- Alex J. Mandl
Alex J. Mandl (b. 1943, in Austria) is a notable Austrian-American businessman, and currently Executive Chairman of
smart cardgiant Gemalto. He has been named "One of America's Most Powerful Businessmen" by Forbes magazine. [Mark Lewis, [http://www.forbes.com/2001/05/01/0501mandl.html Catch A Falling Star] , "Forbes" May 1, 2001]
In the 1950s Mandl moved to the United States with his father Otto after his parents divorced.Keller, John J. Tough Newcomer: Alex Mandl Is Crafting Aggressive Strategy For Future of AT&T --- His `Fat Minutes' Campaign Is Plumping Up Profits With a Slimmer Staff --- Loading the Digital Pipeline. "
Wall Street Journal", December 16 1994. pg. A.1.] Alex attended Happy Valley School where his father was the headmaster in the town of Ojai, California. After high school he attended Willamette Universityin Salem, Oregonwhere his father took a teaching position. Alex Mandl received a degree in economics at the small liberal arts school. He then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeleywhere he earned a Masters in Business Administrationin the late 1960s.
Mandl began working for Boise Cascade Corporation after college, remaining there for 11 years. He followed that by working at
CSX Corporationand Sea-Land Services, Inc. in the 1980s. Mandl began working at AT&T in August 1991 as chief financial officer. In that position, Joseph Nacchiowas one of his top subordinates. Mandl was a key player in AT&T’s purchase of a stake in McCaw Cellularin 1992.
* 1969 –
Boise CascadeCorporation, mergers and acquisition analyst
* 1969 - 1980 – "various financial positions", according to his bio at Gemalto.
* 1980 –
Seaboard Coast Line Industries, SVP and CFO.
* 1987 - 1991 – Chairman and CEO of
Sea-Land Service, Inc.
* 1991 - 1996 – CFO, then President & COO, AT&T.
* 1996 - 2001 – Chairman and CEO,
* 1999 - 2002 – Board of Directors at
In-Q-Tel(resigned to take position at Gemalto.)
* April 2001 - August 2002 –
ASM Investments, principal.
* September 2002 - June 2006 –
Gemplus International, CEO. [http://investor.gemplus.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=89095]
* June 2, 2006 - present –
Gemalto, Executive Chairman.
* Currently on the boards of Dell, Haas School of Business, Willamette University, UC Berkeley, and the
American Enterprise Institute. He has also previously served on the boards of AT+T, Pfizerand Warner-Lambert.
* Mandl has also been affiliated with General Semiconductor, Associated Communications, Omnisky, others.
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