Silver sponsor: Novartis
Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, over-the-counter and animal health products. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas.
In 2011, the Group achieved net sales of USD 58.6 billion, while approximately USD 9.6 billion (USD 9.2 billion excluding impairment and amortization charges) was invested in R&D throughout the Group. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 127,000 full-time-equivalent associates and operate in more than 140 countries around the world.
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Silver sponsor: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
Our mission at Novartis is to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to
prevent diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.
As one of the largest pharmaceutical businesses in the world, Novartis has a responsibility to protect
and invest for the future. In 2009 Novartis invested USD $7.5bn in research and development.
Novartis Oncology has a strong heritage in cancer care. Indeed, over the past 25 years pioneering
research has repeatedly resulted in new and innovative products, like the cutting edge, rationally
designed, molecularly targeted compounds.
Silver sponsor: Ian Brown
Ian is an established entrepreneur and business turnaround leader operating in the technology and services sectors. Ian is CEO of Axell Wireless a company he created through the acquisition and merger of AFL from the UK, Avitec AB of Sweden and Dekolink of Israel. Today, Axell operates out of 16 offices across the globe and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wireless coverage solutions exporting products to over 150 countries. In May 2013 Axell was acquired by defence technology giant Cobham plc. Prior to Axell Ian was CEO of Redstone plc, a London Stock Exchange quoted telecommunications services provider. Prior to Redstone in 1995 he formed and led Fastnet Group, a network and IT services company that was sold in 2000 returning institutional investors 10 x their original investment. His early career included key positions at 3Com and Hewlett Packard. Ian also operates an independent business advisory practice Consilium Associates Ltd. A keen sportsman and countryside supporter Ian lives in South East England.