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Chief Executive Officer - Olivier Bohuon

Joined the Board and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2011. He resigned as a Member of the Nomination & Governance Committee on 3 February 2016.

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Career and Experience

Olivier holds a doctorate from the University of Paris and an MBA from HEC, Paris. He started his career in Morocco with Roussel Uclaf S.A. and then, with the same company, held a number of positions in the Middle East with increasing levels of responsibility. He joined Abbott in Chicago as head of their anti-infective franchise with Abbott International, before becoming Pharmaceutical General Manager in Spain.  He subsequently joined GlaxoSmithKline, rising to Senior Vice President & Director for European Commercial Operations. He then re-joined Abbott as President for Europe, became President of Abbott International, and then President of their Pharmaceutical Division. He joined Smith & Nephew from Pierre Fabre, where he was Chief Executive.

Skills and Competencies

Olivier has extensive international healthcare leadership experience within a number of significant pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. His global experience provides the skillset required to innovate a FTSE 100 company with a deep heritage and provide inspiring leadership. He is a Non-Executive Director of Virbac group and Shire plc, where he is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.


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