Frederic V. Salerno has served as a director of Akamai since April 2002. Mr. Salerno was elected our Chairman of the Board in March 2018, having previously served as our Lead Independent Director from 2013-2018. 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 Intercontinental Exchange.
Mr. Salerno graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Adelphi University.