Thursday, December 1, 2011
Worrell Professional Center
Can Business be Caring? The tensions between business, ethics and humanity.
Dr. Daniel Vasella is chairman of Novartis AG, a global pharmaceutical company that operates in 140 countries. Vasella served as CEO and an executive member of the company for 14 years following the merger that created Novartis in 1996. He was appointed chairman in April 1999. Before the Novartis merger, Vasella was CEO of Sandoz Pharma Ltd. He graduated with an M.D. from the University of Bern and completed executive training at the Harvard Business School. Novartis AG was the “Most Admired Pharmaceutical Company” of 2011 in the yearly Fortune magazine survey, and the Financial Times named Vasella the most influential European business man of the past quarter century.