Paul Hudson has been CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals since 2016. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Mr. Hudson joined Novartis from AstraZeneca PLC, where he most recently was president, AstraZeneca United States and executive vice president, North America. He also served as representative director and president of AstraZeneca K.K. in Japan; as president of AstraZeneca’s business in Spain; and as vice president and primary care director, United Kingdom. Before joining AstraZeneca in 2006, Mr. Hudson held roles of increasing responsibility at Schering-Plough, including leading biologics global marketing. He began his career in sales and marketing roles at GlaxoSmithKline UK and Sanofi-Synthélabo UK.
Mr. Hudson holds a degree in economics from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK and a diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. In 2018, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration from MMU. He is a board member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and vice chair of the Innovation Board Sponsored Committee of EFPIA.