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David Pulman, PhD


Corporate Council Chair

David Pulman took up the position of President, Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS), GlaxoSmithKline in December 2002. He is a member of the Corporate executive team. Previously, he held the position of Senior Vice President - Strategy, Logistics and North American Supply, GMS, GSK, since January 2001. David has a broad range of manufacturing experience, having had responsibility for global primary manufacturing and for secondary manufacturing operations on five continents.

Prior to this appointment, David had responsibility for North American Supply, GMS Global logistics and strategy, and for the team leading and monitoring the Global supply network program. From December 2000, David was Senior Vice President, Europe supply, GMS responsible for the supply of drug product from the 17 sites in the region. He was previously Regional Supply Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for GW. From March 2000, David worked as a member of the merger integration team, with responsibility for facilitating international commercial.

David joined Glaxo in 1978. During the following years, he held increasingly responsible roles in both the manufacturing site network and the central functions. In 1994 he was appointed Director, Manufacturing strategy where he co-ordinated the worldwide integration of Glaxo and Wellcome manufacturing activities. He has a PhD in microbiology from Newcastle University. Dr. Pulman has chaired CHF's Annual Benefit since 2005 and will receive the prestigious Corporate Award at the 25th Anniversary Benefit in 2012. On May 1, 2008, Pulman became the Chair of the CHF’s Corporate Council for America’s Children.