Richard S. Spada

Richard S. Spada
Sr. Global Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
Richard S. Spada, BS. Ed., MA, PCC, is a Sr. Global Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. Working to support the creation of an inclusive culture in an organization which spans 120 countries and has over 120,000 employees around the globe, Spada focuses his efforts on impacting culture change through the creation of inclusion strategy and tools.

Richard has authored two leading-edge publications at Novartis: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for All: A Guide for LGBT Employees at Novartis and Creating an Inclusive Workplace for All: A Guide for Managers of LGBT Employees at Novartis. In 2014, he authored the latest Inclusion Guide, A Guide for Persons with Disabilities, Their Managers and Allies at Novartis.

He is recognized as a global thought leader for his work to accelerate inclusion and reduce or eliminate bias throughout his organization. He has been invited to join the Advisory Board of the Diversity and Inclusion Center of The Conference Board.

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