Simon King


Simon King
Chief People Officer
Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc.

Simon King is a senior HR executive with more than 25 years of experience in the Bio-pharmaceutical industry. King graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a bachelor’s in Genetics, and started his career in Research and Development at AstraZeneca. He quickly developed a passion for developing people and organizations and made the transition from R&D to Human Resources. He worked at AstraZeneca, holding increasingly senior positions culminating in being the Head of HR for Research and Development. In April 2013, he moved to Bristol-Myers where he is now the Global Head of Talent and Workforce Innovation, leading an integrated talent function supporting 24,000 BMS employees globally. He has worked globally throughout his career and led progressive people strategies to enable organizations to thrive and transform.

Simon has been a volunteer for HR People + Strategy since 2007, lectures at Cornell, and is an active member of the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies..

Simon is married to Fiona and has two children, Molly and Sam. He enjoys sport and holds a black belt in Kenpo Karate, runs half marathons, skis, and when he gets the opportunity loves to kayak.