I’m on this earth for a short period of time and I want to make a difference.
—HARRY KRAEMER, FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL
HARRY M. JANSEN KRAEMER, JR. VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP
For twenty-two years, Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. made Baxter International Inc. his corporate home, from his first position as a director of corporate development in 1982 to becoming CEO in 1999—a position he held for nearly six years. Although he identified strongly with the company and felt a personal connection with employees, Kraemer took pains not to become wrapped up in the trappings of being a CEO. A philosophy of life and leadership that puts greater emphasis on family and values such as spirituality, humility, and making a difference ...