With 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, Adriana Zupa-Fernandez is a global leader and Executive MBA with a focus on science and sustainability. She has worked as a Biologist to discover small molecule therapies and has also managed clinical trials. Passionate and driven, she has proven herself in getting first-in-class assets from the discovery space to the clinic, including the FDA approved Sotyktu. While a scientist, Adriana was heavily involved in driving workplace equality, co-creating policies and guidelines for underrepresented groups, and leading Sustainability efforts. She has taken that innovative approach and parlayed it into serving as a leader for both Corporate Diversity & Inclusion and Global Sustainability, creating impactful global teams from the ground up. Her bold vision, empathetic leadership style, and dedication to positive change have enabled her to drive employee engagement, environmental stewardship, and intersectional strategies. She is an advocate, trailblazer, and author of multiple publications and serves as Bristol Myers Squibb’s Director of Global Sustainability Strategy and Operations.