Ms Homaira Akbari

Non-executive director (independent)

Joined the board in 2016.

Nationality: North-American and French. Born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran.

Education: Doctorate in Experimental Particle Physics from Tufts University and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Experience: She was non-executive director of Gemalto NV and of Veolia Environment S.A., chairman and CEO of SkyBitz, Inc., managing director of TruePosition Inc., non-executive director of Covisint Corporation and US Pack Logistics LLC. and she has held various posts at Microsoft Corporation and at Thales Group.

Other positions of note: She is chief executive officer of AKnowledge Partners, LLC, non-executive chairman of WorkFusion, Inc. and non-executive director of Landstar System, Inc.

Membership of board committees: Audit committee, innovation and technology committee and responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee.