Our Board of Directors is a group of people who meet a set of General Criteria for membership and are elected to the Board by our shareholders each year. We currently have 13 Board members, 12 of whom are "independent" under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.
Our Board holds the ultimate authority of our Company, except to the extent that shareholders are granted certain powers under the Company's Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws.
Our Management Team meets throughout each year with our Board members to discuss strategic direction and major developments of the Company's various businesses.
Our Directors are:
| Alex Gorsky
Chairman, Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer; Chairman, Executive Committee, Johnson & Johnson
| Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan
| James G. Cullen
Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Bell Atlantic Corporation
| Ian E. L. Davis
Chairman, Rolls-Royce Holdings plc; Former Chairman and Worldwide Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
| Michael M.E. Johns
Professor, Emory School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health; Chancellor and Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Emeritus, Emory University
| Susan L. Lindquist
Member and Former Director, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
| Mark B. McClellan
Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Director of the Initiative on Value and Innovation in Health Care, Brookings Institution
| Anne M. Mulcahy
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation
| Leo F. Mullin
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
| William D. Perez
Senior Advisor, Greenhill & Co., Inc.; Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
| Charles Prince
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup Inc.
| A. Eugene Washington
Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences, Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Chief Executive Officer of the UCLA Health System
| Ronald A. Williams
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna Inc.