Dr Franz B Humer

Dr Franz B Humer

Dr Franz B Humer has spent his executive career in the pharmaceutical industry, commencing with Schering-Plough (now Merck & Co.) and then working with Glaxo for many years where he became the COO in 1993.

He joined F Hoffmann-La Roche in 1995 and was appointed CEO of Roche Holding Ltd in 1998, a role he held until 2008. He has also been the Chairman of the Roche Holding Board from 2001 to March 2014.

He joined the Board of Diageo, the world’s leading spirits company in 2005 and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diageo plc from 2008 to December 2016.

Board Mandates

Dr Humer is Chairman of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Humer Foundation.


Dr Humer has been awarded several honorary doctorates.

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