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Emma Walmsley

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Nationality  British
Children  4
Alma mater  University of Oxford
Predecessor  Andrew Witty
Term  2017-
Spouse  David Owen (m. 1995)
Parents  Robert Walmsley
Board member of  Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline
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Full Name  Emma Natasha Walmsley
Born  June 1969 (age 47)Lancashire
Title  CEO-designate, GlaxoSmithKline
Similar  Andrew Witty, Philip Hampton, Robert Walmsley, Deirdre Connelly

Emma Natasha Walmsley (born June 1969) is a British businesswoman, the CEO-designate of GlaxoSmithKline, who will assume the role when Sir Andrew Witty retires in March 2017.


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Early life

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Walmsley was born in June 1969 in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, the daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Walmsley and his wife, born Christina V Melvill. She boarded at St Swithun's School, Winchester and has a bachelor's degree in Classics and Modern Languages from Oxford University.


Walmsley spent 17 years at L’Oréal, and joined GlaxoSmithKline in 2010, rising to head the consumer health-care division.

She has been a non-executive director of Diageo since January 2016.

Personal life

Walmsley married David Owen in September 1995 in Greenwich. The couple have four children.

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