Mr. Roger H. Kimmel studied at George Washington University, where he received his undergraduate bachelor’s degree. He later graduated with a law degree from the University of Virginia, School of Law. In April 2019, a Chronicle Week report stated that in the face of adversity, Kimmel had developed a reputation for excellence. He has always shown professionalism in his work, evident in the number of firms, companies, and schools he has worked for.
Roger Kimmel has had a long and industrious career. He has worked for over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, holding different vital roles. He worked as a director for Algos Pharmaceutical Corp since July 1996. Algos later merged with Endo international plc four years later. Endo International is a company that focuses on providing cost-effective and safe medical services to improve patients’ lives. It offers quality pharmaceutical products that are branded. He became a director at the company for more than six years. Carol A. Ammon, the founder of the health solutions company, retired in 2007. Kimmel took up her place as Chairman of the board until February 2014.
Roger Kimmel worked as a corporate attorney at the international law firm Latham & Watkins for five years. He helped the organization by brokering deals, attracting clients, and funds. His legal career focused on mergers and acquisitions, ranging from private equity transactions, capital markets, motion picture promotion, and corporate governance matters. Kimmel has also worked as Vice Chairman at Rothschild North America Inc. since 2001. Rothschild is an international investment banking firm.
Kimmel was on the board of directors of Schiff Nutrition International until 2012. He is also on the board of Soundbite communications and Weider Health & Fitness Inc. Previously, he was employed as a trustee by Riverdale Country School from 2010 to 2016. He serves as a director of Chairmen’s Forum Inc., where they discuss matters on public company governance enhancement and issues related to board leadership. Roger Kimmel has worked as director of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 2009. He served at a period when the firm filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy during the spate of California’s wildfires, both in 2017 and 2018. He has served as a speaker at the Conference Board Center on various topics such as Corporate Governance Aspects of Private Equity Transactions and Best Practices for Board Effectiveness in Turbulent Times. He has spoken at the Director’s Institute on Role of Boards of Directors in Dealing with Private Equity Firms. He is also a regular speaker on dealing with activists and corporate governance.
Roger Kimmel is currently working as a lecturer of corporate law at the University of Virginia, School of Law. He has served in the school’s Foundation Board of Trustees as chairman from January 2009 to June 2015. He takes pride in advising his students and corporate executives on the dynamics of their careers and the problems they may face along the way. As of September 2019, Kimmel’s net worth was estimated to be at least $2 million. He still owns over 55,000 units of Endo plc. He serves as Senior Independent Director at the company earning $450,000.