Michael Thompson

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Michael Thompson

Chief Executive

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

A strategically minded leader, Mike joined the Association from GlaxoSmithKline where he was most recently senior vice president of global commercial strategy and platforms leading teams of experts in areas such as multi-channel, payers, ma​​rket research and analytics as well supporting colleagues in research and development to bring new medicines to launch.

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During 20 years with GSK Mike spent seven years as the commercial strategy head for Europe and before that ten years in the UK company in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles.

A graduate of The Queen’s College, Oxford, Mike has worked across multiple sectors including food, drinks, toiletries and Government agencies. He joined Unilever as a commercial trainee in 1981, leaving in 1995 as Marketing Director in the UK, to join GSK.

Mike is married with two children and lives in London