Richard Francis has been a director since May 2016. He has been Division Head and Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz, the Generics Division of Novartis, since 2014 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Francis spent 13 years at Biogen Idec, where he held various global and country leadership positions including Senior Vice President of their US Commercial organization. From 1998 to 2001, he held various marketing roles at Sanofi.
Mr. Francis has in-depth knowledge of the generics, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industry sectors, which are important market segments for the company. He also has significant leadership and international expertise and provides useful insights to our global organization.