David Smith is Executive Vice President of Global Operations & IS and joined AstraZeneca in 2006. He is a member of the senior executive of the company and is based at Wilmington, PA, USA.
David graduated in biochemistry before starting work in the pharmaceutical industry with the Wellcome Foundation in the UK.
In 1995, he relocated to the US and spent nine years in the consumer goods sector, working first for Estée Lauder and then for Timberland as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. David moved to Switzerland in 2003 to re-enter the pharmaceutical industry with Novartis before joining AstraZeneca in 2006.
David has responsibility for world wide Product Supply, Quality, Regulatory Compliance, Information Services, Procurement and Engineering.