Join us for a session with 2021, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Edward “Ed” J. Ludwig
Ed has a long and distinguished healthcare and medical technology career. Ed, and the companies he’s lead and/or held positions of leadership have significantly impacted healthcare globally. Known for driving innovation and supporting humanitarian efforts, Ed was instrumental in making BD a great place to work and a place that attracted and developed great talent. Ed eagerly embraced advanced technologies, and was committed to educating, mentoring and promoting internal talent. Ed insisted on being socially responsible and to being strongly engaged in the community. Ed demanded passion, dedication and top performance from every team member. Ed’s goal was to remain fresh and competitive, and to be able to adopt and lead in an ever changing world.
Ed is the son of a construction worker and the first in his family to go to college. Ed spent summers of his youth working construction in New York. Ed’s story is inspirational and in this session, a panel of peers and mentors will discuss many transferable, admirable and replicable lessons learned from Ed’s highly successful career. Our panel will include other inspirational and globally distinguished leaders including, Mike Mahoney, Chairman and CEO, Boston Scientific, Mike Mussallem, Chairman and CEO of Edwards Life Sciences, Vince Forlenza, immediate past Chair, BD and Elizabeth Woody Sr. V.P. BD.
Ed’s primary association has been with the Becton Dickinson and Company (BD). Ed spent a total of 33 years at BD, joining the company in 1979 as a Senior Analyst and retiring in June 2012 as Chairman. Ed served as chairman of the board from February 2001 through June 2012, as BD’s CEO from January 2000 through September 2011 and as its President from May 1999 to December 2008. Prior to joining BD, Ed served as a senior auditor with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC)
Ed has been a director of Boston Scientific since March 2014. Ed has been a board member since 2013 and now serves as Chairman of the Board of POCARED, a privately held company focused on infectious disease diagnostics. Ed is also a director of CVS Health Corporation and formerly was the lead board director at Aetna from 2003 until its merger with CVS Health. Ed is vice chair of the board of trustees of the Hackensack University Medical Center Network. Ed is a past chair of the Health Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Ed served numerous years on the AdvaMed Board of Directors and as Chairman from 2006 to 2008. He was also active with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and served as its chair in 2004. Ed graduated from the College of Holy Cross and received an MBA from Columbia University.