Saturday, February 20, 2021

Emma Walmsley - wiki

 Feb. 20, 2021

Dame Emma Natasha Walmsley DBE (born June 1969) is the chief executive officer (CEO) of GlaxoSmithKline.[1] She succeeded Sir Andrew Witty, who retired in March 2017.[2] Before GSK, she worked for L'Oréal for 17 years, and was a non-executive director of Diageo until September 2016.[3] She grew up Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Leadership style[edit]

Financial Times profile of Walmsley in September 2016 reported that colleagues describe her as a “strong and dynamic” leader who mixes a personable style with a “steely” focus. “She sets clear objectives and there's lots of KPIs [key performance indicators] to measure delivery,” said one. She pays close attention to talent development but “can be ruthless with underperformers”.[19]

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