Ann M. Powell - Bristol Myers Squibb


Ann M. Powell

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann M. Powell is the global head of Human Resources and deeply committed to driving the company’s global capabilities in talent management, culture and organizational effectiveness while enabling an empowered workforce. She also currently serves as the executive sponsor of the Living Life Better company wellness program.

Ann partners across the company to foster an energized workforce and radically inclusive culture, where individuals are encouraged to exceed their potential and make innovative contributions for our patients and the global communities in which they live and work.

“At BMS, when we say we want people to bring their whole selves to work, we mean it. Courage, candor and inclusion fuel an innovative culture and, ultimately, a healthier future for all.  I’m inspired every day by the courage and passion of our workforce as we work together to make a difference in patients’ lives,” says Ann.

Ann’s expertise includes executive compensation, shaping culture, talent development, change management, team effectiveness, inclusion, diversity, learning design and delivery, talent attraction, labor relations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and start-ups.

With a career spanning both international and domestic assignments, Ann has worked within the oil/gas, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, including Chevron, Dow and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb in 2013, Ann was the chief human resources officer for Shire Pharmaceuticals.

Ann earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.

Updated: October 2022