People: Novartis AG (NOVN.VX)
6 Dec 2013
Dr. Srikant Datar, Ph.D., has been Member of the Board of Directors of Novartis AG since 2003. He qualifies as Independent Non-Executive Director. He is Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee and Member of the Risk Committee and the Compensation Committee at the Company. Dr. Datar has worked as an accountant and planner in industry, and as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and Harvard University in the United States. His research interests are in the areas of cost management, measurement of productivity, product development, timebased competition, incentives and performance evaluation. He is the author of a number of scientific publications and has received several academic awards and honors. Dr. Datar has advised and worked with numerous companies in research, development and training. Dr. Datar is Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of ICF International Inc. and of Stryker Corp., both in the United States, and of KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd., India. He graduated with distinction in mathematics and economics from the University of Bombay, India, in 1973. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds two masters degrees and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Stanford University, United States.
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