Philip A. Laskawy
Lead Independent Director
Philip Laskawy joined the accounting firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in 1961 and served as a partner in the firm from 1971 to 2001, when he retired. There, he also served in various senior management positions, including chairman and CEO. Most recently, Philip served as a director for Henry Schein, having served on the board since 2002 and as the lead independent director since 2012. He has also been on the board of directors of Loews Corporation and Lazard Ltd., and held leadership positions at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, General Motors Corporation, and Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae). Philip holds a B.A. in economics from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As a certified public accountant with over 50 years of experience, he brings exceptional skills in corporate finance and accounting, corporate governance, compliance, disclosure and international business conduct to the Covetrus board.