Governance

Our Commitment

HPE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and corporate governance, which we believe are essential to running our business efficiently, serving our stockholders well and maintaining HPE's integrity in the marketplace.

HPE has adopted a code of business conduct and ethics for directors, officers (including HPE's principal executive officer, principal financial officer and controller) and employees, known as the Standards of Business Conduct. HPE also has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines, which, in conjunction with the Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws and Board committee charters, form the framework for governance of HPE. HPE will post on this website any amendments to the Standards of Business Conduct or waivers of the Standards of Business Conduct for directors and executive officers.

HPE Board of Directors

HPE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and corporate governance, which we believe are essential to running our business efficiently, serving our stockholders well and maintaining HPE's integrity in the marketplace.

Contacting the Board

All directors have access to this correspondence. In accordance with instructions from the Board, the Secretary to the Board reviews all correspondence, organizes the communications for review by the Board and posts communications to the full Board or individual directors, as appropriate. HPE's independent directors have requested that certain items that are unrelated to the Board's duties, such as spam, junk mail, mass mailings, solicitations, resumes and job inquiries, not be posted.

Communications that are intended specifically for the independent directors or the non-employee directors should be sent to the email address or street address noted above, to the attention of the Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Individuals may communicate with the Board by contacting:
Secretary to the Board of Directors
3000 Hanover Street, MS 1050
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Email: bod-hpe@hpe.com

Dan Ammann

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Dan Ammann

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment

Mr. Ammann has served as the President of General Motors Company, an automotive company, since January 2014. From April 2011 to January 2014, Mr. Ammann served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive President of GM. Mr. Ammann joined GM in May 2010 as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, a role he served in until April 2011. Mr. Ammann is also a director of Lyft. Mr. Ammann brings to our board of directors a robust understanding of consumer, manufacturing and financial industries as well as executive experience helping lead an international, multibillion dollar company through a financial transformation including an initial public offering.

Marc L. Andreessen

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Marc L. Andreessen

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment, Technology

Mr. Andreessen is a co-founder of AH Capital Management, LLC, doing business as Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm founded in July 2009. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Andreessen served as Chairman of Opsware, Inc., a software company that he co-founded. During a portion of 1999, Mr. Andreessen served as Chief Technology Officer of America Online, Inc., a software company. Mr. Andreessen co-founded Netscape Communications Corporation, a software company, and served in various positions, including Chief Technology 104 Officer and Executive Vice President of Products, from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Andreessen is a director of Facebook, Inc. and several private companies, and was formerly a director of eBay Inc. Mr. Andreessen brings to our board of directors extensive experience as an Internet entrepreneur. Mr. Andreessen is also a recognized expert and visionary in the IT industry. In addition, he has extensive leadership, consumer industry, and technical expertise through his positions at Netscape, America Online and Opsware. His experience serving on the boards of both public and private technology companies provides him with valuable insight and experience.

Mike Angelakis

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Mike Angelakis

Director since 2015

Member of: Audit, Finance and Investment (Chairperson)

Mr. Angelakis has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atairos Management, an investment firm, since January 2016. Additionally, he served from November 2011 to July 2015 as Vice Chairman of Comcast and from March 2007 to July 2015 as Chief Financial Officer of Comcast. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Angelakis was a Managing Director at Providence Equity Partners, LLC, a media and communications investment firm. Mr. Angelakis brings to our board of directors decades of investment, financial and managerial experience in the media and telecommunications industries, giving him an extensive understanding of the financial, operational and technological concerns important to a complex global operation operating in a dynamic industry.

Les Brun

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Les Brun

Director since 2015

Member of: Audit, HR and Compensation (Chairperson)

Mr. Brun has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC, an investment holding company, since March 2006. From August 2011 to December 2013, Mr. Brun was managing director and head of investor relations for CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, a private equity firm. Previously, from January 1991 to May 2005, Mr. Brun served as founder, Chairman and Chief Executive officer for Hamilton Lane Advisors, a private markets investment firm, and from April 1988 to September 1990 as co-founder and managing director of investment banking at Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia. Mr. Brun currently serves as Chairman of the board at CDK Global, Inc., a technology solutions company, Broadridge Financial Solutions, a financial industry servicing company, and Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a business outsourcing services company. Mr. Brun also serves on the board of Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceuticals company. Mr. Brun brings to the board robust business experience from a long career navigating capital markets and advisory experience from his service as a chairman and director on various public company boards, enabling him to provide the board with valuable financial, management, investor relations, and operational advice and expertise.

