S. Omar Ishrak is the former Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Medtronic plc, or Medtronic, a global medical technology company. Dr. Ishrak served as the Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic from 2011 to April 2020 and was Executive Chairman until December 2020. Prior to joining Medtronic, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare Systems, a provider of medical imaging and diagnostic technology and a division of GE Healthcare, from 2009 to 2011. Dr. Ishrak was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare Clinical Systems from 2005 to 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare Ultrasound and BMD from 1995 to 2004.
Dr. Ishrak has been a director of Intel Corporation, a multinational corporation and technology company, since 2017, serving as a member of the Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and Chairman of its Board from 2020 until January 2023. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Compute Health Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, since 2021. Dr. Ishrak is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society, an educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strong partnerships between Asia and the U.S. Since 2021, Dr. Ishrak has been a senior advisor to Blackstone Life Sciences, a segment of Blackstone Inc. that invests in the biopharmaceutical and medical technology industries. Dr. Ishrak was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows in 2016, elected as a Fellow of King's College London in 2017, inducted into the Bakken Society in 2020, and elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2020. Dr. Ishrak received his undergraduate degree and doctorate from the University of London, King's College.