Gene Vivino has spent three decades planning for, building and managing technology businesses worldwide. He has extensive expertise in international and emerging markets, especially China and Greater Asia, via leadership positions in business development, finance and management. Vivino led the development of Becton Dickinson’s long-term strategic plan for China, creating a key growth driver for the company. As Vice President, Strategic Planning, Greater Asia, he successfully articulated BD's integrated regional strategy for this critical growth region.
Gene has lived and worked in the U.S., Asia and Latin America, is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Italian. He holds an MBA in Finance, Marketing & Strategic Planning from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Gene is known for creating impactful solutions that deliver sustainable growth for world-class companies. At Exxon he drove operational effectiveness and compliance in the US, Asia and Latin America. At Merck and Monsanto, he led development of the nutraceuticals business, commercializing Omega 3 DHA products that twice beat more than 5,000 new entrants to win Most Innovative Food Product Awards in Europe. He has regularly spoken on emerging markets and strategic planning topics in business, classroom and conference settings.
Gene lives with his wife and their son in La Jolla, CA, with a second home in New Jersey. In addition to completing seven full Ironman triathlons, Gene has trekked to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.