Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak has been named 2015’s Person of the Year by TCB and is the subject of a cover story in its December issue due out next week.
 
The story discusses with Ishrak his achievements thus far, which include:
  • Re-energizing Medtronic’s growth engine and improving its financial performance;
  • The decisive and quick manner in which he led the Covidien acquisition and merger process;
  • His commitment to add 1,000 jobs in Minnesota over the next four years, bringing its total headcount here to about 10,000, and
  • Leadership through controversies and challenges, including criticism regarding the tax inversion that became part of the Covidien acquisition.
 
The December issue of Twin Cities Business also includes 100 People to Know in 2016—those who have considerable influence and are using it well. The TCB 100 includes titans, behind-the-scenes leaders, up-and-comers, pioneers and hopefuls.
 
A 2015 Person of the Year reception for Ishrak – and for 2016’s People to Know – will take place at Windows on Minnesota in Minneapolis the evening of Dec. 16. For more information, visit tcbmag.com/POY15.
 
This is the third year Twin Cities Business has named a Person of the Year. The distinction went to Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy in 2014, and Duluth Mayor Don Ness in 2013.

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