James L. Tyree

Former Executive Vice President, Abbott Laboratories

Mr. Tyree has served on our board of directors since June 2012. During the last fourteen years, Mr. Tyree has held numerous executive positions at Abbott Laboratories, including Corporate Vice President Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Products Group Business Development, Senior Vice President Global Nutrition and Executive Vice President Global Pharmaceuticals. He retired as President Abbott Biotechnology Ventures on March 31, 2012. Prior to joining Abbott, Mr. Tyree was the President of SUGEN, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on oncology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tyree held management positions in Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer and Abbott. Over his entire career, he was a four time expatriate living and working over six years in Latin America and seven years in Japan. Mr. Tyree is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (BOOTH), a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and co-chairman of the Global Health Policy Roundtable. Mr. Tyree also serves as a director for a number of privately held companies. Mr. Tyree earned Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Forensic Studies and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University.