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Carol Kaufman

  • Independent Director
  • Compensation Committee Member
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair

Ms. Kaufman joined the Company as a director in November 2013. From July 2011 through April 2018, Ms. Kaufman served as the executive vice president, secretary, chief administrative officer and chief governance officer of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), a global medical device company, where she had previously served in a variety of capacities since October 1995, including as vice president of legal affairs beginning in March 1996 and senior vice president beginning in October 2004. From January 1989 through September 1995, she served as vice president, secretary and chief administrative officer of Cooper Development Company, a former affiliate of The Cooper Companies, Inc. Beginning in 1971, Ms. Kaufman held several financial positions, including deputy corporate controller, with Cooper Laboratories, Inc., the former parent of The Cooper Companies, Inc. Ms. Kaufman also served as a member of the western region advisory board for FM Global, the world’s largest property insurer. Ms. Kaufman has served on the University Advisory Board for Boston University and on the board of the University of St. Andrews American Foundation. Ms. Kaufman served as a director of Chindex, Inc. (former Nasdaq-listed company) from November 2000 until September 2014, serving on its audit and compensation committees and as chair of its governance and nominating committee, and as a member of its special transaction committee until its sale in 2014 to TPG. Ms. Kaufman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1971 from Boston University.

Ms. Kaufman brings extensive financial and business experience, including in corporate governance, risk management, executive compensation and employee benefits to the Board. Her varied roles within The Cooper Companies, Inc. and prior board service provide the Board with additional expertise on governance and on evaluating and executing strategic initiatives.