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Javier Barrientos

Javier Barrientos JAVIER BARRIENTOS is the head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He joined Takeda from T-Mobile, where he led the DE&I engagement team. His corporate career encompasses the technology, telecom, finance, health, and health sciences sectors, having worked for companies such as T-Mobile, Amazon, Biogen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Bank of America, the TJX Companies, and Business for Social Responsibility.

Barrientos’ work includes several firsts in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. These include a Multiple Sclerosis program for underserved patient populations, tax benefit equality for same-sex couples, women’s leadership programs, transgender healthcare benefits, the Biodiversity Fellowship, and Raising the Bar Women on Corporate Boards programs.

He has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal with the Leaders in Innovation Award, the Harvard Medical School Biomedical Career Sciences Program Honor Roll, the National Center for Race Amity, and GK100 as a top 100 most influential leaders in Greater Boston and Boston’s Whittier Street Health Center as a Men’s Health Champion. @takedapharma


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