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Paul Hudson is responsible for leading AstraZeneca’s commercial operations in North America and represents the region as a member of the Senior Executive Team. In this capacity he is accountable for driving growth and maximizing contribution of North America to AstraZeneca’s global business.

Prior experience

Prior to his role in North America, Paul served as Representative Director and President of AstraZeneca K. K., the Japanese subsidiary of AstraZeneca PLC. He has served as a Standing Board Member of JPMA (Japan Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association) and EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) in Japan.

Previously Paul was President of AstraZeneca’s business in Spain. He joined AstraZeneca in 2006 as Vice President and Primary Care Director, UK.

Before AstraZeneca, Paul worked for Schering Plough, where he held roles of increasing seniority, including leading biologics global marketing, based in the US. He began his career at GSK UK and Sanofi-Synthelabo UK with roles in sales and marketing.


  • Degree in Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK


  • BIO: Board of Directors
  • Healthcare Leadership Council: Member
  • Institute of Medicine: Member of the Value & Science Driven Health Care Roundtable