José E. Almeida

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

José (Joe) E. Almeida is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien plc.

He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Covidien since March 2012 and as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director since July 2011.

Prior to being appointed to his current position, Almeida was President of the Medical Devices organization at Covidien. In this position, he oversaw several businesses accounting for approximately two-thirds of the Company’s total annual revenues and about three-quarters of its operating profit.

Previously, Almeida held leadership positions at Covidien, Greatbatch Technologies, Inc., American Home Products’ Acufex Microsurgical division and Johnson & Johnson’s Professional Products division. He began his career as a Management Consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture).

A native of Brazil, Almeida received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Escola de Engenharia Maua in São Paulo. He currently serves as Chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Board of Directors, and he is on the Board of Directors of State Street Corporation and Partners in Health. He also is a member of Business Roundtable.