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Bill S. Pereira

Bill is the President & COO of IDT Corp. in Newark, NJ, and has also served as a member of its Board of Directors since 2011. Bill previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of IDT Telecom, an IDT subsidiary, where he led all aspects of the $1.5 billion global telecommunications business focusing on strategy, product development and technology. As CEO of IDT Telecom, Bill was named multiple times to the Top 100 Most Powerful Executives in Telecom worldwide and he personally visited Cuba and led the historic negotiations with the Cuban government which resulted in IDT becoming the first American company in over 50 years to establish business relations with Cuba.

Between 2009 and 2011 Bill served as Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded IDT Corp., and was instrumental in leading a successful turnaround of the company resulting in Bill being recognized as New Jersey Turnaround CFO of the year.

His work and accomplishments at IDT have been featured in various publications including cover stories in CFO magazine and Global Telecoms.

Before joining IDT, Bill was a founding Partner of Horizon Trading Group LLC, a successful internet start-up purchased by IDT; Director of Product Management at UBS/Warburg Dillon Read in London; and Director, Investment Services, Prudential Financial in Newark, NJ.  

Bill received an M.B.A. in Finance/International Business from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University, School of Arts & Sciences.

Bill was elected to Berkeley College’s Board of Trustees in 2013.

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