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  • David Redfern

    Chairman

  • Deborah Waterhouse

    CEO

  • Doug Giordano

  • Dr Zhi Hong

  • Luke Miels, President of Pharmaceuticals GSK - ViiV Healthcare Board Member

    Luke Miels

  • Dr John Keller

  • Dr Rod MacKenzie

  • Paul-Peter Tak

  • Regis Simard

 
  • David Redfern

    Chairman

    David Redfern is the Chairman of ViiV Healthcare’s Board. David was appointed as GSK’s Chief Strategy Officer in May 2008 and is responsible for proactive exploration of new business opportunities, strategic planning and dermatology. He is a member of the GSK Corporate Executive Team. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Northern Europe with responsibility for managing GSK's pharmaceutical businesses in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. David also had overall responsibility for the European HIV business from 2006 to 2008. David joined the company in 1994 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he managed a portfolio of audit clients and corporate transactions. He began his career with GSK as Corporate Accounts Manager, and spent 4 years in the Corporate Development team before being appointed Finance Director of European Pharmaceuticals in 1999. He was appointed Senior Vice President & Area Director, Central Europe in 2003, where he successfully led the Central Europe markets through their transition into the EU, and Northern Europe in 2005. David has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bristol University in the UK and is a Chartered Accountant.

  • Deborah Waterhouse

    CEO

    Deborah Waterhouse became Chief Executive Officer of ViiV Healthcare on 1st April 2017. She has been CEO Designate since 1st January 2017.

    Deborah joined GSK in 1996 and was most recently the Senior Vice President of Primary Care within the company’s US business, prior to which she led the US Vaccines business. She brings a wealth of experience to ViiV Healthcare having lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA, and a strong track record of performance in both specialty and primary care. Deborah led the HIV business in the UK before heading the HIV Centre of Excellence for Pharma Europe, and held international roles as General Manager of Australia and New Zealand and Senior Vice President for Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Doug Giordano

    Doug Giordano is currently a Senior Vice President in Pfizer’s Worldwide Business Development Group, responsible for leading the evaluation, negotiation and execution of product licensing, partnerships and M&A transactions.  Over the past six years, Doug has led teams responsible for Pfizer acquisitions and product licensing transactions including Pfizer’s acquisitions of Wyeth, Icagen, Excaliard, King Pharmaceuticals, FoldRx, Coley, CovX, Encysive and Serenex, and product collaborations announced with various partners including Hisun, Mylan, GlycoMimetics, Bausch & Lomb and Teuto.

    Before joining Pfizer’s Worldwide Business Development group in 2007, Doug held positions of increasing responsibility within Pfizer’s US Pharmaceuticals commercial strategy and business development team.  Doug has been a key contributor to a variety of Pfizer transactions and a variety of innovative US commercialization initiatives including the creation and launch of the Pfizer/Microsoft/IBM collaboration, Amicore and the launch of the Pfizer for Living ShareCard andPfizer Helpful Answers programs.   

    Before his US pharmaceuticals operating role, Doug worked in a mergers and acquisitions role within Pfizer’s Medical Technology Group -- playing a key role in Pfizer’s acquisitions, technology licensing and divestiture activity within medtech.  Prior to his role with the Medical Technology Group, Doug held positions within Pfizer’s US Pharmaceutical Group in finance and global manufacturing.

    Prior to joining Pfizer, Doug was a consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

    Doug holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. degree from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business. 

  • Dr Zhi Hong

    Dr Zhi Hong is SVP and Head of the Infectious Diseases Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery at GSK.

    Prior to joining GSK in 2007, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Ardea Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on small-molecule drugs to treat viral diseases, cancer and inflammation.

    An inventor on numerous patents and an author of more than 100 research papers, Zhi received his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai and his PhD in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • Luke Miels

    Luke Miels, President of Pharmaceuticals GSK - ViiV Healthcare Board Member

    Luke joined GSK as President, Global Pharmaceuticals in September 2017. He is a member of the GSK Corporate Executive Team and a Board Member for ViiV Healthcare.

    At GSK, he is responsible for commercialising a portfolio of medicines and vaccines with annual sales of more than £20 billion and operations in over 100 markets.

    His previous role was Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca’s European business and, prior to that, Executive Vice President of Global Product and Portfolio Strategy, Global Medical Affairs and Corporate Affairs.

