VP R&D Innovation
A healthcare leader with more than 20years’ experience, Ian Marks drives business value and improves customers’ lives by delivering breakthrough innovations, leading disruptive initiatives, cultivating unorthodox partnerships and building strategic capabilities.
As R&D Vice President Innovation for GSK Consumer Healthcare, Marks integrates consumer insights with superior, science-based research. His many transformative ideas have drivengrowth across key GSK business areas andimprovedconsumer experience, as demonstrated by a 90% increase in product acceptability vs. the competition.
Following GSK Consumer Healthcare’sformation in 2015 (in joint venture with Novartis), Marks established an Emerging Science group thatdrove $500M in new pipeline value, enabling a major strategic shift in GSK’s where-to-play-areas. Marks also led expansion of the innovation pipeline to include a 25% increase in original healthcare solutions, identified through strategic development of digital capabilities and infrastructure.
Previously, Marks was R&D Vice President, New Growth and Research for Novartis Consumer Health. In this role, he built the R&D Integrated Research Department that identified innovative and competitive concepts, driving strategic growth aspirations of Novartis OTC.Marks joined Novartis in 2001 as a Senior Clinical Research Scientist for the Pharma Division, and held roles of increasing responsibility across multiple departments for more than a decade. In 2007, he was appointed Executive Director of Operations and Project Management for the Established Medicines Franchise.
Before joining Novartis, Marks was a Senior Scientist for Oncology, Hoffman-La Roche and a Clinical Science Specialist for Infectious Diseases, Roche Laboratories. He holds an MBA from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh.