Admiral Bill Owens

EastWest Insitute Board of Directors

Admiral Bill Owens is currently the Chairman of CenturyLink Telecom (the third largest telecoms
company in the U.S.) and also serves on the boards of Polycom, Wipro and Viasystems. He served as the Vice
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Clinton. Most recently, he was the Chairman of AEA
Investors Asia and Vice Chairman of the NYSE for Asia. From 2004 to 2006, Owens was CEO and Vice
Chairman of Nortel Networks. He is a member of the board of Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations,
EastWest Institute, and Rand.