Peter Altabef joined Perot Systems in 1993 and became president and chief
executive officer in September 2004. He is also a member of the Perot
Systems board of directors. Under Mr. Altabef's leadership, Perot Systems has
expanded its global presence, with operations in more than 25 countries, $2.8
billion in annual revenue, and more than 23,000 associates.
Prior to becoming president and chief
executive officer, Mr. Altabef led the company's business process strategy
team, and was responsible for a variety of functions including legal, corporate
support, marketing and communications, human resources, and internal audit.
Before joining Perot Systems, Mr.
Altabef was a partner at Hughes & Luce, in Dallas, Texas,
where his practice included public securities offerings and filings, mergers
and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, technology licensing
arrangements, and leveraged lease financings. He also served as the firm's hiring partner. Mr. Altabef also practiced at Simpson,
Thacher & Bartlett in New York
and he served as law clerk to the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
He serves on the board of directors of
Merit Energy Company, the board of trustees of the Dallas Children's Theater,
and the associate's board of Children's Medical Center Dallas. He also serves on the Americas International
Advisory Council of the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).
Mr. Altabef has served as co-chairman
of the American Heart Association's Dallas Heart Walk and of the Dallas Zoological
Society's Zoo To Do. He is a past member
of the advisory board of the Dallas Museum of Natural History and of the
technology advisory committee of the Highland
Park Independent School District.
Mr. Altabef received a J.D., cum laude,
from The University of Chicago Law School, where he served as a clerk for The
Supreme Court Review. He received a B.A.
in economics, with outstanding academic achievement, from Binghamton University,
where he received The Bank of New York award for excellence in economics.