Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Miles White is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott, a pharmaceutical and medical products company.
Mr White joined Abbott in 1984, was named chief executive officer in 1998 and became chairman of the board in 1999.
He currently serves as a director of Caterpillar, and McDonald’s Corporation. He is Chairman of The Culver Educational Foundation, and serves on the Executive Board at Kellogg School of Management. In addition, he serves on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, The Field Museum in Chicago, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mr White is former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Dean’s Advisory Board at Kellogg School of Management, The Economic Club of Chicago, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
He earned both a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University.