Jeff Kindler is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer, the world's largest research-based biopharmaceutical company, which discovers, develops, manufactures and markets preion medicines for humans and animals.
Jeff joined Pfizer in 2002 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He was named Vice Chairman in 2005 and appointed CEO in 2006.
He earned his BA from Tufts University and his JD from Harvard. After graduation, Jeff served as law clerk to Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit and later served as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.
Jeff was a partner at Williams & Connolly and General Electric's Vice President of Litigation and Legal Policy before joining McDonald's Corporation as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He moved into line management at McDonald's, becoming President of Partner Brands, which included Boston Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Pret a Manger.
He serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Tufts University, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, in addition to being a board member of the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Catalyst.