Shire plc has appointed Sara Mathew to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director. Sara will also be a member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee of the Shire Board. Both appointments will be effective as of September 1, 2015.
Sara Mathew previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B), retiring in December 2013. During her 12-year tenure at D&B, she helped drive the transformation of the company from being a data provider to an innovative digital enterprise that leverages big data, insights and analytics. In 2013, Sara was named the top value creator in the S&P 500 by Chief Executive magazine.
Before joining D&B, Sara spent 18 years at The Procter & Gamble Company in a variety of global senior finance and management positions, including Vice President, Finance, Australia, Asia and India. She is currently a director of Avon Products, Inc., Campbell Soup Company and Freddie Mac, and a member of the International Advisory Council for Zurich Financial Services Group.
Sara received an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, her Accounting degree from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants in Chennai, India, and her Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Madras inChennai, India.