Ex-GSK CEO Andrew Witty goes biotech, taking a board seat at G1
Andrew Witty and G1 CEO Mark Velleca File Photo
Andrew Witty may have just stepped out of the top job at the multinational pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, but he isn’t leaving biopharma.
G1 Therapeutics $GTHX tells me that Sir Andrew is joining the board of directors at the Research Triangle Park, NC-based biotech, in a clear coup for the newly public company.
“I had met him a couple of times,” says CEO Mark Velleca. “GlaxoSmithKline has a presence in North Carolina. I was impressed by his remarks on where the industry is heading, issues of access,” marketing and more. “The fact that he has led the development of multiple products that have been sold globally, benefiting patients from all different therapeutic areas was an experience base we didn’t have on the board.”
To read Endpoints News become a free subscriber
Unlock this article instantly, along with access to limited free monthly articles and our suite of newsletters