Mr. Passerini has been an operating executive in U.S. Buyouts at Carlyle Group since 2015. From January 2015 until his retirement in June, he served as Officer on Special Assignment to the President and CEO of Procter & Gamble. Prior to that, Mr. Passerini served as Procter & Gamble Company's group president, Global Business Services (GBS) and chief information officer (CIO), positions he held since February 2008 and July 2004, respectively. Mr. Passerini joined Procter & Gamble, a leading multinational manufacturer of consumer goods, in 1981 and held executive positions in the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Latin America and the United States. While with the Procter & Gamble organization, he oversaw more than 170 distinct services in 70 countries and led the integration of Procter & Gamble's IT and services groups to form GBS, one of the largest and most progressive shared services organizations in the world. Mr. Passerini has served as a director of Integer Holdings Corporation since 2015 and of United Rentals, Inc. since 2009. Since 2015, Mr. Passerini has also served as a director of Poste Italiane Spa, an Italian company that provides postal and infrastructure services. He is a member of the CIO Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including: the inaugural Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership; Shared Service Thought Leader of the Year; and InformationWeek's Chief of the Year.
Mr. Passerini's qualifications to serve on our board include his significant global experience in operations, technology and general management roles. He is recognized as a thought leader in information technology and shared services, attributes he acquired through his various senior level positions with Procter & Gamble, including Chief Information Officer, for more than 33 years. Mr. Passerini brings extensive experience in operations, information technology, and shared services as well as public company board experience to our Board.