Home > Investors > Governance > Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Portrait
Kevin P. Clark, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin P. Clark has been a director since March 2015, when he became Aptiv’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In April 2022, he was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, Mr. Clark was appointed Chief Operating Officer responsible for Aptiv’s business divisions, as well as the global supply chain function. He joined Aptiv in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial activities, including strategic planning, corporate development, financial planning and analysis, treasury, accounting, and tax. Before joining Aptiv, he was a founding partner of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm focused on investing in and building and improving middle-market companies from 2007 to 2010. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Fisher-Scientific International Inc., a manufacturer, distributor and service provider to the global healthcare market, from the company’s initial public offering in 2001 through the completion of its merger with Thermo Electron Corporation in 2006. He also held a number of senior management positions at Fisher-Scientific. He began his career in the financial organization of Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Clark has both a bachelor’s degree in financial administration and a master’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.  Mr. Clark is a proven leader with notable success in creating and implementing Aptiv’s business and technology strategies. As our Chairman and CEO, and former COO and CFO, he provides the Board with significant strategic, financial and industry expertise.

Portrait
Paul M. Meister , Lead Independent Director

Paul M. Meister has been a director since July 2019 and our Lead Independent Director since April 2022. Mr. Meister is a partner in Novalis LifeSciences, a Life Science focused venture firm and is also co-founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, a private investment company with investment holdings in healthcare, technology and distribution-related industries. From 2014 to 2018, he was President of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, a private company that owns or controls a diverse set of businesses. During 2018, he also served, on an interim basis, as Executive Vice Chairman of Revlon, Inc. a leading beauty products company. He served from 2010 to 2014 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of inVentiv Health (now Syneos Health), a leading provider of commercial, consulting and clinical research services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He was Chairman of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc, a scientific instruments equipment and supplies company, from November 2006 to April 2007. He was previously an Executive Officer of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., a predecessor of Thermo Fisher Scientific from 1991 to 2006. Mr. Meister has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s of business administration degree from Northwestern University. Mr. Meister’s extensive public company experience, as both an executive and a board member, provides the Board with significant expertise in management, strategy, finance and capital markets, operations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Other Public Company Directorships: Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Quanterix Corporation, Oaktree Acquisition Corp.I, (2019-2021), Oaktree Acquisition Corp.II, (2020-2022), and Scientific Games Corporation (2012-2020)

Portrait
Nancy E. Cooper

Nancy E. Cooper has been a director since February 2018. Ms. Cooper is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CA Technologies, an IT management software provider, a position she held from August 2006 until she retired in May 2011. Before joining CA, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of IMS Health, Inc. from 2001 to 2006 and as Chief Financial Officer for Reciprocal, Inc. from 2000 to 2001. She began her career at IBM Corporation in 1976, where she held positions of increasing responsibility over a 22-year period, focusing on technology strategy and financial management. Ms. Cooper has bachelor’s degrees in both economics and political science from Bucknell University and a master’s of business administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.  Ms. Cooper brings to the Board significant experience leading a global public company finance organization, and contributes leadership, financial, risk management, technology and strategy expertise.

Other Public Company Directorships: Brunswick Corporation and The Mosaic Company (2011-2021)

Portrait
Joseph L. (Jay) Hooley

Joseph L. (Jay) Hooley has been a director since January 2020. Mr. Hooley is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. He served as State Street’s Chairman from 2011 to 2019, its Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2018, and its President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2014. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Executive Vice President and head of State Street’s Investor Services Division, and, in 2006, he was appointed Vice Chairman and Global Head of State Street’s Investment Servicing and Investment Research and Trading. Mr. Hooley has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.  Mr. Hooley’s long tenure as a public company executive leading and transforming a global financial services organization, including his extensive experience with institutional investors through his role as Chairman and CEO of State Street, provides the Board with significant expertise in management, strategic planning and corporate governance, as well as a global business perspective, and his unique background helps the Board better understand investors’ points of view and ensures those perspectives are incorporated into Board discussions with management on important strategic topics.

Other Public Company Directorships: Exxon Mobil Corporation and State Street Corporation (2009-2019)

Portrait
Vasumati P. Jakkal

Vasumati P. (Vasu) Jakkal has been a director since April 2024. Ms. Jakkal is the Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance, Identity & Privacy at Microsoft Corporation, a position she has held since 2020. Prior to joining Microsoft, from 2017 to 2020, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at FireEye-Mandiant (acquired by Google), which provided hardware, software and services to investigate cybersecurity attacks and analyze IT security risks. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Jakkal was Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Strategy at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (now Broadcom Inc.), a networking provider of software and hardware solutions spanning the cloud to the edge. Prior to that, she was with LSI Corporation (now Broadcom Inc.), a designer, developer, manufacturer and global supplier of semiconductor and infrastructure software products, where she served as the Chief of Staff and Technical Advisor to the CEO and COO. She began her career at Intel Corporation, where she held positions of increasing responsibility spanning engineering to general management from 1999 until 2012. Ms. Jakkal has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune (India) and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Jakkal has over 20 years of technology experience across cybersecurity, cloud, IOT, AI and mobility, which will provide the Board with critical expertise as Aptiv accelerates its innovation in and commercialization of new mobility and connectivity technologies across industries.

