Garen K. Staglin has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2005. Mr. Staglin has over 35 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. Mr. Staglin served on the board of directors of First Data Corporation, a credit card and financial services processing company, from 1992 to 2002 and was Chief Executive Officer of eONE Global LP, an emerging payments company, from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Staglin serves as a director on the boards of directors of Solera Holdings, Inc. and several private companies. Mr. Staglin is a member of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge University Business School in the United Kingdom.
Vikram Talwar co-founded ExlService.com, Inc. ("EXL Inc."), the predecessor to ExlService Holdings, Inc., in April 1999 and served as our Executive Chairman since May 2008 till March 2011. Mr. Talwar served as our Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of our board of directors from November 2002 to April 2008 and as Chief Executive Officer of EXL Inc. since April 1999. Prior to founding EXL Inc., Mr. Talwar served in various capacities at Bank of America, including Country Manager in India and other Asian countries from 1970 to 1996, and served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ernst & Young Consulting India from 1998 to 1999.
Rohit Kapoor Vice Chairman and CEO
Rohit Kapoor co-founded EXL Inc. in April 1999 and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2008 and as a director since November 2002. Mr. Kapoor served as our Chief Financial Officer from November 2002 until June 2005 and from August 2006 to March 2007, as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2007 until April 2008 and as President and Chief Financial Officer of EXL Inc. since August 2000. Prior to founding EXL Inc., Mr. Kapoor served as a business head of Deutsche Bank from July 1999 to July 2000. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Kapoor served in various capacities at Bank of America in the United States and Asia, including India.
David B. Kelso Director
David B. Kelso has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2006. Mr. Kelso most recently served as a senior advisor to Inductis, Inc. ("Inductis") from June 2004 through June 2006. He served in the Office of the Chairman as Executive Vice President for Strategy and Finance for Aetna, Inc. from September 2001 through September 2003. Mr. Kelso served on the board of directors of Aetna Life Insurance Company from 2001 to 2003. In 2003, Mr. Kelso founded Kelso Advisory Services and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Kelso serves on the boards of directors of Aspen Holdings, Ltd. and Assurant Inc.
Anne Minto, OBE has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2013. Anne held the position of Group Director, Human Resources at Centrica plc from October 2002 to June 2011 and was a member of the Centrica Executive Committee. Her extensive business career includes senior management roles at Shell UK, the position of Deputy Director-General of the Engineering Employers’ Federation and the position of Group Director Human Resources at Smiths Group plc. Following her law degree at Aberdeen University and a post graduate diploma in Human Resources she qualified as a lawyer. Anne is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the Royal Society of Arts and the London City and Guilds, and a Member of Law Society of Scotland. She is a trustee of the University of Aberdeen Development Trust and is Patron of the University of Aberdeen Alumni Fund.
Som Mittal was appointed to our board of directors serving effective December 1, 2013. Som has served as President of NASSCOM, the Indian IT and business process management services association, since 2008 and will conclude his tenure in January 2014. Som has held corporate leadership roles in the IT industry since 1989 at companies such as Wipro, Digital India, Compaq and HP. He also has extensive experience in the engineering, manufacturing and automotive industries, having held executive roles with Larsen & Toubro, Escorts and Denso. Som also serves as an Independent Director and Chairman of the IT Strategy Committee of Axis Bank and is a member of Board of Governors the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. He has also been a a board member at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Indore, a member of the Governing Council at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Hyderabad, and a member of the Governing Body of the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Bangalore.
Clyde W. Ostler has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2007. Mr. Ostler is currently President of Wells Fargo Family Wealth, where he has been employed since 1971 in various management positions, including as General Auditor from 1983 to 1986 and Chief Financial Officer from 1986 to 1990.
Dr. Mohanbir Sawhney has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2005. Dr. Sawhney is a recognized author, scholar and consultant on marketing and e-business and has been the McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology and the Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, since September 1993. Dr. Sawhney is also a Fellow of the World Economic Forum.