John Celentano

Director, Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board:  2020 - Present
Director of Teligent: 2015 - Present

Mr. Celentano currently works as an independent senior advisor to the pharmaceutical industry.  He has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having held various senior leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company including: President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Healthcare Group (Mead Johnson Nutrition, ConvaTec, and Medical Imaging); Regional President roles in Emerging Markets/Asia Pacific, Latin America/Canada, and UK/Northern Europe; Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Public Affairs and Philanthropy; and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Productivity.  While at Bristol-Myers, Mr. Celentano was an active participant in the development of their biopharma strategy and led major initiatives on productivity transformation, streamlining operations to support the company’s growth opportunities. Mr. Celentano serves on the Board of privately held JJ White Inc. and the non-for-profit CMMB.  Prior Board experience includes privately held YourEncore Inc. through 2020.  Mr. Celentano holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware and a MBA from Drexel University.

Independent Director
Chairman of the Board