My MBA: Lester Russell, global chief medical officer at Fujitsu

LESTER RUSSELL graduated in medicine from the University of Southampton in 1983 and worked as a doctor for 16 years. In 2000 he set up, a medical consultations business; a year later, he left his GP practice and took on a portfolio career that included advising on the reorganisation of NHS Direct.

He joined Fujitsu in 2004 to help manage the company’s relationship with NHS clinicians. Since 2008 Russell, 54, who still practises part-time, has led the development of Fujitsu’s healthcare and life-sciences business. He received an MBA from Open University Business School in 1997.

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