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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bharat Desai

63 2009 Chairman of the Board

Prashant Ranade

63 2016 Co-Chairman of the Board

Rakesh Khanna

53 2016 Interim President, Chief Executive Officer

Anil Agrawal

39 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Security Officer

Sanjay Garg

49 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Vice President of State Street Syntel Services Private Limited

Anil Jain

57 2006 Senior Vice President - Insurance Business Unit Head

Srikanth Karra

52 2015 Senior Vice President - Strategic Initiatives

Srinath Mallya

50 2015 Senior Vice President - Logistics and Travel Business Unit Head

Christopher Mason

51 2014 Senior Vice President, Head NAO Sales

V. Raj

52 2013 Senior Vice President - Banking & Financial Services Business Unit Head

Raja Ray

53 2009 Senior Vice President - Retail, Logistics and Telecom Business Unit

Murlidhar Reddy

46 2011 Senior Vice President - Healthcare and Life Sciences Business Unit Head

Rajesh Save

50 2015 Senior Vice President, Global Head - Human Resources and Head – Administration

Rajiv Tandon

57 2014 Senior Vice President - Client Relations, Key Accounts – North America

Daniel Moore

61 1998 Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary, General Counsel

Avinash Salelkar

53 2011 Vice President - Manufacturing Business Unit Head

Paritosh Choksi

63 1997 Lead Independent Director

Rex Schlaybaugh

67 2016 Director

Neerja Sethi

61 2008 Director

Thomas Doeke

60 2009 Independent Director

Rajesh Mashruwala

64 2010 Independent Director

Vinod Sahney

73 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bharat Desai

Mr. Bharat Desai is a Chairman of the Board of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Desai is a co-founder of Syntel and serves as its Chairman of the Board. He has been a director of Syntel since its formation in 1980. Mr. Desai has served as the Chairman of Syntel’s Board since February 1999 and also served as Syntel’s Chief Executive Officer from its formation in April 1980 until February 2009 and as Syntel’s President from its formation until December 2006. Mr. Desai is the spouse of Ms. Sethi. In nominating Mr. Desai, the Board considered that, as well as being a founder of Syntel, Mr. Desai has long term experience in the information technology industry. The Board believes that Mr. Desai’s experience as the Chairman and as the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Syntel enables him to provide strategic vision for Syntel’s growth, as he has since its establishment in 1980, as well as a wealth of institutional knowledge.

Prashant Ranade

Mr. Prashant Ranade is a Co-Chairman of the Board of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Ranade has served as the Executive Vice Chairman of Syntel since April 2014. He previously served as Syntel’s Chief Executive Officer and President from February 2010 to April 2014. Previous to his service at Syntel, Mr. Ranade served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Group Logistics and Assembly Systems, NA (currently Dematic Corp.), a company that is principally involved in material handling logistics and automation, from May 2003 to November 2006. Mr. Ranade served on the board of directors at Dematic Corp. until July 2007. Mr. Ranade has served as a director of Syntel since June 2007. In nominating Mr. Ranade, the Board considered his senior management and chief executive officer experience in the automation/manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and supply chain/logistics domains of global businesses. The Board believes that Mr. Ranade’s experience enables him to provide strength in strategy, leadership development, sales and marketing, and operations management.

Rakesh Khanna

Mr. Rakesh Khanna is a Interim President, Chief Executive Officer of Syntel, Inc. He was Chief Operating Officer of Syntel Inc. He previously served as President, Business Unit Head—Banking and Finance for the Company from July 2005 to December 2011.

Anil Agrawal

Mr. Anil Agrawal is a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Security Officer of Syntel, Inc. He was Acting Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Security Officer of the Company. Mr. Agrawal is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) with more than 17 years of corporate finance experience. He joined Syntel in 2001 and served as Head of Finance for Syntel’s India operations from 2007 to 2011, and as Head of Corporate Financial Planning and Analytics since 2012.

Sanjay Garg

Mr. Sanjay Garg is a Chief Executive Officer, Vice President of State Street Syntel Services Private Limited, subsidiary of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Garg has been with the Company since May 2011 serving in various other KPO service delivery capacities. From March 2006 to May 2011, Mr. Garg led operations in the custody division at Northern Trust, a financial services company.

Anil Jain

Dr. Anil Jain is a Senior Vice President - Insurance Business Unit Head of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Jain has been with the Company since 1993 serving in a number of client relationship and IT service delivery capacities.

Srikanth Karra

Mr. Srikanth Karra is a Senior Vice President - Strategic Initiatives of Syntel, Inc. He was appointed as Syntel’s Vice-President – Global Human Resources in March 2005. Prior to joining Syntel, Mr. Karra served as HR Head for India and Global Leader for Staffing and Relationship Development at GE Capital International Services, a global diversified financial services company, from 2001 to 2005.

Srinath Mallya

Mr. Srinath Mallya is a Senior Vice President - Logistics and Travel Business Unit Head of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Mallya has been with the Company since 1999 serving in various other IT service delivery capacities.

Christopher Mason

Mr. Christopher Mason is a Senior Vice President, NAO Sales of Syntel, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mason served as Global Head Business Development, Strategic Global Sourcing for Infosys Limited, a consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions provider, from November 2006 to September 2014.

V. Raj

Mr. V. S. Raj is a Senior Vice President - Banking & Financial Services Business Unit Head of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Raj served as Chief Executive Officer of State Street Syntel Services Private Limited from October 2008 to June 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Raj served as Vice President and Site Manager for JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global financial services provider, in Bangalore from June 2005 to October 2008.

Raja Ray

Mr. Raja Ray is a Senior Vice President - Retail, Logistics and Telecom Business Unit of Syntel, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ray served as an Assistant Vice President in the consumer packaged goods vertical at Cognizant Technology Solutions from June to July 2009 and as an Application Sales Leader at EDS, an HP Company, from May 2008 to May 2009. Both previous companies are IT services providers.

Murlidhar Reddy

Mr. Murlidhar Reddy is a Senior Vice President - Operations, Healthcare and Life Sciences Business Unit Head of Syntel, Inc. Prior to that he served the Company as Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences Business Unit Head from July 2006 to September 2011 and has been with the Company since November 2003 serving in various other IT service delivery capacities.

Rajesh Save

Mr. Rajesh Save is a Senior Vice President, Global Head - Human Resources and Head – Administration of Syntel, Inc. He was appointed Global Head – Human Resources in February 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Save was Executive Vice President – Human Resources at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. and a predecessor company, Essel Corporate Resources Pvt. Ltd., both television, media and entertainment companies, from September 2007 to December 2010, where he led several human resource and organizational development initiatives.

Rajiv Tandon

Mr. Rajiv Tandon was appointed Senior Vice President – Client Relations, Key Accounts – North America of Syntel, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tandon was Chief Executive Officer of Technosoft Corporation from March 2005 to July 2014. He joined Syntel in January 1992, and has served as Senior Vice President since January 2001 with responsibility for delivery and customer relationship. From January 1999 until December 2000 he served the Company as Vice President, Global Delivery East & Enterprise Solutions.

Daniel Moore

Mr. Daniel M. Moore is a Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Syntel, Inc., since August 1998.

Avinash Salelkar

Mr. Avinash Salelkar is a Vice President - Manufacturing Business Unit Head of Syntel, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Salelkar served at Geometric Limited, a software services and consulting company, as Vice President, Engineering Services, heading the engineering services business from April 2009 to January 2011 and as Vice President, Business Process Consulting, from February 2008 to March 2009.

Paritosh Choksi

Mr. Paritosh K. Choksi is a Lead Independent Director of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Choksi is a Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director of ATEL Capital Group, a financial services management company headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has served in those capacities since April 2001. Mr. Choksi has served as a director of Syntel since August 1997. Mr. Choksi has also been named the Lead Director of the Board and in that capacity chairs the Board in the absence of the Chairman of the Board and also chairs the executive sessions of the independent members of the Board. In nominating Mr. Choksi, the Board considered his significant experience in management, corporate governance, and finance as a chief financial officer with three companies, including experience with start-ups and going public. The Board believes that Mr. Choksi’s experience enables him to provide strength in management, corporate governance, compensation, strategy, and finance.

Rex Schlaybaugh

Mr. Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr. is a Director of Syntel, Inc. Previously, Mr. Schlaybaugh was affiliated with Dykema Gossett PLLC for 37 years and served as Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 through 2011. Mr. Schlaybaugh is also a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of John Hancock Life Insurance Company and a commissioner on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

Neerja Sethi

Ms. Neerja Sethi is a Director of Syntel, Inc. Ms. Sethi is a co-founder of Syntel and has served as Vice President, Corporate Affairs and a director since Syntel’s formation in 1980. In nominating Ms. Sethi, the Board considered her extensive experience in the information technology industry and, as a founder of Syntel, her involvement in and knowledge of Syntel’s development since its formation in 1980. The Board believes that Ms. Sethi’s experience enables her to provide strength in strategy, general management, and personnel and also a high degree of institutional knowledge.

Thomas Doeke

Mr. Thomas Doke is an Independent Director of Syntel, Inc. previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dematic Corp., USA (formerly Siemens Logistics & Assembly Systems, Inc.) from August 2004 to September 2009. Mr. Doeke has served as a director of Syntel since August 2009. In nominating Mr. Doeke, the Board considered his significant experience in management and corporate governance and in finance as a chief financial officer. The Board believes that Mr. Doeke’s extensive experience with a service and operations company enables him to provide strength in operations, strategy, corporate governance, and finance.

Rajesh Mashruwala

Mr. Rajesh U. Mashruwala is an Independent Director of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Mashruwala served as the Executive Vice President (Office of the Chief Executive Officer) of TIBCO Software Inc., a software design and implementation company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, from September 2005 until February 2008 and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TIBCO Software Inc. from February 2002 until September 2005. Mr. Mashruwala has served as a director of Syntel since June 2010. In nominating Mr. Mashruwala, the Board considered his sales, marketing, engineering management, and leadership experience in the software industry as well as his experience with mergers and acquisitions and research and development. Mr. Mashruwala also holds three patents. The Board believes that Mr. Mashruwala’s experience enables him to provide strength and insight in brand development, sales and marketing, research and development, management, and corporate governance.

Vinod Sahney

Dr. Vinod K. Sahney is an Independent Director of Syntel, Inc. Mr. Sahney has been University Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations at Northeastern University since September 2010, a Senior Fellow at The Institute for HealthCare Improvement since September 2010, and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard University School of Public Health since September 1977. Previously he was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts from May 2006 through May 2010. Mr. Sahney has served as a director of Syntel since July 2014. In nominating Mr. Sahney, the Board considered his experience with health care institutions and health care insurance providers as well as his service as a chief strategy officer and as a board member for several health care institutions. The Board believes that Mr. Sahney’s experience enables him to provide strength in operations, strategy, marketing, government and public relations, and community affairs.