Board of Directors

James M. Whitehurst , Director, President and CEO

James M. Whitehurst has served as the President and CEO of Red Hat and as a member of the Board since January 2008. Prior to joining Red Hat, Mr. Whitehurst served as the Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc. from July 2005 to August 2007, as Senior Vice President and Chief Network and Planning Officer from May 2004 to July 2005 and as Senior Vice President-Finance, Treasury & Business Development from January 2002 to May 2004. Prior to joining Delta, he was a partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Whitehurst also serves on the board of directors of DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE:DGI), a builder and operator of satellites for digital imaging.

Sohaib Abbasi , Director

Sohaib Abbasi has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Informatica Holdco, Inc. since August 2015. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and president of Informatica Corporation from July 2004 until August 2015 and as Chairman of its board of directors from March 2005 until August 2015. Until 2003, Mr. Abbasi was Senior Vice President, Oracle Tools Division and Oracle Education at Oracle Corporation, which he joined in 1982. From 1994 to 2000, he was senior vice president, Oracle Tools Product Division.

Steve Albrecht , Director

Steve Albrecht, who previously served on Red Hat's Board from April 2003 through June 2009, is the Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University ("BYU"), and served as Associate Dean of the Marriott School until July 2008. Dr. Albrecht, a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified fraud examiner, joined BYU in 1977 after teaching at Stanford University and the University of Illinois. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche. Dr. Albrecht currently serves on the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) and SkyWest, Inc., the holding company of SkyWest Airlines (NASDAQ:SKYW). He is the past president of the American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a former trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation that oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Charlene Begley , Director

Charlene Begley served in various capacities at General Electric from 1988 through December 2013. Most recently, she served in a dual role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE’s Home and Business Solutions business from January 2010 through December 2013. Ms. Begley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Enterprise Solutions from August 2007 through December 2009. During her career at GE, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Plastics and GE Transportation, led GE’s Corporate Audit staff and served as the Chief Financial Officer for GE Transportation and GE Plastics Europe and India. Ms. Begley is currently a director and member of the audit committee of The NASDAQ OMX Group. Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), a global exchange group that delivers trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, and public company services, and is a director and member of the audit and nomination and governance committees of WPP plc (NASDAQ: WPPGY), a provider of marketing communications services globally.

Narendra K. Gupta , Director

Narendra K. Gupta co-founded and has served as Managing Director of Nexus Venture Partners, an India-focused venture capital fund, since December 2006. In 1980, Dr. Gupta co-founded Integrated Systems Inc., a provider of products for embedded software development, which went public in 1990. Dr. Gupta served as Integrated System's President and CEO from founding until 1994 and as Chairman until 2000 when Integrated Systems merged with Wind River Systems, Inc., a provider of device software optimization solutions. Dr. Gupta served as Wind River's Vice Chairman from 2000 until its acquisition by Intel Corporation in 2009. Dr. Gupta served on the board of directors of Tibco Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX), a provider of service-oriented architecture and business process management enterprise software, from 2002 until 2014. He also serves as a board member and advisor to several privately held companies and foundations.

Kim Hammonds , Director

Kim Hammonds is Global Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bank AG. She joined Deutsche Bank as Global Chief Information Officer and Global Co-Head Technology and Operations in November 2013 from The Boeing Company, where she served as chief information officer and led a program to use IT to transform airplane manufacturing production and boost company revenues. During her five-year tenure with Boeing she also had responsibility for global infrastructure and global business systems. Ms. Hammonds joined Boeing from Dell Incorporated, where she led IT systems development for manufacturing operations in the Americas, and directed global IT reliability and factory systems. With more than 25 years’ experience, starting at the Ford Motor Company, Hammonds' career has spanned both technology and operations for some of the world's largest companies in the most challenging industries. Hammonds holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Western Michigan University.

William S. Kaiser , Director

William S. Kaiser has been employed by Greylock Management Corporation, a venture capital firm, since May 1986 and has been one of the general partners of the Greylock Limited Partnerships since January 1988. Mr. Kaiser currently serves on the board of directors of several private organizations in addition to Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCT), a provider of products and services that help small organizations create and grow customer relationships.

Donald H. Livingstone , Director

Donald H. Livingstone retired in August 2011 from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business (the "Marriott School") where he had served as a teaching professor since 1994. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Livingstone served as director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the Marriott School from 1995 until 2007. Mr. Livingstone took a leave of absence from the Marriott School from July 2007 until June 2009 to serve on a missionary assignment in Africa for his church. Prior to joining Brigham Young University, Mr. Livingstone had a 29-year career with Arthur Andersen LLP that included service as an audit partner in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

General H. Hugh Shelton , Chairman of the Board

General H. Hugh Shelton has served as the Executive Director of the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University since January 2002 in addition to serving as a board member, consultant and advisor to a number of entities. From January 2002 until April 2006, General Shelton served as the President, International Operations, for M.I.C. Industries, an international manufacturing company. General Shelton served as the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1997 until his retirement in September 2001. General Shelton has served on the board of directors of L-3 Communications Corporation (NYSE:LLL), a supplier of products and services used in the aerospace and defense industries, since 2011. As our independent Board Chair, General Shelton presides over our regularly scheduled executive sessions of non-management directors.

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