John Wilcox

Chairman

From 2005 to 2008 he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF, one of the world’s largest private pension systems. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF he was chairman of Georgeson & Company, the U.S. proxy and investor relations firm. During his career he has specialized in corporate governance, capital markets regulation, director education, cross-border standard-setting and investor communication, providing expertise in both corporate and shareholder perspectives. Mr. Wilcox is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and co-chair of ShareOwners.Org. He is a member of various advisory boards including: NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq, The Conference Board Global Corporate Governance Center, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Weinberg Corporate Governance Center and wallstreetlawyer.com. His other memberships include: the Aspen Institute Corporate Values Strategy Group; the International Corporate governance Network, where he served on the Board of Governors and chairs the Committee on Cross-Border Voting Practices; the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals; the National Investor Relations Institute; the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Laws. He is the author of treatises on proxy voting and shareholder communications and his articles have appeared in The London Financial Times, The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Insights, Pensions & Investments, The Corporate Governance Advisor, Directors & Boards, the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems and other publications and professional blogs. He has testified before Congress and regulatory agencies on matters relating to securities regulation and is on the faculty of a variety of director education programs. Mr. Wilcox received a B.A. from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M degree from New York University Graduate School of Law. He is a member of the American and New York Bar Associations. It is worth mentioning that John Wilcox is also directly involved in high-profile Morrow Sodali assignments, when the issues at stake (“delicate” items in the Agenda, need to deal with activist “shareholders”, consultation at Board level, etc) require it. John, who keeps a continuous oversight on the governance components of Morrow Sodali’s service offering, has strong previous experience in providing advice/consultation, educational sessions on specific governance related issues to boards, senior management, AGM planning groups, etc. His technical knowledge and established working relations with the leading players and opinion makers in the governance world provide an invaluable source for understanding and anticipating the response of the investor community and crafting the adequate management’s message to better represent the Client’s objectives in engaging shareholders.