Skip to Main Content

David L. Gonzales

2018 Speaker

DAVID L. GONZALES is the head of global diversity and inclusion at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and is responsible for developing strategy focused on linking a powerfully diverse workforce and broadly inclusive organization to driving business performance.  In his role, Gonzales works with leaders across the corporation as well as the BMS Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, chaired by the CEO, to define strategies that enable the company to unlock the full potential of its workforce – driving greater competitive advantage. Prior to BMS, Gonzales was chief diversity officer for Merck & Co. In this position, he was responsible for leveraging the business insights of employees to impact business results, providing strategic oversight to talent management priorities, and building important stakeholder relationships with top customers and strategic alliance partners. Gonzales earned an MS in industrial administration and a BS in chemical engineering, both from Carnegie-Mellon University.  @bms