Paris Watts-Stanfield serves as Chief Financial Officer, International, of Alcon, Inc., a global leader in eyecare, dedicated to helping people see brilliantly. She was elected to the IDEX Board of Directors in 2022 based on her extensive experience in finance and audit matters, significant experience within global business leadership and strong background in business development.
Prior to joining Alcon, Paris spent five years with Medtronic, Inc., most recently as CFO of Medtronic, Greater China. Prior to that role, Paris served as Medtronic’s Chief Audit Executive with Finance, SOX PMO, Data Analytics and IT audit oversight responsibility. Paris also spent time with Alcoa and Wal-Mart in roles in Audit and Finance and Strategy.
Paris spent her early career at Procter & Gamble (P&G), where she rotated through several finance and accounting roles with increasing responsibility. She was Finance Director for P&G’s Internal Audit Group in Asia, CFO for P&G’s hair care business in Japan and South Korea, and CFO for its household cleaning products business in North America. Paris’ other experiences include several roles in Financial Planning, Forecasting, Manufacturing, and Sales.
A passionate community advocate, Paris serves on the Board of Feeding America. She holds an MBA in Finance, Organizations & Markets from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York.