Margarita Paláu-Hernández


Margarita Paláu-Hernández​​

​​Director since 2020​​

Current Public Company Directorships:
Conduent Incorporated
Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
​​Former Public Company Directorships
(within the last 5 years):
​ALJ Regional Holdings​, Inc.​

Ms. Paláu-Hernández is a director selected pursuant to the Director Appointment and Nomination Agreement with Carl C. Icahn and certain affiliated persons and the other parties thereto. Ms. Paláu-Hernández is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hernández Ventures, a private firm engaged in the acquisition and management of a variety of business interests in the United States and Mexico. Prior to founding Hernández Ventures in November 1988, Ms. Paláu-Hernández was an attorney from September 1985 until August 1988 with the law firm of McCutcheon, Black, Verleger & Shea, where she focused on domestic and international business and real estate transactions. Ms. Paláu-Hernández was previously a director of ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc., a holding company focused on acquiring and operating customer service-based businesses, from 2015 to 2019. In September 2018, Ms. Paláu-Hernández was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as United States Representative to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Ms. Paláu-Hernández is also a member of the following non-profit organizations and boards: Pacific Counsel on International Policy, since April 2017; Co-Chair of the Yale School of Management Council of Global Advisors, since March 2016; Ex-Officio member of the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors, since March 2016; Smithsonian National Latino Board, since August 2016 (Vice-Chair since 2019); UCLA School of Law Board of Advisors, since October 2008; UCLA Law Women L.E.A.D. since September 2016; and Trustee Emeritus of the University of San Diego Board of Trustees, since December 2017. Ms. Paláu-Hernández also served on the University of San Diego Board of Trustees from September 2007 until July 2016. Ms. Paláu-Hernández has a B.A. from the University of San Diego and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law.

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