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Ron Kalifa OBE

Independent Chairman

Mr. 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. Mr. Kalifa also sits on the boards of Transport for London, the England & Wales Cricket Board and is a member of the Council of Imperial College, London. Mr. Kalifa was awarded an OBE in 2018 for services to Financial Services and Technology.

Ron Kalifa OBE

Independent Chairman

Mr. 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. Mr. Kalifa also sits on the boards of Transport for London, the England & Wales Cricket Board and is a member of the Council of Imperial College, London. Mr. Kalifa was awarded an OBE in 2018 for services to Financial Services and Technology.

Simon Haslam

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Haslam has more than 35 years of experience in the payments and banking sector. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Elavon, a subsidiary of US Bancorp and one of the world’s largest global merchant processing organisations. Prior positions during his term at Elavon include President of International Markets and Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Europe. In addition, Mr. Haslam has held positions at Citigroup and HSBC. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

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.

Ali Haeri Mazanderani

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Mazanderani has extensive experience in the global payments industry. Most recently, Mr. Mazanderani was a partner at Actis LLP, a global emerging markets investment firm. He has led multiple financial technology transactions, ranging from growth equity investments to leveraged buyouts in global businesses. Prior to this, Mr. Mazanderani served as Lead Strategy Consultant at the First National Bank of South Africa and as a Consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants in London. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Stone Co Limited

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.

Suryanarayan Subramanian

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Subramanian was Chief Financial Officer of the Emirates NBD Group in Dubai from September 2010 until January 2020. Mr. Subramanian has over 30 years’ experience in Banking and Finance, primarily in South East Asia and the Far East with Standard Chartered Bank and Royal Bank of Canada, covering various CFO roles in geographic and business structures across Wholesale Banking, Retail and Wealth Management. Mr. Subramanian has also worked with the Ministry of Finance and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority in Singapore.

Rohit Malhotra

Group Chief Financial 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.

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