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Speaker Bio

Miles D. White is an American businessman. He had a 38-year career with Abbott Laboratories, most prominently being CEO between 1999 and 2020. He joined Abbott in 1984, serving there in management positions including Senior Vice President of Diagnostic Operations and Executive Vice President. He was elected to the Board of Directors in April 1998, to Chief Executive Officer in 1999, and to Chairman of the Board in 1999. He was the Executives’ Club of Chicago’s 2006 International Executive of the Year.