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Sumit Maheshwari

Mr Maheshwari joined Fairbridge Capital, Mumbai, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited's and Fairfax India Holdings Limited's India investment arm in 2011, from its inception.

Prior to being named the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fairbridge Capital in 2018, Mr Maheshwari has been involved in and been a critical part of building the Fairbridge Capital organisation.

During his tenure at Fairbridge Capital, Mr Maheshwari has sourced, evaluated and recommended most of the transactions completed by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and Fairfax India Holdings Limited. He also played a key role in the completion of these transactions and is involved in the monitoring of the portfolio companies.

Mr Maheshwari was a key member of the team that completed, among others, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, Quess Corp Limited, Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited, IIFL Holdings Limited, Bangalore International Airport Limited, National Collateral Management Services Limited and Fairchem Specialty Limited. Mr Maheshwari was also involved in sourcing, evaluating and negotiating a deal to acquire a majority stake in Catholic Syrian Bank.

Mr Maheshwari belongs to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited's Young Leaders Program (attended in 2016), a program to identify and groom future leaders for Fairfax and its companies worldwide.

Prior to joining Fairbridge, Mr. Maheshwari was at KPMG in India in their audit and accounting advisory practices. Mr. Maheshwari is a recognized accounting expert, with particular strength in translating between Indian GAAP, U.S. GAAP and IFRS accounting standards.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and Bachelor of Commerce & Master of Commerce degrees from the University of Mumbai.

Mr. Maheshwari serves on the board of directors of National Collateral Management Services Limited, NCML Finance Private Limited and Fairchem Specialty Limited.