Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. Barra was elected Chairman of the GM Board of Directors on January 4, 2016, and has served as CEO of GM since January 15, 2014.
Under Barra’s leadership, GM is working to lead the transformation of personal mobility through advanced technologies such as connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving. Barra has also established a strategic direction based on putting the customer at the center of everything the company does, all around the world.
Prior to being named CEO, Barra served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain since August 2013, and as Senior Vice President, Global Product Development since February 2011. In these roles, she was responsible for the design, engineering, program management and quality of GM vehicles around the world.
Previously, Barra served as GM Vice President, Global Human Resources; Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering; Plant Manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly; Executive Director of Competitive Operations Engineering; and in several engineering and staff positions.
In 1990, Barra graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business after receiving a GM fellowship in 1988.
Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985.
Barra is a member of the General Dynamics Board of Directors. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Economic Club and as a member of The Business Council. She is also a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees, the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees for the Detroit Country Day School.
In 2014, Barra and her husband, Tony, chaired the Detroit International Wine Auction, raising a record $2.4 million for scholarships and community arts programs through the College for Creative Studies. In 2012, they chaired the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 30th annual dinner, which raised nearly $1.7 million for cancer research.
In 2015, Barra was ranked first on Fortune magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” In 2014, she was named to the Time 100 and Forbes magazine named her one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”
Ana Botín (October 1960), a graduate in Economics from the University of Bryn Mawr (USA) after having studied at Harvard, was named CEO of Santander UK in December 2010 after extensive experience in the financial industry and the Santander Group.
After eight years working in corporate and investment banking at JP Morgan, she joined the Santander Group in 1988. Ana Botín has been one of the driving forces behind Santander’s international expansion, especially in Latin America, as well as the development of corporate banking, asset management and treasury. She is a board member of Banco Santander and has been a member of the management committee since 1989.
From 2002 until her departure to the UK, she was chair of Banesto. Under her leadership, Banesto improved its brand recognition and service quality, to lead the rankings. It expanded its market share in segments such as SMEs and won Euromoney’s award for the best bank in Spain three times.
As CEO of Santander UK, she has led the transformation of the institution into a universal and commercial bank after the merger of three mortgage banks (Abbey National, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley). Santander UK has achieved leadership positions in different segments of retail banking. Its results improved markedly and the number of active clients grew to 16 million. Since 2012, Santander UK has increased its market share to 50% in SME business and has become the best provider of current accounts and the best of the big banks in terms of customer service, according to the independent publication Money Savings Expert. It has doubled the number of linked customers and, thanks to a strategy focused on linking and enhancing customer satisfaction, becoming a benchmark bank for companies in the UK, while maintaining a solid and profitable balance sheet.
Ana Botín is the only Spaniard included in international newswire Bloomberg’s list of the 50 Most Influential People. Bloomberg said Ana Botín “has transformed the bank in the UK, with a sharp increase in the number of customers and boost in profitability”.
The new chair of Banco Santander is also known for her interest in social responsibility activities and her support for entrepreneurs. She is a founder and vice chair of the Empresa y Crecimiento foundation, which finances small and medium enterprises in Latin America; and founder and chair of the Conocimiento y Desarrollo foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes universities’ involvement in economic and social development.
She also serves on the board of directors of Coca-Cola and is a Business Ambassador for the British government.
Cathy Engelbert is CEO of Deloitte LLP, whose subsidiaries provide audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services. Cathy leads the largest professional services firm in the US and is responsible for over 70,000 professionals in nearly 90 US cities and India. Deloitte serves over 80 percent of the FORTUNE 500, producing measurable and enduring impact on behalf of our clients, people, communities, and society.
Since 1986, Cathy has had a distinguished career serving large and complex global clients. She previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP’s audit subsidiary.
Cathy has held a number of other senior leadership positions at Deloitte. She served on the Deloitte LLP Board of Directors and was a member of the Board’s Strategic Investment, Finance & Audit, Risk, and Regulatory & Government Relations Committees. She has also served as National Managing Partner – Regions for Deloitte & Touche LLP; Deputy National Professional Practice Director; and the Financial Accounting and Reporting Services Quality Risk Manager. Cathy is a past member of the Deloitte LLP Nominating Committee and Deloitte’s Board Council. She has held partner roles serving several of the world’s leading life sciences and pharmaceutical companies and advises multinational companies on financial instrument accounting matters.
Cathy has spoken to influential media including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business Network and FORTUNE about key issues including global business trends, professional services and Deloitte’s growth strategy. Cathy also frequently discusses how to advance diversity and inclusion in corporate America with major news outlets, including The Washington Post.
Cathy is the Chairman of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and is listed as one of FORTUNE’s 2015 Most Powerful Women and among Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York for 2015.
Cathy is a nationally designated subject matter resource in financial instruments, credit, fair value and related matters. She previously served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council and was responsible for advising the Financial Accounting Standards Board on strategic issues, project priorities, and other matters that affect accounting standard-setting.
Cathy received a BS in accounting from Lehigh University and is a certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. She is a member of the Accounting Advisory Board for Lehigh University. Cathy is married and has two children.
As with all Deloitte professionals, Cathy plays a crucial role in serving the investor public, protecting capital markets, and helping our clients to solve
their most pressing problems with confidence.
Joe Lacob joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1989 and established a successful investing record across multiple disciplines. He has been closely involved with KPCB’s investments in more than 50 life science companies, including the startup or incubation of a dozen ventures, and with KPCB’s medical technology practice, which includes more than 30 therapeutic and diagnostic medical device companies. Joe was also an active investing partner in KPCB’s online company initiative; he led the firm’s investment in AutoTrader.com and Sportsline. He also focused on energy investments as part of KPCB’s initiative in the fields of greentech and alternative energy. Investments include GloriOil, in microbial enhanced oil recovery, and SunDrop Fuels, a company turning biomass and natural gas into clean, cost-effective liquid transportation fuels. Joe serves on the board of directors of one public company, Align Technology, as well as several privately held companies, including NeuroPace and TransMedics.
In 2011, Joe achieved a lifelong dream by acquiring The Golden State Warriors of the NBA and became the Managing Partner and CEO of the Warriors.
Joe is also actively involved in a number of industry organizations, including the American Heart Association and the AHA Roundtable. He is also actively involved at Stanford University, where he serves on advisory boards at the Medical Center, the Business School and the Athletic Department.
Joe received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, his master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Adebayo O. Ogunlesi has been a director since October 2012. Mr. Ogunlesi is our Lead Director, Chair of our Governance Committee and an exofficio member of all of our Board’s other standing committees. He currently serves as a director of Callaway Golf Company and Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Mr. Ogunlesi has not served on the Board of Directors of any other public company within the past five years. Mr. Ogunlesi’s career highlights include: Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (June 2006 – Present); at Credit Suisse: Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer (2004-2006), Member of Executive Board and Management Committee (2002-2006), Head of Global Investment Banking Department (2002-2004), Head of Global Energy Group (1997-2002), Various positions (1983-1997).
His other professional experience and community involvement include: Member, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Member, National Board of Directors, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; Member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; Member, Board of Directors, Partnership for New York City Fund; Member, Harvard University Global Advisory Council and Harvard Law School Leadership Council of New York; Member, Board of Dean’s Advisors, Harvard Business School; and Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1980-1981).
Key experience and qualifications include: strong leader, including leadership experience in the financial services industry: founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners and a former executive of Credit Suisse with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including investment banking and private equity; international business and global capital markets experience, including emerging markets: advised and executed transactions and provided capital markets strategy advice globally; knowledge gained as former Chair of our Risk Committee: provides additional perspective on key risks facing our firm; expertise regarding governance and compensation: service on the boards of directors and board committees of other public companies and not-for-profit entities, and in particular as Chair of the nominating and corporate governance committees at each of Callaway Golf and Kosmos Energy, provides additional governance perspective.
Nelson Peltz is Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian”). Mr. Peltz, along with Peter May and Ed Garden, founded Trian in November 2005. Trian invests in underperforming and undervalued public companies and looks to work constructively with the management and Board of Directors of those companies to create shareholder value through a combination of strategic re-direction, improved operational execution, more efficient capital allocation and stronger focus.
Mr. Peltz serves as the non-executive Chairman of The Wendy’s Company. Mr. Peltz is also a director of Mondelēz International, Inc., Sysco Corporation, and The Madison Square Garden Company. He previously served as a director of H. J. Heinz Company from September 2006 to June 2013, Legg Mason, Inc. from October 2009 to December 2014 and Ingersoll-Rand plc from August 2012 to June 2014. Mr. Peltz was recognized by The National Association of Corporate Directors in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as among the most influential people in the global corporate governance arena. From April 1993 through June 2007, Mr. Peltz served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Triarc Companies, Inc. which during that period of time owned Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and the Snapple Beverage Group, as well as other consumer and industrial businesses.
Mr. Peltz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Triangle Industries, Inc. from 1983 until December 1988, when that company was acquired by Pechiney, S.A., a leading international metals and packaging company. Mr. Peltz began his business career in 1963 when he joined his family food business.
Mr. Peltz is Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Chairman of the New York Tolerance Center. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, a member of the Board of Overseers of The Milken Institute, a member of the Honorary Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (formerly known as CaP CURE) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Intrepid Museum Foundation.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Peltz attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Hans Vestberg is President and CEO of the Ericsson Group, the world’s leading provider of telecommunications technology and services.
Vestberg joined Ericsson in 1988. He has broad international experience, having held various management positions with Ericsson in China, Brazil, Mexico and the US. He is the international advisor to the Governor of Guangdong, China.
Vestberg served as Ericsson’s CFO from 2007 to 2009 before becoming President and CEO.
Along with the rest of Ericsson’s executive leadership team, Vestberg is focused on advancing the company’s leadership through innovation, technology, services and sustainable business solutions. Under his direction, Ericsson has become the driving force behind the Networked Society, where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential. He is a leading advocate of the global Sustainable Development Goals, and for the potential of mobility and broadband to help tackle some of the world’s most urgent challenges, such as poverty, climate change and access to health care and education. Vestberg is a founding member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development , where he chairs the task group on the post-2015 development agenda, having previously chaired the Commission’s climate-change working group. Vestberg is a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. As of June 2015, Vestberg is also a board member of the UN Foundation. In January 2016, Vestberg was honored with the Hunger Hero Award by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) for Ericsson’s pioneering work in providing telecommunications solutions in support of humanitarian response.