Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. is a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs. He is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the United States where he consults with CEOs and other senior executives of companies in MDP’s extensive portfolio.
Kraemer is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a multi-billion-dollar global healthcare company. In 2002, he made headlines when he apologized for the 53 deaths caused by faulty dialysis filters made by Baxter. “He owned up to the situation. He told the truth. He took responsibility when it would have been easy not to,” Fast Company wrote later.
He is now focused on helping (aspiring) leaders adopting a value-based leadership style.