Aon Appoints Adriana Karaboutis to Board of Directors


DUBLIN, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Aon plc ( New York stock market : AON), a leading global professional services company, today announced that Adriana Karaboutis, Chief Information and Digital Officer of National Grid plc, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. The board plans to appoint her to the audit committee of the board and to the compliance subcommittee of the audit committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Adriana to the Aon Board of Directors,” said Lester B. Knight, Chairman of the Board of Aon. “His extensive experience in critical areas such as data and analytics, digital transformation and cybersecurity will provide valuable insights to the business as Aon continues to give its customers the clarity and confidence they need. to make better decisions to protect and grow their business in an increasingly interconnected and complex world.”

Since August 2017, Karaboutis served as Chief Information and Digital Officer at National Grid plc, one of the world’s largest utility companies, where she oversees digital security and risk in addition to digital strategy development. of National Grid. National Grid focuses on the transmission and distribution of electricity and gas in the United Kingdom and the North East of the United States. September 2014 at March 2017, she served as Executive Vice President of Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs at Biogen Inc., a global biotechnology company. In this role, Karaboutis introduced cutting-edge digital and data science capabilities that unlocked value in drug discovery, development and delivery processes. She also oversaw global public affairs, government affairs, public policy and patient advocacy.

“I am delighted to join Aon’s Board of Directors as the company tackles some of the most pressing societal and economic challenges facing the world’s leading organizations,” said Karaboutis. “The company’s commitment to innovating on behalf of its customers is clear, and I look forward to working with this team to continue to evolve the best way to deliver insights and capabilities that drive better results.”

Previously, Karaboutis was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of Dell, Inc., a global technology company. She also spent more than 20 years with General Motors Company and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions, including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations and information technology.

Karaboutis has served on the board of directors of Perrigo Company plc, a global consumer products and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals company since May 2017and previously served on the boards of Aspen Technology, Advance Auto Parts and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Karaboutis holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wayne State University.

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