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Verizon Appoints Aetna Chair/CEO as Director

The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications elected Mark T. Bertolini, 59, as a Director. Bertolini is Chairman and CEO of Aetna.  Prior to assuming the role of Aetna’s CEO in 2010 and Chairman in 2011, Bertolini served as President from 2007, and as EVP and head of Aetna’s regional businesses prior to that.  He joined Aetna in 2003 as head of Aetna’s Specialty Products after holding executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans and SelectCare.

Oracle Appoints Former Intel President Renée J. James as Newest Board Member

Renée J. James, 51, joined the board of directors of Oracle. James was previously the President of Intel. James has a 25 plus year career at Intel. Prior to becoming President, she served as EVP and General Manager of Software & Services Group. James joined Intel in 1987 as the Product Manager and progressed through variety of roles with increasing responsibilities.

Vodafone Group Appoints former CEO of Standard Life as Non-Executive Director

Vodafone Group announced the appointment of David Nish as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Nish was the CEO of Standard Life Plc from January 2010 to September 2015.  He joined the company as Group Finance Director in November 2006.  Nish was the Group Finance Director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 to 2005 and is a former Partner at Price Waterhouse.

Qualcomm Adds Former Cardinal Health CFO as Director

Qualcomm appointed Jeffrey W. Henderson, 50, to its Board of Directors. Henderson brings 30 years of financial and operational management experience to his position as an independent director, including 10 years as CFO of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 30 healthcare company. Henderson has been an Advisory Director to Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm, since September 2015. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, he held multiple positions at Eli Lilly and General Motors.

PayPal Adds Tech Entrepreneur to Board

PayPal has appointed Wences Casares, 41, to its Board of Directors. Casares is a successful international fintech entrepreneur and recognized next-generation payment and crypto-currency thought leader. He is the founder and CEO of Xapo, a company that provides the tools people need to purchase bitcoins and then manage them through an easy-to-use online wallet. Casares has founded successful technology and financial ventures in the U.S., South America and Europe. He founded Argentina’s first ISP as well as Latin America’s premier online brokerage, Patagon. He later founded Banco Lemon, a Brazilian retail bank, as well as mobile payments companies Bling Nation and Lemon Wallet, which was acquired in 2013.

Nokia Announces Changes to the Board Following Alcatel Deal

Nokia confirms the composition of the Board of Directors following the successful public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities. The new members of the Board of Directors are Louis R. Hughes, Jean C. Monty and Olivier Piou. Elizabeth Doherty, 58, who was a member of the Board of Directors until the successful closing of the exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities, has stepped down from the Board of Directors.

As previously announced, Risto Siilasmaa continues as the Chairman of the Board. In the Board of Directors' assembly meeting, the Board of Directors elected Olivier Piou as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Louis R. Hughes, 66, was President & COO of Lockheed Martin in 2000, EVP of General Motors Corporation 1992–2000, President of General Motors International Operations 1992–1998, and President of General Motors Europe 1992–1994.

Jean C. Monty, 68, was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Bell Canada Enterprises until 2002. He was President and CEO of Nortel Networks Corporation beginning in 1993.

Olivier Piou, 57, is CEO and Director of Gemalto since 2006. He was CEO of Axalto from 2004 to 2006.

Infosys Appoints Director with Experience in Investment Management and Financial MarketsDr. Punita Kumar Sinha

Infosys appointed Dr. Punita Kumar Sinha, 53, as an independent director. Dr. Sinha is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pacific Pacific Paradigm Advisors. She served as a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group; Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Blackstone Asia Advisors; Senior Managing Director Asia Closed-End Funds and Senior Managing Director of India Closed-End Funds at The Blackstone Group.

ADP Appoints PayPal SVP as New Board Member

Automatic Data Processing appointed William J. Ready as a new director of the company. Ready is SVP, Global Head of Product and Engineering at PayPal and also served as the CEO of Braintree.

VMware Sees Changes on the Board and Leadership Team

Retired CFO of Accenture Pamela J. Craig, 58, and former CFO of Cisco Dennis D. Powell, 68, resigned from the Board of Directors of VMware. VMware elected Donald J. Carty, 69, as a member of the Board.

Carty is also a member of the EMC board of directors, on which he has served since January 2015. Carty is currently a private investor. He served as Vice Chairman and CFO of Dell, and as Chairman and CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines.

PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin Steps Down From Yahoo! Board

Max Levchin, 40, notified Yahoo! that he was resigning from Yahoo's Board of Directors. Levchin is resigning due to his other professional commitments and demands on his time.

Equinix Closes TelecityGroup Acquisition; John Hughes to Join Board

Telecity's Chairman, John Hughes, 63, will be joining the Board of Directors of Equinix, and Equinix's EMEA President, Eric Schwartz, will serve as the head of the combined regional business in EMEA.

Citrix Systems Elects Accomplished Business Leaders with Deep Experience Managing Global Enterprises as Directors

Citrix Systems elected Peter Sacripanti and Graham Smith, 55, to its board of directors. Sacripanti is co-chair and partner at the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery. Smith has served as a director of Splunk since 2011 and was previously the EVP and CFO for Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, he served as CFO at Advent Software.

