Peter R. Dolan, Chairman


Peter Dolan is the Chair of ChildObesity180, an organization based at Tufts University and committed to cross-sector collaboration to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb and later as Chairman and CEO of Gemin X, a venture capital backed oncology company that was successfully sold to Cephalon. He is a Senior Non-Executive Director of Allied Minds, an innovation company that forms, funds, manages and builds startups based on early-stage technology originating from U.S. universities and federally funded research institutions.

Mr. Dolan has 30 years of operating experience, with 18 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb and 8 years at General Foods. Beginning his career in marketing at General Foods, he moved to Bristol-Myers in 1988. Among other responsibilities, he was President of the company’s Products Division (1993) and Mead Johnson Nutritionals (1995). He was Group President of Medical Devices and Nutritionals (1997) and later promoted to become President of Bristol-Myers Squibb (2000) and Chairman and CEO of the company (2001). He served until 2006 as the company’s CEO. From 2008 – 2011 he was a director of Gemin X, initially on the board as an independent director and, from 2009 until the company’s sale in 2011, he was Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Dolan is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Tufts University. He served in several leadership capacities with the Board, including Vice Chair, and as a member of the Compensation, Academic Affairs, Administration & Finance, Trusteeship and Audit Committees, before his election as Chairman in November 2013.

He also serves as a member of the Board for the Partnership for a Healthier America. Most recently, Mr. Dolan served on the Board of Overseers of the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and on the Board of Directors of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Additionally, he served on the boards of the American Express Company, Vitality Health (a for-profit health and wellness company), C-Change (a cancer coalition organization), and was Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Mr. Dolan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 1978 in Social Psychology and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has run several marathons, numerous triathlons and completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in October 2007.


Last updated: April 25, 2014