February 10, 2021 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Melville, NY) announced that Mohamad Ali and Deborah Derby have been appointed as members of the company’s board of directors to serve until the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled for May 13, 2021, when they are expected to stand for re-election to the Board by a vote of the Company’s stockholders.
The company also announced that Paul Brons will retire from the board in May, in accordance with Henry Schein’s director retirement policy, and that Shira Goodman has chosen not to stand for re-election to the board because of other commitments. Brons has been a director of Henry Schein since 2005 and Goodman since 2018.
Ali is currently the lead director for iRobot Corporation’s board of directors and is a former member of the board of directors of Carbonite and City National Bank. According to Henry Schein, Ali has previously led the transformation of several technology businesses with significant results. In July of 2019, he was appointed CEO and director of International Data Group, Inc., a technology media, events, and research company. Prior to IDG, from 2014 to 2019, he was President and CEO of Carbonite, Inc., a provider of SaaS security and data protection for businesses and individuals. Ali has also served as Chief Strategy Officer of Hewlett-Packard, as President of Avaya Client Services, and in various executive roles at IBM.
Most recently, Derby was President of Horizon Group USA, a wholesaler of arts and crafts components whose revenue and earnings grew significantly under her leadership, from 2016 until June 2020. Prior to Horizon Group, Derby had a 15-year career at Toys “R” Us, rising to the position of President of Babies “R” Us and, ultimately, Vice Chairman of Toys “R” Us from 2013 until 2015. Before joining Toys “R” Us, Ms. Derby practiced corporate and employment law at Whirlpool Corporation and a large law firm in Michigan. She is a current member of the board of directors of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. and a former member of the board of directors of the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.