Henna Inam is an experienced C-suite executive and board member with over 20 years’ experience as President, Chief Marketing Officer, and other leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies including Novartis and Procter & Gamble. A global leader, Inam was born in Pakistan and has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents. She now serves at the chair of the Board People Committee for Engro Corporation, one of the largest publicly traded conglomerates in Pakistan, stewarding talent and senior leader succession. With strategic-thinking and brand-building capabilities, Inam has a proven track record of driving innovation with strong financial and people impact in new, growth, and turnaround businesses.
During the course of her career at Novartis, Inam held many leadership positions, most recently having served as Global Head of e-Innovation, in which she led a community of leaders across Novartis business units and functions. Prior to this role, Inam served as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer of CIBA Vision, (a Novartis subsidiary) and as President of the Americas with P&L responsibility of over $500MM. Previously, she served as General Manager of Gerber Products Company in Mexico, where her team’s business turnaround earned them the 2006 Novartis Performance Excellence Award. Inam is the author of two leadership books, “Wired for Authenticity” (2015) and “Wired for Disruption” (2020). She is also a regular contributor to Forbes and host of the podcast “Transformational Leadership with Henna Inam.”
Inam’s previous governance experience includes serving on the boards of the Center for Retail Excellence of Sam Walton College – University of Arkansas, ConMexico (equivalent of the Grocery Manufacturer ́s Association in Mexico), The American Marketing Association, Atlanta Chapter and The International Women’s Forum of Georgia. She serves on the Board of Counselors for the Carter Center and is the founder of TEDxCentennialParkWomen.
Inam received her BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. An avid learner, Inam completed three Executive Education in Leadership programs at Harvard Business School from 2001-2006, and completed an Executive Education for Directors program at Stanford University in 2021. Inam currently resides with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.