This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEF 14A filed Apr 22, 2009.
Directors with Terms Expiring at the Annual Meeting
Following is information about two current Vivendi Directors whose terms will expire upon the election of their successors at the Annual Meeting:
Bruce L. Hack, 60, became a director of Activision Blizzard and our Vice-Chairman in July 2008 in connection with the Combination. He also served as our Chief Corporate Officer from July 2008 until March 2009. He was Chief Executive Officer and served on the Board of Directors of Vivendi Games from January 2004 until July 2008. Mr. Hack was previously Executive Vice PresidentStrategy and Development for Vivendi. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Hack was Vice Chairman of Universal Music Group (then a subsidiary of Seagram Company Ltd.), and from 1995 to 1998, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Studios. From 1982 through 1994 Mr. Hack held various positions of responsibility with what was then the Seagram Company Ltd., including Chief Financial Officer of Tropicana Products, Inc. Mr. Hack joined Seagram Company Ltd. after serving as a trade negotiator at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hack has also served on the Board of Directors of iSuppli Corporation, an electronics research firm, since September 2007, and as a member of its Board's Compensation Committee since October 2007. Mr. Hack holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.
René P. Pénisson, 67, became a director and Chairman of Activision Blizzard in July 2008 in connection with the Combination and serves as Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He has served as a member of the Management Board of Vivendi since April 2005 and served as Chairman of Vivendi Games from January 2004 until July 2008. Mr. Pénisson has also served as Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, of Vivendi since April 2004. Prior to
holding these positions, Mr. Pénisson served as adviser to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Social Relations and Organization of Vivendi beginning in September 2002. Mr. Pénisson previously served as a member of the Executive Committee of Aventis, a French pharmaceutical company (now part of Sanofi-Aventis), and as Chairman of the Board of each of Aventis Animal Nutrition and RP Industrialisation, a French chemical and pharmaceutical company (now part of Sanofi-Aventis), both of which are subsidiaries of Aventis. Mr. Pénisson has an engineering degree from the École Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon, a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the Université de Lyon and a degree from the French Management Institute.