Danie du Plessis

Danie du Plessis
Danie du Plessis

Danie du Plessis

SVP, Head of Worldwide Medical Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline

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Danie du Plessis was appointed Senior Vice President, Head Worldwide Medical Affairs at GSK, effective November 2015. In this role, he is accountable for medical affairs and governance across the Europe, Emerging Markets & Australasia, US and Japan regions and is based at GSK House in the UK.

Danie joined GSK in May 2010 as VP, Medical Affairs, Emerging Markets & Asia Pacific and also served as Senior Vice President, International Medical in 2013.

He previously worked for Eli Lilly & Company for 17 years in different medical roles as well as marketing and sales.  During his different roles he was based in South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia.

Danie holds a Medical Degree from the University of Stellenbosch and a Masters degree in Pharmacology from the University of the Free State in South Africa.  He also holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School in Scotland.