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BirthplacePachmari, Madhya Pradesh, India


University of California, Berkeley, MBA
University of California, Berkeley, MS
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, BTECH 1975
Metallurgical Engineering

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Arun Sarin

Arun Sarin (KBE) is the Board Director of Cisco.

Mr. Sarin, 57, has been a Member of the Board of Directors since September 2009.

He previously served on the Board of Directors from September 1998 to July 2003.

Mr. Sarin has served as a Senior Advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. since October 2009.

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.

Mr. Sarin also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of,

Safeway Inc.,

The Charles Schwab Corporation .

He previously served as a Member of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England, ending in 2009.

In 2010, Mr. Sarin was named a Knight of the British Empire for services to the communications industry.

In addition to his telecommunications industry and technology background, Mr. Sarin has leadership experience, including service as an outside board member of companies in the information technology, banking, financial services, and retail industries. He provides an international perspective as well as expertise in finance, marketing and operations.

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