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Richard D. Fain

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Richard D. Fain is chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL). RCL owns and operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara, and recently acquired two-thirds ownership of Silversea Cruises. Additionally, RCL is part of joint ventures that operate TUI Cruises and Pullmantur Cruceros. The company’s 63 ships carry more than 6 million guests a year to ports on all seven continents.

Since taking the helm of RCL in 1988, Fain has guided the company’s growth to its current place on the S&P 500, as well as its repeat listing by the Ethisphere Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company. For the second year running, Barron’s recently named him one of the World’s 30 Best CEOs for his vision and changing the course of the industry.

Fain serves on the University of Miami Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Posse Foundation board and the World Travel and Tourism Council’s executive committee. He has been recognized with the Federal Maritime Commission’s Earth Day Award, the Travel Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award, the South Florida Business Journal Ultimate CEO Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and membership in the South Florida Business Hall of Fame. The French government honored Fain as a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, while the Finnish government named him a Commander, First Class, of the Order of the Lion.

Fain holds a B.S. degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Colleen have four children and seven grandchildren.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

President and Chief Executive Officer

Celebrity Cruises

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo was appointed president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises in December 2014, overseeing operations of the brand known for its modern luxury and highly personalized customer service. Previously, she was executive vice president, operations for Royal Caribbean International, overseeing several critical areas for the global cruise brand. These areas include Marine and Hotel Operations.

In her previous role, Lutoff-Perlo led the development and launch of the next generation of Royal Caribbean cruise ships, the Quantum class. Beginning with Quantum of the Seas, which debuted in the fall of 2014, Anthem of the Seasdebuting in spring 2015, and the third in the series to be delivered in 2016, the Quantum ships will make another leap in vessel design with diverse features to create a comfortable yet exciting experience for guests. These include more game-changing “firsts at sea” such as Dynamic Dining, Ripcord by iFly, a skydiving experience; Northstar, a thrilling adventure that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air on a breathtaking journey; and cutting-edge transformative venues including the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more.

In addition, Lutoff-Perlo spearheaded the introduction of a third and fourth Oasis-class ship, currently on order and set to be delivered in 2016 and 2018. The Oasis class of ships with Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas are currently the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ships.

Lutoff-Perlo has held a variety of roles during her 29-year tenure with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and most recently served as Celebrity Cruises’ senior vice president, hotel operations, where she played a vital role in shaping extraordinary guest experiences for the brand and spearheaded the introduction of the widely heralded, $3.7 billion Solstice-class fleet.

In other previous positions with the company, Lutoff-Perlo served as Royal Caribbean International’s associate vice president, Product Marketing, Strategic Alliances and Multicultural Marketing. In that capacity, she led the development of a number of initiatives, including Royal Caribbean’s widely praised launch of Freedom of the Seas with the Flowrider Surf Simulator, and strategic alliances with brands such as Discovery Television, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Johnny Rockets, Fisher Price and Crayola. She also had responsibility for all marketing and advertising initiatives within the domestic African American and Hispanic markets.

Larry Pimentel

President And Chief Executive Officer

Azamara

Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, is a talented educator, speaker and writer widely known for his expertise in marketing upscale products to discriminating travelers. His unique body of knowledge makes him a natural in his current position, where he manages the parent company’s boutique cruiseline with specialized features and destination packages.

Before joining Azamara Club Cruises in January 2010, Pimentel was president, CEO and co-owner of SeaDream Yacht Club from 2001 to 2009. He served as president and CEO of Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line from 1992 to 2001, and was president and CEO of Classic Hawaii, a tour operating company, from 1983 to 1992.

Pimentel‘s accomplishments, awards and recognition for service are as varied as his skills. He was recipient of the Leader in Luxury Award by Travel Agent magazine in 2004, recognized as Travel Industry Executive of the Year in 1998, Global Executive of the Year in 1997 and named as one of the 25 most influential travel executives in America.

Pimentel’s board service included chairmanship of the Institute of Certified Travel Agents and membership on the Children’s Bereavement Center Board of Directors, board of directors of the Transplant Foundation, and board of trustees of Palmer Trinity School. He has lectured at the Cornell University Hotel School and Harvard Business School. He is former director and educational chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association, past chairman of the Institute of Certified Travel Agents, and a founding member of the Luxury Marketing Council. Pimentel also served as commander of the Order of Merit for the Republic of Portugal, where he grew up. Of Portuguese descent, his ancestors settled in the Hawaiian Islands. He and his wife Sandi live in Key Biscayne, Fla., and have five children.

Harri Kulovaara

Executive Vice President, Maritime & Newbuilding

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Harri Kulovaara, executive vice president, Maritime & Newbuilding, has led the design and construction of several of the world’s most innovative cruise ships for all of the various brands within the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. family.

Under Kulovaara’s leadership and vision, Royal Caribbean launched the world’s first “smart ship,” Quantum of the Seas, in 2014. He led the design and innovation behind the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas in 2009 and, sister-ship Allure of the Seas in 2010, both of which introduced unique industry “firsts” that redefined the cruise vacation experience. Kulovaara is also the creative force behind Celebrity Cruises’ five Solstice-class ships, heralded for their stunning and stylish design.

A cruise industry veteran of more than 40 years, Kulovaara previously served as senior vice president, Marine Operations and Fleet Operations, when Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. combined its marine operations and quality assurance functions.  Prior to joining Royal Caribbean in 1995, Kulovaara served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Oy Silja Line AB, a leading cruise ferry operator based in Finland. He also was named executive vice president for Silja Line’s parent company, Effjohn Oy Ab.

In addition to being the chairman of Royal Caribbean’s Maritime Advisory Board, Kulovaara is one of the founding members of the Cruise Ship Safety Forum and the current chairman of its Steering Committee.  He is also a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Kulovaara is a naval architect and holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Helsinki in Finland. In 2015, Harri received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Strathclyde in recognition of his continuous safety improvement efforts through innovation in the maritime industry.

Adam Goldstein

Vice Chairman

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Adam Goldstein was named Vice Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. effective May, 2018.  Goldstein oversees the corporation’s Government and Destination Relations globally.  He has been with the company since 1988.

Goldstein currently serves as Chair of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).  In 2015/2016, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA.  Previously, Goldstein served as the National Chair of the Travel Industry Association of America (now U.S. Travel Association) in 2001 and has been inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders.  He also serves on the Energy Security Leadership Council, a leadership affiliate of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington D.C.

Goldstein graduated with honors from Princeton University. He also has a law degree from Harvard University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, the European business school in Fontainebleau, France.

Bradley Stein

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Bradley H. Stein is senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. With a staff of more than 40 employees, Stein oversees the corporate legal group, the litigation and claims group and the global compliance and ethics group for the company’s various brands. Stein joined Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in 1992. In 2006 he was appointed general counsel and also held positions as deputy general counsel and assistant general counsel. Stein worked in private practice in Miami and New York before he joined the company.

Stein received his law degree from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University, magna cum laude. He is a member of the Florida and New York Bar associations.

Michael Bayley

President and Chief Executive Officer

Royal Caribbean International

Seasoned travel and hospitality executive Michael Bayley was named President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, the world’s largest cruise brand, in December 2014. Bayley’s career with the brand’s parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), spans 30 years. In his former role as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Bayley delivered strong results while building the company’s “Modern Luxury” positioning, which resonated successfully with Celebrity’s sophisticated customer base

Prior to that Bayley was Executive Vice President of Operations for Royal Caribbean International, where he oversaw the brand’s Hotel Operations; Marine Operations for Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises; Land Operations for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises, and Commercial Development for RCL.

Prior to that, as RCL’s Executive Vice President, International, Bayley was responsible for the strategic international business development of three of the company’s cruise lines: Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. Over the course of just four years, he established 11 regional offices around the world, which now generate more than 50 percent of the corporation’s total revenue.

Earlier, Bayley served as Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations for Royal Caribbean International, leading the worldwide hotel operations and onboard revenue of 21 cruise ships and 30,000 employees. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Managing Director of Island Cruises plc, a joint venture cruise line and tour operator begun in 2002 by RCL and British tour operator First Choice Holidays.

