Vivek N. Gour was appointed to our board of directors on May 1, 2010. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Gour was the chief financial officer and principal accounting officer of Genpact Limited from January 2005 to February 2010; Genpact is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From October 2003 to December 2004, Mr. Gour served as chief financial officer for GE Capital Business Processes. From October 2002 to September 2003, he served as chief financial officer of GE Capital India and GE Capital International Services, and from August 2001 to September 2002 as senior vice-president (strategic projects) of GE Capital India. Mr. Gour has a bachelor of commerce degree from Mumbai University, India, and a master of business administration (finance) from Delhi University, India.
Philip C. Wolf was appointed to our board of directors on July 20, 2005. Mr. Wolf is the retired Chairman of PhoCusWright, a travel industry research firm he founded in 1994. Prior to founding PhoCusWright, Mr. Wolf was president and chief executive officer of a venture-funded software developer and travel booking engine pioneer which held two patents for its pricing algorithms. Formerly an adjunct professor at New York University's Graduate Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, he is currently a distinguished lecturer at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Mr. Wolf has a bachelor of arts degree in public policy studies from Duke University, United States and a master's degree in business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, United States.
Frederic Lalonde was appointed to our board of directors on December 18, 2006. Mr. Lalonde is the founder, director and chief executive officer of Openplaces Inc., a privately held company which runs www.openplaces.org, a travel database website. Prior to founding his own company, Mr. Lalonde worked at Expedia Inc. from 2004 to 2006 where he served as vice president of hotel supplier strategy and vice president of hotels and packages product planning. Mr. Lalonde has also been a director of Sparrow Media LLC since August 2009.
Mr. Roy is currently the CEO of RV Capital Management Private Limited, Singapore. Until September 2011, Mr. Roy served as a Managing Director and the Head of Fixed Income Asia Pacific at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Roy served as Managing Director, Co-Head of the Fixed Income Currency and Commodities ("FICC") group at Merrill Lynch, responsible for the group's FICC business across Asia. Mr. Roy received a bachelor of technology in computer science & engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, and a master of business administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, specializing in Finance and Marketing.