McKesson appoints new European chief

McKesson appoints new European chief
Kevin Kettler has been with McKesson for 13 years

31 October 2018 - Deborah Wilkes

US drug distributor McKesson has appointed Kevin Kettler as chairman of McKesson Europe's Management Board with effect from 1 November 2018.

Kettler has been with McKesson for 13 years, most recently serving as president of McKesson global procurement and sourcing. He has also worked in corporate strategy and McKesson's US Pharmaceutical business.

He takes over from Brian Tyler who was recently promoted to president and chief operating officer of McKesson (click here to read the News story). Kettler will report to Tyler who is also chairman of McKesson Europe's Supervisory Board.

Commenting on Kettler's appointment, Tyler said he “brings deep experience in pharmaceutical distribution, procurement, private label and retail pharmacy to McKesson Europe. He has a track record of driving growth and innovation throughout his career and building world-class teams".

McKesson Europe – formerly Celesio – operates 118 pharmaceutical wholesale branches across 13 European countries as well as 2,300 McKesson-owned pharmacies and more than 7,000 pharmacies in brand partnership programmes.

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