Pam Carter

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Pam Carter

Director since 2015

Member of: Audit, HR and Compensation

Ms. Carter served as the Vice President of Cummins Inc., a machinery design and manufacturing company, and as President of the Cummins Distribution business unit from 2008 until May 2015. In 18 years at Cummins, Ms. Carter held executive positions in both their Filtration and Distribution business units after joining the company in 1997 as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Carter serves as a director of Spectra Energy Corp., a natural gas company, and CSX Corp., a rail-based freight transportation company.

Ms. Carter brings to our board of directors strategic and operational expertise from her hands-on experience leading and growing a complex design and manufacturing business. Her variety of experienced roles in both legal and business leadership brings to our board the valuable perspective of regulatory and policy knowledge coupled with clear understanding of business strategy.

Raymond J. Lane

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Raymond J. Lane

Director since 2015

Member of: Fianance and Investment, Technology

Mr. Lane served as executive Chairman of HP Co. from September 2011 to April 2013 and as nonexecutive Chairman of HP Co. from November 2010 to September 2011. Since April 2013, Mr. Lane has served as Partner Emeritus of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a private equity firm, after having previously served as one of its Managing Partners from 2000 to 2013. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Mr. Lane was President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Oracle Corporation, a software company. Before joining Oracle in 1992, Mr. Lane was a senior partner of Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting company. Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Lane served as a division vice president with Electronic Data Systems Corporation, an IT services company that HP Co. acquired in August 2008. He was with IBM Corporation from 1970 to 1977. Mr. Lane served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University from July 2009 to July 2015. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Special Olympics International. Mr. Lane is also a director of several private companies and is a former director of Quest Software, Inc. Mr. Lane brings to our board of directors significant experience as an early stage venture capital investor, principally in the information technology industry, through his position as Partner Emeritus of Kleiner Perkins. In addition, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oracle, Mr. Lane has experience in worldwide operations, management and the development of corporate strategy. He has also gained valuable experience serving in board leadership roles for many public and private companies.

Ann M. Livermore

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Ann M. Livermore

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment

Ms. Livermore served as Executive Vice President of the former HP Enterprise Business from 2004 until June 2011, and served as an Executive Advisor to HP Co.’s Chief Executive Officer through October 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Livermore served in various other positions with HP Co. in marketing, sales, research and development, and business management since joining the company in 1982. Ms. Livermore is also a director of United Parcel Service, Inc. Ms. Livermore brings to our board of directors extensive experience in senior leadership positions at HP Co. In addition, through her nearly thirty years at HP Co., Ms. Livermore has vast knowledge and experience in the areas of technology, marketing, sales, research and development and business management, as well as extensive knowledge of enterprise customers and their IT needs. Ms. Livermore also brings public company governance experience from her service on another public company board.

Raymond E. Ozzie

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Raymond E. Ozzie

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment, Technology (Chairperson)

Mr. Ozzie has served as Chief Executive Officer of Talko Inc., a mobile communications applications and services company, since founding the company in December 2011. Previously, Mr. Ozzie served as Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corporation from 2006 until December 2010, after having served as Chief Technical Officer of Microsoft from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Ozzie joined Microsoft in 2005 after Microsoft acquired Groove Networks, Inc., a collaboration software company he founded in 1997. Mr. Ozzie is a recognized software industry executive and entrepreneur who brings to our board of directors significant experience in the software industry. Mr. Ozzie also has extensive leadership and technical expertise through his positions at Microsoft, Groove Networks, and his experience at other public companies earlier in his career.

