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James A. Ajello

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James A. Ajello , Independent Director

James A. Ajello is an Administrator Director, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Governance, Nomination & Compensation Committee. Mr. Ajello is the former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI), (NYSE: HE), the largest supplier of electricity in the state of Hawaii, and owner of one of the largest community banks in Hawaii, American Savings Bank, on whose board he currently serves. Mr. Ajello's prior experience includes serving Reliant Energy Inc., an energy retailer, from 2000 to 2009, most recently as Senior Vice President of Business Development and also as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial and Industrial Marketing and President of Reliant Energy Solutions LLC, an energy retailer in over 12 states in the US. In addition, Mr. Ajello was a Senior Banker/Managing Director of the Energy and Natural Resources Group of UBS Warburg/UBS Securities LLC and affiliates from 1984 to 1998. Mr. Ajello is the immediate past Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Management Advisory Board and serves on the board of trustees of Hawaii Pacific University, the largest private university in Hawaii, as well as SKAI Ventures, a venture capital and technology accelerator. Mr. Ajello has also served on advisory boards of the National Academy of Sciences, the US Department of Energy and is currently serving on the board of the Center for Houston's Future.

Mr. Ajello holds a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York, an M.P.A. from Syracuse University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.