Michelle Jarrard, age 52, 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. Ms. Jarrard serves as President and CEO of, and also serves on the board of directors of, BioCircuit Technologies. From January 2016 to August 2018, Ms. Jarrard served as a Managing Director of the GRA Venture Fund, LLC, a private investment fund providing early-stage capital to Georgia-based technology companies. Ms. Jarrard is also on the board of directors of Crawford & Company, Rural Sourcing, Inc., Axion Biosystems and QUEST Renewables. 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.