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Hans Ulrich Maerki 2,3

Retired Chairman, IBM Europe / Middle East / Africa

Hans Ulrich Maerki has been a director since September 2002. He serves on the Compensation Committee and as Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. He has a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and a 2010 Senior Fellowship of Advanced Leadership at Harvard University.


Mr. Maerki spent many years as an executive at IBM, serving as the: Chairman of IBM Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) from August 2001 to March 2008; Chief Executive Officer of IBM EMEA from July 2003 to May 2005; General Manager of IBM Global Services, EMEA from 1996 to July 2001; and various other positions at IBM beginning in 1973. He was a director at ABB Ltd. for 12 years, from 2002 until 2014, and at Swiss Re for nine years, from 2007 to March 2016.


In his 35-year tenure at IBM, including ultimately running a business with approximately $35 billion in revenue across 124 countries, Mr. Maerki has made extensive contributions in addressing service, software, and other IT-related topics, and also has deep experience in marketing and sales. These are areas of increasing importance to the company’s business, and as a result this experience is very relevant. By virtue of his service on the board of ABB, Mr. Maerki also had insight into the industrial end-user market, which is another key market for the company.

1 Audit Committee member
2 Compensation Committee member
3 Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee member