Sir Ron Kalifa

Independent Chairman

Sir Ron Kalifa has significant experience in the payments industry. He was Chief Executive Officer of Worldpay for over 10 years, building and leading Worldpay into a premier global payments company. He is also an operating partner to Advent International and its advisers. Sir Kalifa also sits on the boards of the England & Wales Cricket Board and is a member of the Council of Imperial College, London. He was awarded an OBE in 2018 and was knighted in 2022 in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours list for his work supporting the financial services and technology industries.

Nandan Mer

Group Chief Executive Officer

Nandan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group, working closely with the Chairman and Board members to set strategic expansion goals for the organisation and lead the Executive Management Team in the accomplishment of these objectives.

He also serves as Chairman/Director of Network International subsidiary companies for the Middle East and Africa.

Nandan holds a strong background in payments, consumer finance and corporate banking with a deep understanding of the Middle East and Africa as well as experience in India, Czech Republic, Israel, Russia and U.K markets.

His more than 30-year track record of successfully building and growing businesses to profitable scale and dominant market-share spans several markets globally, at leading financial institutions including American Express, Citigroup, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and most recently at Mastercard.

During his 11-year career at Mastercard, Nandan was Strategy Head for International Markets, President for the Japanese business and Head of Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions. Prior to that, Nandan was Head of UBA - International Corporate and Investment Banking. Before UBA, Nandan built and led consumer banking businesses for two decades with Citigroup in India, Czech Republic, Israel, Russia and the U.K. Nandan began his career at American Express Cards.

When not passionately engaged in business building, he enjoys playing golf and tennis.

Darren Pope

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Pope is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, Mr. Pope served as CFO and Board Member of TSB Bank plc. Mr. Pope has held a number of other senior positions at Lloyds Banking Group, Cheltenham & Gloucester plc, Egg plc and Prudential plc. He previously served as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Virgin Money Holdings (UK) plc prior to its acquisition by CYBG plc (now Virgin Money UK plc) in October 2018. At CYBG plc he is currently a member of its Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Virgin Money UK plc boards.

Victoria Hull

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Hull is a former Executive Director of Invensys plc, a FTSE 100 global industrial and software company, and former Executive Director of Telewest Communications plc. Ms. Hull has experience across many diverse sectors, including an extensive Corporate Governance and Remuneration Committee background. Her legal career commenced at Clifford Chance LLP in 1986 where she gained knowledge and experience working internationally on M&A for both public and private companies.

Anil Dua

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Dua has extensive experience operating in the pan-African financial services sector. Mr. Dua is Founding Partner at Gateway, a private equity fund specialising in dynamic growth markets including Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to this, Mr. Dua worked for over 35 years with Standard Chartered Bank in Asia, Africa, Europe and US, where he held various roles including Regional CEO West Africa and Regional Head of Origination and Client Coverage, Africa. Mr. Dua currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Liquid Telecom, African Export Import Bank and Nouvobanq.

Habib Al Mulla

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Habib has extensive experience in UAE law. Dr. Habib was Chairman of the CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) UAE Committee and most recently served as Chairman of the board of trustees for the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). Dr. Habib was the architect of the legal framework establishing the Dubai International Financial Centre. He also served as Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Dr. Habib has held numerous government positions, including as a member of the UAE Federal National Council, the federal parliament of the UAE, member of the Legislative Committee, member of the Economic Committee, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal and Judicial Studies, in charge of training judges and prosecutors in the Emirate of Dubai and Chairman of the UAE Jurists Association.

Rohit Malhotra

Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Chief Strategy Officer

Rohit Malhotra is the Group's Chief Financial Officer. Having joined the Group in 2010, Rohit has held responsibilities in finance for many years and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Rohit has 20 years of experience in finance across the financial services and FMCG sectors. Prior to joining Network International, he was the Head of Financial Policy and Processes at Emirates NBD, where he led finance systems implementation across the Group. Prior to that, he led finance functions at both American Express and Nestlé in the South Asia Region. Rohit is a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute of the United States of America and a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Monique Shivanandan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Shivanandan is a recognised technology leader with over 30 years of experience within the Telecommunications, Banking and Insurance sectors. Most recently she served as Group Chief Information Officer at the global insurer, Chubb, before which she held the same position at FTSE100 insurer Aviva plc where she delivered a large scale digital transformation. Monique has also held senior positions at BT Group and Capital One Financial and has previously served as a Non-Executive Director for JP Morgan Securities in the UK.

Diane Radley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Radley has specialized in finance, audit and risk related matters having previously led the Transaction Services Group at PwC South Africa and served as Chief Executive Officer at Old Mutual Investment Group. She has held a number of several non-executive and executive roles at major South African businesses and currently serves as a non-executive director at Transaction Capital Limited, Murray and Roberts Holdings Limited, Base Resources Limited and Redefine Properties Limited.

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