Advisory Board Bios

Orlando A. Seranis, VP Global Business Services, J&J Supply Chain – Customer and Logistics Services

Orlando is currently Vice President, Global Business Services, in the Customer and Logistics Services (CLS) organization. CLS was formed as part of the J&J Supply Chain enterprise organization in early 2010. He is accountable for the critical enabling services that support the Enterprise Supply Chain, including supply chain master data management and industry standards, global brand protection, supply chain visibility, as well as CLS strategy and portfolio management.

Previously, Orlando’s most recent role was Vice President, Information Technology (IT), Program Planning and Operations in the Office of the CIO, where he had responsibility for all aspects of the Global IT Enterprise Portfolio Management processes, Global IT Communications, as well as IT Strategy development and execution.

Orlando began his career with the Johnson & Johnson Consumer business in Italy in 1988. After a Foreign Service National assignment with the United States Information Agency in Rome, Italy from 1990 until 1992, he rejoined Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-Clinical Diagnostic Systems, Inc., where he held diverse positions in R&D, Sales and Marketing, and IT. He joined the Johnson & Johnson Consumer IT group in 2002, where he partnered primarily with the supply chain organization. During this period, he was the global IT leader for the acquisition and integration of the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare business, as well as Vice President IT, J&J Consumer Companies Global Supply Chain CIO.

Orlando holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. He has been selected to participate in several senior leadership education and development programs, including those from the Harvard Business School and MIT. He has been actively involved in several industry forums focused to the development and adoption of industry standards, including ISBT-128: a global bar-coding and automation standard for transfusion medicine.

Chris Shanahan, Vice President Global Procurement – Corporate Shared Services

Chris Shanahan is Vice President Global Procurement for Becton, Dickinson, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, and is dedicated to improving people health throughout the world. He joined BD in 2000 to establish the European arm of the newly formed Company Procurement. In 2005, he moved to the US to lead Global Procurement Worldwide along with Facility Operations for the corporate offices, Global Real Estate and Construction Management. BD’s spend of $4.2 billion, as BD’s Source to pay process leader, his team develops the overarching process that governs the chain of transactions from sourcing to payment on a worldwide basis. To drive sustainable change, Chris is focused on the integration of the procurement function with the business units. His team and leaders from the business units have overcame the traditional barriers to connect talent, tools and processes. Chris is part of the Company Leadership Team. Before joining BD, Chris served in leadership positions in procurement, materials management, operations management and supply chain with Smith Kline Beecham, Sterling Drug and Essilor in the UK and Ireland.