Our Board of Directors has nominated eleven current directors, Lamberto Andreotti, Lewis B. Campbell, James M. Cornelius, Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D., Michael Grobstein, Alan J. Lacy, Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., M.D., Dinesh C. Paliwal, Vicki L. Sato, Ph.D., Gerald L. Storch and Togo D. West, Jr., to serve as directors of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
DINESH C. PALIWAL
Mr. Paliwal, age 56, has served as Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International Industries, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and information solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional market, since July 2008.
Mr. Paliwal has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman since July 2007.
Prior to joining Harman, Mr. Paliwal served as a member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd., a provider of industrial automation, power transmission systems and services, from January 2001 until June 2007.
Mr. Paliwal also served as President of Global Markets and Technology of ABB Ltd. from January 2006 until June 2007, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABB North America from January 2004 until June 2007, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Automation Technologies Division from October 2002 to December 2005.
Mr. Paliwal is a member of the CEO Business Roundtable.
Mr. Paliwal brings to the Board extensive leadership, business and governance experience having served as a public company chief executive officer and a senior executive officer of various divisions of a multinational corporation.
engineering and financial background, together with his
worldwide experience, particularly in emerging markets, provide him with a heightened understanding of the complex issues which arise in the global marketplace.
In addition, Mr. Paliwal's service on the nominating and governance committee of another public company positions him well to serve as a member of our Committee on Directors and Corporate Governance.
During the last 5 years, he was a Director of ADT Corporation and Tyco International, Ltd.