Mr. Robert A. Eckert is Lead Independent Director of Amgen Inc. Robert A. Eckert was an Operating Partner at Friedman Fleischer Lowe, a private equity firm, since September 2014. Mr. Eckert was the Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc., a toy design, manufacture and marketing company, having held this position from 2000 through December 2011, and its Chairman of the Board from 2000 through 2012. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Inc., a consumer packaged food and beverage company, from 1997 to 2000, Group Vice President from 1995 to 1997, President of the Oscar Mayer Foods Division from 1993 to 1995 and held various other senior executive and other positions from 1977 to 1992. Mr. Eckert was a director of McDonalds Corporationrationration, a company which franchises and operates McDonalds restaurants in the global restaurant industry, since 2003, serving as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive and Governance Committees. Mr. Eckert was a director of Smart Final Stores, Inc., a warehouse store, from May 2013 until July 2014 prior to it becoming a publiclytraded company. Mr. Eckert also has served as a director of Levi Strauss Co., a privatelyheld jeans and casual wear manufacturer, since 2010. He was appointed director of Eyemart Express Holdings LLC, a privatelyheld eyewear retailer and portfolio company of Friedman Fleischer Lowe, in 2015. Mr. Eckert is on the Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and serves on the Eller College National Board of Advisors at the University of Arizona
Age: 61 Director Since 2016Eckert received an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and a master?s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.