Bristol-Myers Squibb, the multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City, has named Pamela Fisher as the company’s new chief diversity and inclusion officer. Fisher previously served as the head of diversity, equity & inclusion global strategy and partnerships at another pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson (a DiversityInc Hall of Fame Company), since 2017.
Linda Lindner of ROI-NJ reported that “Fisher will drive BMS’ Global Diversity & Inclusion business strategy, including advancing the company’s five core diversity commitments. She will be a member of CEO Giovanni Caforio’s leadership team.”
In a statement, Caforio said, “as a science leader, we have seen firsthand how diversity of thought, experience and background drives innovation that transforms patients’ lives. Pam is joining our company as we make progress on our commitment to increasing health equity, further strengthen our diversity and shape our culture of inclusion.”
According to Lindner, “Fisher brings over 20 years of experience in diversity and inclusion, along with global strategy, partnerships, philanthropy, government relations and business growth. Most recently, at J&J, she led the launch of an evidence-based D&I strategy that helped grow the business by reaching diverse and multicultural patients and consumers.”
In her own statement, Fisher said she is excited by the change and looks forward to helping Bristol-Myers Squibb continue to increase its diverse workforce representation as well as further enhancing workforce engagement and feelings of inclusion.”
“BMS is a company that understands the value and impact of having a workforce which reflects the patients and communities we serve and a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone’s unique perspectives can collectively drive greater innovation and health care solutions,” Fisher said. “I am excited to join the BMS team to continue advancing our D&I strategy, addressing the evolving needs of patients, and driving more equitable and sustainable health outcomes around the world.”