Banasha King

2020 STEP Ahead Honoree

Senior Director, FM Americas
Johnson & Johnson

It’s very meaningful to be part of something that brings new products and technologies to the world.  I’m passionate about making the connection for each individual working in Supply Chain to see that they are touching the customers and the patients in waiting.  It’s often difficult to see the connection in Facilities Management; I get so much joy in connecting our roles and the purpose – it’s not just about manufacturing itself, but the purpose it is serving the world.

Banasha is the senior director of the Americas facilities management teams within Engineering & Property Services.  She started her Johnson & Johnson career in La Jolla, California in 1995, and has held roles of increasing responsibility spanning across Facilities and Procurement organizations.  In 2014, Banasha joined the EFM Center of Excellence where she advanced the Global Supplier Governance program and drove the services strategies in the Americas, and within Enterprise Facilities Management Transformation.  Currently, Banasha is the Americas leader for Facilities Management, and continues to focus on transformation, which is delivering significant value and savings for J&J.

Banasha has a passion for developing high performing teams and driving process improvements or strategies to further value into the core businesses, ultimately making a positive impact on people’s lives.  In recent years, Banasha enjoys being a coach and mentor for women starting their careers in facilities management, or engineering and manufacturing.  Being an advocate for increasing diversity and inclusion of different backgrounds into our industry is important to Banasha.  She is also part of the Northern California WIM Chapter Board, and is active in the local community activities.  In her spare time, her focus in on her health and staying active in Orange Theory Fitness.

Banasha lives in San Jose, California with her husband and two daughters. She received her MBA from Santa Clara University, and her B.S. in Business Management from San Diego State University.