John McCarthy is an experienced senior executive in the Pharmaceutical industry, having worked in roles of increasing responsibility over the past 37 years. John commenced his career in January 1979 with Sterling Winthrop as a medical representative, has worked in sales & marketing and team management roles for Sanofi and Pfizer before joining Abbott Laboratories in 2010 as Market Access Director for Ireland. He currently is the Director of Government Affairs for the Northern European region with AbbVie.
John is a former President of the Pharmaceutical Managers Institute of Ireland (2006) and oversaw a substantial change of emphasis on the part of the Institute to address the educational needs of working managers. John has been a member of the International Society for Pharma economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) for almost a decade and continues to be a very active participant.
John holds Masters of Business Administration from the OU Business School has completed Pfizer leadership and development programme at INSEAD and recently completed MSc in International HTA, Pricing & Reimbursement through the University of Sheffield programme.
He has a long association with rugby football having played, coached and worked as an administrator of the game. He also has a wide variety of both life and work related interests.
"Novartis are delighted to continue to support the Future Health Summit. The event is always high quality from its organisation to its speakers, and is a must attend event for anyone with an interest in improving healthcare and outcomes for patients"Ian Addie, Patient Access Head, Novartis Ireland Ltd
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