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Joseph Jimenez - (Lead Director), Co-Founder and Managing Director of Aditum Bio; Former Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG

Independent Director since:

Lead Director since:

Other Public Company Boards:
Graphite Bio, Inc. (since 2020), Century Therapeutics, Inc. (since 2019), General Motors Company (since 2015)

Compensation & Leadership Development, Innovation & Technology (Chair)

Age as of Most Recent Nomination:

Joseph Jimenez

(Lead Director)
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Aditum Bio; Former Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG

Mr. Jimenez is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Aditum Bio (biotech venture fund). He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG (global healthcare), a position he held from 2010 to 2018.

Prior to this role, he held several senior positions at Novartis from 2007 to 2010, including Division Head, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and leadership of the company’s Consumer Health Division. Mr. Jimenez was an Advisor to the Blackstone Group L.P. from 2006 to 2007.

He also held various leadership roles at H. J. Heinz Company (packaged food) in Europe and North America from 1999 to 2006, including Executive Vice President, President, and CEO of Heinz Europe from 2002 to 2006 and President and CEO of H.J. Heinz Company North America from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Jimenez also held several leadership positions at ConAgra Foods (packaged food) from 1993 to 1998.


Mr. Jimenez, in addition to his proven Corporate Governance experience gained from his leadership of Novartis and service on several public company boards, has a strong track record of strategic Technology and Innovation expertise, particularly in the healthcare business, one of the Company’s key sectors. He is recognized for his innovation pipeline development while serving as CEO of Novartis and brings to the Board deep skills and experiences in Leadership, Strategy, and Risk Management in both healthcare and the Consumer Industry/Retail segment more broadly.

In his role as CEO, he was also involved in several Environmental Sustainability efforts related to climate and water, key pillars of the Company’s environmental sustainability work, and led the company’s diversity and inclusion task force. In addition, not only does Mr. Jimenez offer critical Global perspective gained from his multiple leadership roles outside the United States, he provides the Board with unique perspective on adapting and innovating business models in a dynamic external environment.

This extensive experience across the consumer products and healthcare industries enables him to meaningfully advise the Board and management on commercial, innovation, Marketing, and strategic issues.