The IBM (NYSE: IBM) board of directors today elected Alex Gorsky and
Peter R. Voser to the board. Alex Gorsky, 54, is chairman and chief
executive officer of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and his election to
the board will take effect on September 1, 2014. Peter R. Voser, 55, a
Swiss national, is the retired chief executive officer of Royal Dutch
Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A). His election to the board will take effect on
January 1, 2015.
Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer,
said: "We are delighted that Alex and Peter will be joining the IBM
board of directors. Both are accomplished international business
leaders. Alex and Peter each have deep and successful experience running
information-intensive global enterprises and both are well known as
pacesetters in innovation. Their expertise and insights will be
extremely beneficial to IBM and our shareholders."
After the elections of Mr. Gorsky and Mr. Voser take effect, the IBM
board will have a total of 14 members.
Mr. Gorsky is chairman of the board of directors, chief executive
officer and chairman of the executive committee of Jhnson & Johnson.
Mr. Gorsky was named Johnson & Johnson's chief executive officer,
chairman of the executive committee and joined its board of directors in
April 2012. He was later named chairman of the board of directors of
Johnson & Johnson in December 2012. Prior to being named chief executive
officer, Mr. Gorsky held multiple executive positions with Johnson &
Johnson, including company group chairman for Ethicon, worldwide
chairman of the Surgical Care Group, and worldwide chairman of the
Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group.
Mr. Gorsky also serves on the boards of the Travis Manion Foundation and
the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Mr. Gorsky holds a bachelor's of science degree from the U.S. Military
Academy in West Point, N.Y. and a master's in business administration
from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Peter R. Voser
Mr. Voser is retired chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a
global energy and petrochemicals company headquartered in the
Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. Mr. Voser joined
Royal Dutch Shell in 1982 and subsequently held various executive
positions until 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, Mr. Voser served as chief
financial officer and executive committee member of the Asea Brown
Boveri Group of Companies, headquartered in Zurich. Mr. Voser returned
to Royal Dutch Shell in 2004, holding the position of chief financial
officer from 2004 to 2009 and chief executive officer from 2009 until
his retirement in 2013.
Mr. Voser serves as a director of Roche Holding Ltd, a Swiss
pharmaceuticals and diagnostics holding company, and has been appointed
to the board of the Singapore-based investment company Temasek Holdings,
effective January 1, 2015. He is also a member of the Business Council
USA and the board of directors of the Peterson Institute for
International Economics. Mr. Voser serves as chairman of the board of
St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies and the chairman of
Catalyst, a non-profit organization that aims to build inclusive
environments and expand opportunities for women in business.
Mr. Voser holds a degree in business administration from the University
of Applied Sciences, Zurich.
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