Vikram Talwar - Non-Executive Director
Vikram, aged 63, is Chairman of ExlService Holdings, Inc., a leading global Business Process Outsourcing company in the US, which he founded in 1999. The company was listed on NASDAQ in 2006. He was the CEO of the company until May 2008 when he was elevated to Chairman. In that year Vikram also won New York Area Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Vikram started his career with Bank of America in San Francisco. During his 26 year career at the bank, Vikram held several senior management positions in over nine countries in Asia, including Head of Asia Division Marketing in Tokyo; Head of Asia Division Operations and Technology in Hong Kong; Country Manager in Indonesia; Regional Director for South East Asia in Singapore and Country Manager for India.
Vikram left Bank of America in 1996 and for the following two years he worked with Ernst & Young Consulting in New York. He was assigned as the CEO and Managing Director at Ernst & Young Consulting, India and was also Ernst & Young's Asia Director for its Global Operate Business (Outsourcing).
He is a US citizen, a graduate of St Stephens College, Delhi University and completed his Master in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (an affiliate of Harvard Business School) in 1970.
David Burton - Interim Chairman
David Burton began his career with Panell Kerr Forster and, after a spell with KPMG, became a partner at Deloitte and Touche in 1979 until his retirement in 1993. He advised on corporate finance and was Managing Partner in the Isle of Man between 1983 and 1991. Mr Burton previously served as a non-executive director of Springboard Housing Association Limited between 1993-1999 and acted as a trustee (from 1998 as Chairman of Trustees) of the Jubilee Centre and Relationships Foundation between 1996 and 2002. He was an advisory director of Campbell Lutyens & Co Limited between 1993 and 2003.
Mr Burton is currently Chairman of the Aon Alexander & Alexander and AON UK Pension Schemes, as well as being Chairman of the Combined Britons Pension Scheme (which is the UK end of the Combined Insurance Company of America) and an associate partner of Lancea Partners Limited. He is also serving as a non-executive director of Central & Overseas Securities Limited, which is part of the South African Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited, a listed company that is controlled by Anglo-American plc. Since 2001, Mr Burton has acted as a director of Sigma Q C Limited and as Chairman of Globaltech Solutions Limited.
Peter Barge - Senior Non-Executive Director
Peter Anthony Barge, an Australian national, has had a long and varied career including teaching, consultancy and property management. For the last 20 years he has been associated with Jones Lang LaSalle, starting with the merger of Transact - a firm founded by Peter - with Jones Lang Wooton (now JLL). He is a well-respected figure in the real estate industry in Asia. Peter is also the author of three management books and was the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. He has won several industry awards, including the Trailblazer award from the Hotel Investment Conference Asia pacific.
Peter is a director/partner of the following entities: Barge Investments (Aust) Pty Limited.
Past directorships/partnerships in the last five years: JLL Asia Pacific, JLL Hotels, JLL STK, JLL Australia Pty Limited, IP Group Pty Limited, Property Look Pty ltd, Sandalwood Pte Ltd, Tatweer Dubai Holdings, Hero's Journey Pty Ltd, Jaypoint Pty Ltd, Vengaza Pty Ltd.
John Chapman - Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chapman, aged 55, is a qualified lawyer and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has extensive experience as a hands-on non-executive director of AIM-quoted property companies investing in India and other emerging markets. He has also worked as an adviser to various U.S. and foreign governmental bodies on law enforcement issues and has worked as a white collar criminal prosecutor in the United States and as a commercial litigator handling complex commercial litigation.
Eitan Milgram - Non-Executive Director
Eitan, aged 32, is a Portfolio Manager and Executive Vice President at Weiss Asset Management, where he has worked for the last 11 years. He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University where he won the Prize for Excellence in Economics. Eitan has served on the board of directors of 14 publicly listed companies, advising a number of businesses on corporate restructurings.