Curriculum Vitae
Joseph Jimenez
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis
Joseph Jimenez has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis
since 2010. Mr. Jimenez is responsible for leading the company’s
diversified healthcare portfolio of leading businesses in innovative
pharmaceuticals, eye care, generics, vaccines and OTC.
Previously, Mr. Jimenez served as Division Head, Novartis
Pharmaceuticals. He led the transformation of the pharmaceuticals
portfolio to balance mass market and specialty products, and
significantly increased the percentage of sales from newly launched
Mr. Jimenez joined Novartis in 2007 as Division Head, Novartis
Consumer Health. Previously, he served as president and CEO of
the North America business for the H.J. Heinz Company 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 also was an adviser
for the private equity organization Blackstone Group in the United
Mr. Jimenez is a member of the board of directors of ColgatePalmolive Company, 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, both in the United States.
January 2015