Board of directors
Renee B. Booth, Ph.D.
Board of directors
Michiko Kurahashi, Ph.D.
MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, has announced its appointment, to as of January 1. 2022, two new independent members to its board of directors, Dr Renee B. Booth and Dr Michiko Kurahashi. Dr Booth will also be appointed to sit on the Compensation Committee.
Dr. Booth has been President of Leadership Solutions, Inc. since 1999, a human resources consulting firm specializing in leadership assessment, selection, development and motivation. Prior to founding Leadership Solutions, Inc., Dr. Booth was the Eastern Regional Practice Leader for the Human Capital Group of Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Dr Booth was also Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources at financial services company ADVANTA Corporation, and spent more than a decade in executive roles with Hay Management Consultants. Dr. Booth is a member of the board of directors of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where she serves on the executive committee and as chair of the education committee and past chair of the compensation committee. She previously served on the board of directors of Kenexa, a human capital solutions provider, which was acquired by IBM and where she was chair of the compensation committee. Dr Booth holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland and an MA and PhD. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr Kurahashi has been an Assistant Professor at Baruch College since 2020, training executives, graduate students and undergraduates in current trends in marketing, communications, public relations and digital marketing technologies applicable to a wide range of businesses. businesses and industries. From 2016 to 2020, Dr. Kurahashi was Director of Marketing at AXIS Capital (NYSE: AXS), a global commercial insurer and reinsurer. In this role, Dr. Kurahashi launched the company’s new âOne AXISâ brand, implemented AI-driven marketing initiatives, and streamlined marketing processes. Previously, Dr Kurahashi was Marketing Manager at CIT Bank, an online bank, and held senior marketing and communications positions at global financial institutions including UBS AG and HSBC Private Bank. Throughout his career, Dr Kurahashi has won numerous industry awards for his work. Dr Kurahashi holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; a master’s degree in social stratification theory and a doctorate. in Quantitative Research, Cornell University Labor Markets.
Marc Zandman, Executive Chairman, said of the appointments: âThese appointments are a testament to our continued efforts to align our board of directors with best practices in corporate governance. Drs. Booth and Kurahashi each add a diversity of perspectives and broad knowledge to the Board. Dr. Booth brings extensive organizational experience in leadership assessment and development. In addition, her current and previous positions as Director provide significant expertise in organizational human capital. Dr. Kurahashi’s in-depth knowledge of corporate branding and digital marketing expertise brings a key strategic and operational perspective in an ever-changing market. We welcome them to the Board of Directors and look forward to their contributions, expertise and ideas to Vishay’s strategic direction and growth plans.
Vishay manufactures one of the world’s largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components essential for innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, IT, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace and medical markets. Serving customers worldwide, Vishay is the DNA of technology. â¢ Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company listed on the NYSE (VSH). Learn more about Vishay on www.Vishay.com.
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