Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced the appointment of international business figure Robert J. Herbold to the company’s Board of Directors, effective 1 February 2010.
From 1994 to 2001, Herbold was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Corporation. After retiring in 2001, Mr Herbold worked half-time for Microsoft until 2003 as Executive Vice President assisting in government, industry, and customer issues. Prior to joining Microsoft, Herbold spent 26 years at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). In his last five years with P&G he served as its Senior Vice President of Marketing.
Currently, Herbold is the Managing Director of Herbold Group, LLC, a consulting business focused on profitability. He is also an Operating Partner in the private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Herbold serves on the Boards of Directors of Agilent Technologies and Vision Solutions Inc.
He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University, The Heritage Foundation, and the Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
In 2002 Herbold was appointed by U.S. President Bush to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, serving until January 2009. He is the President of the Herbold Foundation, which is primarily focused on providing college scholarships to science and engineering students.
Herbold has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati and both a master’s degree in mathematics and a PhD in computer science from Case Western Reserve University.