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Biography PhotoKen Meyers
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

As senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Kenneth (Ken) Meyers leads Hospira’s global human resources function, with a focus on advancing Hospira's high-performance culture and organizational excellence. Meyers brings more than 20 years of senior leadership, HR and operations experience to his role.

Prior to joining Hospira in December 2008, Meyers served as a partner at Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm. As a specialist in leadership development, Meyers worked with senior teams to accelerate high performance, and has served as a principal consultant and coach to senior executives at well-known companies such as Amgen, L’Oreal, Nike, Novartis, Time Warner, Sara Lee and Unilever.

Before joining Oliver Wyman, Meyers was senior vice president, Human Resources at Starbucks Coffee International, where he led human resources strategy and direction as Starbucks expanded internationally through company-owned, licensed and joint-venture operations. Throughout his career, Meyers has also held leadership positions with Disney, Gymboree and United Technologies.

Meyers earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Human Resources Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a master's of business administration from the Harvard Business School.