Portrait
Merit E. Janow

Merit E. Janow has been a director since April 2021. Professor Janow is the former Dean of the Faculty from 2013 to 2021 and is currently Professor of Practice in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, a position she has held since 1993. Previously, she directed the graduate program in international finance and economic policy. She regularly teaches graduate courses in international economic policy and law, at both SIPA and Columbia Law School. She has published numerous articles and several books. Professor Janow has had three periods of government service, serving as one of seven members of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization from 2003 to 2007, as the Executive Director of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division from 1997 to 2000, and as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China from 1990 to 1993. She served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Nasdaq Stock Markets LLC of the Nasdaq OMX Group from 2005 to 2016. Professor Janow has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate degree from Columbia Law School. Professor Janow’s extensive knowledge and experience in international trade, economics, policy and regulatory matters provide valuable insight to the Company given the global nature of our business, and she particularly contributes meaningful perspective on the Asia Pacific region, as a result of her background and experience.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mastercard Inc., Trimble Inc. (2008-2021)

Portrait
Sean O. Mahoney

Sean O. Mahoney has been a director since November 2009. Mr. Mahoney is a private investor with over three decades of experience in investment banking and finance. He spent 17 years in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1987 to 2004, where he was a partner and head of the Financial Sponsors Group, followed by four years at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he served as Vice Chairman, Global Banking from 2004 to 2008. During his banking career, he acted as an advisor to companies across a broad range of industries and product areas. Mr. Mahoney has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  Through his many years of experience in investment banking and finance, Mr. Mahoney provides the Board with expertise in value-creation and business strategy, capital markets, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Other Public Company Directorships: Pepco Group N.V., Howmet Aerospace Inc. (formerly Arconic Inc. and Alcoa Inc.) (2016-2020) and iHeartMedia, Inc. (2019-2021)

Portrait
Robert K. (Kelly) Ortberg

Robert K. (Kelly) Ortberg has been a director since September 2018. Mr. Ortberg is the former Chief Executive Officer of Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies company, a position he held from December 2018 to February 2020. Following his retirement from Collins Aerospace, he served as a Special Advisor to the office of the Chief Executive Officer for RTX Corporation (formerly Raytheon Technologies Corporation), an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide until March 2021. He previously served at Rockwell Collins, Inc. as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2018; President and CEO from 2013 to 2015 and President from 2012 to 2013; Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Government Systems from 2010 to 2012; and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Commercial Systems from 2006 to 2010. Before taking on those roles, he held other executive positions at Rockwell Collins, which he joined in 1987. Mr. Ortberg has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.  Mr. Ortberg brings to the Board a track record of operational and technology leadership, global management, accelerating company growth and creating shareholder value, coupled with a strong background in transformation and innovation and more than 30 years of experience in aerospace and defense.

Other Public Company Directorships: RTX Corporation (formerly Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

Portrait
Colin J. Parris

Colin J. Parris has been a director since December 2017. Dr. Parris is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at GE Digital, a position he held from May 2020 until April 2024. He joined General Electric in 2014 as the Vice President, GE Software Research. Before joining GE, he spent two decades at IBM in a variety of executive roles, serving most recently as Vice President, Systems Research in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Division from 2013 to 2014 and General Manager for IBM’s Power Systems business from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Parris has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Howard University, master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in management from Stanford University. He also has a Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Parris has an extensive technology background with significant experience in software and leading digital transformations. His deep technology background and current focus on data software and artificial intelligence provides valuable knowledge and relevant insight to the Board.

Portrait
Ana G. Pinczuk

Ana G. Pinczuk has been a director since November 2016. Ms. Pinczuk is the former Chief Operating Officer for Dexterity, Inc., a company that has created robots for logistics, warehouses and supply chain customers, a position she held from December 2022 to May 2024. From August 2019 to July 2022, Ms. Pinczuk served as the Chief Development Officer for Anaplan, Inc., which provides a cloud-based connected planning platform that helps connect organizations and people to make better and faster decisions. She joined Anaplan in February 2019 as Chief Transformation Officer. Before that she held the following positions from 2015 to 2018: President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Pointnext technology services organization; Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Veritas Technologies LLC, a data management provider specializing in information protection, availability and insight solutions; and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Backup and Recovery for Symantec Corporation. From 2000 to 2015, Ms. Pinczuk served in various executive positions at Cisco Systems, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Sales from 2014 to 2015, Senior Vice President, Services Transformation and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2014, and Vice President, Global Technical Services from 2009 to 2013. Before joining Cisco, she spent 15 years with AT&T, Inc., in positions of increasing responsibility. Ms. Pinczuk has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, an executive master’s degree in technology management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in software management from Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Pinczuk’s broad technology and commercial experience spans mobile, IP networking, software, data storage and security, making her a strong contributor to the Board as Aptiv accelerates its innovation in and commercialization of new mobility technologies.

Other Public Company Directorships: SentinelOne, Inc., Five9, Inc. (2021-2023), KLA-Tencor Corporation (2018-2019)