DUBLIN, Ohio, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health, a global healthcare services and products company, today announced the appointment of Pamela O. Kimmet as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective today. Pam joins the company from Coca-Cola Enterprises, where she was senior vice president, Human Resources. She will report to George S. Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health.
"Pam is an enormously talented executive, and we are delighted that she will be part of our Cardinal Health team. She brings a wealth of experience on a global basis and across all human resource functions. Her track record of cultivating teams and developing talent is particularly valuable to support our strategies," said Barrett.
"Pam will join an outstanding team of human resource professionals who have been led by Carole Watkins, who is retiring following a 30-year career in Human Resources, including 20 years with Cardinal Health. Carole has been a trusted partner to me and our team, and we wish her great joy as she begins her retirement," Barrett continued.
For more than 25 years, Pam has built outstanding Human Resources (HR) teams and programs. During her tenure at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Pam served as a key management advisor to the board of directors and led a team responsible for all aspects of HR around the world. Before joining Coca-Cola in 2008, Pam held lead HR positions at both Bear Stearns & Co. and Lucent Technologies. Prior to that, she held strategic HR positions at Citigroup and General Motors.
In 2009, Pam was named a Fellow by the National Academy of Human Resources in the U.S. She serves on a variety of boards, including the HR Policy Association (HRPA) and Cornell's Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies, as well as the University of South Carolina's Center for Executive Succession. Pam chairs the HRPA's Board for the Center on Executive Compensation and chaired the board of the National Business Group on Health for many years, retiring from that post in March. She is also a member of the Personnel Roundtable. In March 2016, Pam was appointed to the board of directors for Manulife, the international financial services group.
Pam is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and also serves on the Friends of Winship Advisory Board of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.
Pam received an MBA from Michigan State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH), a global health services and products company, brings scaled solutions that help our customers thrive in a changing world. We improve the cost-effectiveness of healthcare through solutions that improve the efficiency of the supply chain; optimize the process and performance of healthcare; provide clinically proven, daily use medical products and pharmaceuticals; and connect patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for seamless care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, we rank among the top 50 on the Fortune 500 and among the Fortune Global 100. We support our partners with more than 37,000 employees in nearly 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.
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