GSK appoints president of European consumer healthcare
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GlaxoSmithKline has appointed Emma Walmsley as its new president, consumer healthcare Europe, and president designate, worldwide consumer healthcare, effective from 1 May 2010. Ms Walmsley will take up operational responsibility for GSK's European business and brands. She joins from L'Oreal's consumer products business in China, which she headed; prior to this she was global general manager of the Maybelline cosmetics business, based in New York. Ms Walmsley will replace Manfred Scheske, who has served in the role since January 2004. She is also expected to take the role of president, worldwide consumer healthcare, from John Clarke when he retires in the next two years, GSK said. GSK's consumer healthcare division includes OTC medicines, such as analgesics and smoking cessation treatments, as well as products such as toothpaste, nutrition, beverages and dental care.