Mike Kaufmann: CEO of the Year 2020 finalist

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Mike Kaufmann, CEO of Cardinal Health

Large business finalist: Mike Kaufmann, CEO, Cardinal Health

Mike Kaufmann is chief executive officer of Cardinal Health, a global health care company based in Dublin with 50,000 employees. The pharmaceutical and medical goods supplier serves nearly 90 percent of U.S. hospitals, and is among the top 25 companies in the Fortune 500, with $153 billion in 2020 revenue. Kaufmann has held a range of executive leadership positions with Cardinal across operations, sourcing, sales and finance over 30 years. He has been instrumental in orchestrating key advances for the company such as the joint venture with CVS Health that formed Red Oak Sourcing and the creation of Fuse, the Cardinal Health technology innovation center, among others. Kaufmann is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, and is a highly sought speaker on these topics for Columbus region events and beyond. Kaufmann currently serves as a member of the board of directors for MSC Industrial Supply, sits on the executive board of Red Oak Sourcing and is a member of the executive committee with the Columbus Partnership.

Read about all of our CEO of the Year 2020 award winners.