Debora L. Spar

Director Since: June 2011

Committees: Member, Compensation, Public Responsibilities and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees
Other Current Public Company Directorships: None
Other Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

Career Highlights

  • President, Barnard College (July 2008 – Present)

  • Harvard Business School
    • Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration (2005 – 2008)
    • Senior Associate Dean; Director, Division of Research and Faculty Development (2005 – 2007)
    • Senior Associate Dean, Recruiting (2004 – 2005)
    • Professor of Business, Government and Competition; Chair, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit (1999 – 2004)
    • Associate Professor of Business, Government and Competition (1995 – 1999)
    • Assistant Professor of Business, Government and Competition (1991 – 1995)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations

  • Member, Board of Trustees, The Nightingale-Bamford School

  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Experience and Qualifications

As the President of Barnard College and an author of numerous books, as well as by virtue of her previous experience as a professor at Harvard Business School, Dr. Spar brings to our Board an academic perspective on government and public policy and, in particular, the international political economy and growth markets. Through her service on the boards of directors of not-for-profit entities and as President of Barnard, Dr. Spar has developed leadership and corporate governance expertise.