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Patricia F. Russo

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Pat Russo is a technology-industry veteran who has spent her career helping to lead numerous telecommunications and technology stalwarts, including Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, IBM and AT&T, among others. She is currently Chairman of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Pat also serves on the boards of some other industry leading companies, including General Motors, Arconic (previously Alcoa), Merck and KKR. She chairs the Governance Committee of the board of General Motors and Arconic. Pat was the Chairman and CEO of Lucent Technologies, during which time she led the company through one of the most challenging periods in the telecommunications sector’s history. She led the company’s return to profitability and growth after the telecom industry downturn and later led the company through its strategic merger with Alcatel. Pat served as CEO of the combined company (Alcatel-Lucent) through the end of 2008. Pat is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. She received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology and Columbia College. She is a member of the New York Economic Club and a past member of the US Business Council as well as a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development.