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Mary C. Choksi

Mary C. Choksi

Former Managing Director and Founding Partner, Strategic Investment Group

Ms. Choksi has been a director since March 2007.  From August 2015 until her retirement in January 2017, Ms. Choksi was a Senior Advisor at Strategic Investment Group, an investment management group founded in 1987, which designs and implements global investment strategies for large institutional and individual investors.  Previously, Ms. Choksi was Founding Partner and Senior Managing Director of Strategic.  Within Strategic, Ms. Choksi was a member of the investment strategy group charged with overseeing the asset mix of globally diversified client portfolios, supervised reporting to al clients and had responsibilities in corporate planning.  Ms. Choksi was also a Founding Partner and, until May 2011, a Managing Director at Emerging Markets Investors Corporation (“EMI”).  EMI and its successor, Ashmore EMM, manage portfolios of marketable equities in the emerging markets of Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East on behalf of institutional and private investors.  Prior to the establishment of Strategic and EMI, Ms. Choksi worked in the Pension Investment Division of the World Bank, which was responsible for investing the institution’s pension plan.  Before joining the Bank’s finance complex, she worked for nine years in the development arm of the Bank, working on South and Southeast Asia.  Ms. Choksi is a director of the following corporations which file reports pursuant to the Exchange Act:  White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. and Omnicom Group Inc.  Ms. Choksi is a member of White Mountain’s Finance and Executive Committees.  Ms. Choksi serves as the Chair of Omnicom’s Audit Committee and is a member of Omnicom’s Compensation Committee.  Ms. Choksi also serves as a trustee of various mutual funds in the Franklin Templeton Funds family.

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