Carolyn Buck-Luce

Ms. Buck Luce is the Ernst & Young Global Life Sciences Sector Leader responsible for serving global life sciences companies with assurance, advisory, tax and transaction solutions. In that capacity, Ms. Buck Luce is responsible for E&Y’s strategy, thought leadership, resourcing, learning and solution development to best serve our clients in the Life Sciences Industry.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Ms. Buck Luce spent 17 years in lending, investment banking, consulting and government service where she was involved in a diverse range of capital market activities for both public and private companies in a wide variety of industries.She started her career working for the US State Department in the Soviet Union, stationed in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moscow. Ms. Buck Luce received her BS from Georgetown University where she graduated magna cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and her MBA from Columbia University, where she is currently an adjunct professor.

Ms. Buck Luce currently serves in a variety of capacities in the area of advancing women's leadership including Chair of the Board of the New York Women's Foundation, member of the Global Advisory board of the Healthcare Women's Business Association, and, in 2007, Ms. Buck Luce was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg as a Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Women's Issues. She is also the co-Founder of a multi-company task force exploring "The Hidden Brain Drain - Women & Minorities as Unrealized Assets" and is the co-author, along with Dr. Sylvia Hewlett, of multiple articles published in the Harvard Business Review, including a 2008 article entitled "The Athena Factor - Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Carolyn is the proud parent of Frank, Nina, Jacob, Nathan and son-in-law, Tom as well as her new grandson, Jamie.