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José (Joe) E. Almeida is chairman, president and CEO of Baxter International Inc.

Almeida assumed his current responsibilities at Baxter in January 2016. He is now leading the company through a period of dynamic evolution, powered by Baxter’s mission to save and sustain lives and vision to transform healthcare. Before joining Baxter, Almeida served as chairman, president and CEO of Covidien plc. Prior to this, he held a range of senior leadership roles at Covidien and other companies across the industry. A native of Brazil, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia.