Ivan G. Seidenberg’s telecommunications career began more than 40 years ago when he joined New York Telephone, one of Verizon’s predecessor companies. He went on to lead Verizon from its inception in 2000, having served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman during the period from 2000 to 2011.
Mr. Seidenberg is a member of the President’s Export Council, which advises the President on how to promote U.S. exports, jobs and growth, and the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which provides counsel on communications issues related to national security. From 2009 to 2011, he chaired the Business Roundtable, an influential association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies. Mr. Seidenberg is also a member of the New York Academy of Sciences President’s Council and serves on the board of trustees of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The New York Hall of Science, Pace University, and on the Board of Directors of BlackRock Inc.
A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Lehman College, part of the City University of New York, and a master’s degree in business administration and marketing from Pace University.