Bayley began his career with the company in 1981, working in a variety of shipboard and shoreside positions with increasing management responsibility, including that of Vice President of Total Guest Satisfaction, Fleet Operations. He also served as Vice President for Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, one of the world’s largest premium gaming resorts, in Las Vegas.

A native of the United Kingdom, Bayley graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Bournemouth in England, and has attended management programs at Harvard Business School and Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the board of SteamShip Mutual in London, U.K.

Bayley has two children and lives in Miami, Fla.

Jason Liberty

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Jason Liberty is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., responsible for overseeing the company’s Treasury, Accounting, Corporate, Strategic and Revenue Planning, Corporate Development, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Risk Management, Legal, Port Operations, Deployment, Internal Audit and Investor Relations.

Since joining the company in 2005, Liberty held several senior management positions. He was appointed senior vice president of Finance and Strategy, responsible for Treasury, Strategic and Corporate Planning, Investor Relations and Deployment and before that served as vice president of Corporate and Strategic Planning, in charge of Corporate, Capital and Strategic Planning, Energy Management, Revenue Planning and Systems and Insurance.

Liberty was a senior manager with the accounting firm KPMG LLP, before he joined Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Mr. Liberty earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School. In addition, Mr. Liberty holds degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Miami School of Business and Indiana University, Bloomington, Kelley School of Business, respectively.

Liberty lives in Weston, Florida, with his wife Erica and their four children.

Royal Caribbean’s Board Of Directors

Richard D. Fain
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Richard D. Fain is chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL). RCL owns and operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara, and recently acquired two-thirds ownership of Silversea Cruises. Additionally, RCL is part of joint ventures that operate TUI Cruises and Pullmantur Cruceros. The company’s 63 ships carry more than 6 million guests a year to ports on all seven continents.

Since taking the helm of RCL in 1988, Fain has guided the company’s growth to its current place on the S&P 500, as well as its repeat listing by the Ethisphere Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company. For the second year running, Barron’s recently named him one of the World’s 30 Best CEOs for his vision and changing the course of the industry.

Fain serves on the University of Miami Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Posse Foundation board and the World Travel and Tourism Council’s executive committee. He has been recognized with the Federal Maritime Commission’s Earth Day Award, the Travel Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award, the South Florida Business Journal Ultimate CEO Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and membership in the South Florida Business Hall of Fame. The French government honored Fain as a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, while the Finnish government named him a Commander, First Class, of the Order of the Lion.

Fain holds a B.S. degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Colleen have four children and seven grandchildren.

John F. BrockDirector since Feb 2014
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John F. Brock has served as a director of the Company since February 2014. Mr. Brock retired as Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola European Partners in December 2016, having served in that role since the formation of that Company in May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Brock served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. since April 2008 and as Chief Executive Officer since April 2006. From February 2003 until December 2005, Mr. Brock was Chief Executive Officer of InBev, S.A., a global brewer, and from March 1999 until December 2002, he was Chief Operating Officer of Cadbury Schweppes plc, an international beverage and confectionery company. From April 2007 to December 2007, Mr. Brock served as a director of Dow Jones & Company, Inc., a publisher and provider of global business and financial news. From 2004 to 2006, he served as a director of the Campbell Soup Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of branded convenience food products. From 2003 to 2005, he served as a director of Interbrew/Inbrew, a beer brewing company. He also served as a director of Reed Elsevier, a publisher, from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Brock is a Trustee and Chair of the Georgia Tech Foundation, and is Chairman of Horizons Atlanta, a philanthropic organization that enhances education for underserved children. Mr. Brock is also a member of the Executive Board of MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm.

William L. KimseyDirector since Apr 2003
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William L. Kimsey has served as a director of the Company since April 2003. Mr. Kimsey was employed for 32 years through September 2002 with the independent public accounting firm Ernst & Young L.L.P. From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Kimsey served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young Global and Global Executive Board member of Ernst & Young and from 1993 through 1998 as the Firm Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. From 2003 until 2018, Mr. Kimsey served on the board and chaired the audit committee of Accenture Plc. From 2004 until 2008, he served on the board of NAVTEQ Corporation and was the chairman of its audit committee. From 2003 through 2014, Mr. Kimsey also served on the board and the audit committee of Western Digital Corporation. Mr. Kimsey is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Maritza G. MontielDirector since Dec 2015
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Maritza Montiel has served as director since December 2015. Ms. Montiel served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP from 2011 through her retirement in May 2014. Prior to these positions, she held numerous senior management roles at Deloitte, including Managing Partner (Leadership Development and Succession, Deloitte University) from 2009 to 2011, and Regional Managing Partner from 2001 to 2009. During Ms. Montiel’s tenure at Deloitte, she was the Advisory Partner for many engagements in which Deloitte was the principal auditor. Ms. Montiel is a Board member of AptarGroup, Inc. where she chairs the Audit Committee, and a Board member of McCormick & Company where she is a member of the Compensation Committee.

Ann S. MooreDirector since May 2012
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Ann S. Moore has served as a director of the Company since May 2012.  Ms. Moore served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc. from July 2002 to September 2010 and served as Chairman through December 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Moore was Executive Vice President of Time Inc., where she had executive responsibilities for a portfolio of magazines including Time, People, InStyle, Teen People, People en Español and Real Simple. Ms. Moore joined Time Inc. in 1978 in Corporate Finance. Since then, she held consumer marketing positions at Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money and Discover, moving to general management of Sports Illustrated in 1983 and to publisher of People in 1991. From 1993 to May 2014, Ms. Moore served on the Board of Directors of Avon Products Inc.  She was also a director of the Wallace Foundation from 2004 through June 2016.

Eyal OferDirector since May 1995
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“Eyal Ofer has served as a director of the Company since May 1995. Eyal Ofer is a global maritime shipping and real estate business leader and philanthropist. As the Chairman of multi-generational family group, Ofer Global, he leads a private portfolio of international businesses principally focused on shipping, real estate, energy, technology, banking and investments. Its interests span Europe, North America, the Near East, Australasia and South East Asia.

Eyal heads Ofer Global’s various divisions, including: Zodiac Group, an international shipping enterprise operating a diversified fleet of over 160 vessels worldwide; Global Holdings Group, a real estate holding group specializing in large scale iconic office buildings, hotels and luxury residential developments, as well as other investment and development assets; O.G. Energy, a division holding oil and gas exploration and production interests (onshore & offshore) in the Australasia and South East Asia region; and O.G. Tech Ventures, a single LP Venture Capital fund with a focus on Round A tech investments.

Eyal also chairs the Eyal & Marilyn Ofer Family Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established for the charitable giving of his family in support of education and the arts.”

Tom PritzkerDirector since Feb 1999
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Tom Pritzker has served as a director of the Company since February 1999. Mr. Pritzker is Executive Chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Chairman and CEO of The Pritzker Organization, which provides investment and business advisory services to the Thomas J. Pritzker family enterprise.  Over his career he has been involved in founding significant companies in a variety of fields including container leasing (Triton), biotech (Bay City Capital) and health care (Reliant Pharmaceuticals and First Health).  He has also been engaged in building existing companies in a number of industries.  Outside of business, Mr. Pritzker is Chairman of the Board of the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the Pritzker Architecture Prize.  He is also Chairman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington DC.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Aspen Strategy Group.  He also organized and founded the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, which is a collaborative research effort into the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders.

William K. ReillyDirector since Jan 1998
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William K. Reilly has served as a director of the Company since January 1998. Mr. Reilly is the Founding Partner of Aqua International Partners L.P., a private equity fund established in 1997 and dedicated to investing in companies engaged in water. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Reilly served as the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has also previously served as the first Payne Visiting Professor at Stanford University, President of the World Wildlife Fund and President of The Conservation Foundation. He is Chairman Emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund and Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. He serves as a director of Enviva Partners LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership that aggregates wood fiber and processes it into a transportable form. From 1993 until April 2012, Mr. Reilly also served on the Board of Directors of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company and from 1997 until May 2013, he served on the Board of Directors of ConocoPhillips. In May 2010, President Obama named Mr. Reilly to serve as co-chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, which released its report on January 11, 2011. In December 2012, the President named Mr. Reilly to the Council for Global Development. In 2017, Mr. Reilly became a director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a non-profit research and communication organization in Washington DC.

