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OpenAI publicizes latest members to board of directors

OpenAI publicizes latest members to board of directors

We’re announcing three latest members to our Board of Directors as a primary step towards our commitment to expansion: Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, , Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo, Moreover, Sam Altman, CEO, will rejoin the OpenAI Board of Directors. 

Sue, Nicole and Fidji have experience in leading global organizations and navigating complex regulatory environments, including backgrounds in technology, nonprofit and board governance. They’ll work closely with current board members Adam D’Angelo, Larry Summers and Bret Taylor in addition to Sam and OpenAI’s senior management. 

Bret Taylor, Chair of the OpenAI board, stated, “I’m excited to welcome Sue, Nicole, and Fidji to the OpenAI Board of Directors. Their experience and leadership will enable the Board to oversee OpenAI’s growth, and to be sure that we pursue OpenAI’s mission of ensuring artificial general intelligence advantages all of humanity.”

Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann is a non-profit leader and physician. Dr. Desmond-Hellmann currently serves on the Boards of Pfizer and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She previously was a Director at Proctor and Gamble, Meta (Facebook), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research institute. She served because the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2014 to 2020. From 2009-2014 she was Professor and Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the primary woman to carry the position. She also previously served as President of Product Development at Genentech, where she played a leadership role in the event of the primary gene-targeted cancer drugs. 

Nicole Seligman is a globally recognized corporate and civic leader and lawyer. She currently serves on three public company corporate boards – Paramount Global, MeiraGTx Holdings PLC, and Intuitive Machines, Inc. Seligman held several senior leadership positions at Sony entities, including EVP and General Counsel at Sony Corporation, where she oversaw functions including global legal and compliance matters. She also served as President of Sony Entertainment, Inc., and concurrently served as President of Sony Corporation of America. Seligman also currently holds nonprofit leadership roles on the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center and The Doe Fund in Recent York City.

Previously, Seligman was a partner within the litigation practice at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., working on complex civil and criminal matters and counseling a wide selection of clients, including President William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Clinton. She served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court of the US.

Fidji Simo is a consumer technology industry veteran, having spent greater than 15 years leading the operations, strategy and product development for among the world’s leading businesses. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Instacart. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Shopify. Prior to joining Instacart, Simo was Vice President and Head of the Facebook App. Over the past decade at Facebook, she oversaw the Facebook App, including News Feed, Stories, Groups, Video, Marketplace, Gaming, News, Dating, Ads and more. Simo founded the Metrodora Institute, a multidisciplinary medical clinic and research foundation dedicated to the care and cure of neuroimmune axis disorders and serves as President of the Metrodora Foundation.


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