Life-time Achievement Award
Career Highlights: 37-year career with BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Co.) including 25 years as an executive officer who, at various times, led more than half of the company’s global business.
Other leadership roles: Founder and board chair, Together for Girls; Founder and CEO Maternal Newborn Health Innovations, PBC; Founder, Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition; Chair, Corporate/CDC Roundtable on Global Health Threats.
Ties to Rutgers: MBA, Rutgers Graduate School of Management (now RBS); Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration, Rutgers College. He founded the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation at Rutgers Business School.
“The most rewarding thing about working in the business world was traveling to over 70 countries and working with people from so many different nationalities and cultures. It gave me the opportunity to leverage the capabilities and resources of the business sector to address challenging unmet societal health needs and issues.”
“I tend to take on very challenging problems, issues most people would choose not to work on because they are very difficult to address, and I mobilize collaborative initiatives across sectors (public, private, nonprofit, academia) to enable positive change to be achieved at a global scale. I would say this demonstrates resourcefulness. I think this is an important quality because it helps to achieve transformative change.”
“The experience and knowledge I gained at RBS, and the ‘taste’ of what it was like to be successful, benefited me throughout my whole career. Being engaged with Rutgers helps enable students who otherwise may not benefit from a privileged upbringing to achieve their career and life potential.”