Gary M. Reiner

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Gary M. Reiner

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment, Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility (Chairperson), Technology

Mr. Reiner has served as Operating Partner at General Atlantic, a private equity firm, since November 2011. Previously, Mr. Reiner served as Special Advisor to General Atlantic from September 2010 to November 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Reiner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at General Electric Company, a technology, media and financial services company, from 1996 until March 2010. Mr. Reiner previously held other executive positions with GE since joining the company in 1991. Earlier in his career, Mr. Reiner was a partner at Boston Consulting Group, a consulting company, where he focused on strategic and process issues for technology businesses. Mr. Reiner is also a director of Citigroup Inc. and several private companies, and is a former director of Genpact Limited. Mr. Reiner brings to our board of directors deep insight into how IT can help global companies succeed through his many years of experience as Chief Information Officer at GE. From his other positions at GE and his prior experience with Boston Consulting Group, he also brings decades of experience driving corporate strategy, information technology and best practices across complex organizations. In addition, Mr. Reiner brings to our board of directors his experience in private equity investing, with a particular focus on the IT industry.

Patricia F. Russo

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Patricia F. Russo

Director since 2015

Member of: Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility

Ms. Russo serves as the Chairman of our board of directors. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent, a communications company, from 2006 to 2008; and as Chairman of Lucent Technologies Inc., a communications company, from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Executive Officer and President of Lucent from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Russo is also a director of Alcoa Inc., General Motors Company and Merck & Co., Inc. In addition to her other public company directorships, she is a director of KKR Management LLC, the managing partner of KKR & Co., L.P. Ms. Russo previously served as the Lead Independent Director of HP Inc. from 2014 to 2015, and as a director of Schering-Plough Corporation from 1995 until its merger with Merck in 2009. Ms. Russo brings to our board of directors extensive global business experience, a broad understanding of the technology industry, strong management skills and operational expertise through her positions with Alcatel-Lucent and Lucent Technologies. In those positions, she dealt with a wide range of issues including mergers and acquisitions and business restructurings as she led Lucent’s recovery through a severe industry downturn and later a merger with Alcatel. Ms. Russo also brings to our board of directors public company governance experience as a member of boards and board committees of other public companies.

Lip-Bu Tan

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Lip-Bu Tan

Director since 2015

Member of: Nominating, Governance & Social Responsibility, Technology

Mr. Tan has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, an electronic design automation company, since 2009. Mr. Tan has also served as Founder and Chairman of Walden International, a venture capital firm, since 1987. Mr. Tan currently serves on the boards of Cadence Design Systems and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., a semiconductor company. Mr. Tan previously served on the boards of Flextronics International, an electronics manufacturing company, Inphi Corporation, a semiconductor company, SINA, a media company, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a solar energy company, and United Overseas Bank in Singapore. Mr. Tan’s extensive experience analyzing investments, managing companies and leading developments in the global technology industry allows him to bring to our board of directors valuable insights on business in today’s industry environment.

Meg Whitman

Director since 2015

Corporate governance biography

Meg Whitman

Director since 2015

Ms. Whitman brings to our board of directors unique experience in developing transformative business models, building global brands and driving sustained growth and expansion through her experience as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HP Co. and previously as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay. From her previous executive positions with other large public companies, she also brings to our board of directors strong operational and strategic expertise. In addition, Ms. Whitman brings to our board of directors public company governance experience having previously served as a member of boards and board committees of other public companies.

Each member of our board of directors will have a term expiring at the 2018 annual stockholder meeting.

Maggie Wilderotter

Director since 2016

Corporate governance biography

Maggie Wilderotter

Director since 2016

Member of: Audit and HR and Compensation

Maggie Wilderotter was Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications from November, 2004 to April, 2015, and then Executive Chairman of the company until April, 2016. During her tenure with Frontier, the company grew from a regional telephone company with customer revenues of less than $1 billion to a national broadband, voice and video provider with operations in 29 states and annualized revenues in excess of $10 billion.

Previously, Mrs. Wilderotter was Senior Vice President of Global Business Strategy and ran the Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. Before this, she was President and CEO of Wink Communications Inc., Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division, and a Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.

Mrs. Wilderotter serves on the boards of Costco Wholesale Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and Juno Therapeutics, Inc. as well as a number of private and non-profit organizations. Mrs. Wilderotter is also a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group.

Mrs. Wilderotter previously served on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) as both Vice Chairman and Chairman during her 4-year tenure ending in 2014. Mrs. Wilderotter also served until January, 2017 on the President's special Commission responsible for a recommendation report to the new President of the United States on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

Mrs. Wilderotter is a member of the Board of Directors of The Conference Board; a member of the Executive Committee of the Catalyst Board of Directors; a member of the Business Council; WPO; Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and the Committee of 200.

