Corporate governance: Board of Directors


Photograph of Edward J. Ludwig Edward J. Ludwig
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Becton, Dickinson and Company


Director of Aetna or its predecessors since 2003

Edward J. Ludwig is former Chairman of the Board of Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”) (global medical technology company) having served in this position from February 2002 through June 2012. He also served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2000 to September 2011 and as President from May 1999 to December 2008. Mr. Ludwig joined BD as a Senior Financial Analyst in 1979. Prior to joining BD, Mr. Ludwig served as a senior auditor with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he earned his CPA and as a financial and strategic analyst at Kidde, Inc. He is the Vice Chairman of the Hackensack University Medical Center Network Board of Trustee.  He also serves as a director of Xylem, Inc. (water technology company).