In addition, John Rice, who joined the Board in March 2022, will take on the role of Lead Independent Director, effective January 1, 2023.
Douglas Steenland, who served as Non-Executive Chairman from 2015 until March 1, 2021 when he became Lead Independent Director of the Board, has decided not to stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2023.
Paola Bergamaschi has served as an independent director for several companies, including BNY Mellon International, Wells Fargo Securities International, and asset manager ARCA Fondi SGR. Prior to her board service, Paola Bergamaschi had a successful career in financial services, including senior executive roles with Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse First Boston, and State Street Corporation both in the U.S. and U.K.
John Rice has served on the Baker Hughes Board of Directors since 2017. He previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of GE Gas Power from 2018 to 2020. Prior to this role, Rice was President and Chief Executive Officer of the GE Global Growth Organization for seven years. John Rice held other senior leadership positions with General Electric in its global markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada, before retiring from GE as Vice Chairman in 2018.