Investor Relations

Governance

Board of Directors

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Kevin Murai, Chairman of the Board

Kevin Murai was appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2018 and has been a Director since March 2008. Mr. Murai served as President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2008 until his retirement in March 2018. He joined the Company in March 2008 at which time he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until Robert Huang’s retirement in December 2008. Prior to SYNNEX, Mr. Murai was employed for 19 years at Ingram Micro, Inc., where he served in several executive management positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer and also on the Ingram Micro, Inc. Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

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Dennis Polk, President & CEO

Dennis Polk is President and Chief Executive Officer and has served in this capacity since March 2018. Mr. Polk is also a Director since his appointment in February 2012. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance since joining the Company in February 2002. Mr. Polk received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Chair of the Executive

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Fred Breidenbach, Director

Fred Breidenbach, has served as a member of the Board since February 2003. Mr. Breidenbach has had his own consulting firm of FA Breidenbach & Associates, LLC since November 1997. Prior to that, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, an aviation company, from 1993 to 1997. Prior to joining Gulfstream, Mr. Breidenbach spent 25 years in various positions at General Electric Company, including five years as an officer of the General Electric Company and two years as President, GE Aerospace Asia Pacific, responsible for business development and Asian operations. Mr. Breidenbach received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University.

Independent Director

Member of the Nominating and Governance

Member of the Compensation

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Laurie Hodrick, Director

Laurie Hodrick, has served as a member of the Board since April 2019. Ms. Hodrick is a Visiting Professor of Law and Rock Center for Corporate Governance Fellow at Stanford Law School, a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the A. Barton Hepburn Professor Emerita of Economics in the Faculty of Business at Columbia Business School. With more than 30 years of experience in capital markets and finance, she is known for her ground-breaking research on corporate financial decisions and served as the Founding Director of the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School from 2010-2015. She was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank from 2006-2008. Ms. Hodrick currently serves on the Boards of Directors of PGIM Funds, the $100 billion retail investments business of PGIM, the global investment management business of US-based Prudential Financial, Inc., and Kabbage, a private global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses. She previously served as an Independent Director on the Boards of Corporate Capital Trust and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers as an Audit Committee financial expert. She received a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Duke University and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Financial Expert

Independent Director

Member of the Audit Committee
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Hau Lee, Director

Hau Lee, has served as a member of the Board since February 2012. Dr. Lee is the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is the Co-Director of the Stanford Value Chain Innovation Initiative. Dr. Lee was elected to the National Academy of Engineering of the U.S.; Fellow of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management; Production and Operations Management Society; and INFORMS. He is a co-founder of DemandTec, Inc. Dr. Lee has served on the Board of Directors of Pericom Semiconductor since 2000 where he is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Hong Kong, his Master of Science degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics, and his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Operations Research from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Independent Director

Member of the Nominating and Governance

Member of the Compensation

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Matthew Miau, Chairman Emeritus

Matthew Miau, has served as the chairman of our Board since 1992 and as a non-executive employee since 2001. In connection with Mr. Huang’s retirement and election as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Miau assumed the position of Chairman Emeritus of the Board in December 2008. Mr. Miau is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MiTAC International Corporation, MiTAC Incorporated, Synnex Technology International Corp., UPC Technology Corp. and Lien Hwa Industrial Corp.; these directorships are all MiTAC group related. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Information Industry in Taiwan. SYNNEX is the only company which is US-publicly traded or otherwise subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the SEC for which Mr. Miau serves as a director. Mr. Miau received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University. 

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Greg Quesnel, Director

Gregory Quesnel, has served as a member of the Board since September 2005. Mr. Quesnel served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of CNF Inc. from 1998 until his retirement in July 2004. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CNF Inc. He joined CNF Inc. in 1975 following several years of professional experience with major corporations in the petroleum and wood products industries. Mr. Quesnel serves on the Boards of Directors of Potlatch Corporation and Ross Stores, Inc. At Potlatch Mr. Quesnel serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee and also a member of the Audit Committee, Executive Compensation and Personnel Policies Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Quesnel serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee for Ross Stores and also serves on its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Quesnel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Oregon and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Portland.

