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Aditya Tim Guleri was appointed to our board of directors on April 3, 2007 as a nominee of Sierra Ventures VIII-A, L.P., Sierra Ventures VIII-B, L.P. and Sierra Ventures Associates VIII, LLC, or the Sierra Ventures entities. He has remained on our board following the lapse of Sierra Ventures entities’ right of nomination upon the completion of our initial public offering in August 2010. Mr. Guleri is a Managing Director of Sierra Ventures. Mr. Guleri’s investment focus is information technology software companies. Additionally, Mr. Guleri has helped to execute Sierra’s India strategy and investments. As a venture capitalist, Mr. Guleri has helped to complete strategic exits from numerous companies including several public companies. Mr. Guleri currently serves on the board of directors of Alpine Data Labs, Hired, LeadGenius, Nexenta, Phenom People, Shape Security, Townsquared, Treasure Data and Zycada. Prior to Sierra, Mr. Guleri founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Octane Software from 1996 to 2000. He successfully led Octane’s merger with Epiphany (Nasdaq: EPNY) in 2000. Before Octane, Mr. Guleri was Vice President of Field Operations at Scopus Technology. Mr. Guleri holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Operating Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India.

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Charles St Leger Searle was appointed to our Board of Directors on January 31, 2017. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Naspers Internet Listed Assets. Mr. Searle serves on the board of several companies associated with the Naspers Group, including Tencent Holdings Limited, listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and Mail.ru Group Limited that is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to joining the Naspers Group in Hong Kong, he held positions at Cable & Wireless plc and at Deloitte & Touche in London and Sydney. Mr. Searle is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Searle has more than 22 years of international experience in the telecommunications and internet industries.

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Deep is the Founder, Group Chairman and Group CEO of India's leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip Ltd. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip is today one of the largest e-commerce business in the country. Deep steered MakeMyTrip as CEO since its inception in 2000, to a successful listing on NASDAQ in August 2010. He took on the role of Group CEO in August 2013, to focus on Strategy, M&A and international businesses.

Deep served as the President of TiE Delhi Chapter from 2013 to 2016 and continues to serve as an active board member. He is the Vice Chairman of IAMAI and a member of Nasscom’s Internet Council. Deep is also closely involved with leading industry bodies like CII and FICCI as part of their Travel & Tourism sub-committees. He is one of the founders of Ashoka University and serves on their governing body. A believer in citizens effort, he is a founding member of ‘I am Gurgaon’—an NGO focused on improving the quality of life in Gurgaon.

Deep has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year—Business Transformation (2011), and as the most powerful Digital influencer in India (2012) by KPMG. TTG Asia awarded him Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 at the TTG Travel Awards. Prior to his entrepreneurial venture with MakeMyTrip, Deep has had corporate stints with GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank. He holds an MBA degree from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. His interests include swimming, yoga, adventure sports, quizzing and travelling.

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Gyaneshwarnath Gowrea was appointed to our board of directors on February 11, 2009 and is one of our resident directors in Mauritius. Mr. Gowrea is the chairman of the taxation sub-committee of Global Finance Mauritius, vice chairman of the International Fiscal Association (Mauritius Branch) and an international tax affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He was the managing director of Multiconsult Limited from 2009 to 2011. From 2007 to 2008, he was director of AAA Global Services Ltd. and from 1999 to 2006 he was a manager with Cim Global Business. Mr. Gowrea completed his secondary education at John Kennedy College in Mauritius and holds a Master of Science in Accounting from De Monfort University in Leicester, UK and a Diploma in International Taxation. In addition, he holds various professional qualifications, including being a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, a fellow member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, United Kingdom. Mr Gowrea is also a member of the Board of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD) and he also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of the MIOD.

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James Jianzhang Liang was appointed to our board of directors on January 27, 2016, as a nominee of CTrip. He is one of the co-founders of CTrip and is currently serving as its Chairman of the Board. Prior to founding CTrip, Mr. Liang held a number of technical and managerial positions with Oracle Corporation from 1991 to 1999 in the United States and China, including serving as the Head of the ERP consulting division of Oracle China from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Liang currently serves on the boards of, Tuniu (NASDAQ: TOUR)and SINA (NASDAQ: SINA). Mr. Liang received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also attended an undergraduate program at Fudan University.

