24 Jul 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has elected Ms Rebecca W Rimel to its board of directors. Ms Rimel, aged 61, received a BS with distinction from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and an MBA from James Madison University.
Mr Vincent A Forlenza, chairman, CEO and president, BD, while welcoming Ms Rimel said that, "Rebecca brings to BD a unique blend of broad public policy expertise, philanthropic leadership and a strong healthcare background. I am confident that she will provide invaluable insight and perspective as we continue to execute our strategy of accelerating growth through innovation, complemented by operational excellence."
Ms Rimel has served as the is the president and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public charity that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improving public policy, informing the public and stimulating civic life, since 1994, after serving as executive director and VP for Programs for the Trusts.
Her prior experience includes roles at The Glenmede Trust Company, an independent investment and wealth management firm. Ms Rimel, who is a registered nurse, has more than a decade of experience at the University of Virginia Hospital, serving as head nurse, emergency department; coordinator of medical out-patient facilities; and assistant professor; instructor in neurosurgery.
In the nonprofit arena, Ms Rimel currently serves on the board of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors. In the corporate arena, she serves on the boards of Deutsche Asset Management/DWS Funds and CardioNet, a publicly traded wireless medicine company.