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One of Big Pharma’s Few Female CEOs May Be Joining Microsoft’s Board: Brainstorm Health

September 20, 2019, 10:12 PM UTC

Hello and happy Friday, readers.

One of the few, and most prominent, female CEOs in Big Pharma may soon sit on Microsoft’s board.

This week, Microsoft announced that GlaxoSmithKline chief Emma Walmsley has been nominated to its board of directors.

“Emma is an accomplished business leader who led major advances in research and development at GSK and will bring her significant insights and global experience to Microsoft,” said John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent board chair, in a statement. “We believe she will be a valuable addition to the board.”

Walmsley, as readers know, has been aggressive about her digital health investments since taking the reins at GSK (for instance, striking up a massive partnership with 23andMe in a bid to boost drug development).

Read on for the day’s news, and have a wonderful weekend.

Sy Mukherjee, @the_sy_guy,


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