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Kevin Kettler Appointed Chairman of the Management Board for McKesson Europe

McKesson Corporation today announced that Kevin Kettler has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board of McKesson Europe AG, effective 1 November 2018. Kettler will report to Brian Tyler, President and Chief Operating Officer, McKesson Corporation and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, McKesson Europe.

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“Kevin brings deep experience in pharmaceutical distribution, procurement, private label and retail pharmacy to McKesson Europe,” said Tyler. “He has a track record of driving growth and innovation throughout his career and building world-class teams. He’ll be a terrific leader for our European businesses.”

A 13-year McKesson veteran, Kettler will lead McKesson’s portfolio of businesses in Europe. With 118 pharmaceutical wholesale branches across 13 European countries, McKesson Europe supplies more than 50,000 pharmacies and hospitals every day with more than 100,000 pharmaceutical products. Every day, McKesson Europe serves more than two million consumers via 2,300

McKesson-owned pharmacies and more than 7,000 pharmacies in brand partnership programs. Previously president of McKesson Global Procurement and Sourcing, Kettler managed the international team responsible for growing McKesson’s private label generics business. Additionally, Kettler has served in multiple leadership roles in corporate strategy and McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical business.

Kevin holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 6th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

About McKesson Europe

With strong brands and about 38,000 employees, McKesson Europe is active in 13 European countries. Every day, the company serves over 2 million customers – at around 2,300 McKesson-owned pharmacies and at over 7,000 participants in the brand partnership schemes. With 118 wholesale branches in Europe, McKesson Europe supplies more than 50,000 pharmacies and hospitals every day with more than 100,000 pharmaceutical products. McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, USA, is the majority shareholder in McKesson Europe AG.

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Meike Esser
Spokesperson McKesson Europe
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