Saken Pilay Khokhar

Saken Pillay Khokhar has led the Supplier Diversity program at Boston Scientific since 2017. She is tasked with developing and managing the strategic goals and plans for the supplier diversity program. As part of the procurement process, the aim is to proactively provide maximum practical opportunities for diverse and small businesses. Saken is a passionate advocate for supplier diversity and has been instrumental in instituted new sourcing policies at Boston Scientific that are more inclusive of small and diverse businesses.

Previously, she also served as the Global Sourcing Manager for the Legal department at Boston Scientific for 2 years. Prior to her time at Boston Scientific, Saken served as the Director of Business Administration at City Year, Boston (City Year is an education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools in inner cities to succeed).

Saken also spend 8 years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in numerous leadership roles in Strategic Alliances, Operations and Venture Capital. Saken is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Northeastern University. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College.