Richard A. Gonzalez is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company that employs approximately 50,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 175 countries.
Prior to AbbVie’s separation from Abbott in January 2013, Mr. Gonzalez was a 30-year Abbott veteran. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Abbott before briefly retiring in 2007. He also held various senior leadership positions in Abbott’s medical products businesses, including President and Chief Operating Officer of the Medical Products Group; Senior Vice President and President of the former Hospital Products Division; Vice President and President of the Health Systems Division; and Divisional Vice President and General Manager for Diagnostics Operations in the United States and Canada.
Mr. Gonzalez has been a long-standing leader in the greater Chicago community where he is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and represents AbbVie on their Civic Committee. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable, which is the only national organization representing exclusively CEOs of America’s leading companies.