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Fred Josef Meyer, Swiss finance company executive. Member Finance Executives Institute, Economic Club, Harvard Club (New York City), Greenwich Country Club.

Background

Meyer, Fred Josef was born on January 1, 1931 in Walenstadt, Switzerland. Came to the United States, 1959. Son of Josef and Claire (Lehmann) Meyer.

Education

Master of Science, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1956. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Sacred HeartU., 1981.

Vice president plannng and administration Sandoz Inc., Hanover, New Jersey, 1971-1973, executive vice president, chief finance officer, 1973-1978. President, chief Executive officer Sandoz United States, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, 1978-1981. Managing director, chief Executive officer Wander Ltd., Berne, Switzerland, 1981-1982.

Senior vice president, chief finance officer Columbia Broadcasting System Inc., New York City, 1982-1988. Chief finance officer, Omnicom Group, Inc., New York City, 1988-1998, vice chairman, 1998. Board directors Zurich-American Insurance Companies, Illinois, SoGen International Fund, Inc., New York City, SoGen Funds, Inc., New York City, Novartis Corp, Summit, New Jersey, Medialink Worldwide Inc., New York City.

Career

Vice president planning & administration Sandoz, Inc., Hanover, New Jersey, 1971-1973, executive vice president, chief finance officer, 1973-1978. President, Chief Executive Officer Sandoz United States, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, 1978-1981. Managing director, Chief Executive Officer Wander Ltd., Berne, Switzerland, 1981-1982.

Senior vice president, chief finance officer Columbia Broadcasting System, Incorporated, New York York City, 1982-1988. Chief finance officer Omnicom Group, Inc., 1988-1998, vice chairman, 1998-1999, special advisor executive office, 2000—2003. Board directors Novartis Corporation, New York City, Partners Group United States of America Incorporated, New York York City.

Membership

Member Finance Executives Institute, Economic Club, Harvard Club (New York City), Greenwich Country Club.

Connections

Married Beverly Ruth Carter, April 9, 1961 (divorced February 1975). Children: Fred Jay, Marcus Clinton, Michael Josef. Married Marie-Noelle Vigneron, October 30, 1975.

father:
Josef Meyer

mother:
Claire (Lehmann) Meyer

spouse:
Marie-Noelle Vigneron

spouse:
Beverly Ruth Carter

child:
Marcus Clinton Meyer

child:
Michael Josef Meyer

child:
Fred Jay Meyer