executive director, finance, strategic initiatives
Simona has over 20 years of diverse finance and business experience, a strong record of delivering business results and is passionate about people development. Simona leads the corporate financial planning and analysis group at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), managing the financial process for the total company, providing analyses that guide senior leadership decision-making, as well as preparing analyses to support BMS' chief financial officer and investor relations.
She started her career with BMS in 2000, and has consistently demonstrated strong leadership in a variety of finance roles of increasing responsibility within global manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, R&D, enterprise services and US pharmaceuticals, as finance lead for the cardiovascular, neuroscience, diabetes and Puerto Rico businesses. Simona mentors numerous women at BMS and created financeGIVEs, BMS’ innovative program that allows financial professionals to bring their financial expertise to nonprofit organizations in Africa.
She is currently the secretary/treasurer and on the board of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA). Before joining BMS, Simona worked at the board of governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC and in banking in South Africa. She has a BA in economics from Kalamazoo College, an MBA in finance from Columbia University and is a certified public accountant.
Originally from Romania, Simona resides in Princeton, NJ with her husband, three active children and family dog. She enjoys travel, beach, exercise and family time.