Peter Elam is Head of Internal Audit for Novartis, a position he assumed in 2010 when he joined the company.
Prior to joining Novartis, Mr. Elam spent 15 years at Shell in positions of increasing responsibility in Europe and Asia. He served as finance director of Shell China Ltd., head of internal audit at Shell's Downstream Europe business, and finance director and controller at the Pernis refinery in the Netherlands, among other roles.
Mr. Elam holds master’s degrees in history and modern languages and in Russian and East European studies from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He also studied at McGill University in Canada and at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary. He is a chartered internal auditor and a fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.