Michael A. Mussallem
Mr. Mussallem has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Edwards Lifesciences since 2000. Prior to 2000, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in engineering, product development and senior management at Baxter International Inc., including Group Vice President of its Cardio-vascular business from 1994 to 2000, and Group Vice President of its Biopharmaceutical business from 1998 to 2000.
Mr. Mussallem received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and was conferred an honorary Doctorate by his alma mater in 1999. He was a director of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., from 2002 to 2009, where he chaired the Organization, Compensation and Corporate Governance committee, and World Heart Corporation from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Mussallem is a director of the OCTANe Foundation for Innovation, is a director and former chairman of the California Healthcare Institute, and was chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (‘‘AdvaMed’’) from 2008 through 2010.