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Emma Walmsley

Emma Walmsley


Emma Walmsley has been GSK CEO and a member of its board of directors since April 2017.

Walmsley has been a member of GSK’s leadership team since 2011, originally as the president and then CEO of GSK Consumer Healthcare.

Prior to joining GSK, Walmsley worked with L’Oreal for 17 years in global and local marketing and general management roles in Paris, London, New York and Shanghai.

Walmsley was a non-executive director of Diageo plc from January through September 2016.

Walmsley was appointed dame commander of the British Empire for services to the pharmaceutical industry and business in 2020.

Walmsley holds an MA in classics and modern languages from Oxford University.

Walmsley joined the Microsoft board as an independent director in December 2019.

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