James Cheng

Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Zimmer Biomet

James Cheng is the Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Zimmer Biomet. Prior to Zimmer Biomet, was the Global Director of Inclusion & Diversity and Talent Acquisition at Gilead Sciences Inc. and formally HR Director of Global Inclusion & Diversity Business Resource Groups and Business Development at Cargill Inc. He is responsible for the strategy, development, and growth of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to drive positive impact for the 23,000+ team members in 25+ countries across the globe. Passionate, results-driven strategic leader with an unwavering dedication to development of inclusive leadership, employee engagement, securing brand loyalty, supporting the community, building strong relations with internal and external partners. Board Director Member on National Association of Asian American Professionals Minnesota Chapter. Recipient of the 2021 Top 100 Diversity Officers by the National Diversity Council. United States Air Force veteran of the Texas National Guard. Second generation American Chinese originally from New York City.

James is speaking at

B3 & Womxn's Track
July 17, 2021
11:30 am - 12:45 pm


  • James Cheng (Speaker) Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Zimmer Biomet
  • Nimesh Patel (Speaker) Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Soon Mee Kim (Speaker) Executive Vice President, Omnicom Public Relations Group
  • Gwen Migita (Speaker) VP of sustainability, DEI, Social impact, Caesars Ent.
  • Sharon Wong (Moderator) Immediate Past President, OCA National


What does it mean to work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, and what does the work actually entail? This panel of accomplished DEI leaders will shed light on what DEI and a career in DEI looks like.

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