This excerpt taken from the ACL 20-F filed Mar 19, 2007.
Philip H. Geier, Jr. Mr. Geier joined the Alcon, Inc. board in March 2002. Mr. Geier, an advertising professional, became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in 1980. He retired from this position at the end of December 2000 after 20 years as Chief Executive Officer and now serves as Chairman Emeritus. The
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. is one of the largest global advertising communications and marketing services companies worldwide. In February 2001, Mr. Geier formed The Geier Group to provide consulting/advisory services in the marketing, communications and venture capital areas. Mr. Geier is a Senior Advisor for Lazard Frères & Co. LLC and serves on the board of directors for the following companies: AEA Investors, Inc.; Fiduciary Trust International; Foot Locker Inc.; and Mettler-Toledo International, Inc.