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Resume: Kevin Sharer


BORN

Mar. 2, 1948, Clinton, Iowa.

EDUCATION

B.S., aeronautical engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1970; MBA, University of Pittsburgh, 1982.

FIRST JOB

Started a lawn-mowing service at age 13 in Virginia Beach, Va. His father bought the mower but required Kevin to pay him back.

CURRENT POSITION

CEO, Amgen, since May, 2000.

MILITARY RECORD

Served on two nuclear fast-attack submarines during the Cold War; oversaw the construction of the second.

CORPORATE RESUME

Moved from General Electric to MCI to Amgen in hopes of winning the top job. Became CEO-in-waiting at Amgen in 1999, seven years after joining.

FURTHER EDUCATION

After Sharer knew he would be CEO, he took a one-year sabbatical. He interviewed biotech CEOs, spent time in Amgen's labs, and even studied biology.

AFTER HOURS

Joined a 600-mile bicycle trip in New Zealand in December, skis at his second home in Bachelor Gulch, Colo.

FAMILY

Married to second wife Carol; two grown children and three grown stepchildren.


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