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isc ’08

Redefining Social Impact:
Changing the Scope of Changing the World.


Krista Thompson

Vice President and General Manager, Global Health, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)

Krista Thompson

For more than a century, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has fulfilled its company purpose of “helping all people live healthy lives” through quality technologies and innovations that impact some of the world’s most fundamental health care needs.   One outcome of BD’s commitment to global health issues was the creation of Krista Thompson’s position of Vice President and General Manager, Global Health, BD. 

In her role, Ms. Thompson works across all business segments to help increase the effectiveness and impact of BD’s technologies and services on HIV/AIDS, TB and other infectious diseases.  Equally important, Ms. Thompson is responsible for identifying new technologies to meet the demands of future global health issues.

BD understands that reducing the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB requires collaboration among essential public and private sector partnerships, including:  governments, NGOs, industry, faith-based organizations, public officials and healthcare providers.   Consequently, Ms. Thompson and the BD team spend a great deal of time meeting with key international organizations in collaboration with BD, including: the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, the World Economic Forum, the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), and the US Office of Global AIDS Coordinator.

Through worldwide travel, ongoing communications with BD’s trusted partners and establishment of innovative new partnerships, Ms. Thompson ensures that all activities are part of a sustainable business model that allows BD to continue to invest in developing countries.

Ms. Thompson began her BD career as a Product Manager in 1996, and over the past ten years has held positions of increasing responsibility. In 1997, she was named the Director of Marketing in Europe, where she managed marketing teams for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 1999, Krista was appointed VP/General Manager of North America Preanalytical Solutions.

Ms. Thompson has a BS in Medical Technology from Indiana University, and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

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