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Senior Leadership

Maryellen McQuade

Maryellen McQuade is Corporate Vice President of Human Resources at Novo Nordisk Inc. She is responsible for developing and executing Human Resources strategies and programs that support the overall business, specifically in the areas of total rewards, talent management, learning & development, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement and employee relations.

Ms. McQuade’s expertise is primarily focused in business model redesign, organizational change, talent acquisition and management, and deepening managerial capabilities. She joined Novo Nordisk in 2016 as Vice President of HR for Commercial Functions.

Prior to that, she was the North America HR Lead for Glaxo SmithKline Consumer Health, a joint venture between Novartis and GSK, following a merger between GSK and Novartis Pharmaceuticals where she was Global HR Lead, Technical Operations & Quality. Before joining Novartis, Ms. McQuade spent nearly 10 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb in various roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resources, primarily working alongside the R&D functions and ultimately leading a HR team whom supported the BMS manufacturing network.

Ms. McQuade sits on the board of trustees of the Princeton Charter School. She holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.