Vice President, Global Health Programmes.GlaxoSmithKline
Andy Wright is a Chartered Engineer whose early career includes project management of capital projects within the petrochemical construction industry, roles in marketing and business development and project management consultancy. Since joining GlaxoSmithKline in 1994 Andy has worked on global supply chain programmes and IT projects before moving on to global public health initiatives in 2000.
Andy currently leads GSK’sportfolio of public health programmes in the developing world, managing donations of products and grants to improve the lives of people living in the world’s porest communities. The programmes include; the donation of albendazole for de-worming of school age children, donation of albendazole for the global elimination of the tropical disease that causes elephantiasis, products and grants for humanitarian response, training of healthcare workers and a range of partnerships with NGOs, including a new strategic partnership with Save the Children.
Andy has a Batchelors degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Project Management.