Anne-Françoise Nesmes

CFO at Smith+Nephew

Anne-Françoise holds an MA degree in Management Sciences from Grenoble Ecole de Commerce and an MBA from Henley Management College. She qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1996. Anne-Françoise joined GlaxoSmithKline plc in 1997 where she worked for 16 years, holding multiple senior roles, including Vice President and Finance Controller, Europe (2003-2006), Vice President Forecasting and Planning, US Pharmaceutical (2006-2009) and Senior Vice President Finance, Global Vaccines (2009- 2013). She demonstrates a high level of passion towards life science companies where she has spent the majority of her senior career. AnneFrançoise served as Chief Financial Officer for Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc in 2013 where she successfully implemented financial strategies to support the growth of the business. Most recently, she was Chief Financial Officer of Merlin Entertainments Limited (formerly Merlin Entertainments plc).


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