Renuka Gadde is Vice President, Global Health at BD. She provides leadership for BD’s Global Health initiatives primarily focusing on emerging and developing countries. Her responsibilities include extensive external engagement with ministries of health, international agencies and non-government organizations, and significant internal engagement across BD’s units, geographies and functions in support of strategies, products and programs that advance equitable access to health for all people.
Ms. Gadde leads key Public Private Partnerships to improve access and strengthen health systems, improve lab quality and standards, and upgrade clinical practices focusing on areas of HIV, TB, AMR and healthcare worker and patient safety. She partners with organizations such as PEPFAR, CDC, USAID, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, FIND and country governments on these partnerships.
Ms. Gadde began her career with BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) in 1997. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and completed an exec program on Global Health Leadership from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her previous positions within the company include Regional Immunization Director for Asia Pacific region, Director Strategic Planning for the Medical segment, Platform Leader for Emerging Markets, Injection Safety, and Senior Director, Global Health at the Pre-Analytical Business segment.
Ms. Gadde currently serves on the board of ASLM (African Society for Laboratory Medicine), Project HOPE and the International Safety Center. She is an advisory board member for Rice University, NEST program. Ms Gadde also serves on the Ethics and Governance Committee of the Global Fund and is a DX Ambassador for FIND, Geneva.