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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven van der Velden

58 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Nije

51 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Paul Burmester

50 2013 Chief Executive Officer of ValidSoft Limited

Patrick Carroll

55 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board of ValidSoft Limited

Martin Zuurbier

54 2012 Operations, Chief Operational Officer

Floris van den Broek

49 2013 Vice President

Alexander Vermeulen

60 2010 General Counsel

Jaime Bustillo

Director

Francisco Ros

63 Director

Yves van Sante

54 2014 Director

Geoffrey Leland

44 2014 Independent Director

Carl Stevens

67 2014 Independent Director

Steve Gersten

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Steven van der Velden

Mr. Steven van der Velden is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. He has been a director since October 2006 and our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2006. Mr. van der Velden has experience in consultancy, logistics, real estate development, telecommunications, e-commerce and investment management. He founded his first consultancy firm in 1983 and since then Mr. van der Velden has started over a dozen companies. Mr. van der Velden is involved in various Information Communication Technology ventures throughout Europe, North America and the Far East, and currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of QAT Investments SA in Luxembourg. In 2000, he co-founded E-commerce Park NV, which has developed a 50,000 square foot data centre and Internet hosting facility, located on top of the various fiber optic landing points in Curacao. In 1994, Mr. van der Velden co-founded the ITA International Telemedia Association, known today as the Network for Online Commerce, and served as its first Chairman. In the same year, he co-founded InTouch Telecom SA/NV to offer a wide range of business and consumer telecom applications to the Belgian Market, and served as its CEO until the company was sold to Global TeleSystems, Inc. in 1999. From 1988 until 1992, he served as the first Managing Director of Antillephone NV. Currently, he is a Director of Unicom NV. Between 1986 and 1988, Mr. van der Velden co-headed a team of 16 consultants, which advised on and implemented a wide range of measures to balance budgets and to restructure the internal organizations of the governments of both the Dutch Antilles and the island of Curacao. Mr. van der Velden earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands, and a Master’s Degree in Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Mark Nije

Mr. Mark Nije is Chief Financial Officer of Elephant Talk Communications Corp., since December 15, 2008. He was general manager in Europe of Benoit Telecom Group from the end of 2004 through January 2007. Mr. Nije was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company in December 2008. Mr. Nije has experience in finance, project management, business development, investment management, logistics and telecommunications. Mr. Nije started as project manager and management consultant for Tebodin Consulting Engineers and Reitsma & Wertheim M&A specialists, in the Netherlands. In 1990, he co-founded Logistic Management International NV (LMI), an international cargo transportation and airport handling company at the airport of Curacao, in the Netherlands Antilles. During those years, he served as a board member and vice-chairman of the Curacao Exporters Association. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Nije was co-founder and director of PickYourGifts BV, an internet start-up. In 2003, he became partner of QAT Investments SA, the Luxemburg venture capital fund, where he has been active as investment manager and/or board member in various ICT related ventures of QAT. Currently, he is a member of the Dutch Association of CEOs and Directors (NCD). Mr. Nije earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Management from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Paul Burmester

Mr. Paul Burmester is Chief Executive Officer of ValidSoft Limited., a subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp., since November 4, 2013. Since January 2011, Mr. Burmester has been a strategic advisor, angel investor, and mentor for a number of early, mid, and late stage technology companies, mentoring and giving strategic advice and support as required in order to drive such companies to market success. Mr. Burmester also advises several Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Incubator funds with regard to their technology investments. From February 2012 through February 2013, Mr. Burmester was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at MobiTV, a privately funded San Francisco-based company, undertaking a one-year contract to build and execute an international strategy in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. From July 2006 through April 2010, Mr. Burmester was the Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SpinVox, which was sold to Nuance in December 2009.

Patrick Carroll

Mr. Patrick Carroll is Executive Chairman of the Board of ValidSoft Limited., a subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. He is the Founder of ValidSoft UK Limited (“ValidSoft”), which we acquired in 2010. Mr. Carroll served as ValdiSoft’s CEO from 2003 until November 2013. Mr. Carroll is currently an executive Chairman of ValidSoft’s board of directors. ValidSoft is a software engineering company that develops advanced security software solutions to help global institutions counter the most sophisticated card and electronic fraud consistent with leading independent research thinking. Prior to founding ValidSoft, Mr. Carroll was employed as Head of Electronic Trading Technology in Europe for Goldman Sachs International, where his responsibilities included technical strategy related to Electronic Trading, Client Connectivity and Straight Through Processing (STP). Mr. Carroll has over 25 years of extensive financial services and technical experience and has previously worked in a senior capacity at J.P Morgan, Credit Suisse Financial Products and Bankers Trust Company.

