Gary Cohen

Acting CEO

In addition to his Acting CEO role at GBCHealth, Gary continues his responsibilities at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company with over $7 billion revenues and 29,000 employees in 50 countries. Gary is Executive Vice President at BD, overseeing the Global Health function and leading the company’s strategy in Shared Value creation.

He is board chair of the CDC Foundation and a board director of the Perrigo Company, the US Fund for UNICEF and the Accordia Global Health Foundation. He also serves as chair of the CDC/Corporate Roundtable on Global Health Threats and an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative.

Gary and the BD team are extensively engaged in collaborations across the public, private and NGO sectors to address health needs in developing and emerging countries. He has served as an advocate, speaker and expert panelist on global health, child immunization, HIV/AIDS and health system strengthening, in venues including the United Nations, World Bank, World Economic Forum (Davos) and Council on Foreign Relations. Gary founded Together for Girls, a new partnership to address the human rights and public health impacts of sexual violence against girls, comprised of UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UN Women, the World Health Organization, the CDC, the US Department of State – Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR) and Office of Global Women’s Issues (GWI), the Nduna Foundation, BD and other partners.

He has been honored with the Corporate Leadership Award by MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks), the Distinguished Humanitarian Award by B’nai B’rith International and the Helenka Pantaleoni Award by the US Fund for UNICEF.

He earned a BA from Rutgers College and a MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management, and previously served on the university’s Board of Trustees.

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