IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT; IDT.C), a diversified telecommunications,
energy and consumer services company, today announced that Bill S.
Pereira has been appointed IDT’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
effective January 2, 2009. Mr. Pereira, who most recently served as
IDT’s Executive Vice President of Finance, replaces Stephen R. Brown,
who is leaving IDT to pursue other business opportunities.
Mr. Pereira initially joined IDT in 2001 when the Company bought Horizon
Global Trading, a financial software firm, where he was a managing
partner. As Executive Vice President of Finance at IDT, Mr. Pereira has
been responsible for a variety of roles within the finance group,
including reporting, budgeting and planning. Prior to Horizon,
Mr. Pereira worked for a number of companies in the financial sector,
including UBS, SBC Warburg and Prudential Financial. Mr. Pereira
received a M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York
University and a B.S. from Rutgers University.
“Bill Pereira has been instrumental in developing and managing our
ongoing restructuring and cost cutting program,” said Howard Jonas,
IDT’s Chairman and Founder. “He is a worthy successor to Steve Brown,
who has been a valuable member of our management team for many years. I
thank Steve for his incalculable contribution to IDT, and for assisting
with the transition of his responsibilities to Bill Pereira. We will
miss Steve and wish him success and happiness in his future endeavors.”
“Bill Pereira has proven himself to be a very capable executive,” said
Jim Courter, IDT’s CEO. “His commitment to financial discipline and
accountability will be of great utility to the Company and our
shareholders. Bill is the right person to accelerate our turn-around
effort and ensure that we continue to meet our financial benchmarks.”
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