Microsoft this week announced two nominations to its board of directors: Sandra Peterson, group worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson, and member of the executive committee, and Padmasree Warrior, former chief strategy officer and chief technology officer at Cisco. Both will be presented for election at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Dec. 2, 2015.
Microsoft also announced that Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College, has decided not to seek re-election and will leave the board of directors at the expiration of her current term, following the annual shareholders meeting in December.
Peterson has served as the group worldwide chairman and member of the executive committee of J&J since December 2012. She previously served as chairman of the board of management of Bayer CropScience AG (a subsidiary of Bayer AG) from 2010 to 2012 and, before that, as a member of Bayer CropScience AG's board of management from July 2010 through September 2010.
Warrior served as strategic Advisor to Cisco Systems, a global networking equipment provider, from June to September 2015. Before that, she was chief technology and strategy officer from July 2012 to June 2015 and served as chief technology officer, senior vice president engineering and general manager global enterprise segment from 2010 to 2012. She joined Cisco in 2008 as the chief technology officer.
If Peterson and Warrior are elected, Microsoft's board of directors will consist of 11 members.