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Kent Thiry

CEO, DAVITA INC.

Kent Thiry is chairman and CEO of DaVita Inc. He served as co-chairman and co-CEO of DaVita Inc. after DaVita acquired HealthCare Partners in 2012. Prior to that, Thiry served as chairman and CEO of DaVita Inc. for 13 years.  Upon Thiry’s arrival in 1999, DaVita (formerly Total Renal Care) embarked on an ambitious restructuring plan to save it from the brink of bankruptcy. Years later, the company’s dedication to teammate engagement and empowerment has helped transform DaVita Partners into a FORTUNE 500® company with approximately $14 billion in annual revenue. Thiry is frequently requested by leading corporations and organizations to speak about employee empowerment and creating a sense of community in the workplace.

Thiry earned his B.A. in Political Science, with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University in 1978. He earned his M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Business School in 1983, where he was also elected to the Century Club. Thiry currently serves on the board of directors for the Trust for Public Land. Prior board seats include the chairmanship (non-executive) of Oxford Health Plans, Varian Medical Systems and PPOM (a private PPO), and he is a past member of the Harvard Business School Board of Advisors.