Martin Zuurbier

Mr. Martin Zuurbier is Operations, Chief Operational Officer of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. He has been responsible for Operations as Chief Operational Officer since January 1, 2007 and served as a director from January 1, 2007 through July 27, 2012. On June 30, 2012, Mr. Zuurbier resigned from the Board of Directors. From January 2005 until January 1, 2007, Mr. Zuurbier had been the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Benoit Telecom Holding AG, a telecom service provider in Europe that was acquired by us on January 1, 2007. From December 1999 to December 2004, Mr. Zuurbier served as director and was the founder of Vocalis Telecom Group located in the Netherlands and Switzerland. Mr. Zuurbier was responsible for building, maintaining and operating a telecommunications network spanning eight countries in Europe, including all back-office, billing and client provisioning management systems. From January 1995 to June 1999, Mr. Zuurbier was directly involved in the telecommunications industry and was involved in the development of new switching technology in collaboration with hardware manufacturer Dialogic, implementation of the Amsterdam Carrier Ring in 1999 with COLT Telecom BV as the launch customer, and negotiating increased capacity on behalf of various international telecommunications companies. Prior to 1995, Mr. Zuurbier was involved in the production of television commercials for the European market.

Floris van den Broek

Mr. Floris van den Broek is Vice President of Elephant Talk Communications Corp.,since December, 2013. Mr. van den Broek’s interest is in accelerating growth in Telecoms and IT business and he has been in that field for his entire career. From September 2010 until December 2013, Mr. Van den Broek was Chief Commercial Officer of Software Improvement Group (SIG), an international software and IT company. Mr. van den Broek was also Vice President and general manager Telecom from 2005 to 2008 and VP International Home Healthcare form 2008 – 2010 at Philips Electronics NV. , Until 2005, Mr. van den Broek was Managing Director of Level 3 Communications, an international telecom operator company which he founded in the Netherlands and built from scratch in 1999. From 1995 to 1998, he managed the international multilateral business of AT&T, based in New Jersey (USA), where he created and managed foreign operations and local operators in Latin America and Europe. Mr. van den Broek started at AT&T in sales and delivery of telecom equipment to operators in the Europe, Middle-East and Africa regions. He earned his Masters and PhD in Information Systems at the Technical University Delft (The Netherlands) and an MBA at University of California, Berkeley. Mr. van den Broek was elected Telecom Manager of the Year of the Netherlands in 2004.

Alexander Vermeulen

Mr. Alexander Vermeulen is General Counsel of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. In 2006, Mr. Vermeulen started working for us as a consultant and, in 2007, he joined us full time as General Counsel. Mr. Vermeulen worked for twenty years as a manager of ING, one of Europe’s leading financial groups. He served amongst others as General Manager in the Caribbean area and General Manager Postbank Insurances, a leading direct underwriter in the Netherlands. In Italy, he was responsible for all the life insurance activities of ING and was a director of various ING entities, including the fund investment company, ING Investment Management Italia S.G.R., S.p.A. In 2003, Mr. Vermeulen started his own consulting company in Italy, initially with advisory services in the life insurance market and broadening later on to other sectors. Mr. Vermeulen holds a Master’s degree in Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Jaime Bustillo

Mr. Jaime Bustillo has been appointed as Director of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. He is the CEO of Airphone servicios de telecomunicaciones SL, also known under the brand name AIRIS mobile, a Spanish mobile virtual network operator. From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Bustillo held a number of senior positions at Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone"), a leading global telecommunications group. During his time at Vodafone, he was the Group Director of Networks Evolution, Chief Technical Officer of the Western Region, a member of Spain Excomm and the Vodafone Group Technology Board. Mr. Bustillo formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Vizzavi España, a Vodafone subsidiary (renamed Vodafone Enabler Espana). Mr. Bustillo holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Francisco Ros

