Michelle Weese - Bristol Myers Squibb
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
As executive vice president, Corporate Affairs, Michelle Weese oversees the company’s initiatives to protect, promote and enhance the Bristol Myers Squibb brand and reputation through strategic communications, government relations and policy, corporate social responsibility and patient advocacy. She also currently serves as the executive sponsor of the Pan Asian Network (PAN) People and Business Resource Group.
Michelle joins Bristol Myers Squibb from the global food and beverage company Danone, where she served for two years as general secretary for North America and also led strategic corporate functions, including government and public affairs, communications, community affairs, scientific affairs and sustainable development for North America.
In 2009 she founded the private consulting firm, strat-igence, serving as its CEO and working with a range of clients from the biopharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries, including Johnson & Johnson, Church & Dwight, PepsiCo and Unilever, on issues such as crisis management, corporate affairs and corporate transformation. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing leadership responsibility in corporate affairs at Mars, Inc. including serving as global head of Communications.
“Our role as biopharma leader has never been more important,” says Michelle. “In an evolving global market, this is a critical time to ensure that the innovative and transformative work being done by the company across multiple fronts is being communicated to our patients, policymakers, colleagues and broader stakeholders.”
Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University.
Updated: November 2021