Mike Kaufmann

Contributing associate | Speaker | Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Health

Mike Kaufmann is chief executive officer of Cardinal Health, a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities.

During his more than 30 years at Cardinal Health, Kaufmann has served in a wide range of executive leadership positions across operations, sourcing, sales and finance, touching all areas of the company. Known for his creativity and grit, Kaufmann was instrumental in orchestrating key activities such as the joint venture with CVS Health that formed Red Oak Sourcing and the creation of Fuse, the Cardinal Health technology innovation center, among others.

Kaufmann passionately advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as important focus areas for leaders, and the smart choice for businesses looking to achieve better performance and increased innovation.

In the business community, Kaufmann carries his passion for people and results to his service on boards. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for MSC Industrial Supply, sits on the executive board of Red Oak Sourcing and is a member of the executive committee with the Columbus Partnership where he is co-leading the Partnership’s diversity, equity and inclusion work.

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