Richard A. Gonzalez is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Officer of AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company that employs
approximately 47,000 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.