FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ (February 8, 2021) – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical device company, today announced the appointment of Dev Kurdikar, 52, as BD Diabetes Care Worldwide President effective February 10th.
In his new role, Kurdikar will be responsible for increasing global strategic, operational, and commercial performance across a portfolio of solutions that aim to minimize the stresses and complications for people with diabetes.
“Dev has spent his career in the healthcare industry in roles that span operations, finance, strategy and general management,” said Alberto Mas, executive vice president and president of the BD Medical segment. ‘This cross-functional experience, coupled with a practical and authentic leadership style, has enabled him to build high-performing teams and a successful culture. His bold and strategic approach and proven ability to iterate, try new things, and embrace change make him well suited to lead the diabetes care business.
Most recently, Kurdikar was CEO and President of Cardiac Science, a global manufacturer of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Previously, he was general manager of the men’s health business for American Medical Systems (AMS) and held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership at Baxter including vice president of infusion systems business in the United States and vice president of marketing / strategy for company-wide commercial initiatives.
Kurdikar earned an MBA majoring in Finance & Strategy from Washington University, Missouri, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana. He is currently a member of the LMG Holdings Board of Directors.
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Kristen M. Stewart, CFA
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