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Arun Sarin former CEO, Vodafone

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Arun Sarin served as Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group Plc from 2003 – 2008. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1975. He was awarded the BC Roy Gold Medal for the best all-round graduating student. In 1978 he earned an MS in Engineering and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

He began his career as a management consultant before joining the telecommunications firm Pacific Telesis Group in 1984. He was instrumental in the development and expansion of the company’s mobile businesses. He held a series of senior management positions with Pacific Telesis. Following the demerger from Pacific Telesis Group to form AirTouch Communications, Arun was appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development. He was later appointed President of AirTouch Communications where he was responsible for the company’s mobile and paging operations in 14 countries. He was a key negotiator in the successful acquisition of AirTouch by Vodafone Group Plc.

During his tenure as CEO of Vodafone Group Plc, he was the driving force behind expanding into emerging markets like, India, Turkey and Africa, and growing the data and Internet businesses globally. Vodafone grew to become a global brand with over 300 million customers, produced record revenues and profits and had a market capitalization of $150 billion under Mr. Sarin’s leadership.

He has served on numerous Boards including The Gap and the Court of the Bank of England. He is currently a non-executive director of Cisco, Charles Schwab, Accenture and Blackhawk Networks. Arun also served as a Senior Advisor to KKR, a global private equity group. In 2010 he received an Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

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