Hans Ulrich Maerki is 61 years old and has been a director since September 2002 and serves on the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Maerki has been the Chairman of IBM Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) since August 2001. From July 2003 to May 2005, Mr. Maerki was also the General Manager of IBM EMEA. From 1996 to July 2001, Mr. Maerki was General Manager of IBM Global Services, EMEA. Mr. Maerki has been with IBM in various positions since 1973. Mr. Maerki is also a Director of ABB Ltd., Swiss Re and Menuhin Festival Gstaad AG. He also serves on the International Advisory Boards of IMD Lausanne, IESE Madrid, Bocconi University in Milan and HEC Paris, the Board of Trustees of The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Foundation Board of the Schulthess Clinic.