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Oliver Minho Rippel was appointed to our Board of Directors on January 31, 2017. He is the Chief Executive Officer of B2C e-commerce for Naspers Limited which includes retail, marketplaces and travel. He joined Naspers Limited in January 2009 as Head of Business Development in Southeast Asia before managing e-commerce in Africa and Middle East shortly thereafter. From 2011 to 2014, he oversaw e-commerce in South-east Asia, India and Africa. Between 2014 and 2015, he was managing online services segments including e-tail outside of Europe, travel, real estate, and mobile services. Before working for Naspers Limited, Mr. Rippel spent nine years at eBay—first in his home country Germany and then as part of the Asia-Pacific region in China, Korea, and South-East Asia. There, he mostly focused on strategy and business development, as well as category management and marketing operations. Mr. Rippel studied economics in Berlin, Germany.

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Pat Luke Kolek was appointed to our Board of Directors on January 31, 2017. He joined Naspers Limited in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer of e-commerce and was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Naspers Limited in July 2016. As Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Kolek is focused on aligning group strategy with company objectives, leading core business activities and strategic initiatives such as large acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Kolek has more than 20 years of experience in executing business growth and development strategies for hyper growth organisations. Prior to Naspers Limited, Mr. Kolek spent 10 years at eBay, most recently as VP and Chief Financial Officer of eBay International and previously as the Chief Operating Officer of eBay Classifieds. Mr. Kolek holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Santa Clara University and is a certified public accountant.

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Paul Laurence Halpin is an independent director of MakeMyTrip for the purposes of the Nasdaq Stock Market, Marketplace Rules. Mr. Halpin is a chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Mr. Halpin held various leadership positions in the financial services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1979 until 2004. Between 2004 to 2011, Mr. Halpin established and sold a number of international healthcare and insurance outsourcing businesses in Mauritius. He also served as a non-executive director on the Board of Investment (Mauritius) between 2005 to 2010. Mr. Halpin currently serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of Gamma Civic Ltd, Kolos Cement Ltd and Lottotech Ltd., which are listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. He also serves as an independent non-executive director of other unlisted companies and funds, including Gamma Construction Ltd, Citicc (Africa) Holdings Ltd, RMB Westport Real Estate Development Fund Ltd and several companies within the Multichoice International Holdings group. Mr. Halpin also serves as the general representative for Lloyd’s of London in Mauritius. Mr. Halpin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin.

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Rajesh Magow is the Co-Founder and CEO-India at MakeMyTrip Ltd. He has served in many senior capacities as CFO and COO before taking on the role of CEO India in 2012. He is responsible for the company’s business strategy, ecosystem management and operational leadership. Rajesh has played a leading role in consolidating the company’s market leadership position in India’s Online Travel Industry. Under his stewardship, MakeMyTrip has not only attained market leadership position in the considerably mature space of air travel but has also strengthened its dominant position in the underpenetrated Online Hotels space. He has been instrumental in driving the company’s Hotels and Packages businesses on a growth trajectory. He has also been one of the key contributors in multiple strategic fundraising activities, including securing investments from China’s largest online travel agency Ctrip and South Africa’s Naspers along with other public investors. He was instrumental in successfully effecting the company’s merger with the Ibibo Group.

Rajesh has the distinction of strategising and leading the successful transition of MakeMyTrip into a NASDAQ listed public company in August 2010 – an IPO that was executed in record time and was ranked as one of the best performing IPOs in the US in 13 years. Within MakeMyTrip, he also acts as a mentor to the senior management team and other high-potential team members. Mr. Magow is a recipient of many awards, including the Bloomberg Award for the Best CFO in India. He also serves as an independent Director on the board of Flipkart. With over two decades of corporate experience in the information technology and internet industries, Rajesh served as the CFO and acting CEO for the India operations of eBookers.com, now part of Travelport. He started his career with Voltas and has also worked with Aptech Limited and Quantum in senior management positions.

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Vivek N. Gour was appointed to our board of directors on May 1, 2010. He was also the Managing Director of Air Works India Engineering Pvt Ltd. from November 2010 till February 2018. Prior to joining our board of directors, 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. Mr. Gour has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University, India, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Delhi University, India.