Novartis CEO Is Said to Dial Up 5,000 Managers After Cohen Furor





Novartis CEO Is Said to Dial Up 5,000 Managers After Cohen FurorA week after Novartis AG had to explain its entanglement in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan dialed into a conference call of epic proportions. Narasimhan’s urgent message, according to a person familiar with the situation, was that Novartis needs to regain public trust and rethink the way it does business with consulting firms, lobbyists and other business groups. The CEO is preparing to meet investors at an event Wednesday in Novartis’s hometown of Basel.


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