Secretary Miguel Cardona joins us for a candid conversation. He shares stories of growing up as a proud Puerto Rican in Meriden, Connecticut and how those roots led him to one of the most powerful institutions in our country. He explains how his biculturalism shaped him and what he’s doing every day to ensure that all children, especially Latino children, succeed.
Host: Marco A. Davis, CHCI President and CEO
Guest: Esteban Santos, Executive Vice President of Operations at Amgen
Esteban Santos serves as executive vice president, Operations at Amgen. Esteban is responsible for the Operations organization, which encompasses Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality, Engineering and Global Supply Chain.
Prior to this role, Santos was senior vice president, Manufacturing, responsible for operations at Amgen’s commercial manufacturing locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Ireland, the Netherlands and Singapore. He held various leadership roles, including vice president, Drug Product; vice president, Site Operations; vice president, Manufacturing; and vice president, Engineering. Santos joined Amgen in 2007 as executive director, Manufacturing Technologies.
Before joining Amgen, Santos was site general manager for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Cordis operation in Puerto Rico. Prior to J&J, Santos held several management positions in General Electric’s industrial and transportation businesses in Puerto Rico, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Santos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, and a Master of Science in Management from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, Connecticut.