Ioannis Pipilis is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Pipilis serves as Managing Partner at Softbank Investment Advisers in London. In addition to his investing and portfolio management responsibilities he is also responsible for the financing activities of the fund. Prior to joining SBIA, he was Global Head of Fixed Income & Currencies at Deutsche Bank AG. He was responsible for all trading, lending and structuring activities across public and private credit, rates, currencies and emerging markets. He had been at Deutsche Bank since 2000 and held various previous roles in London and New York including co-Head of Global Credit Trading, Head of the Institutional Client Group and Global Head of Credit Structuring. He also served on the board of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe. He holds an MSc in Finance and an MSc in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University College London.
We believe Mr. Pipilis is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his significant investment experience and vast network of relationships.
Navneet Govil is our director and Chief Financial Officer . Mr. Govil currently serves as a Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of SoftBank Investment Advisers (SBIA). Prior to joining SoftBank, Mr. Govil served in senior corporate officer roles for publicly traded multinational corporations. At CA Technologies, Mr. Govil was Senior Vice President of Finance and Strategic Pricing, where he led treasury, corporate business development, pricing and business unit finance functions. Previously, he was Vice President of Corporate Development and Project Finance as well as Treasurer at SunPower Corporation. Mr. Govil also served in several capacities during his eight-year tenure at Sun Microsystems, most recently as Controller for its Microelectronics Group. He also held finance positions at Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer and Fortistar Capital. Mr. Govil currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee for the board of directors of ARM Holdings and as board director of SBIA US. Mr. Govil earned MBA and Master of Engineering degrees from Cornell University.
We believe Mr. Govil is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his depth of investment experience and vast network of relationships.