Vas Narasimhan Novartis, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Salary, and Net Worth

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Vas Narasimhan ( Full Name: Vasant “Vas” Narasimhan) is a popular Indian-American physician who is the chief executive officer of Novartis. He replaced Joseph Jimenez who left Novartis in 2018. Vas worked in McKinsey & Co. and Sandoz prior to joining Novartis. He joined McKinsey & Co., on leaving Harvard and was recruited by Novartis in 2005. In his early career, Vas served extensively in Africa, Peru, and India on projects concentrated on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

He worked as the Global Head of Development, Novartis Vaccines in the US between 2012 and 2014 prior to moving to Sandoz as Global Head of Biopharmaceuticals and Oncology Injectables. From 2014 until 2016, Vas worked as the Global Head of Development for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. From 2016 through 2018, Vas held the role of Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer within the company.

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and a member of the board of fellows of Harvard Medical School. Since February 2023, Vas has worked as the chair and is also a previous board member and treasurer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). In 2015, Fortune listed him 7th in their ’40 under 40′ list.

Vas Narasimhan Age

Vas was born on August 26, 1976, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He is 47 years old. He celebrates his birthday on August 26, every year.

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Vas Narasimhan Height

He is a man of above-average stature. Vas stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in ( Approx. 1.78m ).

Vas Narasimhan Family

He was born in Pittsburgh the son of Dr. and Mrs. Kalathur Narasimhan of Moorestown. His parents originated from Tamil Nadu, India. Vas’ mother worked as a nuclear engineer for Public Service Electric and Gas Company while his father served as an executive at Hoeganaes Corporation a supplier and developer of industrial raw materials, in the Cinnaminson, N.J. He holds Indian-American nationality.

Vas Narasimhan Wife

Vas is married to his wife Srishti Gupta. The two married on March 16, 2003, at Antun’s Catering in Hicksville, N.Y. Vas met Srishti at Harvard while organizing an Asian cultural festival. Vas and his wife Srishti have two children. The family resides in Basel, Switzerland.

Vas Narasimhan Education

He earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Chicago, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School as well as his master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. During his undergraduate and post-graduate studies, Vas worked on public health programs such as the National HIV Treatment Program in Botswana, the American Red Cross in The Gambia, and child poverty in India.

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On September 5, 2017, Vas was named CEO of Novartis, replacing Joseph Jimenez. Vas publicly stated his wish to focus Novartis from a diversified company to a pure-play medicines company. Vas also advocated for the development of key technologies and capabilities in advanced therapy platforms, including cell therapy and gene therapy, RNA therapeutics, as well as radioligand therapy.

In February 2018, three months following becoming CEO, Vas apologized to Novartis employees after it was disclosed that Novartis had signed a $1.2 million yearlong contract with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s consulting firm in February 2017. In 2019, in response to an FDA investigation about manipulated data involving Zolgensma, Vas defended the company’s decision to delay updating the FDA and also reported the company was forcing out scientists who were involved in the manipulated data.[ As part of a “more comprehensive commitment to ethics”, Vas has moved to settle long-standing bribery and anti-trust cases affecting Novartis in the US, China, Vietnam, and Greece.

Vas Narasimhan House

Vas owns a house in Basel, Switzerland, where he resides with his wife and children. Presently, Vas has not disclosed any details regarding his house to the public.

Vas Narasimhan Salary | Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan Salary

He earns a satisfying amount from his work as a physician who is the chief executive officer of Novartis. Vas’ average salary is $1 million per year.

Vas Narasimhan Net Worth

He gets his wealth from his work as a physician who is the chief executive officer of Novartis. Therefore, Vas has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Vas’ net worth is $50 million.

How Old Is Vas Narasimhan

Vas is a 47-year-old who was born on August 26, 1976, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Vas celebrates his birthday on August 26, every year.

How Tall Is Vas Narasimhan

Vas is a man of above-average stature who stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in ( Approx. 1. 78m ).

Who Is Vas Narasimhan

He is reimagining CEO of Novartis since 2018. He has led a strategic and cultural change to build a fully focused medicines company—one that delivers high-value medicines that alleviate society’s greatest disease burdens through technology leadership in R&D and novel access approaches. Vas leads a company of over 105,000 associates that does business in over 140 countries and that reached 743 million patients with its medicines in 2022.

Vas Narasimhan Social Media Handles

Twitter – @VasNarasimhan

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