 2017. She is also a member of the GSK Board. Emma was the CEO of GSK Consumer Healthcare, a Joint Venture between GSK and Novartis, from its creation in March 2015 until her appointment as GSK CEO Designate in September 2016. With a turnover of £6bn in 2015, GSK Consumer Healthcare is one of the world’s largest consumer health companies. Prior to this Emma was President of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and has been a member of GSK’s Corporate Executive Team since 2011. She joined GSK in 2010, with responsibility for Consumer Healthcare, Europe.

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Prior to joining GSK, Emma worked with L’Oreal for 17 years where she held a variety of marketing and general management roles in Paris, London and New York. From 2007 she was based in Shanghai as General Manager, Consumer Products for L’Oreal China. Emma was a non-executive director of Diageo plc from 1 January – 21 September 2016. Emma holds an MA in Classics and Modern Languages from Oxford University.

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