Mrs. Wilderotter holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. She has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Rochester.

Dan Ammann

Corporate governance biography

Dan Ammann

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment

Mr. Ammann has served as the President of General Motors Company, an automotive company, since January 2014. From April 2011 to January 2014, Mr. Ammann served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive President of GM. Mr. Ammann joined GM in May 2010 as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, a role he served in until April 2011. Mr. Ammann is also a director of Lyft. Mr. Ammann brings to our board of directors a robust understanding of consumer, manufacturing and financial industries as well as executive experience helping lead an international, multibillion dollar company through a financial transformation including an initial public offering.

Marc L. Andreessen

Corporate governance biography

Marc L. Andreessen

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment, Technology

Mr. Andreessen is a co-founder of AH Capital Management, LLC, doing business as Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm founded in July 2009. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Andreessen served as Chairman of Opsware, Inc., a software company that he co-founded. During a portion of 1999, Mr. Andreessen served as Chief Technology Officer of America Online, Inc., a software company. Mr. Andreessen co-founded Netscape Communications Corporation, a software company, and served in various positions, including Chief Technology 104 Officer and Executive Vice President of Products, from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Andreessen is a director of Facebook, Inc. and several private companies, and was formerly a director of eBay Inc. Mr. Andreessen brings to our board of directors extensive experience as an Internet entrepreneur. Mr. Andreessen is also a recognized expert and visionary in the IT industry. In addition, he has extensive leadership, consumer industry, and technical expertise through his positions at Netscape, America Online and Opsware. His experience serving on the boards of both public and private technology companies provides him with valuable insight and experience.

Mike Angelakis

Corporate governance biography

Mike Angelakis

Director since 2015

Member of: Audit, Finance and Investment (Chairperson)

Mr. Angelakis has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atairos Management, an investment firm, since January 2016. Additionally, he served from November 2011 to July 2015 as Vice Chairman of Comcast and from March 2007 to July 2015 as Chief Financial Officer of Comcast. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Angelakis was a Managing Director at Providence Equity Partners, LLC, a media and communications investment firm. Mr. Angelakis brings to our board of directors decades of investment, financial and managerial experience in the media and telecommunications industries, giving him an extensive understanding of the financial, operational and technological concerns important to a complex global operation operating in a dynamic industry.

Les Brun

Corporate governance biography

Les Brun

Director since 2015

Member of: Audit, HR and Compensation (Chairperson)

Mr. Brun has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC, an investment holding company, since March 2006. From August 2011 to December 2013, Mr. Brun was managing director and head of investor relations for CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, a private equity firm. Previously, from January 1991 to May 2005, Mr. Brun served as founder, Chairman and Chief Executive officer for Hamilton Lane Advisors, a private markets investment firm, and from April 1988 to September 1990 as co-founder and managing director of investment banking at Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia. Mr. Brun currently serves as Chairman of the board at CDK Global, Inc., a technology solutions company, Broadridge Financial Solutions, a financial industry servicing company, and Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a business outsourcing services company. Mr. Brun also serves on the board of Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceuticals company. Mr. Brun brings to the board robust business experience from a long career navigating capital markets and advisory experience from his service as a chairman and director on various public company boards, enabling him to provide the board with valuable financial, management, investor relations, and operational advice and expertise.

Pam Carter

Corporate governance biography

Pam Carter

Director since 2015

Member of: Audit, HR and Compensation

Ms. Carter served as the Vice President of Cummins Inc., a machinery design and manufacturing company, and as President of the Cummins Distribution business unit from 2008 until May 2015. In 18 years at Cummins, Ms. Carter held executive positions in both their Filtration and Distribution business units after joining the company in 1997 as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Carter serves as a director of Spectra Energy Corp., a natural gas company, and CSX Corp., a rail-based freight transportation company.

Ms. Carter brings to our board of directors strategic and operational expertise from her hands-on experience leading and growing a complex design and manufacturing business. Her variety of experienced roles in both legal and business leadership brings to our board the valuable perspective of regulatory and policy knowledge coupled with clear understanding of business strategy.

Raymond J. Lane

Corporate governance biography

Raymond J. Lane

Director since 2015

Member of: Fianance and Investment, Technology

Mr. Lane served as executive Chairman of HP Co. from September 2011 to April 2013 and as nonexecutive Chairman of HP Co. from November 2010 to September 2011. Since April 2013, Mr. Lane has served as Partner Emeritus of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a private equity firm, after having previously served as one of its Managing Partners from 2000 to 2013. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Mr. Lane was President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Oracle Corporation, a software company. Before joining Oracle in 1992, Mr. Lane was a senior partner of Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting company. Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Lane served as a division vice president with Electronic Data Systems Corporation, an IT services company that HP Co. acquired in August 2008. He was with IBM Corporation from 1970 to 1977. Mr. Lane served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University from July 2009 to July 2015. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Special Olympics International. Mr. Lane is also a director of several private companies and is a former director of Quest Software, Inc. Mr. Lane brings to our board of directors significant experience as an early stage venture capital investor, principally in the information technology industry, through his position as Partner Emeritus of Kleiner Perkins. In addition, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oracle, Mr. Lane has experience in worldwide operations, management and the development of corporate strategy. He has also gained valuable experience serving in board leadership roles for many public and private companies.

Ann M. Livermore

Corporate governance biography

Ann M. Livermore

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment

Ms. Livermore served as Executive Vice President of the former HP Enterprise Business from 2004 until June 2011, and served as an Executive Advisor to HP Co.’s Chief Executive Officer through October 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Livermore served in various other positions with HP Co. in marketing, sales, research and development, and business management since joining the company in 1982. Ms. Livermore is also a director of United Parcel Service, Inc. Ms. Livermore brings to our board of directors extensive experience in senior leadership positions at HP Co. In addition, through her nearly thirty years at HP Co., Ms. Livermore has vast knowledge and experience in the areas of technology, marketing, sales, research and development and business management, as well as extensive knowledge of enterprise customers and their IT needs. Ms. Livermore also brings public company governance experience from her service on another public company board.

Raymond E. Ozzie

Corporate governance biography

Raymond E. Ozzie

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment, Technology (Chairperson)

Mr. Ozzie has served as Chief Executive Officer of Talko Inc., a mobile communications applications and services company, since founding the company in December 2011. Previously, Mr. Ozzie served as Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corporation from 2006 until December 2010, after having served as Chief Technical Officer of Microsoft from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Ozzie joined Microsoft in 2005 after Microsoft acquired Groove Networks, Inc., a collaboration software company he founded in 1997. Mr. Ozzie is a recognized software industry executive and entrepreneur who brings to our board of directors significant experience in the software industry. Mr. Ozzie also has extensive leadership and technical expertise through his positions at Microsoft, Groove Networks, and his experience at other public companies earlier in his career.

Gary M. Reiner

Corporate governance biography

Gary M. Reiner

Director since 2015

Member of: Finance and Investment, Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility (Chairperson), Technology

Mr. Reiner has served as Operating Partner at General Atlantic, a private equity firm, since November 2011. Previously, Mr. Reiner served as Special Advisor to General Atlantic from September 2010 to November 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Reiner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at General Electric Company, a technology, media and financial services company, from 1996 until March 2010. Mr. Reiner previously held other executive positions with GE since joining the company in 1991. Earlier in his career, Mr. Reiner was a partner at Boston Consulting Group, a consulting company, where he focused on strategic and process issues for technology businesses. Mr. Reiner is also a director of Citigroup Inc. and several private companies, and is a former director of Genpact Limited. Mr. Reiner brings to our board of directors deep insight into how IT can help global companies succeed through his many years of experience as Chief Information Officer at GE. From his other positions at GE and his prior experience with Boston Consulting Group, he also brings decades of experience driving corporate strategy, information technology and best practices across complex organizations. In addition, Mr. Reiner brings to our board of directors his experience in private equity investing, with a particular focus on the IT industry.

