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NII Holdings Inc. announces changes to board of directors

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Reston-based NII Holdings Inc. announced Thursday several changes to its board of directors. The positions of chairman of the board and chief executive officer have been separated. Kevin Beebe, a director on the board, is now chairman of the board.

Beebe has been a member of NII’s board since 2010 and president and chief executive officer of Little Rock, Ark.-based 2BPartners LLC, a strategic and financial advisory firm.

Carolyn Katz will no longer serve as lead independent director. She will continue as a director and chair of the audit committee. CEO Steve Shindler will also continue to serve as a member of the board.

Ricardo Knoepfelmacher also has been elected to NII's board of directors. Knoepfelmacher co-founded Angra Partners, a financial advisory and private equity firm, in 2003.

NII's board now consists of nine directors, eight of whom are independent. NII provides mobile communication services in Latin America.

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