Edward J. Ludwig - Chairman of the Board
Former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Mr. Ludwig joined BD in 1979. He served as CFO from 1995 to 1999. Named President in May 1999 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2000, Mr. Ludwig was elected Chairman in February 2002. He served as Chief Executive Officer through September 2011 and Chairman through June 2012.
Mr. Ludwig served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross (2005-2013) and serves on the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers. He is the Vice Chairman of the Hackensack University Medical Center Network Board of Trustees. Mr. Ludwig is a member of the Board of Directors of Project HOPE, which is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health crises, with the mission of helping people to help themselves. In the corporate arena, Mr. Ludwig serves as Lead Director on Aetna's Board of Directors and chairs the Board's Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Xylem, Inc., a leading global water technology provider that launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation.