People: Hudson City Bancorp Inc (HCBK.OQ)
23 Apr 2014
Mr. William G. Bardel is Lead Independent Director of Hudson City Bancorp, Inc., since April 1, 2012. William G. Bardel was the Associate Headmaster and Chief Financial Officer of the Lawrenceville School, a preparatory high school in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, from 1994 until 2006. The Lawrenceville School had an annual budget of $40 million and an endowment of $200 million. Previously, from 1988 to 1994, he served as head of the Government Advisory Group of Lehman Brothers in London, England, which provided financial market guidance to developing nations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East, having been named a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers in 1984. Since 2006, Bardel has acted as a financial consultant to a number of educational institutions. Bardel currently serves as the Audit Commitee's financial expert. A graduate of Yale University, he has a Masters degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Bardel received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and was a member of the bar in the state of New York until he ceased the active practice of law. Bardel currently serves as our lead independent director. Having worked for many years in the financial services industry and as the Chief Financial Officer of a prestigious educational institution, Bardel possesses a strong overall knowledge of both business and finance. In addition, as an attorney ,Bardel also possesses a valuable understanding of the legal system and an ability to assess and evaluate risk from a legal as well as a business standpoint. These skills, combined with BardelÃâ¬s leadership experience in several capacities, strengthen the Boards collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.
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