Head of Europe

Jean-Bernard (JB) is our Senior Vice President and Head of Europe having joined ViiV Healthcare from GSK in January 2022. JB leads our European business with accountability for nine ViiV markets as well as, partnering closely with GSK, across our 21 Alliance countries.

JB started his career with SmithKline Beecham in Belgium in 1998 and has gone on to hold senior roles within GSK including as General Manager in Austria and Belgium and Commercial Director for Specialty Care in Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as several global and above-country roles, including Synflorix Global Marketing Director and New Product Introduction Lead in the Vaccines business. In his most recent role prior to joining ViiV, JB was SVP and General Manager of GSK in Germany. During his time as General Manager, Jean-Bernard , with his team, drove a fundamental change in the business culture, accelerated the top and profit line growth and established a robust organisation to deliver strong performance in Vaccines and Specialty Care, including the successful launch of Shingrix and the new Oncology and Specialty Care portfolios.

Our Executive Team

Harmony Garges, Chief Medical Officer at ViiV Healthcare
Dr Harmony Garges

Chief Medical Officer

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Kimberly Smith, Head of Research and Development, ViiV Healthcare
Dr Kimberly Smith

Head of Research and Development

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Lynn Baxter, Head of North America, ViiV Healthcare
Lynn Baxter

Head of North America

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Neil Wilkinson, Chief Financial Officer
Neil Wilkinson

Chief Financial Officer

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Cheryl MacDiarmid, Head of Global Commercial Strategy, ViiV Healthcare
Cheryl MacDiarmid

Head of Global Commercial Strategy

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Andrew Stewart, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, ViiV Healthcare
Andrew Stewart

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

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Stephen Rea, Head of External Affairs and Communications ViiV Healthcare
Stephen Rea

Head of External Affairs and Communications

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Lauren Carey, Head of International
Lauren Carey

Head of International

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We are ViiV Healthcare: 100% dedicated to HIV medicines and research and completely focused on people affected by HIV and AIDS. At ViiV Healthcare we do things differently. From our unique origins to our innovative medicines, we push the boundaries of what people think is possible in HIV treatment and care.

We have established to take a fresh approach to the challenge of HIV. We set ourselves one mission - to leave no person living with HIV behind. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do. They are integral to how we conduct our business and form an important part of our culture.

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Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at or search for MHRA Yellowcard in the Google Play or Apple App store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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