Transforming from Within: Fostering a Purpose-Filled Culture

  • Developing a strong cultural foundation in direct alignment with our external brand
  • Aligning organizational goals with individual goals to drive performance and purpose in employees
  • Differentiating your organization by making employee experience your competitive advantage

Willie Grant
VP, Human Resources, Enabling Functions
Bristol Myers Squibb

Willie S. Grant has 25+ years of global Human Resources experience across multiple industries and cultures. He has a proven track record in HR strategy development, driving organizational performance and building and leading globally diverse teams.

Mr. Grant is Vice President, Human Resources, Enabling Functions for Bristol-Myers Squibb. He leads strategic Human Resources efforts across eight global functions reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer and is a member of the Global Human Resources Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mr. Grant spent 12 years at Mead Johnson Nutrition, a $4 billion-dollar leader in infant nutrition, in roles of increasing responsibility working both domestically and internationally.

Before joining Mead Johnson, Mr. Grant worked in regional and global HR leadership roles for multinational companies including General Electric, PepsiCo and Pfizer.

He obtained his Master’s degree in Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resources from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources from the University of Buffalo in New York.

In addition to his professional work experience, Mr. Grant served on the Conference Executive Board Asia Leadership Council; the Board of Directors for the National Association of African American Human Resources Professionals (NAAAHR) Atlanta Chapter; is a current member if the NAAAHR New Jersey Chapter, he previously served on the Board of Directors for the Joshua Academy Charter School in Evansville, Indiana. Mr. Grant has also served as an Adjunct Professor at University of Evansville in Evansville, IN.