Dr. George Bickerstaff
Founder and Executive Chairman, The Global Leaders; Former CFO, Novartis

George Bickerstaff is an internationally recognized expert on finance, healthcare and philanthropy.

George is currently a Partner and Managing Director of M.M. Dillon, an investment bank and private equity firm, and is a member of the board of directors of various private and public companies. He is a current or recent member of the board of directors of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, The International Vaccine Institute and The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

Prior to joining M.M. Dillon, George was the Chief Financial Officer of Novartis Pharma AG, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Previously, George was the Chief Financial Officer of IMS Healthcare and a senior finance executive of Dun & Bradstreet. George began his earlier career in finance and engineering with General Electric.

George holds business and engineering degrees from Rutgers University and continued his executive education at Harvard Business School. He is a frequent lecturer and quest speaker on finance, leadership and philanthropy and gained a global perspective by living and working in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

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