What’s said to be the world’s most trusted solution for protecting and delivering digital experiences has a new face on its board.
According to PR Newswire, Sharon Y. Bowen has joined Akamai’s board of directors effective April 2, 2021.
Since December 2017, Bowen has been a member of the board of directors of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. She also serves on the boards of certain New York Stock Exchange U.S. -regulated exchanges and prior to these roles she served as a commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I join Akamai’s board,” said Bowen in an official news release. “Akamai plays a vital role in maintaining a reliable and secure internet. I look forward to contributing to its future success at this critical moment in history.”
Bowen’s professional career began as an attorney. Her practice involved corporate, finance, and securities transactions for financial institutions and large global corporations, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, strategic alliances, corporate restructurings, and leveraged finance. In addition, she’s knowledgable on corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.
“Akamai is pleased to welcome such a distinguished financial and legal expert to its board of directors,” said Akamai chief executive officer and co-founder, Dr. Tom Leighton in the statement. “In an environment with evolving regulatory developments and market risks, we look forward to benefiting from Sharon’s vast experience and expertise.”
Bowen earned a Bachelors of Arts with distinction in economics from the University of Virginia, a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management also from Northwestern University.