Willard McCloud III

Vice President, Human Resources, Global Head of D&I, Pfizer

Willard is Vice-President, Human Resources and Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) for Pfizer. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of Pfizer’s global, enterprise-wide Diversity & Inclusion strategies.

Willard’s approach to D&I emphasizes value-creation and enabling business strategies by leveraging best practices, benchmarking, goal setting, and a focus on Inclusion to accelerate Pfizer’s D&I efforts.

A banker and strategist by training, Willard uses his experiences leading businesses to operationalize D&I for maximum impact and sustainability.

He is currently a member of the Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council (DDAC) at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and sits on the Business Advisory Council for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Willard was the Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity for Cargill, Inc. based in Minneapolis where he spent fourteen years in functional and business leadership roles with the company.

He holds a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he was an Oprah Winfrey and Merrill Scholar. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. He is a former Luce Scholar who has lived in Asia, Europe, and worked on six of seven continents.

You may follow Willard on Twitter @willardmccloud.