Daniel Vasella

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Dr. Daniel Vasella is a Medical Doctor and currently chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis. He has hold the position of chairman since 1999 and has been CEO of Novartis since 1996. That makes him the first Novartis CEO since the company was created through the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy. Before the merger he was CEO of Sandoz Pharma Ltd. [1]


Dr. Vasella holds a number of positions:

  • member of the Board of Directors of PepsiCo Inc. [2]
  • former member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group (stepped down in 2003 after 6 years of membership)[3]
  • member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG until 2003 [4]
  • member of the Chairman's Council of DaimlerChrysler [5]
  • chairman of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai



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