Ramón Baez joined the boards of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in April 2016. He serves as chair of the Community Health Committee and is a member of the Governance, Accountability, and Nominating Committee.
Baez retired from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in October 2016 where he served as the senior vice president, customer evangelist, and advocate for the organization. In this role, Baez championed customer centricity. HPE believes in relationships to drive the company’s business. He advised customers and partners through frank peer-to-peer discussions on how to make and implement decisions about emerging digital technologies in their operations, products, and business models, which will have a positive impact in the marketplace.
He also served as the chairman for HPE’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Board, an entity that serves as the strategic governing body for global diversity and inclusion at HPE. Baez was previously senior vice president and global chief information officer for the Hewlett-Packard Company, which separated into HPE and HP, Inc. in 2015.
Prior to HP, Baez was vice president of information technology services and chief information officer of Kimberly-Clark Corp., where he was responsible for leading the company’s enterprisewide information systems initiatives. Before Kimberly-Clark, he served in chief information officer roles for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group. Baez began his career at Northrop Grumman, where he spent 25 years and finished as chief information officer for its electronic systems sensor sector.
Baez’s vast career experience spans various global Fortune 100 companies in the manufacturing, packaged goods, aerospace, and defense industries, and products and services for the scientific community.
Baez holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in California.