Jacques Nasser, AO

Jacques Nasser is the Chairman of BHP Billiton. He has been a member of the Board of BHP Billiton since 2006. He also presently serves on the Boards of 21st Century Fox, Koç Holdings, and the International Advisory Board of Allianz.

Following a 33-year global career with Ford Motor Company, Mr. Nasser served as a member of the Board of Directors, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford from 1998-2001. He has also served on the Boards of Brambles Industries and News Corporation's British Sky Broadcasting and as a Partner of One Equity Partners, the private equity investment arm of JPMorgan Chase.

Mr. Nasser graduated in Business from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, which has also awarded him a Doctorate of Technology honoris causa. In recognition of his work for industry, as an adviser to government, and for education in the area of technology, he has been awarded an Order of Australia and a Centenary Medal. Mr. Nasser has also received the Order of the Cedar from Lebanon. In 2008 he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for outstanding contributions to American Society.