The Power List 2016
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca
While at Roche, Soriot was in charge of integrating Genentech, the Californian biotech company, after a $47 billion takeover. He also led AstraZenica in a successful defense against acquisition by Pfizer in 2014 – a feat few envisaged before he took the reins. Soriot worked as a vet before embarking on his career in business.