Dundee, Scotland



John .O. Agwunobi is a pediatrician and a former US government official and business executive. His experience includes clinical care, managed care, healthy policy, state and federal public health, retail pharmacy operations and optical service delivery. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Walmart Stores Inc. and President of the retailer's $30 billion Health and Wellness business from 2007 to 2014. Agwunobi served as Florida's Secretary of Health under Governor Jeb Bush from 2000 to 2005. He led Florida's public health response to four major hurricanes that struck the state in 2004. In addition, Agwunobi led the Department's response to the nation's first anthrax attack, subsequently guiding the state's nationally recognized efforts to prepare for, prevent and mitigate the effects of a bioterrorism attack. Agwunobi served as the 12th Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) from December 17, 2005 to September 4, 2007. During his term as the Assistant Secretary for Health, he was a member of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a uniformed service, and held the rank of four-star admiral. His responsibilities included disease prevention, health promotion, the reduction of health disparities, the fight against HIV/AIDS, pandemic influenza planning and vaccine-preventable disease. As the Assistant Secratary for Health, Agwunobi oversaw the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, the FDA, HRSA, Indian Health Service, Office of Minority Health, as well as numerous other Public Health offices and programs. He also served as the U.S. representative on the World Health Organization executive board. Agwunobi serves as Vice Chair of the U.S. African Development Foundation, a federal agency dedicated to fighting poverty in marginalized populations on the African continent. He is a Board Advisor to Shopko, a Specialty Retail Stores Holding Corp. in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Board Director for Magellan Health Services Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Member "Future" Panel of Leavitt Partners LLC, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Vice Chair, United States African Development Foundation (USADF), October, 2008 till date; Member, Board of Directors, Magellan Health, December, 2014 till date; Chief Health & Nutrition Officer & SVP, Herbalife Nutrition, February 2016 till date

Previous Appointments:

– Secretary of Health, Florida Department of Health, September 2000- September 2005;

– Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, September 2005- September 2007;

– Admiral, United States Public Health Commissioned Corps, January 2006- September 2007;

– Senior Vice President and President Health and Wealth Walmart, September 2007- April 2014;

University of Jos, Plateau State; Howard University Hospital; Georgetown University, Washington D.C; John Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, United States of America

– Winner, Public Administrator of the Year;
– Public Health Service Regular Corps Ribbon

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