Senior Vice President, Finance North America Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline
Adrian (Ad) is Senior Vice President, Finance North America Pharmaceuticals and is a member of GSK’s Finance Leadership Team. Ad joined GSK in 1998 in London and moved to North Carolina in 1999 and Philadelphia in 2002. He has worked in a variety of finance and business development roles including most recently SVP Worldwide Business Development and R&D Finance where he was responsible for all Pharmaceuticals R&D business development activities for GSK including co-development, in-licensing, options based drug discovery collaborations, product acquisition, co-promotion / co-marketing arrangements, and R&D driven M&A activity as well as financial management and control of Pharmaceuticals R&D. Immediately prior to becoming SVP WWBD, Ad was Managing Partner and President, of SR One Ltd, GSK’s venture-capital business. Ad holds a BSc degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham, UK. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand in 1996 and worked in their audit and forensic accounting groups in the UK.