Practical Knowledge & Real-World Insight

Top executives face a shrinking pool of appropriate mentors as they ascend through the ranks of their organizations. Finding individuals within their companies or professional networks from whom they can get fresh and relevant perspective, valuable second opinions, and “been there, done, that” insight becomes far more difficult.

GLG Institute’s (GLGi) mentorship model is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with more than 200 elite leaders who can share their executive learning and development through experienced and personalized counsel​. Each engagement is custom and confidential, intended to benefit both the member and their organization by:

Improving commercial performance

Accelerating readiness for new roles and responsibilities

Expanding personal and professional networks

Improving ability to make tough decisions

Avoiding costly missteps

Improving executive retention

What We Do

GLG Institute offers a holistic leadership development approach by blending personalized 1:1 mentorship with peer roundtables and networking events.

One-on-One Meetings

Advisors provide a sounding board, reflective discussion, and actionable insights in confidential meetings that fit seamlessly into members’ busy schedules.


Members gain important insight from expert Advisors while building peer connections in a small, interactive group setting.

Summits & Networking Events

Members and Advisors convene for one or two days of highly interactive, off-the-record discussions of top industry and leadership issues, fostering connections and inspiring action.

Elevate Executive Learning & Development Offerings

HR and talent leaders turn to GLGi to create programs that support the unique needs of their most senior leaders. Our model can accelerate growth and development while removing the costly challenges associated with developing and maintaining in-house mentorship programs. For organizations with existing programs, GLGi can seamlessly build on and enhance internal initiatives.

Our Advisors

GLG Institute Advisors include C-suite executives and policy leaders who share their industry expertise with Institute Members. Below are just a few of the diverse leaders who serve as GLG Institute Advisors.

June Barry

Former CHRO

Karen Boykin-Towns

Vice Chair

Brent Callinicos

Former CFO

Paul Carter

Former EVP & CCO
Gilead Sciences

Christi Shaw

Former CEO, Kite Pharma and
Co-Founder, More Moments More Memories Foundation

Dara Richardson-Heron

Former Chief Patient Officer, Pfizer

John Maraganore

Former Founding CEO, Alnylam

Paul Sekhri

President and CEO, vTv Therapeutics, Inc. and Former President and CEO, eGenesis

Irene Chang Britt

Former President, Pepperidge Farm
SVP, Global Baking and Snacking
Campbell Soup Company

Fabrice Enderlin

Former EVP Chief Talent Officer

David Epstein

Former CEO
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Annalisa Jenkins

Chairman of the Court, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of London

Don Jones

Chief Digital Officer
Scripps Research Translational Institute

Mark McClellan

Former Commissioner

Sheri McCoy

Former Vice Chairman
Johnson & Johnson

Viviane Monges

Former CFO
Novartis OTC & Galderma

Rob Scott

Former Chief Medical Officer

Lauren States

Former CTO
IBM Corporate Strategy
IBM Software

Maria Thomas

Former CEO

Denice Torres

Former Chief Strategy & Business Transformation Officer
Johnson & Johnson

Ron Williams

Former Chairman & CEO

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Padma Thiruvengadam

Former CHRO
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Habib Dable

Former CEO
Acceleron Pharma

Deborah Dunsire

Former CEO

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What Sets Us Apart

Lucian Ionescu, VP at UCB Pharma, has used GLG Institute for years, tapping into personalized, on-demand insights to become a better leader and boost his career in a competitive industry.

GLG Institute has helped me develop more in a year and a half than anything else in years of leadership training.

Blandine Lacroix, Corporate Vice President, BioPharm & Strategy, Novo Nordisk

Since we began partnering several years ago, nearly two dozen of our very best talents have spent a year or more working with GLGi’s highly skilled set of Advisors. The broad variety of professionals with deep and relevant experience has unquestionably added to our talents’ knowledge and expertise. Our executives have consistently told us the offering has served as a strong signal of our commitment to their development and strengthened their own engagement and company commitment.

Randall Bradford, Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Healthcare, Merck KGaA

The on-demand access to specific expertise is powerful. It’s not your typical executive coaching or academic program. [GLG Institute] gives you the option to be transversal and identify specific experts with core expertise. …The ability to tap into that network and tailor a group of people based on your needs and your development plan is precious.

Lucian Ionescu​, VP, Head of Immunology Europe​

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