As the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Covidien plc, Mr. Almeida brings to State Street’s Board an exceptional background of successful business leadership. With a strong track record of driving global expansion and fostering product innovation in a competitive business environment, Mr. Almeida provides important insight and perspective on operating a large public company in a highly regulated industry.
Mr. Almeida joined Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) in 1995 and held leadership positions in global manufacturing and corporate engineering. He has served as chairman of Covidien’s board of directors since March 2012 and as president, chief executive officer and a director of Covidien since 2011. Prior to being appointed to his current position he was president of the medical devices organization at Covidien. Previously he held leadership positions at Covidien, Greatbatch Technologies, Inc., American Home Products’ Acufex Microsurgical division and Johnson & Johnson’s Professional Products division.
He began his career as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Mr. Almeida currently serves on the board of directors of Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Partners in Health, a non-profit healthcare organization aimed at bringing medical care to those most in need globally, and is a member of the Business Roundtable. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Escola de Engenharia Maua in São Paulo, Brazil.