Our leadership

Our leadership, which includes our Board of Directors and Senior Executive Team, is accountable to our shareholders for the responsible conduct of the business and our long-term success. It also represents the interests of all our stakeholders in ensuring that we deliver for patients by putting science at the heart of everything we do.

Board of Directors

Our Directors are collectively responsible for the success of AstraZeneca. In addition, the Non-Executive Directors are responsible for exercising independent and objective judgement and for scrutinising and challenging management. The Board is responsible for setting our strategy and policies, oversight of risk and corporate governance and monitoring progress towards meeting our annual plans. It is accountable to our shareholders for the proper conduct of the business and our long-term success and represents the interests of all stakeholders. The Board has delegated some of its powers to four principal committees and the CEO. Members of the Board and their biographies are shown below.

Leif Johansson

Leif Johansson Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Member of the Board since April 2012 and Chairman since June 2012.

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Pascal Soriot

Pascal Soriot Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Member of the Board and CEO since October 2012.

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Marc Dunoyer

Marc Dunoyer Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Board and CFO since November 2013.

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Philip Broadley

Philip Broadley Senior independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since April 2017 and Senior independent Non-Executive Director since March 2021

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Euan Ashley

Euan Ashley Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since October 2020

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Michel Demaré

Michel Demaré Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since September 2019

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Deborah DiSanzo

Deborah DiSanzo Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since December 2017

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Diana Layfield

Diana Layfield Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since November 2020

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Sheri McCoy

Sheri McCoy Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since October 2017.

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Tony Mok

Tony Mok Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since January 2019

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Nazneen Rahman

Nazneen Rahman Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since June 2017.

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Marcus Wallenberg

Marcus Wallenberg Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board since April 1999.

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Senior Executive Team

In addition to the Board of Directors, our Senior Executive Team, or SET, is the body through which our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) exercises the authority delegated to him by the Board. Our CEO leads the SET and has executive responsibility for the management, development and performance of the business. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and SET also take the lead in developing our strategy for review, constructive challenge and approval by the Board as part of our annual strategy review process.

Pascal Soriot

Pascal Soriot Executive Director and CEO

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Marc Dunoyer

Marc Dunoyer Executive Director and CFO

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Katarina Ageborg

Katarina Ageborg Executive Vice-President, Sustainability and Chief Compliance Officer; President AstraZeneca AB, Sweden

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Pam Cheng

Pam Cheng Executive Vice-President, Operations and Information Technology

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Ruud Dobber Ph.D

Ruud Dobber Executive Vice-President, BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit

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David Fredrickson

David Fredrickson Executive Vice-President, Oncology Business Unit

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Menelas (Mene) Pangalos

Menelas (Mene) Pangalos Executive Vice-President, BioPharmaceuticals R&D

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Jeff Pott

Jeff Pott Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and General Counsel

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Iskra Reic

Iskra Reic Executive Vice-President, Europe and Canada

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Leon Wang

Leon Wang Executive Vice-President, International

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