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Board of Directors

Tor Braham

Former Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Mergers and Acquisitions,
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

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Tor R. Braham joined the Board in April 2016. Mr. Braham served as Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Mergers and Acquisitions for Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., an investment bank, from 2004 until November 2012. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of West Coast U.S. Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions for Credit Suisse First Boston, an investment bank. Prior to that role, Mr. Braham served as an investment banker with Warburg Dillon Read LLC, and as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Braham currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Viavi Solutions Inc., a network and service enablement and optical coatings company. He previously served on the boards of directors of NetApp, Inc., a computer storage and data management company, from September 2013 to March 2016, and Sigma Designs, Inc., an integrated circuit provider for the home entertainment market, from June 2014 to August 2016.

Eric Brandt

Chairman of the Board, Altaba Inc.
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Broadcom Corporation

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Eric K. Brandt was elected Chairman of the Board in January 2017. Mr. Brandt has served as a member of our Board since March 2016. Mr. Brandt served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Broadcom Corporation (“Broadcom”), a global supplier of semiconductor devices, from February 2010 until February 2016, and he served as Broadcom’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2007 until February 2010. From September 2005 until March 2007, Mr. Brandt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Beginning in 1999, he held various positions at Allergan, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company, including Executive Vice President of Finance and Technical Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Allergan, Mr. Brandt spent ten years with The Boston Consulting Group, a privately-held global business consulting firm, most recently serving as Vice President and Partner. Mr. Brandt is a director of Lam Research Corporation, a wafer fabrication equipment company, and Dentsply Sirona Inc., a dental products company.

Catherine Friedman

Former Managing Director,
Morgan Stanley

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Catherine J. Friedman has served as a member of the Board since March 2016. Ms. Friedman has been an independent financial consultant serving public and private companies in the life sciences industry since 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Friedman held numerous positions over a 23-year investment banking career with Morgan Stanley, including Managing Director from 1997 to 2006 and Head of West Coast Healthcare and Co-Head of the Biotechnology Practice from 1993 to 2006. Ms. Friedman is a member of the boards of directors of Innoviva, Inc. (formerly Theravance, Inc.), a royalty management company specializing in respiratory assets, Radius Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Grail Inc., a life sciences company focused on early cancer detection. She previously served as a member of the boards of directors of EnteroMedics Inc., a medical device company, from May 2007 to May 2016, XenoPort, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from September 2007 to July 2016, and GSV Capital Corp., a publicly traded business development company, from March 2013 to March 2017.

Thomas McInerney

Chief Executive Officer, Altaba Inc.

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Thomas J. McInerney has served as Chief Executive Officer of Altaba since June 13, 2017, and been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2012. Mr. McInerney was a member of the Strategic Review Committee of Yahoo’s Board of Directors from January 2016 until June 2017, and its Chairman from April 2016 until June 13, 2017.  Previously, Mr. McInerney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp (“IAC”), an Internet company, from January 2005 to March 2012. From January 2003 through December 2005, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of the retailing division of IAC (which included HSN and Cornerstone Brands). From May 1999 to January 2003, Mr. McInerney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ticketmaster, formerly Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc., a live entertainment ticketing and marketing company. From 1986 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1999, Mr. McInerney worked at Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm, most recently as a Principal. Mr. McInerney serves on the boards of directors of ILG, Inc., a provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences in the alternative lodging industry, and Match Group, Inc., a provider of dating products.

Richard L. Kauffman

Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York

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Richard L. Kauffman has served as a member of the Board of Directors since July 2017. Since February 2013, Mr. Kauffman has been the Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York State, overseeing and managing New York State’s entire energy portfolio, and since June 2013 he has also served as Chair of the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency Board. Prior to joining the state administration, Mr. Kauffman worked in energy and finance at some of the nation’s highest governmental levels, most recently serving as senior advisor to Secretary Steven Chu at the U.S. Department of Energy from September 2011 through February 2013. Prior to his public service career, from September 2006 through August 2010, he was chief executive officer of Good Energies, Inc., a leading investor in clean energy technologies. From July 2004 through September 2006, Mr. Kauffman was a partner of Goldman Sachs where he chaired the Global Financing Group; and from May 1993 to July 2004, he worked at Morgan Stanley, most recently as vice chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Business and co-head of its Global Banking Department. Mr. Kauffman has served as chairman of the Board of Levi Strauss & Co., where he was also chair of the finance committee. He has also served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Brookings Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Board Committees

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Nominating and Corporate Governance

Stock Information

Altaba Inc. (AABA) - NASDAQ

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  • Adjusted NAV per share (3) $98.72
  • Discount to Adjusted NAV (4) 25.78%