Chairman of the Board
Mr. Schofield has been a director of the Company since April 2001 and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2008. Mr. Schofield brings to IDT extensive experience in the areas of executive management, global sales and marketing, risk analysis, corporate governance and administration. Mr. Schofield's experience is especially relevant to his roles as Chairman of the Board and the Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Schofield has been a private investor since his retirement from Tellabs, Inc. ("Tellabs") in January 2005. Mr. Schofield served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc. ("AFC") from 1999 until the acquisition of AFC by Tellabs on November 30, 2004, at which time AFC became the Access Division of Tellabs. Mr. Schofield also served as a member of the board of directors of AFC, and in October 2001, he was elected to the position of chairman of the board of directors of AFC. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Schofield served as Senior Vice President, and later, President, of the Integrated Solutions Group of ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a world-wide supplier of network equipment, software solutions and integration services for broadband and multiservice networks. Mr. Schofield also serves as a director of Sonus Networks, Inc., a supplier of telecommunications network equipment and services. Mr. Schofield is a 2011 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. He has demonstrated his commitment to boardroom excellence by completing NACD's comprehensive program of study for experienced corporate directors – a rigorous suite of courses spanning leading practices for boards and committees. Mr. Schofield supplements his board leadership skills through ongoing engagement with the director community and access to leading practices. Mr. Schofield holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from NSW Institute of Technology in Sydney, Australia.