Ex-Israeli prime minister Barak to serve as EDS adviser
Electronic Data Systems, 11 September 2001
The following is a press release from the company EDS that was due to be sent on Tues 11 Sept.  Other events, as we all know took priority. EDS stands for Electronic Data Systems.  It is a global IT services company, whose head office is in Plano, Dallas, TX.  The majority of its clients are governments organisations, for example, US Navy, various UK Government agencies and amongst others Rolls Royce and Genreal Motors.

After the events on Tuesday, the said press release was from removed from the corporate website.

EDS has appointed former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak as a special adviser to Chairman and CEO Dick Brown, the company announced Tuesday.

Barak will advise the company on international business and policy issues.

Ehud Barak is a leader in every sense of the word, and we are honored he has chosen to join us, Brown said. EDS will benefit greatly from Mr. Barakís counsel as we continue to build our presence around the world.

Barak served as prime minister from May 1999 to March 2001 and championed Middle East peace.

He previously served 36 years in the Israeli Defense Forces and was the most decorated soldier in Israelís history. Barak concluded his military career as chief of the General Staff, where he was instrumental in the 1994 peace treaty with Jordan.

Barak later served in three government posts as minister of the interior, foreign affairs and defense.

I see EDS as the company with the vision and capabilities to be a major force in the global economy, Barak said. EDS has plotted a strategic course for development which I believe is right and which I believe I can assist.

Barak holds a bachelor's of science degree in mathematics and physics from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a master's of science degree in economic engineering systems from Stanford.

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