Riccardo Calliano

Head of Global Finance Capabilities and Talent GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

RICCARDO CALLIANO is currently Head of Finance Capabilities and Talent Pipeline at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He works across the Finance organization to drive the new capabilities development agenda, drive the various talent programs and initiatives (from early to established talents), and develop the Digital Roadmap for Finance. He was previously Vice-President Finance, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain in, in charge of manufacturing sites across the US, Europe and Asia. His previous responsibilities as Vice-President of Commercial Finance for GSK USA included driving performance and strategic allocation of resources, with a particular focus on planning and execution for key new product launches. Beforehand he served as CFO in the China/Hong Kong region, where he created a Share Service Centre for the area. Previously Riccardo worked at Eli Lilly, acquiring emerging markets experience as CFO of Mexico. Prior to that, he led various initiatives in Eli Lilly Europe, such as planning and executing the outsourcing of financial processes for the region, streamlining processes as regional P2P process owner and Six Sigma Black Belt, setting up and running a Customer Intelligence team for the European Critical Care team in Switzerland. Prior to joining the healthcare industry, Riccardo worked in FIAT’s Corporate Strategy and Business Development function for the automotive industry. Riccardo holds an M.B.A from INSEAD, graduated in Business & Economics from the University of Torino (Italy), earned a diploma of International Business from the University of Dublin, and received an International Business Strategy certificate from the London School of Economics.

Invite Only - Thursday 6th May - Executive Exchange Module 2 & 3

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

2:40 PM Panel: Making the future real – Developing dynamic capabilities in the post COVID world

A great way step into the future is by developing the capabilities required for the future. This session is designed to share the not only what but also how to close the capabilities gaps into the future:  


  • Identifying and developing key capabilities in 2021 
  • Focusing on developing new capabilities to drive the new ways of working 
  • How does culture contribute to business value, and can it be cultivated? 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Riccardo.

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