José E. Almeida is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 6 different companies. Currently, Mr. Almeida is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Baxter International, Inc. and Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer for Baxter Healthcare Ltd. (United Kingdom) and President of Baxter Healthcare Corp. (both are subsidiaries of Baxter International, Inc.).
He is also Member of The Business Roundtable and on the board of 5 other companies.
In the past he was Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President for Integer Holdings Corp., Engineering Manager-Professional Products Division at Johnson & Johnson, Manufacturing Director at Acufex Microsurgical, Inc., President-Worldwide Medical Device Business at Tyco Healthcare (Illinois), Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Covidien Ltd., President of Covidien LP, Senior Vice President & President-Medical Supplies at Covidien New Zealand Ltd. and Chairman at Advanced Medical Technology Association.
Mr. Almeida received an undergraduate degree from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia.