Board of directors

Michael J. Angelakis

  • Chairman of the Board and CEO, Atairos Group Inc.
  • Director since: 2021
  • Age: 56

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Mr. Angelakis brings to the board expertise in strategic planning, capital allocation and corporate development. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atairos Group. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the Management Committee of Comcast Corporation since 2015. At Comcast, he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2015, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2011. He also served as a Managing Director of Providence Equity Partners from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Angelakis has extensive public company board experience from his current directorships at Groupon, Inc. and TriNet Group, Inc. and past directorships at Duke Energy Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He was also Chairman of the Board for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

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Susan K. Avery

  • President Emerita of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a global research organization
  • Director since: 2017
  • Age: 70

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Dr. Avery brings to the board expertise in the area of climate science. Dr. Avery, an atmospheric scientist, served as president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 2008 to 2015. She served as interim dean of the graduate school and vice chancellor for research, interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2004 to 2008.

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Angela F. Braly

  • Former Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of WellPoint (now Anthem), a health insurance company
  • Director: since 2016
  • Age: 59

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Ms. Braly brings to the board business leadership and operational experience from leading a multinational company in a highly regulated industry. Ms. Braly served as chairman of WellPoint from 2010 to 2012; and president and chief executive officer from 2007 to 2012. She served as executive vice president, general counsel and chief public affairs officer of WellPoint from 2005 to 2007, and president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Braly also has extensive public company board experience from current directorships at Brookfield Asset Management, Lowe’s and The Procter & Gamble Company and her past directorship at WellPoint.

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Ursula M. Burns

  • Former Chairman of the Board, VEON Ltd.
  • Director since: 2012
  • Age: 62

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Ms. Burns brings to the board global business leadership and operational experience from leading a multinational company focused on technical innovation and manufacturing. Ms. Burns served as Chairman of VEON from July 2017 through May 2020, and served as Chief Executive Officer from December 2018 through February 2020. Ms. Burns served as Chairman of Xerox from 2010 to June 2017. She was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2009 and President in 2007, and relinquished these roles in 2016. She also served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Services; and Senior Vice President and President, Document Systems and Solutions Group, and Business Group Operations, at Xerox. Ms. Burns also has extensive public company board experience from current directorships at Nestle and Uber Technologies, Inc. and past directorships at VEON, Xerox and American Express.

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Kenneth C. Frazier (Lead Director)

  • Chairman of the Board and CEO, Merck & Co.
  • Director since: 2009
  • Age: 66

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Mr. Frazier brings to the board global business leadership and operational experience from leading a multinational company with a focus on manufacturing, innovation and research & development in a highly regulated industry. Mr. Frazier was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Merck in 2011, and served as president from 2010 until 2019. He was elected executive vice president and president, Global Human Health, at Merck in 2007; and executive vice president and general counsel in 2006. He served as senior vice president and general counsel at Merck from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Frazier also has extensive public company board experience from his current directorship at Merck.

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Joseph L. Hooley

  • Former Non-Executive Chairman, President and CEO, State Street Corporation
  • Director since: 2020
  • Age: 64

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Mr. Hooley brings to the board global business leadership and operational experience and risk management expertise from leading a large global financial services organization. Mr. Hooley served as Non-Executive Chairman of State Street Corporation from 2011 to 2019. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2018 and President from 2008 to 2014. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hooley also has extensive public company board experience from his current directorship at Aptiv PLC and his past directorship at State Street Corporation.

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Steven A. Kandarian

  • Former Chairman, President and CEO, MetLife
  • Director since: 2018
  • Age: 69

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Mr. Kandarian brings to the board global business leadership and operational experience from leading a large international insurer, as well as risk management and financial expertise. He is the retired Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife. Previously, Mr. Kandarian had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Before joining MetLife, he was Executive Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He also has extensive public company board experience from his current directorship at AECOM and his past directorship at MetLife.

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Douglas R. Oberhelman

  • Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Director since: 2015
  • Age: 68

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Mr. Oberhelman brings to the board global business leadership, operational and commodity experience from leading an industrial conglomerate with a focus on industrial processes and manufacturing. Mr. Oberhelman was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar in 2010 and relinquished these roles in 2017 and 2016, respectively. He was elected group president of Caterpillar in 2002; and vice president, Engine Products Division in 1998. He also served as vice president and chief financial officer of Caterpillar from 1995 to 1998. He also has extensive public company board experience from his current directorship at Bombardier and past directorships at Caterpillar and Eli Lilly.

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Samuel J. Palmisano

  • Former Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, IBM
  • Director since: 2006
  • Age: 69

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Mr. Palmisano brings to the board global business leadership and operational experience, as well as expertise in risk and systems management and cybersecurity and IT processes. Mr. Palmisano was elected chairman, president, and chief executive officer of IBM in 2003 and relinquished these roles in 2012. Mr. Palmisano also served as president, senior vice president and group executive for IBM’s Enterprise Systems Group, IBM Global Services, and IBM’s Personal Systems Group. He also has extensive public company board experience from his past directorships at IBM and American Express.

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Jeffrey W. Ubben

  • Founder, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner, Inclusive Capital Partners, L.P.
  • Director since: 2021
  • Age: 59

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Mr. Ubben brings to the board expertise in strategy development, capital allocation and environmental, social and governance practices. He currently serves as Founder, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner at Inclusive Capital Partners, L.P. Mr. Ubben previously founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. from 2000 to 2020 and as Chief Investment Officer from 2000 to 2017. He was a Managing Partner of Blum Capital Partners L.P. from 1995 to 2000. He also served in various positions including Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at Fidelity Investments from 1987 to 1995. Mr. Ubben also has extensive public company board experience from his current directorships at AppHarvest, Inc., Enviva Partners, LP and Nikola Corporation, and past directorships at AES Corporation, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. and Willis Towers Watson plc.

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Darren W. Woods

  • Chairman of the Board and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Director since: 2016
  • Age: 56

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Mr. Woods brings to the board global business leadership, operational and commodity business experience, as well as scientific and environmental expertise. Mr. Woods was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2017. He served as president of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2016, senior vice president from 2014 to 2016, and vice president, and president, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Woods has extensive public company board experience from his current directorship at ExxonMobil and his past directorship at Imperial Oil Ltd.

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Wan Zulkiflee

  • Non-Executive Group Chairman of the Board of Directors of Malaysia Airlines and Malaysia Aviation Group
  • Director since: 2021
  • Age: 60

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Mr. Zulkiflee brings to the board global energy leadership and expertise on the energy transition. Mr. Zulkiflee served as President and Group CEO of Petronas, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia from April 2015 to June 2020. In his role as president and CEO at Petronas, Mr. Zulkiflee led strategic growth and efficiency initiatives, and the company’s entry into specialty chemicals. During his tenure, Petronas reported multiple years of strong results and furthered the company’s investments in lower-emission technologies. Mr. Zulkiflee is currently Non-Executive Group Chairman of Malaysia Airlines and Malaysia Aviation Group, as well as Chairman of DRB Hicom, a diversified business conglomerate.

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