Kevin W. Sharer
MBA Class of 1953 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration
Kevin joined the HBS Strategy unit in the Fall of 2012 and is currently teaching two sessions of General Management: Processes and Action. Before HBS, Kevin was CEO of Amgen for twelve years and before that Amgen's President for eight. Amgen is the world's largest biotechnology company and is based in California. He serves on the boards of directors of Chevron and Northrop Grumman and is on the Naval Academy Foundation and Chairman of the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Before Amgen, Kevin was Executive Vice President of business markets at MCI, General Manager of several GE business units and on the chairman's staff, worked at McKinsey and was on two nuclear fast attack submarines including a tour as chief engineer of a new construction Los Angeles class ship. Kevin is a Naval Academy graduate and has master's degrees in aeronautical engineering and business. He is married and lives in Boston.