Kenneth F. Meyers
Kenneth F. Meyers is an independent director who joined our Board in October 2016, and is the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Meyers currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Hill-Rom, a global medical technology company, a position he has held since 2015. He previously held the same role at Hospira, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of generic injectable pharmaceuticals, biosimilars and medical devices, from 2008 until its acquisition by Pfizer, Inc. in 2015. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Meyers was a partner with Mercer/Oliver Wyman, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development. He also has served in senior human resources roles for Starbucks Coffee International, The Gymboree Corporation, Walt Disney Imagineering and United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Meyers serves on the board of directors for Elyssa’s Mission, a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing teen suicide. He also is a member of the board of directors and Chair of the Compensation Committee for The Henry P. Kendall Foundation, an organization working to create healthy and sustainable food systems in New England. Mr. Meyers holds a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in International Business and Human Resource Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
We believe Mr. Meyers’ direct knowledge of the challenges associated with building a global workforce in the biopharmaceutical industry from an HR perspective is invaluable to us as we continue to expand worldwide. For these reasons, we believe Mr. Meyers is well qualified to serve on the Board and its committees.