Linda Armstrong

US Novartis Foundation President & Head US Corporate Responsibility

Dr. Linda Armstrong’s career in the biopharmaceutical industry has spanned more than 20 years.  She is currently the US Novartis Foundation President and leads US Corporate Responsibility team at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Prior to her current role, Linda held executive roles in several pharmaceutical research and development organizations including positions in clinical development, patient safety and medical affairs.  She has supported the development of innovative therapies to address unmet medical needs in disease areas such as asthma, COPD, hematologic malignancies, and cystic fibrosis.  Prior to joining Novartis, she held management positions at Schering-Plough Corporation (now Merck) and Pfizer Inc. 

Linda is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine and received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. She is a trained Pulmonologist and was on the faculty of New York University School of Medicine prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry. 
Linda is passionate about mentoring the next generation of drug developers and scientists. She is on the board of the non-profit organization Students 2 Science that encourages children from underserved communities to pursue careers in STEM fields.  

Linda lives in Manhattan with her husband Gregory and dog Shea.  She has 2 daughters Courtney and Zoe.