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George S. Barrett

Chairman & CEO

Cardinal Health

George S. Barrett is Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, a company ranked among the top 25 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. 

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Healthcare Leadership Council and The Conference Board.  He is also a member of the Business Roundtable, The Business Council, Ohio Business Roundtable, and The Columbus Partnership.  Barrett serves on the Board of Directors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

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.

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