Shannon Klinger

Chief Legal Officer at Novartis AG

Shannon Klinger

Shannon Klinger

Chief Legal Officer at Novartis AG

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Sandoz International GmbH
Sandoz, Inc.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Novartis AG

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Chief Financial Officer at Novartis AG

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Chief Executive Officer, Sandoz at Novartis AG

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Novartis Corporation

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Novartis AG

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Division Head, Alcon at Novartis AG

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Head of Customer & Technology Solutions (CTS) at Novartis AG

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General Manager Region Europe Oncology at Novartis Venture Fund

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Chief Digital Officer at Novartis International AG

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Former President at International Association of Young Lawyers

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Shannon Klinger
Chief Legal Officer at Novartis AG

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Career History
Chief Legal Officer
2011 - Current

Novartis AG is a holding company, which engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of healthcare products. It operates through the following segments: Innovative Medicines, Sandoz, and Corporate. The Innovative Medicines segment researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells patented pharmaceuticals, and is composed of two business units: Novartis Oncology and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The Sandoz segment develops, manufactures and markets finished dosage form medicines as well as intermediary products including active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Corporate segment refers to group management and central services. The company was founded on February 29, 1996 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

General Counsel & Global Head-Legal
2012 - 2016

Sandoz International GmbH develops and manufactures generic pharmaceuticals. It produces finished dosage forms of such off-patent drugs as diabetes treatment Glucophage, GERD drug Prilosec, and cholesterol. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Holzkirchen, Austria.

General Counsel
2011 - Prior

Sandoz, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes generic pharmaceutical products. The firm focuses on therapeutic drug categories such as anti-infective, central nervous system disorder treatments, cardiovascular medicines, gastrointestinal agent, oncology therapies, and respiratory therapies. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.

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