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Betsy S. Atkins

Director
Engineering
Cognizant
Argentina

Biography

Ms. Atkins joined our Board of Directors in April 2017. She has served as Chief Executive Officer of Baja LLC, a venture capital investment firm, since 1994. Previously, she served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Standards, Inc., a provider of energy management and sustainability software and solutions, from 2009 until its sale to SAP AG in 2010.  She also previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCI, Inc., a neutraceutical functional food company, from 1991 through its sale in 1993. Ms. Atkins co-founded Ascend Communications, a manufacturer of communications equipment, in 1989, where she was also a member of the board of directors until its acquisition by Lucent Technologies in 1999. Ms. Atkins has served on the board of directors of Schneider Electric SE since 2011, where she is currently serving on the Strategy Committee. She has served on the board of directors of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. since 2013, where she is currently the Independent Lead Director, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. She has also served on the board of directors of SL Green Realty Corp. since 2015, where she is currently serving on the Audit Committee. She is an advisor to SAP and a member of board of directors of Volvo Car AB. Ms. Atkins previously served on the boards of directors of Darden Restaurants, Inc. from 2014 to 2015, Ciber, Inc. in 2014, Wix.com Ltd. from 2013 to 2014, Chico's FAS, Inc. from 2004 to 2013 and SunPower Corporation from 2005 to 2012. Ms. Atkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Communications

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