Discover perspectives of our leaders on the COVID-19 pandemic by exploring this growing collection of articles, videos and more.

Novartis CEO joins Sal Khan in the Khan Academy Homeroom

In this podcast, Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan and Sal Khan discuss about modern day breakthroughs in the world of medicine and what we can expect for the future of health as we emerge from COVID-19.

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Novartis CEO outlines how to improve pandemic preparedness, warns another one is bound to happen

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan discusses how to improve pandemic preparedness at the CNBC Evolve Global Summit.

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Can partnerships help boost vaccine supply?

Interview with Dr Steffen Lang, Global Head of Novartis Technical Operations on how Novartis is involved in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines.

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Monocle’s The Big Interview Podcast

Monocle’s editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis.


COVID one year on : Learning the lessons for sustainable patient access

CEO of Sandoz, Richard Saynor, reflects on the past year and on-going efforts to maintain overall manufacturing and supply security for essential medicines.

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How COVID-19 is reshaping the global healthcare ecosystem

On Bloomberg Live, Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan shares insights on the importance of collaboration during COVID-19.

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EMG Gold Podcast

Pierre Bourdage, Global Head of Biopharmaceuticals at Sandoz, provides insight into the state and future of the biosimilars market and discusses how to adapt to ‘the new normal’.

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Enabling a stable supply of medicines during COVID-19

What are the key factors ensuring Novartis supply chains remain operational during the pandemic?

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Coronavirus and the Art of Unbossed Leadership

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan talks with Fortune editor-in-chief Clifton Leaf about health care's present and future.

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Applying H1N1 learnings to COVID-19 pandemic

NYSE called Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan to learn how Novartis is applying what they learned from fighting H1N1 to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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3D rendering of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus causing the pandemic

Streamlining systems to respond to COVID-19

Paul Aliu and his team quickly address requests for Novartis medicines during the pandemic.

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Joining Monocle’s The Big Interview Podcast

Vas Narasimhan in Monocle's radio show, The Big Interview.



Rendering of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus at the root of the current pandemic

It takes an R&D village to fight a pandemic

Mr. Tougas works in a Novartis task force devoted to fight the virus.

Navigating cancer in the age of COVID-19

President of Novartis Oncology Susanne Schaffert speaks with oncology experts to share insights and offer hope on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.



Increasing digital preparedness of health care systems

In light of COVID-19, Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation, shares her point of view on Morning Consult.

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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan spoke to Milken Institute Chairman, Michael Milken about COVID-19 during their 21st episode of the Milken Institute Podcast Series.

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Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis, in front of the unboss wall

Choosing optimism in the face of crisis

LinkedIn article written by Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis.