Corporate governance

Board of directors

Board of Directors

Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
BlackRock, Inc.

Laurence D. Fink Mr. Fink has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock since 1988. Mr. Fink also leads BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and is a trustee of one of BlackRock’s open-end fund complexes.

As one of the founding principals and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock since 1988, Mr. Fink brings exceptional leadership skills and in-depth understanding of BlackRock’s businesses, operations and strategy. His extensive and specific knowledge of the Company and its business enables him to keep the Board apprised of the most significant developments impacting the Company and to guide the Board’s discussion and review of the Company’s strategy.
Abdlatif  Y.  Al-Hamad
Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad
Director General/Chairman of the Board of Directors
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
Abdlatif  Y.  Al-Hamad Mr. Al-Hamad has served as Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development since 1985. He was the Minister of Finance and Planning of Kuwait from 1981 to 1983 and prior to that served for 18 years as the Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. He is also a member of the Board of the Kuwait Investment Authority. Mr. Al-Hamad chaired the Development Committee Task Force on Multilateral Development Banks and has served on the International Advisory Boards of Morgan Stanley, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., American International Group, Inc. and the National Bank of Kuwait.

Mr. Al-Hamad’s extensive experience in the strategically important Middle East region and his expertise in international finance, economic policy and government relations provide the Board with an experienced outlook on international business strategy and global capital markets.
Mathis Cabiallavetta
Mathis Cabiallavetta
Former Vice Chairman of the Board Swiss Re
Mathis Cabiallavetta Mr. Cabiallavetta has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Ltd. since 2008 and as the Vice Chairman of its Board between 2009 and 2015. Mr. Cabiallavetta retired as Vice Chairman, Office of the Chief Executive Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. and as Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies International in 2008. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. in 1999, Mr. Cabiallavetta was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS A.G.).

As a former leader of Swiss Re Ltd. and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. as well as Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS A.G.), Mr. Cabiallavetta brings executive experience from these large and complex multinational businesses and provides substantial expertise in global capital markets to the Board of Directors and unique insight and perspective to its oversight of the Company’s global operations and risk management.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Philip Morris International Inc. (2002-2014)
Pamela Daley
Pamela Daley
Former Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development
General Electric Company
Pamela Daley Ms. Daley retired from General Electric Company (“GE”) in January 2014 and served as a Senior Advisor to its Chairman from April 2013 to January 2014. Prior to this role, Ms. Daley served as Senior Vice President of GE’s Corporate Business Development from 2004 to 2013 and as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Transactions from 1991 to 2004. As Senior Vice President, Ms. Daley was responsible for GE’s mergers, acquisitions and divestiture activities worldwide. Ms. Daley joined GE in 1989 as Tax Counsel. Previously, Ms. Daley was a Partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she specialized in domestic and cross-border tax-oriented financings and commercial transactions. Ms. Daley served on the board of BG Group, an international gas and oil company traded on the London Stock Exchange until February 15, 2016, when BG Group was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell.

With over 35 years of transactional experience and more than 20 years as an executive with GE, one of the world’s leading multinational corporations, Ms. Daley brings significant experience and strategic insight to the Board in the areas of leadership development, international operations, transactions, business development and strategy.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• BG Group (2014 – February 2016)
William S. Demchak
William S. Demchak
President and Chief Executive Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
William S. Demchak Mr. Demchak has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PNC since April 2014, as Chief Executive Officer since April 2013 and as President since April 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Demchak held a number of supervisory positions at PNC, including Senior Vice Chairman, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining PNC in 2002, Mr. Demchak served as the Global Head of Structured Finance and Credit Portfolio for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and additionally held key leadership roles at J.P. Morgan prior to its merger with Chase Manhattan Corporation in 2000.

As the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PNC, a large, national diversified financial services company providing traditional banking and asset management services, Mr. Demchak brings substantial expertise in financial services, risk management and corporate governance to bear as a member of the Board. Mr. Demchak was designated to serve on the Board by PNC pursuant to the implementation and stockholder agreement between PNC and BlackRock.
Jessica Einhorn
Jessica Einhorn
Former Dean
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Einhorn Ms. Einhorn served as Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University from 2002 until June 2012. Prior to becoming Dean, she was a consultant at Clark & Weinstock, a strategic consulting firm. She spent nearly 20 years at the World Bank, concluding as Managing Director in 1998. Between 1998 and 1999, Ms. Einhorn was a Visiting Fellow at the International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the World Bank in 1978, she held positions at the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. State Department and the International Development Cooperation Agency of the United States. Ms. Einhorn currently serves as a Director of both the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the National Bureau of Economic Research. As of July 2012, Ms. Einhorn is resident at The Rock Creek Group in Washington, D.C., where she is a longstanding member of The Rock Creek Group Advisory Board.

Ms. Einhorn’s leadership experience in academia and at the World Bank, and experience in the U.S. government and at the International Monetary Fund, provides the Board of Directors with a unique perspective and in-depth understanding on issues concerning international finance, economics and public policy. Through her service with other public companies, Ms. Einhorn also has developed expertise in corporate governance and risk oversight.
Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Fabrizio Freda Mr. Freda has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (“Estée Lauder”) since July 2009, and is also a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Freda previously served as Estée Lauder’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to July 2009. Estée Lauder is a global leader in beauty with more than 25 brands and over 40,000 employees worldwide. Prior to joining Estée Lauder, Mr. Freda held various senior positions at Procter & Gamble Company over the span of 20 years. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Freda directed marketing and strategic planning for Gucci SpA.

Mr. Freda’s extensive experience in product strategy, innovation and global branding brings valuable insights to the Board. His Chief Executive experience at Estée Lauder, an established multinational manufacturer and marketer of prestige brands, provides the Company with unique perspectives on its own marketing, strategy and innovation initiatives.
Murry S. Gerber
Murry S. Gerber
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
EQT Corporation
Murry S. Gerber Mr. Gerber has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of U.S. Steel Corporation since July 2012 and Halliburton Company since January 2012. Previously, Mr. Gerber served as Executive Chairman of EQT Corporation, an integrated energy production company, from 2010 until May 2011, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EQT Corporation from 2007 to 2010, as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of EQT Corporation from 2000 to 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer and President of EQT Corporation from 1998 to 2000.

As a former leader of a large, publicly traded energy production company and as a current or former member of the board of directors of three large, publicly traded companies, Mr. Gerber brings to the Board of Directors extensive expertise and insight into corporate operations, management and governance matters, as well as expert knowledge of the energy sector.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• EQT Corporation (1998-2012) (Chairman from 2000 – 2010 and Executive Chairman from 2010 – 2011)
James Grosfeld
James Grosfeld
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pulte Homes, Inc
James Grosfeld Mr. Grosfeld was formerly Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Homes, Inc. (renamed PulteGroup, Inc. in 2010), a home builder and mortgage banking and financing company, from 1974 to 1990 and rejoined the Board of the company in 2015 as an independent director. Mr. Grosfeld served as a trustee of Lexington Realty Trust from 2003 to 2015.

As the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Homes, Inc., the nation’s largest homebuilder, Mr. Grosfeld provides the Board of Directors with practical management and leadership insight on public company governance as well as expertise in financial services and real estate matters.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Lexington Realty Trust (2003 – December 2015)
Robert S. Kapito
Robert S. Kapito
President
BlackRock, Inc.
Robert S. Kapito Mr. Kapito has been President of BlackRock since 2007. Mr. Kapito is also a member of the Global Executive Committee of BlackRock. Prior to 2007, Mr. Kapito served as Vice Chairman of BlackRock and Head of its Portfolio Management Group since 1988.

As one of the founding principals of the Company, Mr. Kapito has served as an executive leader of BlackRock since 1988. He brings to the Board of Directors industry and business acumen in addition to in-depth knowledge about BlackRock’s businesses, investment strategies and risk management as well as extensive experience overseeing the Company’s day-to-day operations.
David H. Komansky
David H. Komansky
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
David H. Komansky Mr. Komansky retired as Chairman of the Board of Merrill Lynch in 2003. Mr. Komansky became Chairman of the Board of Merrill Lynch in 1997, served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch from 1996 to 2002 and as a director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch from 1995 to 1996. Previously, Mr. Komansky served as a director of WPP Group plc from 2003 to 2009.

Mr. Komansky’s chief executive experience at Merrill Lynch and his financial and management expertise provides the Board of Directors with a valuable perspective and leadership insights on a wide range of corporate governance and management matters unique to complex financial organizations.
Sir Deryck Maughan
Sir Deryck Maughan
Former Senior Advisor
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Sir Deryck Maughan Sir Deryck served as a Senior Advisor of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (“KKR”) from January 2013 until December 2014. Previously, he was a Partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group of KKR since 2009 and Managing Director since 2005. He was Chairman of KKR Asia from 2005 to 2009. Prior to joining KKR, Sir Deryck served as Vice Chairman of Citigroup from 1998 to 2004, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Brothers from 1992 to 1997 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Brothers Asia from 1986 to 1991. He also was Vice Chairman of the U.S.-Japan Business Council from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in 1983, Sir Deryck worked at Goldman Sachs. He served in H.M. Treasury (UK Economics and Finance Ministry) from 1969 to 1979. He has also served as a Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc since 2004 and Thomson Reuters from 2008 to 2014.

Sir Deryck’s internationally focused leadership positions at KKR, a global leader in private equity, fixed income and capital markets, and at Citigroup and Salomon Brothers provide the Board of Directors with a valuable perspective on international finance and global capital markets and extensive experience in assessing value, strategy and risks related to various business models.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Thomson Reuters (2008-2014)
Cheryl Mills
Cheryl Mills
CEO of BlackIvy Group
Cheryl Mills Ms. Mills is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackIvy Group, an investment company that grows and builds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. Formerly, she served as Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Counselor to the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Mills was with New York University from 2002 to 2009, where she served as Senior Vice President for Administration and Operations and as General Counsel. She also served as Secretary of the University’s Board of Trustees. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Mills was Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Public Programming at Oxygen Media. Prior to joining Oxygen Media, Ms. Mills served as Deputy Counsel to President Clinton and as the White House Associate Counsel. She began her career as an Associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson. Ms. Mills previously served on the boards of Cendant Corporation (now Avis Budget Group, Inc.), a consumer real estate and travel conglomerate, and Orion Power, an independent electric power generating company.

Ms. Mills brings to the Board of Directors a range of leadership experiences from government and academia and through her prior service on the boards of corporations and non-profits, she provides expertise on issues concerning government relations, public policy, corporate administration and corporate governance.
Gordon M. Nixon
Gordon M. Nixon
Former President & CEO of RBC
Gordon M. Nixon Mr. Nixon was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Royal Bank of Canada from 2001 to 2014. He first joined RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in 1979, where he held a number of operating positions and served as Chief Executive Officer from December 1999 to April 2001. He currently serves as a Director of BCE, Inc. and will be nominated as Chairman upon his re-election to the Board in April 2016. He is also a Director of George Weston Limited and is on the advisory board of Kingsett Capital.

With 13 years of experience leading a global financial institution and one of Canada’s largest public companies, Mr. Nixon brings extensive expertise and perspective to the Board on global markets and in-depth knowledge of the North American market. His experience growing a diversified, global financial services organization in a highly regulated environment also provides the Board with valuable insight into risk management, compensation and corporate governance matters.
Thomas H. O'Brien
Thomas H. O'Brien
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Thomas H. O'Brien Mr. O’Brien retired as Chief Executive Officer of PNC in 2000, after 15 years in that position, and retired as Chairman of PNC in 2001, after 13 years in that position. Mr. O’Brien previously served as a Director of Verizon Communications, Inc. from 1987 to 2011.

As a former leader of PNC, one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States, Mr. O’Brien has valuable insights on corporate governance and the U.S. financial and banking sectors to share with the Board of Directors and the Company, particularly in his role as lead independent director. The Board of Directors has selected Mr. O’Brien to serve as the lead independent director.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the last 5 years)
• Verizon Communications, Inc. (1987 – 2011)
Ivan G. Seidenberg
Ivan G. Seidenberg
Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Verizon Communications
Ivan G. Seidenberg Mr. Seidenberg retired as the Chairman of the Board of Verizon Communications, Inc. in December 2011 and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2011. Prior to the creation of Verizon Communications, Inc., Mr. Seidenberg was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Corp. Mr. Seidenberg has been an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners, a global independent advisory and asset management firm, since June 2012 and a member of the Board of Directors of Boston Properties, Inc. since May 2014. Mr. Seidenberg also previously served on the boards of Honeywell International Inc. and Wyeth, LLC.

Mr. Seidenberg brings extensive executive leadership, technological and operational experience to the Board from his tenure at Verizon Communications, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. Through his extensive experience on the boards of public companies, he has developed an in-depth understanding of business and corporate governance.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Verizon Communications, Inc. (2002 – 2011) (Chairman from 2004 – 2011)
Marco Antonio Slim Domit
Marco Antonio Slim Domit
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Grupo Financiero Inbursa
Marco Antonio Slim Domit Mr. Slim has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Financiero Inbursa since 1997 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Financiero Inbursa from 1997 until April 2012. Mr. Slim is also Chairman of The Carlos Slim Health Institute and of Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina (IDEAL), an infrastructure company. Mr. Slim was a member of the Board of Directors of Teléfonos de México, S.A.B. de C.V. from 1995 until April 2014.

Mr. Slim’s experience at Grupo Financiero Inbursa provides the Board with knowledge and expertise in international finance, and particular insight into emerging and Latin American markets. In addition, as a member of the board of directors of several international companies that invest globally, Mr. Slim brings substantive expertise in developing new businesses in international markets, stockholder rights and business strategy and integration to the Board of Directors.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Teléfonos de México, S.A.B. de C.V (1995 – 2014)
John Varley
John Varley
Former Chief Executive
Barclays PLC
John Varley Mr. Varley was Chief Executive of Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) from 2004 to 2010. Previously, he served as the Finance Director of Barclays from 2000 until the end of 2003. Mr. Varley joined the Barclays Executive Committee in 1996 and was appointed to the Boards of Directors of Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC in 1998, positions he held until retiring in December 2010. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Varley was the Chief Executive of Barclays’ Retail Financial Services and from 1995 to 1998 was the Chairman of its Asset Management Division. Mr. Varley has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rio Tinto PLC since 2011. Mr. Varley also joined the Board of AstraZeneca PLC in 2006 as a Non-Executive Director, then served as the Senior Independent Director from 2012 until April 2015.

Mr. Varley brings to the Board of Directors valuable insights on asset management, risk management and international finance acquired through his leadership of Barclays, a large, complex, heavily-regulated financial services organization with global operations. Mr. Varley’s service on the board of directors and committees of several other companies gives him additional perspective on global management and corporate governance that he shares with the Board.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• AstraZeneca PLC (2006 -2015)
• Barclays PLC (1998-2011), Barclays Bank PLC (1998-2011)
Susan L. Wagner
Susan L. Wagner
Former Vice Chairman
BlackRock
Susan L. Wagner Ms. Wagner retired as a Vice Chairman of BlackRock in July 2012. In addition to serving as Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2012, Ms. Wagner also served as a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee. Ms. Wagner previously served as BlackRock’s Chief Operating Officer and as Head of Corporate Strategy.

As one of the founding principals of BlackRock, Ms. Wagner has over 25 years of experience in various positions at the Company. Accordingly, she is able to provide the Board with valuable insight and perspective on aspects of the business, including risk management, operations and strategy, as well as a broad and deep understanding of the asset management industry.
Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
BlackRock, Inc.

Laurence D. Fink Mr. Fink has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock since 1988. Mr. Fink also leads BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and is a trustee of one of BlackRock’s open-end fund complexes.

As one of the founding principals and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock since 1988, Mr. Fink brings exceptional leadership skills and in-depth understanding of BlackRock’s businesses, operations and strategy. His extensive and specific knowledge of the Company and its business enables him to keep the Board apprised of the most significant developments impacting the Company and to guide the Board’s discussion and review of the Company’s strategy.
Abdlatif  Y.  Al-Hamad
Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad
Director General/Chairman of the Board of Directors
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
Abdlatif  Y.  Al-Hamad Mr. Al-Hamad has served as Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development since 1985. He was the Minister of Finance and Planning of Kuwait from 1981 to 1983 and prior to that served for 18 years as the Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. He is also a member of the Board of the Kuwait Investment Authority. Mr. Al-Hamad chaired the Development Committee Task Force on Multilateral Development Banks and has served on the International Advisory Boards of Morgan Stanley, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., American International Group, Inc. and the National Bank of Kuwait.

Mr. Al-Hamad’s extensive experience in the strategically important Middle East region and his expertise in international finance, economic policy and government relations provide the Board with an experienced outlook on international business strategy and global capital markets.
Mathis Cabiallavetta
Mathis Cabiallavetta
Former Vice Chairman of the Board Swiss Re
Mathis Cabiallavetta Mr. Cabiallavetta has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Ltd. since 2008 and as the Vice Chairman of its Board between 2009 and 2015. Mr. Cabiallavetta retired as Vice Chairman, Office of the Chief Executive Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. and as Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies International in 2008. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. in 1999, Mr. Cabiallavetta was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS A.G.).

As a former leader of Swiss Re Ltd. and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. as well as Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS A.G.), Mr. Cabiallavetta brings executive experience from these large and complex multinational businesses and provides substantial expertise in global capital markets to the Board of Directors and unique insight and perspective to its oversight of the Company’s global operations and risk management.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Philip Morris International Inc. (2002-2014)
Pamela Daley
Pamela Daley
Former Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development
General Electric Company
Pamela Daley Ms. Daley retired from General Electric Company (“GE”) in January 2014 and served as a Senior Advisor to its Chairman from April 2013 to January 2014. Prior to this role, Ms. Daley served as Senior Vice President of GE’s Corporate Business Development from 2004 to 2013 and as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Transactions from 1991 to 2004. As Senior Vice President, Ms. Daley was responsible for GE’s mergers, acquisitions and divestiture activities worldwide. Ms. Daley joined GE in 1989 as Tax Counsel. Previously, Ms. Daley was a Partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she specialized in domestic and cross-border tax-oriented financings and commercial transactions. Ms. Daley served on the board of BG Group, an international gas and oil company traded on the London Stock Exchange until February 15, 2016, when BG Group was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell.

With over 35 years of transactional experience and more than 20 years as an executive with GE, one of the world’s leading multinational corporations, Ms. Daley brings significant experience and strategic insight to the Board in the areas of leadership development, international operations, transactions, business development and strategy.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• BG Group (2014 – February 2016)
William S. Demchak
William S. Demchak
President and Chief Executive Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
William S. Demchak Mr. Demchak has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PNC since April 2014, as Chief Executive Officer since April 2013 and as President since April 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Demchak held a number of supervisory positions at PNC, including Senior Vice Chairman, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining PNC in 2002, Mr. Demchak served as the Global Head of Structured Finance and Credit Portfolio for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and additionally held key leadership roles at J.P. Morgan prior to its merger with Chase Manhattan Corporation in 2000.

As the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PNC, a large, national diversified financial services company providing traditional banking and asset management services, Mr. Demchak brings substantial expertise in financial services, risk management and corporate governance to bear as a member of the Board. Mr. Demchak was designated to serve on the Board by PNC pursuant to the implementation and stockholder agreement between PNC and BlackRock.
Jessica Einhorn
Jessica Einhorn
Former Dean
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Einhorn Ms. Einhorn served as Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University from 2002 until June 2012. Prior to becoming Dean, she was a consultant at Clark & Weinstock, a strategic consulting firm. She spent nearly 20 years at the World Bank, concluding as Managing Director in 1998. Between 1998 and 1999, Ms. Einhorn was a Visiting Fellow at the International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the World Bank in 1978, she held positions at the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. State Department and the International Development Cooperation Agency of the United States. Ms. Einhorn currently serves as a Director of both the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the National Bureau of Economic Research. As of July 2012, Ms. Einhorn is resident at The Rock Creek Group in Washington, D.C., where she is a longstanding member of The Rock Creek Group Advisory Board.

Ms. Einhorn’s leadership experience in academia and at the World Bank, and experience in the U.S. government and at the International Monetary Fund, provides the Board of Directors with a unique perspective and in-depth understanding on issues concerning international finance, economics and public policy. Through her service with other public companies, Ms. Einhorn also has developed expertise in corporate governance and risk oversight.
Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Fabrizio Freda Mr. Freda has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (“Estée Lauder”) since July 2009, and is also a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Freda previously served as Estée Lauder’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to July 2009. Estée Lauder is a global leader in beauty with more than 25 brands and over 40,000 employees worldwide. Prior to joining Estée Lauder, Mr. Freda held various senior positions at Procter & Gamble Company over the span of 20 years. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Freda directed marketing and strategic planning for Gucci SpA.

Mr. Freda’s extensive experience in product strategy, innovation and global branding brings valuable insights to the Board. His Chief Executive experience at Estée Lauder, an established multinational manufacturer and marketer of prestige brands, provides the Company with unique perspectives on its own marketing, strategy and innovation initiatives.
Murry S. Gerber
Murry S. Gerber
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
EQT Corporation
Murry S. Gerber Mr. Gerber has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of U.S. Steel Corporation since July 2012 and Halliburton Company since January 2012. Previously, Mr. Gerber served as Executive Chairman of EQT Corporation, an integrated energy production company, from 2010 until May 2011, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EQT Corporation from 2007 to 2010, as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of EQT Corporation from 2000 to 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer and President of EQT Corporation from 1998 to 2000.

As a former leader of a large, publicly traded energy production company and as a current or former member of the board of directors of three large, publicly traded companies, Mr. Gerber brings to the Board of Directors extensive expertise and insight into corporate operations, management and governance matters, as well as expert knowledge of the energy sector.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• EQT Corporation (1998-2012) (Chairman from 2000 – 2010 and Executive Chairman from 2010 – 2011)
James Grosfeld
James Grosfeld
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pulte Homes, Inc
James Grosfeld Mr. Grosfeld was formerly Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Homes, Inc. (renamed PulteGroup, Inc. in 2010), a home builder and mortgage banking and financing company, from 1974 to 1990 and rejoined the Board of the company in 2015 as an independent director. Mr. Grosfeld served as a trustee of Lexington Realty Trust from 2003 to 2015.

As the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Homes, Inc., the nation’s largest homebuilder, Mr. Grosfeld provides the Board of Directors with practical management and leadership insight on public company governance as well as expertise in financial services and real estate matters.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Lexington Realty Trust (2003 – December 2015)
Robert S. Kapito
Robert S. Kapito
President
BlackRock, Inc.
Robert S. Kapito Mr. Kapito has been President of BlackRock since 2007. Mr. Kapito is also a member of the Global Executive Committee of BlackRock. Prior to 2007, Mr. Kapito served as Vice Chairman of BlackRock and Head of its Portfolio Management Group since 1988.

As one of the founding principals of the Company, Mr. Kapito has served as an executive leader of BlackRock since 1988. He brings to the Board of Directors industry and business acumen in addition to in-depth knowledge about BlackRock’s businesses, investment strategies and risk management as well as extensive experience overseeing the Company’s day-to-day operations.
David H. Komansky
David H. Komansky
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
David H. Komansky Mr. Komansky retired as Chairman of the Board of Merrill Lynch in 2003. Mr. Komansky became Chairman of the Board of Merrill Lynch in 1997, served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch from 1996 to 2002 and as a director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch from 1995 to 1996. Previously, Mr. Komansky served as a director of WPP Group plc from 2003 to 2009.

Mr. Komansky’s chief executive experience at Merrill Lynch and his financial and management expertise provides the Board of Directors with a valuable perspective and leadership insights on a wide range of corporate governance and management matters unique to complex financial organizations.
Sir Deryck Maughan
Sir Deryck Maughan
Former Senior Advisor
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Sir Deryck Maughan Sir Deryck served as a Senior Advisor of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (“KKR”) from January 2013 until December 2014. Previously, he was a Partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group of KKR since 2009 and Managing Director since 2005. He was Chairman of KKR Asia from 2005 to 2009. Prior to joining KKR, Sir Deryck served as Vice Chairman of Citigroup from 1998 to 2004, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Brothers from 1992 to 1997 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Brothers Asia from 1986 to 1991. He also was Vice Chairman of the U.S.-Japan Business Council from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in 1983, Sir Deryck worked at Goldman Sachs. He served in H.M. Treasury (UK Economics and Finance Ministry) from 1969 to 1979. He has also served as a Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc since 2004 and Thomson Reuters from 2008 to 2014.

Sir Deryck’s internationally focused leadership positions at KKR, a global leader in private equity, fixed income and capital markets, and at Citigroup and Salomon Brothers provide the Board of Directors with a valuable perspective on international finance and global capital markets and extensive experience in assessing value, strategy and risks related to various business models.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Thomson Reuters (2008-2014)
Cheryl Mills
Cheryl Mills
CEO of BlackIvy Group
Cheryl Mills Ms. Mills is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackIvy Group, an investment company that grows and builds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. Formerly, she served as Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Counselor to the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Mills was with New York University from 2002 to 2009, where she served as Senior Vice President for Administration and Operations and as General Counsel. She also served as Secretary of the University’s Board of Trustees. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Mills was Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Public Programming at Oxygen Media. Prior to joining Oxygen Media, Ms. Mills served as Deputy Counsel to President Clinton and as the White House Associate Counsel. She began her career as an Associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson. Ms. Mills previously served on the boards of Cendant Corporation (now Avis Budget Group, Inc.), a consumer real estate and travel conglomerate, and Orion Power, an independent electric power generating company.

Ms. Mills brings to the Board of Directors a range of leadership experiences from government and academia and through her prior service on the boards of corporations and non-profits, she provides expertise on issues concerning government relations, public policy, corporate administration and corporate governance.
Gordon M. Nixon
Gordon M. Nixon
Former President & CEO of RBC
Gordon M. Nixon Mr. Nixon was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Royal Bank of Canada from 2001 to 2014. He first joined RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in 1979, where he held a number of operating positions and served as Chief Executive Officer from December 1999 to April 2001. He currently serves as a Director of BCE, Inc. and will be nominated as Chairman upon his re-election to the Board in April 2016. He is also a Director of George Weston Limited and is on the advisory board of Kingsett Capital.

With 13 years of experience leading a global financial institution and one of Canada’s largest public companies, Mr. Nixon brings extensive expertise and perspective to the Board on global markets and in-depth knowledge of the North American market. His experience growing a diversified, global financial services organization in a highly regulated environment also provides the Board with valuable insight into risk management, compensation and corporate governance matters.
Thomas H. O'Brien
Thomas H. O'Brien
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Thomas H. O'Brien Mr. O’Brien retired as Chief Executive Officer of PNC in 2000, after 15 years in that position, and retired as Chairman of PNC in 2001, after 13 years in that position. Mr. O’Brien previously served as a Director of Verizon Communications, Inc. from 1987 to 2011.

As a former leader of PNC, one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States, Mr. O’Brien has valuable insights on corporate governance and the U.S. financial and banking sectors to share with the Board of Directors and the Company, particularly in his role as lead independent director. The Board of Directors has selected Mr. O’Brien to serve as the lead independent director.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the last 5 years)
• Verizon Communications, Inc. (1987 – 2011)
Ivan G. Seidenberg
Ivan G. Seidenberg
Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Verizon Communications
Ivan G. Seidenberg Mr. Seidenberg retired as the Chairman of the Board of Verizon Communications, Inc. in December 2011 and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2011. Prior to the creation of Verizon Communications, Inc., Mr. Seidenberg was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Corp. Mr. Seidenberg has been an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners, a global independent advisory and asset management firm, since June 2012 and a member of the Board of Directors of Boston Properties, Inc. since May 2014. Mr. Seidenberg also previously served on the boards of Honeywell International Inc. and Wyeth, LLC.

Mr. Seidenberg brings extensive executive leadership, technological and operational experience to the Board from his tenure at Verizon Communications, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. Through his extensive experience on the boards of public companies, he has developed an in-depth understanding of business and corporate governance.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Verizon Communications, Inc. (2002 – 2011) (Chairman from 2004 – 2011)
Marco Antonio Slim Domit
Marco Antonio Slim Domit
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Grupo Financiero Inbursa
Marco Antonio Slim Domit Mr. Slim has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Financiero Inbursa since 1997 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Financiero Inbursa from 1997 until April 2012. Mr. Slim is also Chairman of The Carlos Slim Health Institute and of Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina (IDEAL), an infrastructure company. Mr. Slim was a member of the Board of Directors of Teléfonos de México, S.A.B. de C.V. from 1995 until April 2014.

Mr. Slim’s experience at Grupo Financiero Inbursa provides the Board with knowledge and expertise in international finance, and particular insight into emerging and Latin American markets. In addition, as a member of the board of directors of several international companies that invest globally, Mr. Slim brings substantive expertise in developing new businesses in international markets, stockholder rights and business strategy and integration to the Board of Directors.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• Teléfonos de México, S.A.B. de C.V (1995 – 2014)
John Varley
John Varley
Former Chief Executive
Barclays PLC
John Varley Mr. Varley was Chief Executive of Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) from 2004 to 2010. Previously, he served as the Finance Director of Barclays from 2000 until the end of 2003. Mr. Varley joined the Barclays Executive Committee in 1996 and was appointed to the Boards of Directors of Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC in 1998, positions he held until retiring in December 2010. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Varley was the Chief Executive of Barclays’ Retail Financial Services and from 1995 to 1998 was the Chairman of its Asset Management Division. Mr. Varley has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rio Tinto PLC since 2011. Mr. Varley also joined the Board of AstraZeneca PLC in 2006 as a Non-Executive Director, then served as the Senior Independent Director from 2012 until April 2015.

Mr. Varley brings to the Board of Directors valuable insights on asset management, risk management and international finance acquired through his leadership of Barclays, a large, complex, heavily-regulated financial services organization with global operations. Mr. Varley’s service on the board of directors and committees of several other companies gives him additional perspective on global management and corporate governance that he shares with the Board.

Other Public Company Directorships (within the past 5 years)
• AstraZeneca PLC (2006 -2015)
• Barclays PLC (1998-2011), Barclays Bank PLC (1998-2011)
Susan L. Wagner
Susan L. Wagner
Former Vice Chairman
BlackRock
Susan L. Wagner Ms. Wagner retired as a Vice Chairman of BlackRock in July 2012. In addition to serving as Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2012, Ms. Wagner also served as a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee. Ms. Wagner previously served as BlackRock’s Chief Operating Officer and as Head of Corporate Strategy.

As one of the founding principals of BlackRock, Ms. Wagner has over 25 years of experience in various positions at the Company. Accordingly, she is able to provide the Board with valuable insight and perspective on aspects of the business, including risk management, operations and strategy, as well as a broad and deep understanding of the asset management industry.