Since joining GlobalLogic in 2008, Shashank Samant has helped turn the company from a group of bright technology minds working with startups into a global product development services leader. In Shashank’s time as President and CEO of GlobalLogic, the company has experienced explosive growth in size and revenue–all while building a culture that fosters engaged employees.
Prior to joining GlobalLogic, Shashank was President of Ness Technologies-Managed Labs, where he founded and built their product engineering business. Before that, he managed product engineering for Hewlett-Packard’s Verifone line of business. Furthermore, Shashank was instrumental in establishing IBM’s first Indian engineering lab, thus globalizing its product line. Shashank started his career at Citicorp where he was part of the core team that developed the FlexCube banking product.
With a passion for technology and innovation, Shashank is focused on transforming GlobalLogic into a trusted partner that circles the entire product engineering lifecycle and a trusted employer with a strong culture that evolves as the company grows.
Shashank is also an avid cook and history buff. You can find him dining late at night with the chef of any hotel on his travels, or reading in his home library.
Jan’s board service focuses on companies that have complex global systems with market-competitive, cutting-edge digital platforms. She currently sits on the Risk Committee and the Audit and Conduct Review Committee for Bank of Montreal, and she is Chair of the Audit Committee and a Finance Committee member for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Jan’s prior board service includes the Royal Mail and Logica plc. In 2017, she was named by NACD Directorship magazine as one of the most influential people in the boardroom community.
Prior to her work as a board member, Jan Babiak spent 28 years with Ernst & Young in various board-level and global P&L leadership roles in areas such as Technology Security & Risk Services, Regulatory & Public Policy, and Climate Change & Sustainability.
Jan holds a BBA in Accounting, an MBA, and has qualifications as a CPA, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and former Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP).
Hafiz joined CPPIB in February 2006 in the Toronto office and subsequently moved to CPPIB’s London office in 2013. Hafiz currently sits on the Boards of the following CPPIB investments: GlobalLogic, Hotelbeds, AWAS, and ista. Additional CPPIB investments include Livingston, NEWAsurion, Dorna, and AgCoA.
Prior to joining CPPIB, Hafiz worked in the Technology, Media & Telecom investment banking group at CIBC World Markets. Prior to CIBC World Markets, Hafiz worked for Millennium Research Group, a boutique research and consulting firm focused in the medical device industry.
Hafiz holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Steve Pusey is the former CTO of Vodafone Group, the world’s second-largest mobile telecommunications company. Over the course of nearly ten years, he took the company to network leadership in nearly every market. Prior to joining Vodafone, Steve was President of the EMEA and Asia regions for Nortel Networks, where he was responsible for all sales, marketing, and customer operations. He also spent five years at British Telecommunications.
Steve is currently the Board Chairperson for the Vodafone Venture Capitalist unit and represented Vodafone on the GSMA Association Board. He also serves on the Huawei Customer Strategy Board and the HP Customer Advisory Board. Previously, Steve served on the Verizon Wireless JV Board and the IBM Customer Advisory Board, and he was the Chairman for Nortel’s Caty unit.
Steve attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds certifications from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) with distinction.
Christian Unger is the Managing Director, Global Head of Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) and Co-Head of Industry Value Creation at Partners Group, a leading global Private Equity investment firm based in Zug, Switzerland.
Mr. Unger has more than 20 years of executive management experience as global CEO, and board member. He currently serves on the boards of a number of leading firms including Civica, Curvature, SPI Global, KinderCare Learning Centers, and Softonic.
A seasoned leader with deep operating experience, Mr. Unger has held numerous CEO positions at prominent companies around the world. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was CEO at Ringier AG, one of Switzerland’s largest media companies. Before that, he was CEO of Tradus PLC, a publicly listed e-commerce company.
Mr. Unger started his career at Bertelsmann AG, a global media, services and education company where in a very short time he grew to become the CEO of their China operations. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the European Business School, Germany, and a pre-degree from the University of Munich.
Todd Miller is currently the Managing Director in the Private Equity division of Partners Group, a leading global private equity investment firm based in Zug, Switzerland. Mr. Miller has 18 years of industry experience in Finance, Private Equity, Capital Markets and M&A. He has served on multiple boards of successful companies such as Radial Inc., Livingston International, Innotrac Corporation, Foundations Partners Group and Centerre Healthcare Corporation.
Prior to joining Partners Group, Mr. Miller was Principal at Sterling Partners, a diversified investment management company specializing in Private Equity and Asset Management, where he led a series of successful investments primarily in the tech-enabled business services sector. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America. He was also founder and Principal at Capital Atlantico, an investment firm dedicated to launching the first REIT-like investment vehicle in Brazil.
Mr. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, USA.
Stephen Oesterle is currently a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), as well as a senior advisor to EQT Partners and Temasek Holdings. He serves on the boards of Baxter International and Reva Medical along with two biotech startups in Boston.
Prior to his board positions, he spent 14 years as a senior vice president of Medicine and Technology at Medtronic plc. He joined the company after a very successful career as a practicing interventional cardiologist and educator.
Steve received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Yale University, and post-doctoral fellowships from Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. He developed interventional cardiology programs at Stanford, Georgetown and the Massachusetts General Hospital while serving on the faculties of their respective medical schools. Steve brings a wealth of experience as an operating executive and board member alike.
Normand Legault is senior private equity advisor to the CPP Investment Board. He is also President of GPF1 Inc., an advisory and mergers and acquisition consultancy, a professional sports, live entertainment and communications advisory company. In addition, he serves on the boards of Dorna Sports, a Madrid-based sports management, marketing and media company and Aéroports de Montréal, a private, not-for-profit corporation responsible for the operation and management of the of Montreal’s largest international airports.
A seasoned operating executive, prior to his board positions, Normand was CEO and Chairman of Solotech, Inc., an innovative provider of technological solutions in audio, video, lighting and rigging, for professional sports venues, broadcast, cultural venues, boardrooms and classrooms.
Normand earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Université de Sherbrooke in Quèbec, and completed the Owner/President Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School.
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