Polen is the Chairman, President and CEO of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), one of the world’s largest global medical technology companies. Polen brings more than 25 years of experience advancing healthcare solutions and technologies to the WBA board, as the company continues to accelerate its healthcare transformation and growth strategy. Prior to his current role as CEO, Polen held several leadership positions within the company, including president and chief operating officer, president of several worldwide business units within BD’s Life Sciences segment and also president of the BD Medical segment. Polen serves on the boards of directors of AdvaMed, where he chairs the Committee on Payment & Health Care Delivery Policy; and Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation. He is a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. Polen also serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and its Manufacturing Competitiveness Subcommittee.