Miles D. White

Executive Chairman at Abbott

Miles D. White is Executive Chairman of the Board of Abbott, a global healthcare company with a leading portfolio of products and technologies in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Mr. White, who joined Abbott in 1984, served as Abbott's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2020. In addition to being Executive Chairman of the Abbott Board of Directors, Mr. White currently serves on the boards of Caterpillar Inc., and McDonald's Corporation. He is a member of the board of trustees of Northwestern University and serves as Chairman of the Culver Educational Foundation. He is a member of the Business Council and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. White was formerly Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. White earned both a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University.


  • Executive Chairman

    Current role


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