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Jefferies Appoints Global Senior Advisory Board

Stocks in this article: JEF

Jefferies today announced that it has appointed six distinguished executives to its Global Senior Advisory Board: Mr. James D. Robinson III, Lord Hollick, Mr. Michael Goldstein, Mr. Bernard Bourigeaud, Mr. Dennis W. Archer and Sir David Reid.

In a joint statement from Richard B. Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies, and Brian Friedman, Chairman of Jefferies’ Executive Committee, “Our Global Senior Advisory Board is a logical extension of our ongoing strategy to further support our expanding list of client relationships around the world. We are honored to partner with these distinguished business leaders, and believe their breadth of operating experience and their network of board level and government relationships will be of great value to our clients and Jefferies.”

Jefferies Global Senior Advisory Board is comprised of the following professionals:

Mr. James D. Robinson III

Jim Robinson is General Partner and co-founder of RRE Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on the information technology sector. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), the world's largest credit card issuer and member of the Dow 30, a role he held for 16 years. He is a director of the Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), the world's largest beverage company. He was formerly the Chairman of Bristol- Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), a global pharmaceutical company and a director and advisor to Novell Inc. (NASD: NOVL), a global enterprise software leader. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Honorary Chairman of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an Honorary Trustee of The Brookings Institution, and is a director of several private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Lord Hollick

Lord Clive Hollick is the former Chief Executive Officer of United Business Media (LSE: UBM), a leading global business media, financial and information services company and the largest global newswire distributor, a role he held for 30 years. Lord Clive Hollick serves on the boards of Honeywell International (NYSE: HON), a Fortune 100 technology and manufacturing company; ProSieben Sat.1 Media AG (GY: PSM), a major pan-European broadcasting group and BMG Music Rights Management GmbH, a global music publishing business. Lord Clive Hollick has been a member of the House of Lords since 1991 and sits on the Economic Affairs Committee. He founded the Institute for Public Policy Research, a UK think tank and has served as advisor to several UK Labour Party leaders, including Prime Minister Tony Blair. He was formerly a Partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a Director of BAe Systems (LON: BA/), a global defense and security company, Logica Plc (LSE: LOG), a business and information technology services company, and was Senior Director of Diageo (LN: DGE), the world’s leading premium drinks company.

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