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Johanna Mercier

2018 Speaker

JOHANNA MERCIER is president and head of U.S. commercial at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a position she assumed in October 2017. She has national oversight and financial responsibility of a complex organization delivering $12B in revenue annually. In this role, Mercier strives to instill a balance of innovation and accountability among the 2,500 employees working to deliver transformational medicines from the company’s oncology, cardiovascular, and immunoscience portfolios. Mercier’s career at Bristol-Myers Squibb spans twenty five years with strong national and international experiences. After over a decade in sales and marketing in Canada, she went on to lead worldwide and market teams across both the US and Europe. As GM of UK and Ireland, she achieved double digit growth while implementing a new operating model. As president of worldwide markets for Europe, Australia and Canada, she led international markets driving $4B in revenue and overseeing 1700 employees. Mercier is chair of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Employee Political Advocacy Fund for Innovation (EPAF), and a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC). She is a staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion and a sought after mentor. Mercier earned a science degree from the University of Montreal, and an MBA from Concordia University, Montreal. @bmsnews