Sir Andrew Philip Witty was born on 22 August 1964 and is a British business executive, who is the current chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group.
15 Facts About Andrew Witty
Andrew Witty was the CEO of GlaxoSmithKline between 2008 and 2017.
Andrew Witty formerly held the role of chancellor of the University of Nottingham.
Andrew Witty joined Glaxo UK in 1985 as a management trainee.
Andrew Witty served as a vice president and general manager of marketing of Glaxo Wellcome Inc.
Andrew Witty served as an economic adviser to the governor of Guangzhou, China, from 2000 to 2002.
Andrew Witty was appointed president, Pharmaceuticals Europe of GlaxoSmithKline plc in January 2003 and succeeded Jean-Pierre Garnier as CEO following his retirement in May 2008.
Andrew Witty is paid an annual salary of and receives bonuses and other compensation amounting to for this role.
From 2010 until 2015, Andrew Witty served on the business advisory board of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron.
Andrew Witty announced his retirement from the role of chancellor in November 2017.
In March 2016, Andrew Witty announced that he was to step down as chief executive.
From 2017 until 2018, Andrew Witty led the National Health Service's Accelerated Access Collaborative.
In July 2018, Andrew Witty became CEO of Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group.
Andrew Witty was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to the economy and the UK pharmaceutical industry.
Andrew Witty was conferred the Honorary Citizen of Singapore in 2018.