131 - Adam Schechter, Chairman, President & CEO of Labcorp – Scaling from 3,000 tests per week to over 300,000 a day, only months into his role as CEO

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Adam Schechter is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Labcorp, a leading global life sciences company, with a presence in over 100 countries and annual revenue of $14 billion. LabCorp has become a household name during the global pandemic, and Adam was only a few months into his role as CEO when Covid-19 hit. He has a fascinating story of pivoting to scale the company to respond to this unforeseen challenge, and how he did it all while expanding LabCorp’s reach beyond its core of diagnostics, into life sciences and health.

In getting to know Adam, I found we both share a passion for water – and by that I mean we both care deeply about improving access to clean water globally. Nearly 1 million people die each year from diseases that could be prevented if families have access to safe water and sanitation. Adam is helping to close that gap as Chairman of the Board of Water.org.

I also loved hearing his thoughts, as a diagnostic leader integral to our Covid response, on the top three things we need to do to be better prepared for future health crises.

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