Independent Director

Member of the Nominating and Governance

Chair of the Compensation

Member of the Executive

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Dwight Steffensen, Lead Director

Dwight Steffensen, was appointed Lead Director in March 2018. Prior to this, Mr. Steffensen served as Chairman of the Board from June 2010 to March 2018 and has been a member of the Board since February 2002. He also served as Lead Director from March 2006 to June 2010. Mr. Steffensen served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merisel, Inc. from February 1996 until August 2000. Prior to joining Merisel, Mr. Steffensen served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Bergen Brunswig Corporation, a healthcare company. Prior to the merger of Bergen Brunswig Corporation and Synergex Corporation, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Synergex. Mr. Steffensen was a member of the Board of Directors of OmniVision Technologies, Inc., where he chaired the Audit Committee and also served on the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Steffensen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Financial Expert

Independent Director

Lead Director

Member of the Executive

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Ann Vezina, Director

Ann Vezina has served as a member of the Board since February 2017. From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Vezina served as Corporate Vice President, Human Resources for Xerox Business Services, LLC, where she implemented and directed key HR programs. From 2010 to 2013, she was Corporate Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Xerox Business Services, where she led the operation and growth of Enterprise BPO. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President and Group President, Commercial Solutions for Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. before the acquisition of ACS by Xerox Corporation in 2010; in that role, Ms. Vezina drove global sales, operations and growth of ACS IT and BPO services. She began her career with Electronic Data Systems, taking on roles of increasing responsibility during her 18 years there. Ms. Vezina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

Independent Director

Member of the Audit Committee
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Thomas Wurster, Director

Thomas Wurster, has served as a member of the Board since February 2012. Mr. Wurster is a former Senior Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a leading global management consulting firm, where he most recently led the West Coast. In the past, he has served as a member of BCG's Senior Officer Selection Committee, Officer Development Committee, and Americas Management Team. In addition, he has led both the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of BCG. Mr. Wurster joined BCG in 1978 and was elected Vice President and Director in 1985. Mr. Wurster is currently an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has also taught at the Yale School of Management as an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Organization. He has more than thirty-five years of experience consulting to leading companies with a specialization in technology and media. Mr. Wurster is co-author of the book Blown to Bits (The Harvard Business School Press, 2000) on how digital technologies change business strategy. Mr. Wurster received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from Cornell University with distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Master of Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Chicago and received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from Yale University.

Independent Director

Chair of the Nominating and Governance

Member of the Compensation

Member of the Executive

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Duane Zitzner, Director

Duane Zitzner, has served as a member of the Board since May 2007. Mr. Zitzner has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA) since December 2014. He also has had his own consulting firm since January 2005. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President of the Personal Systems Group at Hewlett-Packard Company from 2002 until his retirement in December 2004. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President at Hewlett-Packard Company, Mr. Zitzner spent several years in various executive positions at Hewlett-Packard Company, including three years as President of Computing Systems and three years as Vice President and General Manager of the Personal Systems Group. Mr. Zitzner received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and did advanced studies in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Independent Director

Member of the Audit Committee

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Andrea Zulberti, Director

Andrea Zulberti, has served as a member of the Board since September 2010. Ms. Zulberti is retired from Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock, Inc.), one of the world’s largest investment management and advisory companies, after a 14-year career in various executive positions, including Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Head of Global Risk Management and Head of Global Operations. From April 2005 to June 2011, Ms. Zulberti served on the Board of Trustees of ProLogis, a NYSE-traded REIT. During her tenure at ProLogis, she was a member of ProLogis’ Audit Committee and Finance and Investment Committee and chaired its Management Development and Compensation Committee. Prior to Barclays Global Investors, Ms. Zulberti’s earlier business roles included co-founding a real estate syndication firm and financial management experience in various industries, including transportation and marketing consultancy. Ms. Zulberti graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University at Hayward (now California State University East Bay). Ms. Zulberti is a certified public accountant (inactive) and a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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Independent Director

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Executive

Committee Composition

Governance Documents

The Board of Directors of SYNNEX Corporation (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Corporate Governance Contacts

Contacting the Board of Directors

You can contact SYNNEX Corporation's Board of Directors to provide comments, to report concerns, or to ask a question, at the following address.

Corporate Secretary
SYNNEX Corporation
44201 Nobel Drive
ATTN: Simon Leung
Fremont, CA 94538
United States

You may submit your concern anonymously or confidentially by postal mail. You may also indicate whether you are a shareholder, customer, supplier, or other interested party.

Communications are distributed to the Board, or to any individual directors as appropriate, depending on the facts and circumstances outlined in the communication. In that regard, the SYNNEX Corporation board of directors has requested that certain items which are unrelated to the duties and responsibilities of the board should be excluded, such as:

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