Mr. Almeida has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Baxter International Inc. (Baxter), a global medical device company, since January 2016. He began serving as an Executive Officer of Baxter in October 2015, having served as Senior Advisor with The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, from May 2015 to October 2015. He served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien plc (Covidien), a global healthcare products company, from March 2012 to January 2015 prior to Medtronic Inc.’s acquisition of Covidien; and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien from July 2011 to March 2012. He served in several executive roles at Covidien (formerly Tyco Healthcare) between April 2004 and June 2011. Mr. Almeida served on the board of directors of State Street Corporation from October 2013 to November 2015; Analog Devices, Inc. from December 2014 to November 2015; and EMC Corporation from January 2015 to November 2015.