Henry A. McKinnell Jr., Ph.D.
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer Inc.
Henry A. McKinnell has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Until his retirement in 2006, Dr. McKinnell was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Inc., from 2001. After joining Pfizer in 1971 in Tokyo, Dr. McKinnell held positions of increasing responsibility around the world including president Asia, vice president strategic planning, chief financial officer and president and chief operating officer.
Dr. McKinnell serves as Chairman of Moody’s corporation. He also serves as a director of View Ray, Inc. and the Chairman Emeritus of the Connecticut Science Center. He has served as a Director of the Trilateral Commission and the Business Council, and Chairman of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, Chairman Emeritus of the Business-Higher Education Forum, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a member of the Boards of Trustees of the New York City Public Library, the New York City Police Foundation and the Economic Club of New York. He served as the Chairman of the Accordia Global Health Foundation and also served as a Senior Advisor to Toyota Motor Corporation’s International Advisory Board and the Thomas H. Lee Private Equity Partnership. He is a Director of the Medal of Honor Foundation, the Royal Shakespeare Company of America and a life trustee of the Japan Society. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (Pharma), the Food and Drug Law Institute and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. He has served as a director of more than 12 public companies over twenty years. Dr. McKinnell earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of British Columbia and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.