Jean-Pierre Garnier - Chairman (since 2011) and Non-Executive Member
Date of birth: 31 October 1947
Nationality: French and American
Education: MSc in Pharmaceutical Science and PhD in Pharmacology from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France; MBA from Stanford University, California, US.
Professional background: Various management positions at Schering-Plough. Within SmithKline Beecham, President of the pharmaceutical business in North America (1990), elected to the Board of Directors (1992), Chairman, Pharmaceuticals (from 1994), Chief Operating Officer (COO) (from 1995) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (from April 2000). First CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, 2001–2008. CEO of Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, 2008–2010.
Other activities and functions: Member of the Board of Directors of three listed companies, United Technologies Corporation, Renault S.A., Radius Health, Inc., and of one unlisted company, Alzheon, Inc. (Chairman). Operating Partner of the unlisted company Advent International Corporation. Officer de Légion d’Honneur and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.