Marlborough, Mass., September 19, 2022 — Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces the appointment of Kathryn Unger as vice president, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Unger’s executive experience includes leading complex, highly regulated businesses and driving sales, strategy and operations growth initiatives.
“ESG is an important part of our enterprise strategy, and we have been steadily increasing our focus on improving our practices, reporting strategies and organizational talent,” said Meghan Scanlon, senior vice president and president, Urology and Pelvic Health and executive sponsor for ESG, Boston Scientific. “The breadth and depth of Kathryn’s experiences and expertise equip her to lead our global organization in the next phase of our ESG evolution.”
Boston Scientific employees in approximately 115 countries all contribute to company initiatives aimed at addressing challenges including inequity, economic disparity, climate change and environmental protection. In her role, Kathryn will lead the company’s global ESG council, comprised of subject matter experts from across the company, which provides updates to the company’s board of directors. This framework is intended to create shared accountability for ESG progress.
“Corporate responsibility is not a status that can be achieved—it’s an ongoing journey and continuous challenge to learn, adapt and improve,” said Unger. “The opportunity to join Boston Scientific at this point in the company’s trajectory is especially meaningful, as we can collectively build on the tangible progress of the past several years and accelerate meaningful advancements to improve and protect the health of people all over the world while delivering value for our stakeholders.”
Unger previously served in a number of global leadership roles at Cargill, most recently as vice president of North America Government Relations. Prior to Cargill, she worked for Cummins Inc. for nearly 10 years, leading the company’s global Rail and Defense engine business as well as other roles in business development and program management. She was also a tax consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a teacher in the U.S. and in Colombia.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Unger holds an undergraduate degree in education and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA from Stanford University.
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