Marion Brooks serves as Vice President and US Country Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Novartis.
In this role, Marion is responsible for all DE&I efforts across the United States, including the groundbreaking 10-year, $50 million Beacon of Hope partnership with HBCUs and Historically Black Medical Schools, which he co-founded.
Over his 25-year executive career, Marion has built and led award-winning teams in sales, marketing, training & development, and diversity. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Human Resource Professionals in the world and Top 100 Healthcare Diversity Officers.
Marion leads an award-winning team of professionals dedicated to incorporating DE&I into the DNA of the Novartis and society, receiving multiple recognitions such as Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity and Women. He is also a certified executive coach, a best-selling author, and Chairman of the Board for Sunshine’s Open Door Foundation.
Marion believes the greatest investment you can make is in another human, and that the only limitations we have in life are the ones you accept.
Marion earned an MBA from Amberton University and a Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Arlington.