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Member of the Board of Directors @
Born:
1944
Gender:
Male
Location:
New York
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Thomas Ryder retired as Chairman of the Board of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., a global media and direct marketing company, in January 2007, a position he had held since January 2006.

Thomas was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of that company from April 1998 through December 2005. In addition, Thomas was Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., a wireless service provider, from October 2007 to November 2009.

Thomas was President, American Express Travel Related Services International, a division of American Express Company, which provides travel, financial and network services, from October 1995 to April 1998.

In the past 5 years, Thomas has also served as a director of World Color Press, Inc., a company acquired by Quad/Graphics, Inc. in July 2010.Ryder has been a Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since April 2001, a Director of RPX Corporation since December 2009.

As the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Reader’s Digest Association and former Chairman of Virgin Mobile USA, Thomas brings to the Board extensive leadership, public company governance and corporate finance experience.Thomas is the Board Director of Amazon.com.

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Company
Apr, 1998
Dec, 2005
CEO
Oct, 1995
Apr, 1998
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1980
1984
SVP, Group Publisher

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