Gary Cohen


Gary Cohen is executive vice president, Global Health at BD (Becton, Dickinson & Co), a global medical technology company with $16 billion in global revenues and 65,000 employees operating throughout the world, and president, BD Foundation. He has served as an officer of the company since 1996. He is board co-chair of GBCHealth and a board director of the Perrigo Company, UNICEF USA and board chair/founder of Together for Girls, a partnership to end violence against children. Gary served as board chair of the CDC Foundation from 2010-2014. He previously served on the UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities for Women and Children and presently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Grand Challenges Canada. BD and Gary are engaged across the public, private and NGO sectors to address unmet global health needs. He serves as an advocate and expert speaker on advancing health and human rights. He has been honored for his humanitarian work by MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks), B’nai B’rith International, UNICEF USA, the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, the American Jewish Committee and the Nyumbani Home for HIV positive children in Kenya. Gary holds a BA and MBA from Rutgers University and was named a Rutgers 250 Fellow in association with the university's 250th anniversary.