2013 Leeds Recognition Ceremony Keynote Speech

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Produced: May 2013

Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., was the distinguished keynote speaker at the 2013 Leeds Recognition Ceremony.


Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., was the distinguished keynote speaker at the 2013 Leeds Recognition Ceremony in May. DaVita is a Fortune 500 company and the largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States.

The management philosophy behind DaVita is widely renowned, having been discussed in such forums as a Harvard Business School Case Study, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

Graduating students had the privilege of hearing Thiry share his personal management philosophy, such as the high importance he places on treating DaVita as a community first, and a company second. Prior to the ceremony, Thiry hosted a student round table discussion with student leaders and Leeds Scholars. Hear the entire speech below.