Vagn O. SørensenDirector since Jul 2011
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Vagn O. Sørensen has served as a director of the Company since July 2011. Mr. Sørensen brings to the Board over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, having served as the President and CEO of Austrian Airlines Group from 2001 through 2006. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles with Scandinavian Airlines Systems, including as Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO. He currently owns and is President of VS Consulting and serves as a Board member and Chairman for a number of corporations throughout Europe and Canada, including Air Canada, FLSmidth A/S, SSP Group plc, Nordic Aviation Capital A/S and Scandic Hotels AB.

Donald ThompsonDirector since May 2015
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Donald Thompson has served as a director of the Company since May 2015. Prior to his current role as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Avenue, LLC, a venture capital firm, Mr. Thompson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation from 2012 until March 2015. Previously, Mr. Thompson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of McDonald’s Corporation from 2010 to 2012 and President of McDonald’s USA from 2006 to 2010. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Thompson served six years as an Electrical Engineer for the Northrop Corporation, where he specialized in power supply design and manufacturing for high technology radar systems. Mr. Thompson also served as director of McDonald’s Corporation from 2011 to March 2015 and as a director of Exelon Corporation from 2007 to 2013. Since March 2015, Mr. Thompson has served as a director of Northern Trust Corporation. He also serves on the board of Beyond Meat, as an Advisory Board member of DocuSign, Inc. and on numerous civic and philanthropic boards. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the Commercial and Economic Clubs of Chicago, Business Council, World Business Chicago and the Arthur M. Brazier Foundation. He serves as a Trustee on the boards of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Purdue University.

Arne Alexander WilhelmsenDirector since May 2003
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Arne Alexander Wilhelmsen has served as a director of the Company since May 2003. Mr. Wilhelmsen is Chairman of the board of directors of AWILHELMSEN AS, the holding company for the AWILHELMSEN group of companies, after having served as the Chairman of the board of directors of AWILHELMSEN Management AS from 2008 through June 2013. Mr. Wilhelmsen was elected Chairman of the Board of AWECO Invest AS in 2011 and Chairman of the Board of AWILHELMSEN HOLDING AS in June 2016. He has held a variety of positions within the AWILHELMSEN group of companies since 1995. In addition, Mr. Wilhelmsen serves as Chairman of the board of his wholly owned company Pan Sirius AS. From 1996 through 1997, Mr. Wilhelmsen was engaged as a marketing analyst for the Company and from 2001 through 2009 served as a member of the board of directors of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company that was responsible for the sales and marketing activities of the Company in Europe.

Stephen R. Howe Jr.Director since Dec 2018
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Mr. Howe served as Ernst & Young’s U.S. Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Area Managing Partner and was a member of EY’s Global Executive Board from 2006 until his retirement in December 2018.   While leading EY in the U.S. and the Americas, he was the executive sponsor for the firm’s focus on diversity and inclusiveness.  Prior to 2006, Mr. Howe was the Managing Partner of the firm’s Financial Services Office and led client service teams for a number of global financial institutions.  He was with EY for over 35 years.  Mr. Howe is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Board Committees

Audit Committee

  • William L. Kimsey
  • Maritza G. Montiel
  • Vagn O. Sørensen
  • Stephen R. Howe Jr.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

  • John F. Brock
  • William L. Kimsey
  • Eyal Ofer
  • Tom Pritzker
  • Arne Alexander Wilhelmsen

Safety, Environment and Health Committee

  • Eyal Ofer
  • William K. Reilly
  • Donald Thompson

Talent and Compensation Committee

  • John F. Brock
  • Ann S. Moore
  • Vagn O. Sørensen
  • Donald Thompson