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Yatra Online Inc (YTRA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dhruv Shringi

43 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Alok Vaish

47 Chief Financial Officer

Himanshu Verma

41 2015 Chief Technology Officer

Manish Amin

51 Chief Information Officer

Sharat Dhall

48 Chief Operating Officer, B2C

Akash Poddar

49 Chief Operating Officer, B2B

Satvinder Sodhi

40 Chief Operating Officer - Corporate Travel, and Head of Industry Relations

Sanjay Arora

49 Non-Executive Director

Amit Bapna

41 Non-Executive Director

Promod Haque

68 Non-Executive Director

Murlidhara Kadaba

55 Non-Executive Director

Nathan Leight

57 Non-Executive Director

Sudhir Sethi

58 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dhruv Shringi

Mr. Dhruv Shringi is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He is a co-founder of Yatra and has served as Yatra’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2008 and as a member of Yatra’s board of directors since December 2005. Prior to joining Yatra, Mr. Shringi was Director of Group Operations and Technology of the Ebookers Group in London from October 2003 to June 2005. From February 2002 to September 2003 Mr. Shringi served in the Strategy and Business Development team at Ford Motor Company in the UK, and from May 1994 to October 2000, he worked in the Audit & Business Consulting team of Arthur Anderson in their offices in India and London. He holds a B.Com (Hons.) degree from Delhi university, an MBA from INSEAD and is also a qualified chartered accountant.

Alok Vaish

Mr. Alok Vaish is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to joining Yatra, Mr. Vaish was the chief financial officer of HSIL Limited from April 2005 to November 2007. Prior to that, he worked as Vice President in Ambit Corporate Finance Pte. from September 2004 to March 2005. From July 1997 to September 2004 he worked in the investment banking group of Deutsche Bank, New York. Mr. Vaish holds an MBA degree from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and also holds B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University. He is also a rank holder chartered accountant.

Himanshu Verma

Mr. Himanshu Verma is Chief Technology Officer of the company since April 2015. Prior to joining Yatra, Mr. Verma worked at Flipkart as Director of Engineering from April 2012 to March 2015 and at Yahoo! Inc. as Director of Engineering from November 2006 to April 2012. He holds a B.Tech. degree in computer science from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow, India.

Manish Amin

Mr. Manish Amin is Chief Information Officer of the company. He is a co-founder of Yatra and has served as Yatra’s Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer since 2006. Prior to joining Yatra, Mr. Amin worked at Ebookers from June 1990 to November 2005 where his last role was Head of Technology Infrastructure. He holds a BTEC Higher National Diploma from South Thames College, London.

Sharat Dhall

Mr. Sharat Dhall is Chief Operating Officer, B2C of the company. He has served as President (B2C) of Yatra since May 2011. Prior to joining Yatra, Mr. Dhall was the Managing Director of TripAdvisor India from May 2008 to April 2011, and the Managing Director of Expedia India from May 2007 to April 2008. Prior to that, he worked in sales and marketing at Hindustan Unilever from 1996 to 2005 and as Director, ecommerce, at Indiatimes from October 2005 to April 2007. Mr. Dhall holds a Master of Management Studies degree from B.I.T.S. Pilani and an MBA from X.L.R.I. Jamshedpur.

Akash Poddar

Mr. Akash Poddar is Chief Operating Officer, B2B of the company. He has served as Yatra’s Chief Operating Officer - B2B business since September 2010. Prior to joining Yatra, Mr. Poddar served as COO at Travel Boutique Online from December 2007 to August 2010. Prior to that, he worked at Indorama Synthetic limited as General Manager, Sales from January 1999 to August 2005. He holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird, Glendale, Arizona, USA

Satvinder Sodhi

Mr. Satvinder Sodhi is Chief Operating Officer - Corporate Travel, and Head of Industry Relations of the company. He has served as Yatra’s Chief Operating Officer since November 1, 2010. Prior to joining Yatra, Mr. Sodhi served as Sr. Vice President – SBU North and South and Head Sales at Kuoni India from September 2002 to August 2010, as Account Manager for GE India at Carlson Wagonlit Travel from December 1992 to August 2002 and as Team leader Operations at PL Worldways from April 1996 to November 1996. He holds a B.Com from Delhi university. He also has a Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management from Skyline College Sharjah (UAE).

Sanjay Arora

Mr. Sanjay Arora is Non-Executive Director of the company. He is also a managing director at Terrapin Partners, LLC. Mr. Arora joined Terrapin in 2007 to focus on Aldabra 2. From 2012 to present, Mr. Arora has been the Portfolio Manager of TICO Management Company, LP, a direct lending fund. Prior to Terrapin, Mr. Arora was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank AG in Hong Kong, where he ran the equity-linked origination team for Asia-Pacific from 2003 to 2005. Prior to this, from 1989 to 2003, Mr. Arora held a variety of positions in leveraged finance, derivatives, and equity capital markets at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Arora received an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a BSc in economics from The London School of Economics. Mr. Arora is well qualified to serve as director due to his experience in capital markets, and portfolio management.

