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John Sun

Program Lead, Novartis

John Sun is the TransCelerate Program Lead at Novartis, and is a seasoned professional in the pharmaceutical industry with over 30 years of experience. His prior roles include Global Analytics Project Manager and Global Program Team Director in various franchises and development units.

Before Novartis, John held positions with Whitehall-Robins, Kos Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough, and Sanofi-Aventis. Throughout his career, John has co-led several global new drug development programs in the therapeutic areas of respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolism, and has managed the portfolio maintenance of over 100 portfolio brands globally.

John also served as the Chair of Novartis ERG Chinese Culture Community, and as a mentor for AABDC’s Young Professional Leadership Program, and as President and Career Lead at Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association. He obtained his PhD in pharmaceutics from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MBA from Rutgers University, and BMed from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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