Loretto CallaghanMD, Novartis Ireland

    Loretto Callaghan has held the position of Managing Director of Novartis Ireland Limited and Country President for Novartis Ireland since 2006. As Managing Director of the Pharmaceutical Business, Loretto is responsible for bringing innovative prescription medicines to the Irish market. Novartis employs over 1,300 staff in Ireland across 4 sites. As Country President, Loretto’s role includes responsibility for ensuring that all sites and divisions work closely in a co-ordinated way.

    Loretto has 25 years experience of the Pharmaceutical Industry and has held positions in Sales, Marketing and Senior Management roles which has included managing large teams across a wide range of functions.

    In addition to her Novartis responsibilities, Loretto sits on the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) Board and is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

    Loretto is passionate about sport and the importance of physical health to maintaining mental agility and peak performance.

    Loretto comes from Co Sligo and holds a Bachelor of Science (UCD), a Masters in Science, in Toxicology (Trinity College Dublin) and a Diploma in Marketing (Harlow University, UK).

    Loretto Callaghan has held the position of Managing Director of Novartis Ireland Limited and Country President for Novartis Ireland since 2006. As Managing Director of the Pharmaceutical Business, Loretto is responsible for bringing innovative prescription medicines to the Irish market. Novartis employs over 1,300 staff in Ireland across 4 sites.

    In addition to her Novartis responsibilities, Loretto sits on the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) Board and is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

    Loretto is passionate about sport and the importance of physical health to maintaining mental agility and peak performance.

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