Stan O´Neal



He currently serves on the board of Alcoa Inc. and is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., having served in numerous senior management positions at the company prior to this appointment. O'Neal was also a member of the board of directors of General Motors from 2001 through 2006. He has taken criticism for his performance during his reign as chief executive at Merrill Lynch, following the deterioration of the firm's stability and capital position. During the final hearings prior to the Bank of America merger, numerous people laid the blame squarely upon Stanley O'Neal, including a founder's son, Win Smith, for the fall of the firm and its loss of independence.