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Richard A. Gonzalez


Chairman & CEO 


Richard A. Gonzalez is chairman and CEO of AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company that employs approximately 47,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 175 countries. 

Prior to AbbVie’s separation from Abbott in January 2013, Gonzalez was a 30-year Abbott veteran. 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.  

Gonzalez is also a member of the Business Roundtable, which is the only national organization representing CEOs of America’s leading companies.