Harry Kraemer

HARRY KRAEMER is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm and a Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named the 2008 Kellogg School Professor of the Year. Harry is the author of two bestselling leadership books: “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership” and “Becoming The Best”.

He is the former chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc., a $12 billion global healthcare company. He became Baxter's CEO in January 1999, and assumed the additional responsibility of chairman of Baxter's board of directors in January 2000. 

Mr. Kraemer serves on the board of directors of Leidos Corporation, Sirona Dental Systems , VWR International and Sage Products Inc,  and on the board of trustees of Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Mr. Kraemer graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University in 1977 and received an MBA degree from the Kellogg School in 1979. More info on Harry at www.harrykraemer.org