Swiss media report that Vasella is decamping from his home in Zug for greener pastures in the U.S.
We know how pharma CEO pay stacked up within the industry. But how did pharma's 2011 compensation packages compare with those in other industries?
For pharma CEOs, keeping up with the Joneses isn't nearly as easy as keeping up with competitors' pay raises. That's because many drugmakers peg their executive compensation to the pay packages at
Johnson & Johnson ( $JNJ ) CEO Bill Weldon ( photo ) is the highest-paid Big Pharma chief, no question. His $28.7 million in 2010 pay put him far above the second-place executive, and he made even
Last week, we gave you our rankings of the highest-paid executives in biopharma . This week, the Wall Street Journal is out with its CEO compensation ranking, so we thought we'd put pharma pay into
Welcome to to our annual look at the biggest CEO paychecks in the pharma industry. The major trend in 2009 was the mega-merger, which helped propel former Schering-Plough CEO Fred Hassan to the top
Life science CEOs made an average base salary of $273,000, up 3.2 percent from 2008 levels. That's according to the 10th annual Compensation and Entrepreneurship study, released by J. Robert Scott
We're all familiar with the brouhaha that occasionally attended Jean-Pierre Garnier's annual pay package. The ex-chief of GlaxoSmithKline drew shareholder ire for bonuses and stock awards they
Every year, executive salaries cause a flap as industry watchers compare who makes what, who got a raise and who's spending the most on air travel, security, drivers and the like. Inevitably, the
More reasons to wish you were Wyeth's CEO: Bernard Poussot got a 69 percent raise in his compensation package for 2008. Just on a percentage point basis, that increase would be 23 times what the