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Emma Walmsley

GSK, Pfizer create O-T-C giant

GSK, Pfizer create O-T-C giant

NEW YORK — GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Pfizer Inc. have struck a deal that will create the largest over-the-counter drug company in the world. GSK paved the way for a split into two companies, agreeing to create the consumer-health joint venture with Pfizer. GSK, according to the deal, with retain a 68% controlling stake in the new

Iain Mackay appointed CFO at GSK

Iain Mackay appointed CFO at GSK

 LONDON — GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that Iain Mackay has been appointed GSK’s next chief financial officer (CFO). He has also been appointed as an Executive Director to the GSK board. Mackay will join the company on January 14, 2019.  Mackay joins GSK from the global bank HSBC, where he has been Group Finance Director for

GSK to buy out Novartis in consumer health joint venture

GSK to buy out Novartis in consumer health joint venture

LONDON and BASEL, Switzerland — GlaxoSmithKline plc plans to buy Novartis’ 36.5% stake in their consumer health care joint venture for $13 billion. Under the agreement announced Tuesday, Novartis’ shares in the joint venture will be canceled, and the joint venture will pay the buyout price to Novartis. GSK has entered into a committed facilities agreement to

GSK names McNamara as consumer health chief

GSK names McNamara as consumer health chief

LONDON — Brian McNamara has been promoted to chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline plc’s consumer health business. GSK said McNamara assumes the GSK Consumer Healthcare CEO post and joins GSK’s corporate executive team effective immediately. He takes the reins from Emma Walmsley, who just over a week ago was named to succeed Sir Andrew Witty

GlaxoSmithKline tabs consumer health chief as CEO

GlaxoSmithKline tabs consumer health chief as CEO

LONDON — Emma Walmsley has been named to succeed Sir Andrew Witty as chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline plc. The drug maker said Tuesday that Walmsley, CEO of GSK Consumer Healthcare, is slated to take the reins from Witty when he retires on March 31, 2017. Plans call for her to become a member of