DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) today announced that its board of directors has elected Akhil Johri, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Technologies, to the Cardinal Health board, effective today. In addition, Johri has been named to the board's Audit Committee.
"We are thrilled to welcome Akhil to the board and believe that his financial expertise and broad global business background and insight will serve to further strengthen our already robust board of directors," said George Barrett, Executive Chairman of the Cardinal Health Board of Directors. "Having spent more than 25 years at United Technologies, Akhil understands the complexities of a publicly-traded multinational entity. His experience will be valuable for all of us on the Cardinal Health board as we navigate the next phase of our evolution as a global healthcare company."
Cardinal Health's board regularly evaluates its composition to ensure that it includes the appropriate skills, experience and perspective necessary to drive growth for the company and all of its stakeholders. With Johri's addition to the board, Cardinal Health's board will consist of thirteen directors, eleven of whom are independent.
About Akhil Johri
Akhil Johri has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Technologies since January 1, 2015. Johri returned to United Technologies after serving as Chief Financial Officer for Pall Corporation, a publicly traded leader in filtration, separation and purification solutions.
Prior to joining Pall Corporation, Johri spent 26 years at United Technologies in various executive positions of increasing responsibility. His most recent role was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which included Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. Before that, he led UTC's Investor Relations and Financial Planning & Analysis groups. Johri also had senior financial roles at UTC Fire & Security, and Carrier Corporation, including 12 years in the Asia Pacific region.
Johri is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and is a Chartered Accountant from India.
About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health, Inc. is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. The company provides clinically proven medical products, pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. To help combat prescription drug abuse, the company and its education partners created Generation Rx, a national drug education and awareness program. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks #15 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit cardinalhealth.com, follow @CardinalHealth on Twitter, @cardinalhealthwings on Facebook and connect on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/ company/cardinal-health.
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