Novartis is a global pharmaceutical company, centered in Switzerland. It has approximately 100.000 employees all over the world and 2.400 employees in Turkey. Novartis was created in 1996 through a merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. Novartis and its predecessor companies trace roots back more than 250 years, with a rich history of developing innovative products. Our products are available in 155 countries and we touched 1 billion lives with our products in 2019. Novartis is structured to deliver innovative products, exploit global scale, and respond to new opportunities and risks. Our divisions - Innovative Medicines, and Sandoz - are supported by functional organizations with global scale.