Patricia F. Russo

Corporate governance biography

Patricia F. Russo

Director since 2015

Member of: Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility

Ms. Russo serves as the Chairman of our board of directors. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent, a communications company, from 2006 to 2008; and as Chairman of Lucent Technologies Inc., a communications company, from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Executive Officer and President of Lucent from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Russo is also a director of Alcoa Inc., General Motors Company and Merck & Co., Inc. In addition to her other public company directorships, she is a director of KKR Management LLC, the managing partner of KKR & Co., L.P. Ms. Russo previously served as the Lead Independent Director of HP Inc. from 2014 to 2015, and as a director of Schering-Plough Corporation from 1995 until its merger with Merck in 2009. Ms. Russo brings to our board of directors extensive global business experience, a broad understanding of the technology industry, strong management skills and operational expertise through her positions with Alcatel-Lucent and Lucent Technologies. In those positions, she dealt with a wide range of issues including mergers and acquisitions and business restructurings as she led Lucent’s recovery through a severe industry downturn and later a merger with Alcatel. Ms. Russo also brings to our board of directors public company governance experience as a member of boards and board committees of other public companies.

Lip-Bu Tan

Corporate governance biography

Lip-Bu Tan

Director since 2015

Member of: Nominating, Governance & Social Responsibility, Technology

Mr. Tan has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, an electronic design automation company, since 2009. Mr. Tan has also served as Founder and Chairman of Walden International, a venture capital firm, since 1987. Mr. Tan currently serves on the boards of Cadence Design Systems and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., a semiconductor company. Mr. Tan previously served on the boards of Flextronics International, an electronics manufacturing company, Inphi Corporation, a semiconductor company, SINA, a media company, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a solar energy company, and United Overseas Bank in Singapore. Mr. Tan’s extensive experience analyzing investments, managing companies and leading developments in the global technology industry allows him to bring to our board of directors valuable insights on business in today’s industry environment.

Meg Whitman

Corporate governance biography

Meg Whitman

Director since 2015

Ms. Whitman brings to our board of directors unique experience in developing transformative business models, building global brands and driving sustained growth and expansion through her experience as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HP Co. and previously as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay. From her previous executive positions with other large public companies, she also brings to our board of directors strong operational and strategic expertise. In addition, Ms. Whitman brings to our board of directors public company governance experience having previously served as a member of boards and board committees of other public companies.

Each member of our board of directors will have a term expiring at the 2018 annual stockholder meeting.

Maggie Wilderotter

Corporate governance biography

Maggie Wilderotter

Director since 2016

Member of: Audit and HR and Compensation

Maggie Wilderotter was Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications from November, 2004 to April, 2015, and then Executive Chairman of the company until April, 2016. During her tenure with Frontier, the company grew from a regional telephone company with customer revenues of less than $1 billion to a national broadband, voice and video provider with operations in 29 states and annualized revenues in excess of $10 billion.

Previously, Mrs. Wilderotter was Senior Vice President of Global Business Strategy and ran the Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. Before this, she was President and CEO of Wink Communications Inc., Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division, and a Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.

Mrs. Wilderotter serves on the boards of Costco Wholesale Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and Juno Therapeutics, Inc. as well as a number of private and non-profit organizations. Mrs. Wilderotter is also a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group.

Mrs. Wilderotter previously served on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) as both Vice Chairman and Chairman during her 4-year tenure ending in 2014. Mrs. Wilderotter also served until January, 2017 on the President's special Commission responsible for a recommendation report to the new President of the United States on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

Mrs. Wilderotter is a member of the Board of Directors of The Conference Board; a member of the Executive Committee of the Catalyst Board of Directors; a member of the Business Council; WPO; Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and the Committee of 200.

Mrs. Wilderotter holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. She has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Rochester.

HPE Board of Committee Composition

Our Board has thirteen directors and the following five standing committees: (1) Audit, (2) Finance and Investment, (3) HR and Compensation, (4) Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility, and (5) Technology. The committee charters are available here. The committee membership and the function of each of the committees are described below.

Name of Director Audit Finance and Investment HR and Compensation Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Technology
Independent Directors
Dan Ammann Member
Marc L. Andreessen Member Member
Mike Angelakis Member Chair
Les Brun Member Chair
Pam Carter Member Member
Raymond E. Ozzie Member Chair
Gary M. Reiner Member Chair Member
Patricia F. Russo Member
Lip-Bu Tan Member Member
Mary Agnes Wilderotter Chair Member
Other Directors
Raymond J. Lane Member Member
Ann M. Livermore Member
Meg Whitman

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