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Ep #019 – Haseeb Ahmad. Country President, Novartis
Episode 1917th January 2021 • The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast • Ben Morton
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Welcome to episode 19 of the Ben Morton Leadership Podcast and to my interview with Haseeb Ahmad.

Haseeb is the Global Head of Value & Access and Commercial Development, and is Country President of Novartis UK, one of the world's leading Pharmaceutical Companies. In his role, he is a member of Novartis’ global Pharmaceutical Executive Committee.

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Episode Overview

Haseeb is also President and Chairman of the Board at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, through which he is an active contributor to the UK Life Sciences’ sector. He is also a board member of NHS England’s Accelerated Access Collaborative.

Haseeb has held numerous senior in-country appointments, including Managing Director of UK, Ireland and Nordics for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Managing Director for MSD in Greece during the economic crisis, and global roles in Strategy, Operations, Sales and Marketing.

In this episode Haseeb talks candidly about his ongoing leadership journey, how in the early part of his career he focused on lighting a fire under people's feet, and how he now focuses on lighting a fire in their hearts.

Without any further delay, please enjoy my interview with Haseeb Ahmad.


Links mentioned:

Personal Leadership Mastery by Ben Morton

‘Winning’ by Jack Welch

‘True North’ by Bill George

‘The Leadership Challenge’ by Barry Posner and James Kouzes

‘Long Walk To Freedom’ by Nelson Mandela

‘The Power of Now’ by Ekhart Tolle

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