Wolters Kluwer today announced the nomination of Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo for appointment to its Supervisory Board.
On April 21, 2016 the Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to appoint Ms. Horan and Ms. Russo. After their appointment, the composition of the Supervisory Board will endorse the inclusive and diverse company culture at Wolters Kluwer. The Supervisory Board will then consist of six nationalities, with different talents and relevant areas of expertise, and 37.5% female participation.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Wakkie said: "We are excited to propose Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo for appointment to the Supervisory Board. Their deep experience in the technology sector will be of indispensable value. With these appointments, the composition of the Supervisory Board reflects the strong diversity at senior management level of the company."
Jeanette Horan retired from IBM in August 2015 after a distinguished career that saw her hold many key leadership roles, including that of Chief Information Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in various development and management roles in the computer industry. Ms. Horan serves as non-Executive Director on the Board of Microvision Inc., an innovative display and imaging solutions company.
Fidelma Russo is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the VMAX business unit at EMC Corporation, Core Technologies Division. She has been at the forefront of managing and leading technology initiatives in cloud, network storage and adaptive software solutions globally. She is also a Board member on NCWIT, National Center for Women & Information Technology.
The agenda of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2016 will be shared with the publication of the Annual Report 2015 on March 11, 2016.