    Luke joined AstraZeneca from Roche, where he was Regional Vice President Asia Pacific for the Pharmaceuticals Division. Before then, he held roles of increasing seniority at Sanofi-Aventis in Asia and the US. He also co-led the US integration of Sanofi and Aventis. Prior to that, he held general management roles in Thailand and New Zealand, following his entry into the industry in Australia.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Flinders University in Adelaide and an MBA from the Macquarie University, Sydney.

  • Dr John Keller

    Dr John Keller joined Shionogi Inc. in July of 2010 and was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Shionogi Inc. Board of Directors in April 2011.

    Immediately prior to joining Shionogi, John was a Partner in SR One, the venture capital group of GlaxoSmithKline. Previously, John served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Incyte Corporation, playing a key role in its transformation into a drug discovery and development company and establishing its first major corporate alliance after that transformation. Before Incyte, John had a 16 year tenure at GlaxoSmithKline and its predecessor, SmithKline Beecham, culminating in the position of Vice President, Worldwide Business Development. In that role, he structured numerous licensing agreements with a broad range of partners worldwide, including the agreements originally establishing the Shionogi-GSK (later Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare) joint venture. Earlier positions encompassed R&D strategy, technology licensing, alliance management, public policy, project management, and drug discovery research.

    John holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from Rutgers University and a Bachelors degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Dr Rod MacKenzie

    Dr. Rod MacKenzie is Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer for Pfizer. Rod is responsible for the development and advancement of Pfizer’s pipeline of medicines in several therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular and metabolic disease, inflammation and immunology, neuroscience and pain, oncology and rare disease.  He serves on the corporate Portfolio Strategy and Investment Committee and is a member of Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team.

    Rod began his career at Pfizer as a Research Scientist and worked in many medicinal chemistry programs across various therapeutic areas. Rod is the co-inventor of darifenacin (EnablexTM). He has held numerous leadership positions at Pfizer, including Head of PharmaTherapeutics Research and Development; Senior Vice President, Head of Worldwide Research; and Senior Vice President, Head of Drug Safety R&D and Comparative Medicine.

    Rod graduated from the University of Glasgow with a 1st Class Honors degree in chemistry and completed his PhD at Imperial College, London. He was awarded a NATO Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and spent two years at Columbia University, New York working in the area of molecular recognition.

  • Paul-Peter Tak

    Paul-Peter Tak received his medical degree cum laude from the Free University in Amsterdam and was trained as an internist, rheumatologist and immunologist at Leiden University Medical Center, where he also received his PhD. He has worked as a scientist at the University of California San Diego for two years. He served as Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the Academic Medical Centre/University of Amsterdam (AMC) for 12 years. In addition to his work in academia he established a biotech company developing intra-articular gene therapy (Arthrogen b.v.). He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

    Since 2011 he is Senior Vice President and head of the ImmunoInflammation Therapy Area Unit at GlaxoSmithKline and appointed SVP R&D Pipeline in January 2016. He is also co-chair of GSK’s Scientific Review Board, co-chair of the Technology Investment Board, member of the Portfolio Investment Board, member of the Bioelectronics Investment Board, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Index Life VI (Life Sciences Fund), member of the Board of Directors of ViiV Healthcare and member of the Innovation Board Steering Committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

  • Regis Simard

    Regis Simard is a Mechanical Engineer and also holds an MBA. He has held senior management positions in the Electronic and Tech industries (Sony, Konica-Minolta) and in the Healthcare and Medical devices industries (Covidien) where he gained valuable experience working with Japan, China, UK and France.

    Regis joined GlaxoSmithKline in 2005 as Site Director at the GSK France plant at Notre Dame de Bondeville, then moved to GSK House UK to lead the Antibiotics and Latina Manufacturing cluster.

    In January 2011, Regis was appointed Commercial Partner Emerging Markets & Asia Pacific and in January 2013 Regis was appointed to Senior Vice President /Head of Europe and EMAP Pharma Supply.

    Regis moved into his latest role as Senior Vice President, Global Pharma Manufacturing (GMS) in January 2017.  This position includes overseeing 17 factories and 10,000 employees globally, plus GMS global planning, and two franchise supply chains covering speciality and respiratory.   Regis is also a member of the Supply Chain Executive team.

    Specialties: Leadership. Manufacturing. Supply strategy. Business Development. Lean & 6 Sigma. People Development.

    Diverse and broad experience of manufacturing, leadership to distil complexity and convey clear strategic direction, high levels of commerciality and customer/patient focus, incisive and focused when it comes to driving delivery, strong interest in people development

    He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.