Louise M. Parent is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Express Company, a global services company that provides consumer charge and credit card products and travel-related services, from January 2004 to 2013. From 2014 through December 2021, Ms. Parent served as Of Counsel at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Ms. Parent brings deep experience in corporate governance and board matters, and in human capital management, compliance and risk management, gained during her tenure with American Express, where she worked extensively with the Audit, Compensation, and Nomination and Governance committees in her role as General Counsel. In addition, while at American Express Ms. Parent led a number of M&A transactions and oversaw the legal function responsible for executing M&A transactions globally. Ms. Parent also served on the Operating Committee and global management team of American Express from 2003 through 2013, was a member of the Board of American Express Centurion Bank through 2013 and served on the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG from 2014 to 2018.
In addition to her service on the Zoetis Board of Directors, Ms. Parent currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (since November 2017). Ms. Parent holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Parent’s experience and expertise in corporate governance, compliance, risk management and global management, along with her public company board experience and financial literacy, make her a valuable member of our Board.