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Nicholas K. Akins

Executive Chair, American Electric Power
Age: 63
Director since: 2011

Professional Highlights

Elected Executive Chair in January 2023. Served as chief executive officer of AEP from November 2011 to December 2022; elected Chair of the Board from January 2014 to December 2022 and Chair and chief executive officer of all of its major subsidiaries from November 2011 to December 2022. President of AEP from January 2011 to August 2022 and executive vice president of AEP from 2006 to 2011.

Mr. Akins’ qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive senior executive experience in the utility industry and his deep knowledge of the Company as our former chief executive officer. Mr. Akins brings to the Board experience in all facets of operational and compliance related activities in the utility industry, which enables him to effectively identify strategic priorities and execute strategy. Mr. Akins’ service on the board of another public company, including service as chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee, provides Mr. Akins additional governance insights that are valuable in his role as Executive Chair.

Current Public Company Boards

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