The Audit Committee assumes tasks connected with accounting and financial reporting, internal control, the external auditors and the internal auditing department.
Dr. Shannon Thyme Klinger
US citizen, member of the Board since 20 May 2016, elected until 2017. Education: University of Notre Dame (USA), B.A. in Psychology; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), School of Law, J.D. with Honours.
Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA, and Washington, DC, USA: 1996–2003 Associate, 2004–2005 Partner. 2005–2007 Vice‐President, Marketing Compliance and Associate Counsel, Barr Laboratories/Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Washington, DC, USA. 2008–2010 Senior Vice President and General Counsel NAFTA, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc, Marietta, GA, USA. 2010–2011 Partner Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC. 2011–2012 General Counsel North Amerika Sandoz Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA. 2012–2016 Global Legal Head and General Counsel, Sandoz International GmbH, Holzkirchen, Germany. Since 1 May 2016 Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Head of Litigation, Novartis International AG, Basel.