Guy Oliver appointed as General Manager for Bristol Myers Squibb UK and Ireland


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Guy Oliver as General Manager for Bristol Myers Squibb UK and Ireland. In this role, he will lead our commercial affiliate as it enters a period of renewal, transforming the product portfolio through our mission to help patients prevail over serious disease. Guy will also sit on the European Markets Leadership Team reporting into Monica Shaw, Senior Vice President and Head of European Markets.

Commenting on his appointment, Guy said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Bristol Myers Squibb at this exciting time. I look forward to working with the team to deliver on our bold ambitions to deliver more medicines to patients in the UK and Ireland. As a certified Great Place to Work® UK, Bristol Myers Squibb has demonstrated its commitment not just to patients but also to the many talented people the company employs here. I’m looking forward to joining a thriving and inclusive culture where we can learn from and empower each other to do great things.”

Guy Oliver

Guy joins us from Ipsen, where he served as General Manager UK and Ireland. Previously, he worked at Novartis for 16 years, holding several senior positions across different functions and geographies. His background brings significant expertise in our therapeutic areas of oncology, haematology, immunology, cardiovascular and neuroscience. Guy studied Pharmacology and Pharmacy and worked as a Pharmacist in New Zealand, and as a Clinical Pharmacist in Guy’s Hospital, London before moving into the pharmaceutical sector.

Monica Shaw, Senior Vice President of European Markets, Bristol Myers Squibb, said:

"We are thrilled to welcome Guy at this pivotal moment for us as we expand our portfolio, bringing new and innovative medicines to help patients across a broadening range of chronic conditions in the UK and Ireland. As someone who is passionate about accelerating access to innovative therapies, Guy is the perfect leader to carry out our mission of helping patients prevail over serious diseases."

As one of Bristol Myers Squibb’s global hubs, the UK and Ireland plays a strategic role within the company. More than 2,000 people are employed across our five sites in Uxbridge, Chester, Moreton, Cruiserath, and Dublin, covering a Commercial Head Office, European Capability Centre, Global Product Development and Supply Formulation Centre, European Biologics Sterile Drug Product facility, and External Manufacturing.

Date of preparation: April 2024
Job number: NO-GB-2400101