Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
David Shan serves as executive vice president and chief quality officer for BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. He is also a member of the BD Executive Leadership Team.
Shan joined BD in 2015 and has continued to advance his career and learning by rotating across multiple functions and businesses. He first served as VP of Global Operations for the Pharmaceutical Systems business, before taking on expanded responsibility leading operations for several of BD’s devices businesses. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of global supply chain, where he strengthened the function to be more agile and customer focused, adding new systems and technologies, optimizing our distribution and logistics network, and improving delivery time to customers.
Before joining BD, Shan served as Chief Operating Officer for SGD Pharma, overseeing quality, manufacturing operations, R&D and supply chain, among other functions. He previously led global quality and operational excellence for Graham Packaging, a company with 84 plants in 16 countries, where he integrated and deployed a single global Quality Management System and delivered significant reductions in customer complaints. He began his career at 3M, where he received his Six Sigma Black Belt certification and held multiple positions including technical services and plant quality manager.
David holds a Master’s degree in Material Sciences from Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs de Tarbes in France and an Executive MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.