GlaxoSmithKline appointed Karenann Terrell Chief Digital and Technology Officer with a company wide remit to transform how new technologies are used to improve performance across the Group.
Terrell will join GSK on 4 September and will be a member of the Corporate Executive Team (CET).
In this new role for GSK, Terrell will be responsible for developing GSK’s digital, data and analytics strategy.
Working with a wide range of partners from inside and outside the healthcare sector to bring new technologies to GSK, enhancing areas such as clinical trials and drug development; improving interaction with HCPs, customers and consumers and making internal processes more efficient.
Terrell’s previous role was Chief Information Officer for Walmart, where she led a multi-year effort to transform Walmart in the use of data, analytics and digital engagement with its customers.
Emma Walmsley, CEO at GSK, said: “The impact of technology on the healthcare industry is accelerating and requires us to rethink our approach. As a member of the Executive Team, Karenann will have the scope to think radically about how we can exploit the latest opportunities and ultimately improve our business performance.”
Terrell has lived and worked in the US, Asia and Europe. Prior to Walmart she was at Baxter International, where she was Chief Information Officer and before that Daimler Chrysler Corporation.
Terrell began her career in 1986 in General Motors and held various roles in manufacturing, engineering and brand management. She has a graduate and post-graduate degree in Engineering.