Kimberly Banks MacKay currently serves as U.S. Head, Legal and Compliance for Novartis Business Services. Since joining Novartis in 2003, she has served in roles of increasing responsibility, including Deputy Compliance Officer for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“NPC”) and Lead Legal Counsel for one of NPC’s three business units. Before joining NPC, Kim practiced securities law at MetLife, Lucent Technologies and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, held a Federal clerkship and spent several years in commercial banking. Kim was recently selected as NJ Biz’ 2017 General Counsel of the Year – Public Company, and honored in Washington D.C. by Blackdoctor.org as one of the “Top Blacks in Healthcare”. She has also received the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award and the Trailblazer Award from the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey.
In her spare time, Kim is very active in civic and professional endeavors. Among others, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NJ Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Legal Compliance and Regulatory Committee of NJ Bio. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Rutgers University, Office of Attorney Ethics (District V-B), and Essex County CASA. Kim is also an active member of the National Bar Association, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and the Links, Inc. Serving as a Mentor to many across the country, she has demonstrated a specific commitment to mentoring female and minority attorneys. Kim received an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. In addition to being the devoted wife of Craig MacKay, she is the proud mother of Cameron (20) and Kayla (17).