Mr. Christopher Viehbacher has spent 20 years of his career within the GlaxoSmithKline Group; he has held a variety of senior positions, notably the General Manager of France and later of Europe. In his last position, he was President Pharmaceutical Operations, North America and a member of the Board. Christopher Viehbacher, born on March 26, 1960, holds Canadian and German nationalities; he is a graduate of the Queens University of Ottawa (Canada) and a certified public accountant. After having beginning his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he spent the major part of its professional life (1988-2008) in the Wellcome group, GlaxoWellcome then GlaxoSmithKline where he acquired broad international experience in different positions across Europe (Germany, France, and Great Britain) and in the United States and Canada. In its last position, Christopher was President, Pharmaceutical Operations North America, Co- Chairman of the Portfolio Management Board which takes strategic decisions for R&D within GSK, and a member of the board. In addition, he is a Board member of PhRMA in the United States. Christopher Viehbacher speaks French, English and German, he has lived 9 years in France, is married with three children. He is a knight of the French Legion of Honour since 2003.