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Pascal Soriot

The Power List 2015

Pascal Soriot

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca

Revenue: $26.1 billion (2014)
Employees: circa 50,000

Judge’s comment: “Pascal Soriot is an archetype of the transformative chief executive. Few such inarguable examples exist of a leader who moves into a struggling, large global firm and, in less than two years, produces such dramatic and positive change. Before Soriot’s tenure, financial analysts considered AstraZeneca as one of the ‘dogs’ of the global pharmaceutical industry. Today, AstraZeneca’s pipeline is rated as one of the top three in the industry and stock is up 65 percent. Soriot led the company in a successful defense against acquisition by Pfizer - no easy feat, and an unthinkable outcome before this transformation.”

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