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Dave HickeyAbernethy

BD Life Sciences - Diagnostic Systems
Worldwide President

A healthcare executive with over 20 years in the in vitro diagnostics industry, Dave serves as the Worldwide President for BD Life Sciences – Diagnostic Systems. He manages the strategic and financial performance of the BD Diagnostic Systems business on a global basis. This includes responsibility for the Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Womens Health & Cancer and Point of Care portfolios. Prior to taking office as Worldwide President of BDDS in July 2016, Dave served as VP/GM for the Clinical Microbiology business at BD. Dave joined BD in May 2014 from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, where he served as the CEO of its Core Laboratory Business Unit, with revenues in excess of €2 billion. Along with full P&L accountability, he had ownership for the BU’s Global R&D, Sales, Marketing, Service and Quality Management functions. Dave began his career as a Clinical Biochemist at Warrington General Hospital, UK in 1979. Originally from Manchester (UK) and of course a huge Manchester United football fan he is a keen golfer and sports car enthusiast.