Harout Semerjian was appointed Executive Vice-President & President , Specialty Care International & Global Franchises, in February 2017. Harout has more than 23 years of pharmaceutical experience, including the last 17 years at Novartis focused on oncology and specialty care. He took on leadership roles with increasing responsibility across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East & North Africa in addition to headquarter-based roles. His last role was Senior Vice President and Global Launch Head of ribociclib. Prior to that, he was Vice President and U.S. Hematology Franchise Head based in New Jersey. He holds dual MBA degrees from Cornell University, New York and from Queen’s University, Canada. He also holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Biology from the Lebanese American University.