Manan Shah


Manan Shah recently joined Bristol Myers Squibb in the newly created position of Vice President, Head of Global Health Equity & Policy Partnerships. He has over 15 years of US and international health policy, equity, advocacy, public affairs, and communications experience in the pharmaceutical sector. Prior to BMS, Manan was most recently Vice President, and Head of Global Public Affairs for LEO Pharma Before that, Manan was at Biogen and spent a decade at Novo Nordisk where he first worked in US State government affairs and advocacy, prior to leading the emerging markets region public affairs, based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Manan is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and School of Public and Global Affairs. He has designed and currently teaches numerous courses including Social & Economic Determinants of Health, Politics & Public Health, Issues in Global Health and Mental Health Advocacy. Most recently, Manan was invited to serve as an editor of the Public Health-Open Journal (PHOJ), a global open-access journal discussing issues related to health systems, focused on both global and individual levels. 

Manan received his MBA from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and Master of Public Affairs & Politics from Rutgers University. He did his undergraduate studies at American University. He also has done post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, and has a Public Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is currently pursuing his LLM, Master of Law, from the London School of Economics with a focus on health and human rights law.

Manan is married and he and his wife recently had their first child—a daughter. He’s a proud Girl Dad. He also is an avid runner and after running numerous shorter races, is training to run the NYC Marathon this fall—his first.

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