Owens, William A. - from United States

ID: 263877
Organization: TBI
Country of meeting: in the year 2005

Retired admiral of the United States Navy and who served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1994 to 1996. Since leaving the military in 1996, he served as an executive or as a member of the board of directors of various companies, including Nortel Networks Corporation.

Owens was a senior military assistant to Secretaries of Defense Frank Carlucci and Dick Cheney, and director of the Office of Program Appraisal for the Secretary of the Navy. He also served as the deputy chief of Naval Operations for Resources, Warfare Requirements and Assessments, from 1991 to 1993.

Owens served as Commander of the United States Sixth Fleet from 1990 to 1992, which included during Operation Desert Storm. He was appointed to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second-ranking military office in the United States, by Bill Clinton in March 1994. He retired in 1996.


Nortel CEO (2004-05)
Teledesic Corporation CEO (2003-04)
Teledesic Corporation Vice Chairman and Co-CEO (1999-2003)
SAIC President, COO, Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1994-96)
US Defense Department Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (1991-93)
US Defense Department Commander, US Sixth Fleet (1990-92)
Member of the Board of AEA Investors
Member of the Board of Daimler Chrysler
Member of the Board of Embarq (2006-, as Chairman)
Member of the Board of Nortel (2002-05)
Member of the Board of Polycom
Member of the Board of Wipro Limited (2006-)


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