CEO Insights featuring George S. Barrett, Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health

  • When: March 12, 2014 at 7:15am - 9:00am
  • Where:

    1114 Dublin Road
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Event Type: Chamber  

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George S. Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, will join the Columbus Chamber as the featured guest in the first CEO Insights event of 2014.

In an interview hosted by 10TV’s Kristyn Hartman, Barrett will share insights on leadership, learning, motivating a team and transforming an organization.

Barrett was named the 2013 CEO of the Year by Columbus CEO Magazine.


7:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Program


Tickets are $40 for Chamber members and $55 for guests. Seating is limited. This event is sold out.

Registration fees are considered non-refundable.


George S. Barrett is chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health, a company ranked number 21 on the Fortune 500 and dedicated to improving the cost-effectiveness of health care.

Barrett has refocused Cardinal Health on its essential role in supporting hospitals, pharmacies and alternative sites of care in their efforts to improve the quality and safety of patient care, while reducing costs and improving efficiency.  The tagline – Essential to care – embodies the company’s strategy and the culture of the organization, which views its position in the evolving healthcare system as both a privilege and a responsibility.

Barrett joined Cardinal Health in 2008 as vice chairman and CEO of the company’s Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment, where he was responsible for all of the company’s supply chain businesses, including pharmaceutical distribution, medical/surgical distribution, nuclear pharmacy services, Presource® surgical kitting services and the Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. retail pharmacy franchise operations.

From 2005 to end-2007, Barrett served as president and CEO of North America for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.  During 2007, he also served as corporate executive vice president for Global Pharmaceutical Markets.  He held the position of president of Teva USA from 1999 to end-2004. Prior to joining Teva, Barrett held various positions with Alpharma Inc., serving as president of US Pharmaceuticals from 1994 to 1997, and president of NMC Laboratories, prior to its acquisition by Alpharma in 1990.

Barrett serves on the board of directors of Eaton Corporation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Healthcare Leadership Council and The Conference Board. He is also a member of the President’s Leadership Council of Brown University, Business Roundtable, The Business Council, Ohio Business Roundtable and The Columbus Partnership.

Barrett received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.  He also holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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