John H. Hammergren, McKesson Chairman, President and CEO, Joins CSIS Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2013 – The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that John H. Hammergren, chairman, president and CEO of McKesson Corporation has joined the CSIS Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Hammergren joins former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA), former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, and former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski along with fellow business leaders such as Exxon Mobil Chairman, President, and CEO Rex Tillerson, Boeing Chairman and CEO James McNerney, and Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent on the 42-member CSIS Board.

“I am proud to welcome John to the CSIS Board of Trustees,” said Sam Nunn, CSIS Board of Trustees Chairman. “Throughout his career John has exhibited strong leadership and strategic thinking. CSIS will benefit greatly from his presence on our board.”

Under Mr. Hammergren’s leadership, McKesson has quadrupled revenues from $30 billion to $122.5 billion, advanced to number 14 on the Fortune 500 and been named Most Admired in its industry by Fortune Magazine. His career at McKesson has included posts as President of Supply Management and Executive Vice President for the pharmaceutical, medical-surgical, pharmacy automation and pharmacy outsourcing businesses of the company. He joined McKesson in January 1996 to lead McKesson Health Systems, a division focused on the pharmaceutical supply management needs of healthcare institutions.

“John’s decades of experience at the highest levels of global business will prove to be of immense value to our organization,” said CSIS President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair John J. Hamre. “I am looking forward to working with him and drawing on his experience as one of the world’s top CEOs.”


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization that seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision-makers.

The CSIS Board of Trustees sets and guides the policies of the Center.  Trustees take an active role in determining and participating in the intellectual agenda of CSIS, culminating in outreach to the policymaking community.  They are involved in various ways at CSIS including providing leadership of important projects, participating in special events and assisting with select fundraising.