Covetrus, a global leader in animal-health technology and services, announced today that Sandra E. Peterson has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. The appointment increases the number of directors serving on the Covetrus board to 10.
“Sandi’s wealth of experience in large, global businesses that span the intersection of healthcare, consumer and technology makes her the perfect addition to the Covetrus board,” said Philip A. Laskawy, Covetrus chairman of the board. “We welcome her perspective and experience in driving operational improvement during periods of transformation as Covetrus continues to execute against its strategic growth objectives and create shareholder value.”
Peterson has held executive roles at Johnson & Johnson, where she was group worldwide chairman, led the consumer and medical devices businesses and was responsible for the corporation’s global supply chain, technology strategy and infrastructure and at Bayer, where she held numerous positions including the CEO of Bayer CropScience AG, CEO of Bayer Medical Care and president of Bayer HealthCare AG’s Diabetes Care Division. She started her career at McKinsey and has held executive positions at Medco Health Solutions, Nabisco and Whirlpool. Currently, she is an operating partner at CD&R, a leading private investment firm, is a member of the Microsoft Board of Directors and is on the board of trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study and the American Academy in Berlin. She has appeared on Fortune magazine’s list of most powerful women numerous times and was featured on the magazine’s inaugural list of leaders changing healthcare.
“Covetrus plays an integral role in the attractive global animal-health market, and I am excited for the opportunity to leverage my experience to provide additional perspectives and insights as the company continues to transform its business at an accelerated pace,” said Peterson. “I look forward to being a part of the board and working with the management team to help drive further operational excellence and shareholder value creation.”
Peterson holds an M.P.A. in applied economics from Princeton University and a B.A. in government from Cornell University.