NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has elected Vincent Forlenza and Gerrit Zalm to its board of directors effective April 24, 2018. They will each serve as members of the Board’s Audit, Governance & Nominating and Compensation & Human Resources Committees.
“Vince and Gerrit each have unique strengths and we are pleased to welcome them to Moody’s board,” said Henry McKinnell, Jr., PhD, Chairman, Moody’s Corporation. “Vince’s track record of success in leading a large, multinational corporation, along with his extensive strategic and operational background, are valuable assets for Moody’s. Gerrit’s leadership in global financial services, as well as his experience with government and international regulation, adds an equally valuable and diverse perspective,” added Dr. McKinnell.
Mr. Forlenza, 64, has served as a director of Becton Dickinson (BD) since 2011 and as Chairman of its board since 2012. He has served as BD’s Chief Executive Officer since 2011, President from 2009 to April 2017, and Chief Operating Officer from July 2010 to October 2011. Mr. Forlenza joined BD in 1980 and held senior roles including strategic planning, business development, research and development, and general management of BD’s business segments.
In addition, Mr. Forlenza is a member of the board of directors and former chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), an international medical technology trade organization. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Valley Health System and a member of the Board of Directors of the Quest Autism Foundation. He served previously on the Board of Trustees of Lehigh University.
Mr. Zalm, 65, was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABN AMRO from 2009 to 2016. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of DSB Bank N.V. and as its Chief Economist.
From 2003 to 2007 and from 1994 to 2002, Mr. Zalm was Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, and he served in the Netherlands House of Representatives from 2002 to 2003. He was head of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and held positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economic Affairs. Mr. Zalm was also a professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Mr. Zalm has served as a director of Royal Dutch Shell since 2013. From 2007 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board.
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