Carlos Santiago, VP, Head of Americas, GSK


Carlos began his career in GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a Site Utilities Engineer at their Manufacturing facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico.  With more than twelve years at GSK, he held several roles of increasing responsibility in both their Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) and Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) organizations.   Some of these roles include: Utilities Manager, GMS Clifton; Packaging Operations Manager, GMS Clifton; Site Operations Director, WREF Research Triangle Park; and Global Lead Engineering Infrastructure, WREF.


In 2018 he left GSK to join Merck as an Executive Director and Chief of Staff for the Global Workplace and Enterprise Services Leadership Team.  During his time in Merck he was responsible for developing, managing and executing the organization’s strategy and portfolio of strategic initiatives.


After 18 months with Merck Carlos returned to GSK as VP, Head of Americas for the Worldwide Real Estate & Facilities organization.  As Head of Americas, Carlos and his team have responsibility for R&D and Commercial footprint for the region.


His different roles and experiences have allowed him to work in many locations within the Americas as well as travel to more than 30 countries in 4 continents.