Jeff Kindler is the Chief Executive Officer and sits on the Board of Directors of the global drug company Pfizer. Kindler was appointed to the position in July 2006. For the preceding four years he had been Pfizer's vice chairman and general counsel.
Kindler joined Pfizer in 2002 as senior vice president and general counsel and in 2004 was appointed executive vice president and general counsel. In 2005 he was again promoted, this time to vice chairman and general counsel with responsibility for the company's legal and corporate affairs divisions. "He is responsible for many of the company's major corporate functions, including worldwide legal affairs, corporate and regulatory compliance, government relations, corporate communications, public policy development, corporate citizenship, global security and philanthropy," a Pfizer media release stated at the time of his appointment as CEO. 
Prior to joining Pfizer, Kindler was "chairman and chief executive officer of Boston Market Corporation, owned by McDonald's, and president of Partner Brands, also owned by McDonald's. He was executive vice president, corporate relations and general counsel of McDonald's from 1997 to 2001, and from 1996 to 1997 served as that company's senior vice president and general counsel." 
"Prior to McDonald's, Mr. Kindler was vice president and senior counsel for litigation and legal policy for General Electric. A former partner at the Washington law firm of Williams & Connolly, Mr. Kindler also served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and to Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.," a biogrpahical note states. 
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- "Jeffrey B. Kindler: Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer Inc", undated, accessed August 2006.
- "Pfizer Board of Directors Names Jeffrey B. Kindler Chief Executive Officer", Media Release, July 28, 2006.
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