AstraZeneca (AZN)

About AstraZeneca (AZN)

Company Description:


AstraZeneca PLC is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines. The company operates through two primary segments: BioPharmaceuticals and Oncology.

AstraZeneca was founded on April 6, 1999, through the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Group PLC and is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom.


Main Product(s):


AstraZeneca is involved in the development of medications across a wide range of medical disciplines. Its key areas of focus include respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and metabolism, and oncology.


Short History of AstraZeneca PLC:


  • April 1999 – AstraZeneca was formed by the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Group PLC.
  • 2006 – The company announced major investments in biotech.
  • 2013 – AstraZeneca refocused on three main therapy areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease, and Respiratory.
  • 2020 – The company played a significant role in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 2023 – Continues to be at the forefront of developing innovative drugs, particularly in oncology.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Pascal Soriot D.V.M., M.B.A.CEO & Executive Director4.78MN/A1959
Dr. Aradhana Sarin M.D.CFO & Executive Director2.73MN/A1975
Ms. Pam P. ChengEVP of Global opt. & IT, Chief Sust. Officer and Member of External Sust.Adv. BoardN/AN/A1971
Mr. Andrew P. BarnettHead of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Jeffrey PottCHRO, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel & Member of External Sustainability Advisory BoardN/AN/AN/A
Gonzalo VinaHead of Global Media RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Dr. Menelas Pangalos Ph.D.EVP of BioPharmaceuticals R&D and Member of External Sustainability Advisory BoardN/AN/A1967
Dr. Ruud Dobber Ph.D.Executive Vice-President of BioPharmaceuticals Business UnitN/AN/AN/A
Dr. Susan Mary Galbraith M.D., Ph.D.Executive Vice President of Oncology Research & DevelopmentN/AN/A1966
Mr. Leon WangExecutive VP of International & China PresidentN/AN/AN/A

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