Janneke van der Kamp, Head of Region Europe – Novartis Consumer Health

Janneke van der Kamp holds a Masters in Biochemistry from Utrecht University in The Netherlands, an MBA from INSEAD (France) and also a degree in music. Janneke started her career as a strategy consultant for Arthur D Little and later Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, prior to joining Novartis Pharma.

Since her start at Novartis in 2003, Janneke held several commercial and strategic positions at the companies’ Headquarters in Switserland, as well as in the UK and the Netherlands. Janneke then served as General Manager & Country President for Novartis Belgium & Luxembourg from 2012-2014. Under her leadership, the countries achieved a number of commercial successes. On top of this, Janneke received the ‘D&I CEO of the year’ award (an annual award for Belgium CEOs organized by JUMP) for supporting an open and ‘speak up’ environment where associates are empowered to perform at their best and are trusted to shape their work-life integration the way it works for them.

At the end of 2014, Janneke moved to Global Business Franchise Head Neuroscience, at Novartis’ Headquarters in Switzerland and was promoted to Global Head Product and Portfolio Strategy in November 2016.

Janneke is married and has 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys – amongst other things – playing violin.