Chris Shanahan is the Vice-President of Global Procurement for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Chris joined the company in January 2018, to lead the company’s efforts to leverage their scale in the marketplace and build capability and process across the company, while transforming the supply base. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Chris served as the Senior Vice President Global of Procurement, Facilities, and Real Estate, for Becton Dickinson. Before BD, Chris served in leadership positions in procurement, supply chain operations and materials management with Smith Kline Beecham, Sterling Drug, and Essilor in Europe.
Chris is an Adjunct Professor in the Supply Chain Master’s program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Chris is the coauthor of The Procurement Leader’s Handbook. He earned his M.B.A. at The Open University. He has participated in and presented at CPO Rising conferences in Boston MA as well.