Amit Bapna

Shri. Amit Bapna is Non-Executive Director of the company. He currently serves as the chief financial officer at Reliance Capital, where he has worked since 2004. Prior to that he served as chief financial officer of Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd and Reliance Consumer Finance and prior to that he worked in the corporate treasury of Reliance Industries Ltd. Mr. Bapna holds a BCOM degree from Nagpur University and is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. Mr. Bapna is well qualified to serve as a director due to his over 11 years of experience in varied business environments.

Promod Haque

Dr. Promod Haque is Non-Executive Director of the company. He has been a senior managing partner of Norwest Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since January 2013 and had previously served as a managing partner since 1990. He currently serves on the board of directors of Apigee Corporation and as a director of several privately held companies, including Appnomic Systems Pvt. Ltd., Brite Semiconductor Corp, CareCloud Corporation, Cognitive Scale, Inc., Dtex Systems, Inc., Health Catalyst, LLC, Palerra, Inc., PCH International, Simpplr Inc. and Sulekha.com, and previously served on the board of directors of Cyan, Inc and FireEye, Inc. He holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Delhi and Ph.D.E.E. and MBA degrees from Northwestern University. Mr. Haque is well qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in venture capital and his roles serving on the board of directors of other companies.

Murlidhara Kadaba

Mr. Murlidhara Lakshmikantha Kadaba is Non-Executive Director of the company. He is the CMD of Moonbeam Capital, a Proprietary VC Firm focused on luxury, UHNI, Real Estate and e-com Ventures. Murli has over 25 years of banking experience, with proven expertise in general management, marketing and product development across consumer banking, wealth management, consumer lending and payment products. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he served as the Group President and CEO of Financial Services in Reliance. Prior to this, Mr. Kadaba worked for American Express for eight years where he was the country manager for India and area countries. He was responsible for launching Amex’s Consumer banking franchise and several credit cards in India. Earlier, Mr. Kadaba was VP and Head of Investment Products at Citibank-India. Mr. Kadaba has served on the boards of Amcham and Financial Planning Standards Board. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Indian Institute of Learning Management (IILM), is an active member of YPO and a charter member of TIE. Amongt others, Mr. Kadaba is currently serving as a Board Member of Big Tree (bookmyshow.com), yatra.com and HomeShop18. Murli is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from SJCE, Mysore.

Nathan Leight

Mr. Nathan D. Leight is Non-Executive Director of the company. Terrapin 3’s chairman since inception, is the senior managing member of Terrapin Partners, LLC, and has held that position since 1998. He is also chairman and chief investment officer of Terrapin Asset Management, LLC. Previously, from 1995 to 1998, Mr. Leight was the chief investment officer of Gabriel Capital LP, managing more than $1 billion. Gabriel Capital specialized in bankruptcies, under-valued securities, emerging markets, private equity and merger arbitrage. Prior to joining Gabriel Capital, from 1991 to 1995 Mr. Leight established and oversaw the proprietary trading department at Dillon Read & Co. Inc., which specialized in bankruptcy/distressed situations and risk arbitrage. Mr. Leight started his career as an Associate in the corporate finance department of Oppenheimer & Co. in 1981. From 2011 until October 2015, Mr. Leight was chairman of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD). Prior to joining the board, Mr. Leight was chairman of a blank check company, Aldabra 1, that raised $55.2 million of gross proceeds in its February 2005 initial public offering and later merged with affiliates of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in North America, in a transaction valued at more than $400 million. Later, Mr. Leight served as chairman of Aldabra 2, another blank check company which raised $414 million of gross proceeds in its June 2007 initial public offering and later acquired the paper and packaging assets of Boise Cascade, LLC to form Boise, Inc. (NYSE:BZ) in a transaction valued at more than $1.6 billion, Mr. Leight served as a director of Boise Inc. for five years, from 2007 to July 2012. From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Leight served on the board of TradeStation Group, Inc., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Monex Group, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 8698). Mr. Leight graduated cum laude from Harvard College.

Sudhir Sethi

Mr. Sudhir Kumar Sethi is Non-Executive Director of the company. He has served as a non-executive member of Yatra’s Board of Directors since 2014. He is founder and chairman of IDG Ventures India Advisors, in which role he has advised on investments in numerous companies the across digital consumer, enterprise software and healthcare sectors since 1998. In addition to leading IDG Ventures India Advisors, Mr. Sethi serves on the Asia Advisory Board of EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association) and as Advisor on the Technology Innovation and Productivity Council of the GMR Group. He also served on the Executive Committee of Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA), Investment Committee of UTI Ventures, on the Board of Ascent Capital, Advisory Board of Westbridge Capital and on the Board of Advisors at N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurship, IIM Bangalore. He currently serves on the board of directors of several companies, including Perfint Healthcare, Newgen Software and FirstCry and previously served on the board of directors of Myntra, which was acquired by Flipkart, and Manthan Systems. Mr. Sethi a B.Tech degree in engineering from IETE, Delhi and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies University, Delhi.