Henry A. McKinnell

Henry A. McKinnellMBA ’67, PhD ’69
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HenryA.McKinnell
MBA ’67, PhD ’69
Chairman, Moody’s Corporation

Hank McKinnell is chairman of Moody’s and the cofounder of the Infectious Disease Institute in Kampala, Uganda, an organization dedicated to fighting infectious diseases in Africa by strengthening academic medical centers and building healthcare capacity through research, training, prevention, care, and treatment.

Hank joined Pfizer in 1971 in Tokyo and retired as chairman and CEO in 2007. Over the years, he held positions of increasing responsibility around the world, including president of Pfizer Asia, based in Hong Kong. He also served as Pfizer’s country manager–Iran/Afghanistan. In 1984, Hank relocated to New York, where he served as VP-strategic planning; CFO, president-Pfizer medical device group; president-Pfizer pharmaceuticals group; president and COO, president and CEO, chairman and CEO, and chairman to February 2007.

Hank is a member of the boards of directors of Moody’s Corporation and ViewRay. He is chairman emeritus of the Connecticut Science Center, the Business Roundtable, the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers Association, the Food and Drug Law Institute, and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. Hank also served as vice chairman of the World Economic Forum and as a member of the WEF Foundation Board of Trustees. He served on the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/ AIDS. He has served as a director of the Medal of Honor Foundation and of the Royal Shakespeare Company of America. He is a life trustee of the Japan Society, and a former chairman of the Stanford GSB Advisory Council.

Hank holds a BComm degree in business from the University of British Columbia and MBA and PhD degrees from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Recent honors include the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Japan’s highest award to individuals other than members of the Imperial Family and heads of state; the Sitara-i-Eisaar Award, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s highest award for humanitarian relief; the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for contributions to health services in Uganda; the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s Global Leadership Award; the Woodrow Wilson Institute Corporate Service Award; the Columbia University Teachers College Cleveland E. Dodge Medal for Distinguished Service to Education; Stanford Graduate School of Business Arbuckle Award and Excellence in Leadership Award; and an honorary doctorate in engineering.

Last Updated 29 Dec 2018