Deutsche Bank today announced that Senator George J. Mitchell is rejoining the Bank's Americas Advisory Board, effective August 1. Senator Mitchell originally joined the Advisory Board on September 5, 2005 and served until January 22, 2009, when President Barack Obama appointed him Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, a post he held until May 14, 2011.
"We are absolutely delighted that Senator Mitchell is rejoining the Advisory Board," said Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas. "Our Americas franchise has already benefited greatly from his guidance and wise counsel, and we have no doubt that he will once again prove invaluable both to our clients and to the Bank as we continue to build on our strong momentum in the Americas."
Senator Mitchell will also return as Chairman Emeritus of DLA Piper. He is a former Board member of several leading corporations including The Walt Disney Company, Staples, FedEx, Unilever, and Xerox. He served as US Senator (D-ME) from May 1980 to January 1995 and a US Senate Majority Leader from January 1989 to the end of his term. For six consecutive years, he was voted "the most respected member" of the Senate by a bipartisan group of senior Congressional aides. In addition to his recent appointment as Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, Senator Mitchell served as Chairperson of the Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland and was nominated for the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
The Americas Advisory Board was formed in January 2007 to counsel both Deutsche Bank management and Bank clients on a wide range of strategic and marketplace issues including business development and growth initiatives, as well as economic, political, and social trends. The 14-member Board is comprised of prominent executives across a range of industries and also advises on strategic and client initiatives.
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