Mr. Sarin served as Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone), a mobile telecommunications company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2008. Beginning in 1984, he held a variety of management positions with Pacific Telesis Group, a telecommunications company, and AirTouch Communications, Inc. (AirTouch), a wireless telecommunications company, which was spun off from Pacific Telesis Group in 1994. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of AirTouch in 1997. In 1999, Mr. Sarin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone’s US/AsiaPacific region. He left Vodafone in 2000 to become Chief Executive Officer of Infospace, Inc., an information technology company. From 2002 until 2003, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Accel-KKR Telecom, a private equity firm. He served as a non-executive director of the Court of the Bank of England from 2005 until 2009. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. from 2009 to 2018, Safeway, Inc. from 2009 to 2015, and Cisco Systems, Inc. from 2009 to 2020, and Chairman of the Board of Trepont Acquisition Corp I, a special purpose acquisition company, from 2020 to 2022. Mr. Sarin has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Accenture PLC, a consulting and information technology services company, since 2015. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Cerence Inc., an automotive software company, since 2019. Mr. Sarin’s term expires in 2025.
Mr. Sarin brings public company knowledge, information technology/cybersecurity experience, and leadership experience to the board, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AirTouch and Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone. He brings insights to the board from his service on other public company boards.