Mr. Williams was appointed a Director in February 2003 and was re-elected by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in December 2003. Mr. Williams was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 2003. Mr. Williams is a Corporate Partner at Coudert Brothers a New York City-based international law firm and previously served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and as Administrative Partner of that firm responsible for worldwide operations. Mr. Williams sits on the Boards of the following private companies and organizations: RAG American Coal Holdings Inc. DBT America Inc. Trautman Wasserman & Company Inc. IE Holdings Ltd. Brook Capital Corporation Plymouth Holdings Limited River Ventures Inc. Fenn Wright & Manson and the German American Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Williams received an A.B. in Government and Economics from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of the United States Supreme Court the State of New York and the State of California.