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Catalina Vargas is the Senior VP and Head of Global Procurement and as such plays a strategic role in driving enterprise initiatives.

Catalina has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharma industry and has held positions of increasing responsibility in a range of local, regional and global roles in global strategic sourcing and procurement as well as manufacturing; she has also served as a product portfolio leader.

She joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2018 as vice president, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Global Product Development and Supply, managing a complex supply chain need to ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines to our patients. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, she was with Pfizer for 18 years in a number of leadership positions.

“I was drawn to the biopharma industry to help bring much-needed treatments to patients with serious diseases,” she says. “In my roles in procurement, a strategic area that helps advance a company’s competitive capabilities, I was proud to play a part in delivering innovative medicines to patients.”

Born and educated in Colombia, Catalina earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Javeriana and a graduate degree in finance and capital markets from Universidad de La Sabana.