Mr. Phil Laskawy graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Mr. Laskawy served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young (now known as EY LLP) from 1994 until his retirement in 2001, after 40 years of service with the professional services firm. Under his leadership, the firm expanded into a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. In 2006 and 2007, he served as Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, which oversees the setting of accounting standards in over 100 countries. He was a member of the Independence Standards Board, created by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to review and update rules regarding auditor independence, and the 1999 Blue Ribbon Committee on Improving the Effectiveness of Corporate Audit Committees.
Mr. Phil Laskawy was appointed Chairman of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) in September 2008 at the commencement of Fannie Mae’s conservatorship and retired from Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors in March 2014. Mr. Laskawy had previously served on the Board of Directors of General Motors Corp. until June 2013, where he chaired the Audit Committee. Mr. Phil Laskawy is a member of the Board of Directors of Loews Corp (and is a member of its Audit Committee). He has been a director of Henry Schein, Inc. since 2002 and has served as its Lead Director since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and of the Strategic Advisory Committee of Henry Schein, Inc. Mr. Phil Laskawy has served as a director of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group LLC since July 2008 and is also Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Lazard Ltd. Mr. Phil Laskawy joined the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE in 2002 on the acquisition by Capgemini Group of the systems integration business of Ernst and Young, when he was Chief Executive Officer. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr. Phil Laskawy brings to the Capgemini SE Board of Directors the outlook and experience of a highly respected individual in the economic and financial sector in the United States. He also contributes the accounting and financial expertise amassed throughout his career with Ernst and Young, his experience in the governance of listed companies in the United States, as well as in strategy and external growth operations in technological environments.