Full Name
Krishna Cheriath
Job Title
Vice President, Digital, Data & Analytics
Brief Biography
Building world-class digital data and analytic organizations that accelerate business outcomes through digital innovation and drive effective data strategies are Krishna Cheriath’s areas of excellence. With 20+ years of biopharma experience, Krishna advances enterprise digital and data strategy while leading high-performing teams at Zoetis and previously at Bristol Myers Squibb, HighPoint Solutions, Accenture, IBM, and PwC.

As an approachable, solutions-oriented leader, Krishna uses his 20+ years of leadership and biopharma experience to advance business outcomes across the biopharma value chain, evolving innovation while engaging and retaining staff. Krishna’s impressive leadership track record at Fortune 500 organizations offers achievements in elevating digital dexterity, optimizing enterprise value, advancing digital transformations, and accelerating cloud-first strategies.

Currently, Krishna is the Head of Digital, Data and Analytics (Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Head of Digital Data and Analytics) at Zoetis, the largest producer of medicine and vaccinations with $6+ billion in annual revenue. Recruited by the CEO and working in partnership with the chief information and digital officer, Krishna leads digital and analytic transformations that reshape the organization with a focused strategy, recruiting top talent, creating a clear vision, and building lasting partnerships with business unit leaders.

Before joining Zoetis in 2020, Krishna served as chief data officer and head of enterprise digital strategy at Bristol Myers Squibb for 5+ years. He established and built a world-class data and analytic organization from the ground up and advanced digital capabilities while expanding data leadership. Additionally, he served as an executive leader for global IT service provider relationships.

In prior roles, Krishna contributed by overseeing commercial data, leading business architecture and business intelligence, consulting on strategy, and serving in other progressive leadership roles. Krishna has served on the board of directors at Gartner Research, is a founding member of the IEEE Fair Trade Data Standards Group, and is a featured leader in the recently published book TRUST: The winning formula for digital leaders.

In addition to biopharma contributions, Krishna serves as a digital and data strategy adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Education Program. He mentors 15+ chief data officers and chief data analytics officers, is a sought-after industry forum speaker, and has produced several digital and analytic transformation publications.

Krishna’s education accomplishments include securing a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Krishna completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Kerala.
Krishna Cheriath