Dr. Francisco Ros Ph.D has been appointed as Director of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. He is Executive President of First International Partners, S.L., a business consulting firm he founded in 2002. Since 2010, Dr. Ros has been a member of the Board of Directors of Qualcomm Incorporated ("Qualcomm"), a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services, he has served as a member of Qualcomm's Finance Committee since March 2014, and previously Qualcomm's Governance Committee. He previously served as a Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Europe and Managing Director of Qualcomm Spain. Dr. Ros is also non-executive Chairman of Asurion Spain and honorary Professor at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Dr. Ros was Vice Minister in the Spanish Government, responsible for Telecommunications and the Development of the Information Society. He held key positions within the Telefonica Group, including General Manager for Telefonica International at the time of its vast expansion into Latin America. Dr. Ros holds two PhDs; in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Yves van Sante

Mr. Yves R. van Sante is Director of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. He has served as a director since May 2014. Mr. van Sante currently serves as a board member of various companies. From July 2011 to May 2014, Mr. van Sante was a board observer for our Company, following his service on our Board of Directors from October 2006 to July 2011. Mr. van Sante founded QAT Investments SA in 2002, where he currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. QAT Investments SA is presently a majority shareholder of the Company. Concurrently, Mr. van Sante holds several management and board positions, specifically, he has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of EuroPochette NV, a cutlery pouch manufacturing company, since 2010 and as the Chairman of the board of directors of GMP, a Belgian factory of Plastic Extrusion Profiles, since 2007. In addition to his position as Chief Executive Officer of QAT Investments SA, Mr. van Sante has served as the Chief Executive Officer of QAT II Investments SA and QAT ARKIV NV since 2006 and QAT Investments III Coop. since 2011. Mr. van Sante has also served as the active Chairman of the board of directors for Sigura, a Belgian software company, since August 2013, the Buro Project, a Belgian company involved in office equipment, since January 2013, and IsoDomo, a Belgian construction company, since January 2014. Prior to founding QAT Investments SA, Mr. van Sante held various management positions in private companies, including such positions as the Managing Director of E-port NV, a call center in Ostend, Belgium, Advisor to the Management Board of Call-IT, a Dutch call center, and Vice-President of Business Services with GTS, a Pan-European telecommunications operator. Mr. van Sante studied Marketing, Communication and Commercial Management at the High School for Business Economics and Commercial Management in Ghent, Belgium in 1980.

Geoffrey Leland

Mr. Geoffrey Leland has been appointed as Independent Director of Elephant Talk Communications Corp.,effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Leland is the Founder and Principal of LTR Advisory Limited, a Technology, Media and Telecommunications focused advisory company, which was formed in 2011. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Leland was a member of the technology and telecoms team at Apax Partners SA, serving as Senior Associate, Principal, and Senior Principal. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a Senior Associate at Cowen's London-based Technology Corporate Finance division. Prior to that, Mr. Leland worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Division at Paribas in 1997. He started his career at Associés en Finance in Paris in 1993 until 1996. Mr. Leland served as a director of Vizada (which was acquired by The EADS Group), Odyssey Financial Technologies (which was acquired by Temenos), and Aims Software (which was acquired by SmartFocus US Inc.), as well as board observer of Cartesis (which was acquired by Business Objects), CCMX (merged with Cegid), DxO Labs, and Avisium (merged with Hubwoo). Mr. Leland received an M.B.A., with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from UC Berkeley's Haas School and an undergraduate Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Carl Stevens

Mr. Carl D. Stevens has been appointed as Independent Director of Elephant Talk Communications Corp., effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Stevens currently manages personal investments. From January 2006 to July 2011, Mr. Stevens was a member of the compensation committee of the board of directors of Diamondhead Casino Corporation. In June 2001, Mr. Stevens was named CEO and President of Cogient Corporation, a medical software and services provider. Mr. Stevens resigned as CEO of Cogient Corporation in January 2004 to manage his investments. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Stevens was Division President of Infocast Corporation Inc. Mr. Stevens headed the Company’s efforts in the e-Learning and Virtual Contact Center divisions. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Stevens served as President and CEO of ITC Corporation, (NYSE: ITC), a publisher and distributor of multimedia training materials with worldwide sales. Mr. Stevens spent 26 years with the IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), in various sales and management positions, including Branch Manager, Atlanta, Georgia. The Branch was responsible for the Southeast United States. Mr. Stevens also served as Program Director for Public Sector Sales for the United States and was the founder and manager of IBM’s National Distribution Divisions Contract Compliance Department. Mr. Stevens attended Indiana University where he majored in business administration. Mr. Stevens is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Steve Gersten

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