Novartis provides healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies.
Joseph Jimenez has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis since 2010. Previously Mr. Jimenez served as Division Head, Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Jimenez joined Novartis in April 2007 as Division Head, Novartis Consumer Health. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the North America business for the H.J. Heinz Co., and as president and CEO of Heinz in Europe from 2002 to 2006. Prior to joining Novartis, he was a nonexecutive director of AstraZeneca PLC, United Kingdom, from 2002 to 2007. He was also an adviser for the private equity organization Blackstone Group in the United States.
Mr. Jimenez is a member of the board of Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York. He graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and in 1984 with a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.