Kent J. Thiry
Kent J. Thiry served as the CEO of DaVita from October 1999 through May 2019. He was the was the chairman of the Board from October 1999 to November 2012, at which time he became co-chairman through June 2015. He resumed his role as chairman of the board from June 2015 through May 2019.
From June 1997 until he joined DaVita in October 1999, Mr. Thiry was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Vivra Holdings, Inc., which was formed to operate the non-dialysis business of Vivra Incorporated (‘‘Vivra’’) after Gambro AB acquired the dialysis services business of Vivra in June 1997. From September 1992 to June 1997, Mr. Thiry was the president and chief executive officer of Vivra, a provider of renal dialysis and other health care services. From April 1992 to August 1992, Mr. Thiry was president and co-chief executive officer of Vivra, and from September 1991 to March 1992, he was president and chief operating officer of Vivra. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Thiry was associated with Bain & Company, first as a consultant, and then as vice president. Mr. Thiry previously served on the board of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. from August 2005 to February 2009 and served as the non-executive chairman of Oxford Health Plans, Inc. until it was sold to UnitedHealth Group in July 2004.
As a member of the board, Mr. Thiry provides significant health care industry experience and unique expertise regarding the Company’s business and operations as well as executive leadership and management experience.