Arun Sarin has served on the Board since August 2009. Mr. Sarin has served on the board of directors of Safeway from August 2009 to January 2015. From April 2003 to July 2008, Mr. Sarin was the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group Plc. (Vodafone), a global mobile communications company. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Sarin was a director of Vodafone. Mr. Sarin has served on the board of directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation, a provider of brokerage, banking and financial advisory services, and Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking technology company, since September 2009. He previously served until 2009 as a member of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England. From 1999 to 2003, he served as a director of The Gap, Inc., a specialty retailer.
Mr. Sarin brings to the Board significant experience as a former senior executive of a large, global company, where he developed expertise in finance, marketing and operations, and considerable directorial and board committee experience.