John H. Hammergren

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, McKesson Corporation

John Hammergren

John H. Hammergren is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McKesson Corporation. He was elected President and Chief Executive Office in 2001 and Chairman in 2002.

Under Mr. Hammergren’s leadership, McKesson has become the leading provider of healthcare services and information technology solutions that help organizations across the healthcare industry improve their business performance and deliver better care to patients.

In the 13 years since Mr. Hammergren became CEO, the company has nearly tripled its revenues to $137.6 billion, expanded into global markets, advanced to number 14 on the Fortune 500 and provided shareholders with a 16% compound annual return on investment.

Mr. Hammergren is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Celesio AG. Additionally, he is currently a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable and the Healthcare Leadership Council, as well as the Board of Trustees for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).

Mr. Hammergren's career at McKesson has included posts as President of Supply Management and Executive Vice President for the pharmaceutical, medical-surgical, pharmacy automation and pharmacy outsourcing businesses of the company. He joined McKesson in January 1996 to lead McKesson Health Systems, a division focused on the pharmaceutical supply management needs of healthcare institutions.

Mr. Hammergren earned a BA in business administration from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is the co-author of “Skin in the Game: How Putting Yourself First Today Will Revolutionize Health Care Tomorrow.”