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Robert Essner

Mr. Essner was elected Chairman of the Board in 2012, after five years of service as a board member. Prior to joining the Board, Essner was Chair of Children’s Health Fund’s Corporate Council for America’s Children for over a decade.

Former CEO & Chairman of Wyeth (now Pfizer).Mr. Essner is Executive in Residence and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.  He is a Director of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, NBTY, PPD and Amicus Therapeutics.  He is Trustee of Mote Marine Laboratories.   He is also a senior advisor to The Carlyle Group.