Chairman & CEO, Abbott
Mr. White joined Abbott in 1984, was named chief executive officer in 1998 and became chairman of the board in 1999.
In addition to his responsibilities at Abbott, Mr. White serves on the board of directors of Motorola, Inc. He is chairman of the board of trustees of The Field Museum, and sits on the boards of The Museum of Science and Industry, The Joffrey Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
He serves as a trustee on the boards of Northwestern University, and the Culver Educational Foundation. In addition he is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, The Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, and vice chairman of the Chicago 2016 board of directors.
Mr. White earned both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University.