The global leader in cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, confirmed Dr. Helene D. Gayle‘s appointment to its board of directors and the board’s nominating and corporate governance committee.

Nikesh Arora, Palo Alto Networks Chairman, and CEO shared how lucky they were to have Dr. Gayle join the Palo Alto Network board. He also expressed his opportunity to work alongside Dr. Gayle on the Colgate-Palmolive board and saw the influence of her honesty and thoughtful insight.

Dr. Gayle adds to the board considerable experience, having worked as a private and public corporation director, heading complex, domestic, and foreign organizations, and risk oversight and governance skills. She presently serves as the president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust and a community fund committed to strategic grant-making, civic engagement, and inspiring philanthropy to better the Chicago area.

From 2015 to 2017, she served as the CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative. This non-profit organization develops social impact alliances, and for nine years, was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization.

Dr. Gayle spent 20 years working mainly on HIV/AIDS with the Centers for Disease Control. She worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing HIV/AIDS programs and other global health problems. Also, did serve The Coca-Cola Company and Colgate-Palmolive Company Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Barnard College and an M.D. At the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in public health.

About Palo Alto Network

Palo Alto Networks is the global leader in cybersecurity, and it is shaping the cloud’s future with technology that changes the way people and organizations operate. Their mission is to be the partner of choice for cybersecurity, securing our digital way of living. With constant progress that captures the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration, the organization helps solve the world’s biggest security challenges via offering an interactive forum and inspiring an increasing partner ecosystem. Their vision is a world in which every day is safer and safer than the day before.

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