|Born||March 6, 1941 (age 72)
Sayville, New York
|Occupation||professor at Harvard Business School, former President & CEO of Merck & Co, Inc.|
|Board member of||Microsoft, General Mills|
|Spouse(s)||Gladys Higham, 1965|
Early life 
He served as Chairman, President and CEO of Becton Dickinson. He was the President and CEO of Merck & Co, Inc. from 1994 until 2005 and was director of the company during the Vioxx scandal. He sat on the Boards of directors of Microsoft and General Mills. Since 2006, he has taught Management Practises at the Harvard Business School.