Frederic V. Salerno has served as a director of Akamai since April 2002. Mr. Salerno was named our Lead Independent Director in May 2013. From 1997 until his retirement in September 2002, Mr. Salerno served in a variety of senior management positions at Verizon Communications, Inc., a provider of communications services, and its predecessors. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Salerno had been serving as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Salerno also serves on the board of directors of CBS Broadcasting, Inc., a media company, Intercontinental Exchange, an electronic exchange for trading wholesale energy and metals commodities, National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company, Popular, Inc., a financial holding company and Viacom, Inc., a media company.
Mr. Salerno graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Adelphi University.