Pierluigi Antonelli, in Sandoz since August 2015, is Head of Western Europe for Sandoz International and Member of the Sandoz Executive Committee. Pierluigi started his career as entrepreneur in the automotive business before joining McKinsey, where he worked both in the US and Italy. He then spent the last sixteen years in the Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industry, starting his career at Bristol-Myers Squibb where he held several executive roles in different geographies (Italy, Portugal, US, France and Switzerland). After moving in 2011 to Merck & Co in Italy, he successfully acted as Senior Vice President in Italy and Europe/Canada Fertility Lead over a 1.2 billion USD business with more than 1.000 employees. Pierluigi joined Medicines for Europe in 2016 as Vice President and Treasurer. An Italian national, Pierluigi holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a degree in Business and Economics from L.U.I.S.S. University.