Emma Walmsley

Most Powerful Women 2015
handout Emma Walmsley, CEO, GSK Consumer Healthcare, GSKPhotograph by Sarel Jansen—Courtesy of GSK
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    CEO, GSK Consumer Healthcare
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The London-based pharma exec runs the world’s leading over-the-counter pharma company—a $9.5 billion joint venture between GSK and its Swiss competitor Novartis, officially launched in March. Walmsley led the integration of the businesses, which resulted from a complex deal struck in April 2014. The company’s products are sold in 160 countries, with 42% of sales coming from emerging markets. In July, Walmsley, a lover of Italian red wine and Bikram yoga, was appointed to the board of Diageo. —Erika Fry

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2014 Revenues37,871
2014 Profits4,537
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)96,661