Global Head, Business Development & Licensing Pharma
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel (CH)
Neil Johnston is the Global Head of Business Development & Licensing since December 2017 and a member of the Pharma Executive Committee (PEC). Neil has worked at Novartis since 2007. During his time at Novartis, Neil has worked mainly as Head M&A, BD&L Finance in the Pharma Division and as Global Head Finance for the Development organisation. Prior to Novartis, Neil was Chief Executive Officer at Medical Solutions plc, Chief Financial Officer at Pharmagene plc (UK public diagnostic/biotech companies) and spent 9 years at PwC. He holds a Ph.D in Molecular Biology and is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant.