Yoo-Seok Hong (YS)

Yoo-Seok Hong (YS) – President, Canada Pharmaceuticals

Yoo-Seok Hong (YS) – President, Canada Pharmaceuticals

YS was appointed to the role of President, Canada Pharmaceuticals in February 2018 and is responsible for all pharmaceutical operations for GSK in Canada. He currently sits on the Canadian Country Management Board representing the Pharma business as well as being a prominent member of the Pharma Leadership Team. A native of Korea, YS has over 25 years of industry experience across various markets including the U.S., Europe, and Emerging markets.

Since joining GSK as General Manager Korea in 2014, YS reshaped the business, delivering strong commercial and financial results. Prior to joining GSK, he was CEO & GM of Teva-Handok where he built the organization. Previously, he was also Senior Director of Strategy for the Emerging Markets Business Unit at Eli Lilly in the US and Lily GM in Korea.

YS holds a Master in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Art from the Hankook University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea.