SVP, Corporate Affairs
GSK Consumer Healthcare
Dana Bolden joined GSK Consumer Healthcare in January 2021 where he leads the Corporate Affairs function and sits on the Consumer Health Leadership Committee.
Over the course of his 25-plus year career in corporate communications, Dana has been on the front-lines of leading and executing large-scale business development and strategic transformation efforts at some of the most powerful brands in the world, including Philip Morris, The Coca-Cola Company, Corteva Agriscience and, currently, GSK’s consumer health division, which is slated to spin off from GSK (and rebrand) in the summer of 2022. Dana will relocate to the United Kingdom in 2022.
Dana’s expertise in financial, internal, executive and CSR communications, coupled with his extensive global experience in leading crisis and CEO transition management, government relations, social media, litigation management and reputational research, have made him an invaluable counselor and strategic partner to C-suite executives around the world.
This will be his second launch of a publicly traded company: Corteva on the New York Stock Exchange in 2019 and GSK’s consumer health launch on the London Stock Exchange in 2022.
Once the new company spins, Dana will be accountable for all external, internal and brand communications globally and locally, corporate brand, corporate reporting and financial communication, digital and social media, government affairs and public policy, environmental and social sustainability engagement and issues /crisis management.
Just prior to GSK, he served as Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Corteva Agriscience formerly the agriculture division of DowDuPont), where he has managed complex corporate affairs issues including a spin off and listing process. Prior to this, he worked for The Coca-Cola Company. He has a wealth of consumer and regulated industry experience working in-house and in agency having started his career at Cohn and Wolfe and has lived and worked in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Bolden’s contributions to reputation management, enterprise strategy and the communication craft extend well beyond the corporate realm. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Washington & Lee and chairs the university’s Trusteeship Committee. He also serves on the College of Charleston’s Communications Advisory Council and lectures at his alma mater as well as several universities across the nation and the world.
He achieved his APR certification from the Public Relations Society of America, is a 2017 graduate of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program and member of the Arthur Page Society. Additionally, he has a passion for raising funds for first-generation college student scholarships and for connecting people of color with corporate board service.
An avid outdoorsman, Dana loves spending time in nature with his wife Leslie and two children, especially in the Low Country of South Carolina.