Sam Samad

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Sam A. Samad

Independent Director

Director since: July 2019

Compensation and Talent


Mr. Samad has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated since July 2022. Before joining Quest Diagnostics, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Illumina, Inc. from January 2017 to July 2022. Mr. Samad held several senior leadership positions at Cardinal Health between November 2007 and January 2017, including Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer from February 2012 to January 2017, with leadership responsibility for Cardinal Health’s China business. He was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the pharmaceutical segment of Cardinal from 2009 to 2012, and Vice President, Healthcare Supply Chain Services. He also previously held finance roles at Eli Lilly and Pepsico Inc. Mr. Samad received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and his MBA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.


Through his current and prior roles as Chief Financial Officer of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, a leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Illumina, Inc., a public biotechnology company, Mr. Samad brings substantial financial and leadership experience at innovative, high-growth, public diagnostics and healthcare companies, valuable perspectives regarding communications and engagement with the investment community and expertise in the review and preparation of financial statements. In addition, Mr. Samad has extensive international operational experience, providing him with important insights.