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George S. Barrett
Mentor, Musician, Inspirer
While this CEO of Columbus’ largest company may like to talk about the business of health care, he loves to talk about one of his personal passions that actually informs how he runs Cardinal Health. This disruptive point of view may have you thinking differently about what corporate leadership in America really needs.
George S. Barrett is Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, a company ranked number 26 30 on the Fortune 500 and dedicated to improving the cost-effectiveness of health care.
Barrett joined Cardinal Health in 2008 as Vice Chairman. From 2005 through 2007, Barrett was President and CEO of North America for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Executive Vice President of Global Pharmaceuticals, having served as President of Teva USA from 1999 through 2004.
Barrett serves on the board of directors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the board of trustees of the Corporation of Brown University. He is a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council and The Conference Board. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable, The Business Council and The Columbus Partnership. Barrett also serves on the board of directors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Columbus Crew Advisory Board.
Barrett earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.