Dealing with slumping sales

Amgen Chairman, President and CEO Kevin Sharer

Executive Snapshot

Who: Kevin Sharer, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Amgen.

Education: Earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy.

What you may not know: Sharer is an avid art collector.

Personal: Sharer lives in Southern California with his wife, Carol, and has five children.

About the author

Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.


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