Michelle Jarrard, age 50, has served as a director of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group since January 2017. Ms. Jarrard is a former Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company, where she held multiple senior leadership roles during her 25-year career, most recently as Global Chief HR and Talent Officer from 2007 until her retirement in January 2016. She was a member of McKinsey’s Global Operating Committee, with responsibilities including: People Strategy; Talent Acquisition and Development; Learning; Partner Compensation & Evaluation; Diversity; HR Analytics, Policies & Risk; and Internal Communications. In 2016, Ms. Jarrard became the Managing Director of the GRA Venture Fund, LLC, a private investment fund providing early-stage capital to Georgia-based technology companies. Ms. Jarrard is on the board of directors of Crawford & Company, Rural Sourcing, Inc., Axion Biosystems and QUEST Renewables. She is a board member and Chair of the Compensation & Benefits Committee for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the U.S. She is also a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ms. Jarrard is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Workplace and Culture Committee of the Board of Directors.