Charles K. Bobrinskoy
Mr. Bobrinskoy has served on our Board since August 2008. Mr. Bobrinskoy is currently Vice Chairman, Head of Investment Group at Ariel Investments, a global financial institution. Additionally, he is a Portfolio Manager of Ariel Focus Fund, a concentrated portfolio investing in mid-to-large cap companies. Prior to Ariel, Mr. Bobrinskoy spent 21 years as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, a global financial institution, and its successor company, Citigroup, a global financial institution, where he held many leadership positions, most recently Managing Director and Head of North American Investment Banking Branch Offices. In addition to his work at Ariel, Mr. Bobrinskoy serves on the boards of the Museum of Science and Industry, La Rabida Children’s Foundation, the Big Shoulders Fund, and Lakeshore Athletic Club. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Bobrinskoy’s extensive financial knowledge obtained through his various leadership positions within global financial institutions brings valuable perspectives to the Company in connection with its financial strategies and reporting, particularly in his role as Chairman and financial expert of the Board’s Audit Committee.