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Wyeth – Robert Essner

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Board: Executive Board
Job Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Since: 2003
Age: 58
Mr. Essner has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wyeth since 2003. He has been a Director since 1997. He became the Chairman of the company in 2003. He was elected President in 2000 and Chief Executive Officer in 2001. Previously, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer since 2000 and Executive Vice President since 1997. Before that he was President of Wyeth-Ayerst Global Pharmaceuticals from 1997 and President of Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories from 1993 to 1997.
He is also a member of the Board of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and a Trustee of Penn Medicine (the entity governing the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System).