Bristol-Myers Squibb Appoints COO with Responsibilities in Global Manufacturing and Supply

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has appointed Giovanni Caforio, MD, as chief operating officer and elected him to Bristol-Myers Squibb's board of directors, effective June 5, 2014. He will continue to report to Lamberto Andreotti, chief executive officer. In addition to his current responsibilities as chief commercial officer, Caforio will add leadership responsibility for the company-wide functions of enterprise services and global manufacturing and supply.

Caforio joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2000 as vice president and general manager, Italy, and assumed leadership roles for Greece, Southeast Europe, and in 2004, was appointed senior vice president, European marketing and brand commercialization. From 2007 to 2011, Caforio helped build the company's position in immuno-oncology while directing US and global oncology and contributed to the company's strategic focus and operational performance in roles as US president and chief commercial officer from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caforio spent 12 years with Abbott Laboratories in a number of leadership positions. 

Source: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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