Overview

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Primary Role
Member of Board of Directors @
Investments
1 Investment in 1 Company
Born:
October 21, 1954
Gender:
Male
Location:
Oakland
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Person Details

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Sarin has been a member of the Board of Directors since September 2009 and previously served on the Board of Directors from September 1998 to July 2003. In April 2003, he became CEO designate of Vodafone Group Plc and served as its Chief Executive Officer from July 2003 to July 2008. He also served as a member of the board of directors of that company from 1999 to 2008.

From July 2001 to January 2003, he was Chief Executive Officer of Accel-KKR Telecom. He was the Chief Executive Officer of InfoSpace, Inc., and a member of its board of directors from April 2000 to January 2001. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the USA/Asia Pacific Region for Vodafone AirTouch Plc from July 1999 to April 2000. From February 1997 to July 1999, he was the President of AirTouch Communications, Inc.

Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AirTouch International from April 1994 to February 1997. Mr. Sarin joined AirTouch Communications, Inc. in 1994 as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development upon its demerger from Pacific Telesis Group, which he joined in 1984.

Sarin also currently serves on the boards of directors of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. and The Charles Schwab Corporation. Sarin served as a Senior Advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. from October 2009 to October 2014. He previously served as a member of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England, ending in 2009, and as a director of Safeway, Inc., ending in 2015. In 2010, Sarin was named an Honorary Knight of the British Empire for services to the communications industry.

Sarin provides to the Board of Directors a telecommunications industry and technology background, as well as leadership skills, including through his global chief executive experience at Vodafone Group Plc. He also provides an international perspective as well as expertise in general management, finance, marketing and operations. Sarin also has experience as a director, including service as an outside board member of companies in the information technology, banking, financial services, and retail industries.

Jobs (9)

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Past
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Company
2000
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Chief Executive Officer
1994
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Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development
1984
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Management Positions
Jul, 2003
Jul, 2008
CEO
2002
2003
Chief Executive Officer
2000
2001
CEO / Board Director
Jul, 1999
Apr, 2000
Chief Executive Officer of USA/Asia Pacific Region
1997
1999
President
Apr, 1994
Feb, 1997
President & CEO

Investments (1)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$14M / VenturePersonal Investment

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