VeriSign Appoints Businessman, Investor and Philanthropist to Board

VeriSign elected Thomas F. Frist III, 47, to company's Board of Directors. Frist is a principal with Frist Capital and has held this position since 1994. He currently serves as a director of HCA Holdings and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

F5 Networks Appoints Chair and Former CEO John McAdam as President & CEO; Company Looks for Permanent Successor

F5 Networks announced that John McAdam, 64, Chairman of the F5 Board of Directors, has been appointed President and CEO. McAdam joined F5 in July 2000, and served as the Company’s President and CEO until his retirement in July 2015. In connection with this appointment, McAdam will remain a member of the F5 Board but will step down as Chairman in order to focus on his executive duties and actively lead the Company forward. While McAdam leads F5 as President and CEO, the Board will undertake a formal search process to identify a permanent successor.

Alan Higginson, 67, who currently serves as F5’s Lead Independent Director, has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.

CSC Goes Through Major Board Shuffle

CSC appointed Mike Lawrie, 61, CSC president and CEO, as chairman of the company's Board of Directors, along with the appointments of Dr. Mukesh Aghi, 58, and Herman E. Bulls, 59, as directors. Chairman Rodney F. Chase, 72, who has served as a director since 2001, and Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School Erik Brynjolfsson, 53, who became a director of CSC in 2010, have retired from the company's Board.

Additional board actions included the appointment of Bruce Churchill in the role of Lead Independent Director, reflecting the company's commitment to strong corporate governance. Nancy Killefer and Sean O'Keefe resigned as directors of CSC. Additionally, Lawrence B. Prior III resigned his position of EVP and General Manager, North American Public Sector with the company.

Aghi is president of the U.S.-India Business Council and has more than 27 years of experience across diverse industries. He served as chairman and CEO of Steria India.

Bulls is vice chairman, Americas of JLL. He founded and led the firm's Public Institutions specialty as chairman and CEO and currently serves as International Director of JLL Global Markets.

Frontier Communications Appoints Lead Director as Chairman; Separates Chair/CEO Roles

Frontier Communications announced its planned succession in the leadership of its Board of Directors. Maggie Wilderotter, the company’s CEO for ten and one-half years and its executive chairman since April 2015, will be succeeded as chairman by Pamela D. A. Reeve. Reeve joined the Frontier Communications Board in 2010 and currently serves as Lead Director. During her 15 year tenure at Lightbridge, Reeve held executive positions including president and CEO.

Match Group Announces Series of Board and Senior Management Shuffles

Match Group, a digital spinoff of IAC that owns properties like Tinder and OKCupid, announced a series of senior management appointments to more effectively manage the business and drive global growth. Greg Blatt, Chairman of Match Group, will become Chairman and CEO of the company.

Sam Yagan, currently CEO of Match Group, will join the Match Group Board. He will serve as Vice Chairman, a non-executive position that will encompass his service on the Match Group Board, his continuing service on the Tinder Board, and an ongoing advisory relationship with the company.

Ann L. McDaniel, 59, was elected to the Board of Directors. McDaniel has served as SVP of Graham Holdings Company since June 2008. Prior to that time, McDaniel served as VP-HR of Graham Holdings Company since September 2001.

Kinaxis Appoints Leader of Accelerated Cisco Transformation Program as Director

Cloud-based supply chain solutions provider Kinaxis appointed Angel Mendez to its Board of Directors. Most recently, Mendez served as SVP-Cisco Transformation. Prior to this role, Mendez led Cisco's Customer Value Chain Management organization, and served as SVP of Global Operations for Palm, where he led the company's operational turnaround. Mendez began his career at GE, serving 11 years in increasingly responsible assignments.

Cisco Exec Joins Board of Infoblox

Infoblox, the market leading developer of advanced network infrastructure automation and control solutions, named Edzard Overbeek, 47, to its Board of Directors. Overbeek, most recently was SVP of the global services business at Cisco. He joined Cisco in 2000 as managing director for Cisco Netherlands and then rose through a series of leadership positions including VP for EMEA channels, VP for strategic planning in Europe, president of Cisco Japan and president of the Asia Pacific region.

Couple of Renren Board Members Step Down

Matthew Nimetz, 76, and Katsumasa Niki, 47, resigned as directors of Renren, the social networking Internet platform in China. Nimetz is the former Managing Director and COO of General Atlantic. Niki serves as General Manager of Corporate Strategy & Development Department and Corporate Officer at SOFTBANK CORP.

XO Group CFO Joins Board of Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide appointed Gillian Munson, 44, CFO, XO Group, to its board of directors. Munson was Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Research Division.

Carbonite Appoints Board Member with Wealth of Financial Expertise and a Strong Technology Background

Scott Daniels was appointed to serve as a director on the Board of Carbonite. Pravin Vazirani, 44, concurrently with the appointment of Daniels, resigned as a director of the Company. Vazirani, Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, is leaving the Board to continue his focus on very early stage private investments.

Daniels has spent his entire career investing in and working with public technology companies. He was a senior analyst at Shannon River Partners. Prior to Shannon River, he was a partner at S Squared Technology.

Paul Mellinger has been appointed as SVP of the company's EVault business. Since January 2013, Mellinger has served as the VP of Software Sales at IBM.

Date Range: November 27th 2015 - January 19th 2016

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