Andrew Philip Witty

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Person.png Andrew Philip Witty Companies HouseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Andrew Witty in 2015.jpg
At Chatham House in 2015
BornAugust 1964

Employment.png GlaxoSmithKline/Director

In office
25 October 2005 - 31 March 2017

Employment.png British Pharma Group/Director

In office
25 October 2005 - 31 March 2017

Sir Andrew Philip Witty is a big pharma executive involved in organising the response to COVID-19.


In April 2020, Witty began a leave of absence from Optum to assist the WHO in developing a vaccination for COVID-19.


  • In 2013 he reported he was "absolutely committed to rooting out corruption".[1]


Witty was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to the economy and the UK pharmaceutical industry.


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