President of Novartis Operations and Country President for Switzerland
Nationality: Swiss Year of Birth: 1967
André Wyss has been President of Novartis Operations since February 1, 2016, and is responsible for manufacturing, shared services and public affairs. He is also Country President for Switzerland and a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Mr. Wyss joined Novartis in 1984 as a chemistry apprentice in manufacturing. Before being appointed President of Novartis Operations, he served as Head of Novartis Business Services, building and implementing a shared services organization across Novartis. Prior to that, he held several other leadership positions, including US Country Head and President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Head of the Pharmaceuticals Division for the AMAC region (AsiaPacific, Middle East and African countries); Group Emerging Markets Head; and Country President and Head of Pharmaceuticals, Greece.
Mr. Wyss received a graduate degree in economics from the School of Economics and Business Administration (HWV) in Switzerland in 1995. He is a member of the board of economiesuisse.