Simon Kelner

Chief Human Resources

Simon Kelner has been our Chief Human Resources Officer since June 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience serving in various human resources leadership roles across multiple industries, including with global pharmaceutical companies, and he has lived and worked in the US, Switzerland, Israel, and the UK. Previously, Simon worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he served as Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility and developed hiring practices and capabilities as well as talent engagement models. Prior to Teva, Simon held roles of increasing responsibility over 13 years at Merck, serving most recently as Global Head Talent Development/Future Employment Models and Executive Director, HR Business Partner—R&D, Technology, Finance, and Strategy. Simon’s early career was in consulting across biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods companies and began in the General Management Program of General Motors in the UK. Simon holds an International Executive MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, a BSc with Honors in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and a certification in Human Resources from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.