Executive Committee

Under the leadership of Vasant Narasimhan, the Executive Committee of Novartis (ECN) is responsible for overseeing the business operations of Group companies. ECN members are chosen by the Board of Directors.

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Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Novartis
Chief Executive Officer of Novartis
Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D.
Jay Bradner, President of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)
President of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)
James (Jay) Bradner, M.D.
Karen L. Hale, Chief Legal Officer of Novartis
Chief Legal Officer of Novartis
Karen L. Hale
Harry Kirsch, Chief Financial Officer of Novartis
Chief Financial Officer of Novartis
Harry Kirsch
Rob Kowalski, Chief People & Organization Officer
Chief People & Organization Officer of Novartis
Rob Kowalski
Steffen Lang, Ph.D., Global Head of Novartis Technical Operations
Global Head of Novartis Technical Operations (NTO)
Steffen Lang, Ph.D.
Klaus Moosmayer, Ph.D., Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer of Novartis
Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer of Novartis
Klaus Moosmayer, Ph.D.
Richard Saynor, Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz
Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz
Richard Saynor
Susanne Schaffert, Ph.D., President, Novartis Oncology
President of Novartis Oncology
Susanne Schaffert, Ph.D.
John Tsai, M.D., Head of Global Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis
Head of Global Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis
John Tsai, M.D.
Marie-France Tschudin, President, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Marie-France Tschudin
Robert Weltevreden, Head of Novartis Business Services (NBS)
Head of Customer & Technology Solutions (CTS)
Robert Weltevreden

Other Members of Senior Management


Lutz Hegemann, M.D., Ph.D. Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Global Health for Novartis
Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Global Health
Lutz Hegemann, M.D., Ph.D.
Natacha Theytaz, Global Head of Novartis Business Assurance and Advisory and Head of Internal Audit
Global Head of Novartis Business Assurance & Advisory and Head of Internal Audit
Natacha Theytaz
Michael Willi, Chief Communications Officer, Communications & Engagement, of Novartis
Chief Communications Officer, Communications & Engagement, of Novartis
Michael Willi