Richard A. Gonzalez is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company that employs more than 50,000 people worldwide and has provided innovative medicines and products to more than 50 million people in 175 countries.
Mr. Gonzalez is AbbVie’s founding CEO, having led the company since its inception in 2013. Prior to AbbVie, Mr. Gonzalez was a 30-year veteran at Abbott. 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 on the University of Chicago Board of Trustees, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and represents AbbVie on their Civic Committee.