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EPAM Systems Inc (EPAM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Arkadiy Dobkin

57 2002 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jason Peterson

55 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Larry Solomon

53 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Balazs Fejes

43 2017 Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business

Elaina Shekhter

48 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Viktar Dvorkin

45 2017 Senior Vice President, Head of Global Delivery

Jason Harman

47 2017 Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business

Boris Shnayder

61 2015 Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business

Sergey Yezhkov

44 2017 Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business

Gary Abrahams

50 2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Ronald Vargo

64 2015 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Karl Robb

55 2015 Non-Executive Director

Helen Shan

49 2018 Independent Director

Peter Kuerpick

52 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Mayoras

55 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Segert

49 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jill Smart

58 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Straube

2018 Senior Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Arkadiy Dobkin

Mr. Arkadiy Dobkin serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of EPAM Systems, Inc. Mr. Dobkin has served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President since December 2002 and is one of our co-founders. After earning an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Belarusian National Technical University, Mr. Dobkin began his career in Minsk, Belarus, where he worked for several emerging software development companies. After immigrating to the United States in 1991, he held technical and leadership positions at Prudential Insurance, Colgate-Palmolive and SAP Labs. In 2015, Mr. Dobkin was inducted into the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Academy and to the elite Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame.

Jason Peterson

Mr. Jason Peterson is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Peterson brings 25 years of finance experience to EPAM. From 2008 to 2017, he was employed by Cognizant Technology Solutions, and in his most recent role, he was Vice President of Finance, M&A and Due Diligence, which he held while leading a large-scale corporate business process transformation program. Prior to that, he was CFO of the Emerging Business Accelerator and led the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Function. Before joining Cognizant, Mr. Peterson was the CFO for E&C Medical Intelligence, a venture-backed software and services company, and prior to that, he served in various accounting and finance roles at ATI Technologies, Philips Semiconductors, and Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Peterson holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Larry Solomon

Mr. Larry Solomon is Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of the Company. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of talent management, talent acquisition, workforce planning and management, as well as other human resource related functions within EPAM globally. Mr. Solomon joined EPAM in October 2016, and prior to that he held a number of leadership positions at Accenture beginning in 1986. His most recent responsibilities as Senior Managing Director and North America Operating Officer from 2013 to 2016 included overseeing and managing the full employee life cycle of all Accenture people in the United States and Canada, resource planning, recruitment, staffing and deployment, and performance management. Prior to that, he was Accenture’s Global COO of Human Resources from 2011 to 2013, with overall responsibility for human resources operations. Mr. Solomon received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany with a Finance/MIS major and Spanish language minor. He graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction in 1986.

Balazs Fejes

Mr. Balazs Fejes is a Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business of EPAM Systems Inc. Mr. Fejes is our Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business, with a focus on Europe and APAC operations. In this role, he is responsible for the EPAM book of business in those regions. Mr. Fejes also oversees the strategy of our Banking and Financial Services Industry business unit, helping to drive evolution of key service lines across the unit’s global portfolio. He held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Head of Banking and Financial Services business unit from 2012 to 2015. From 2004 to August 2012, Mr. Fejes served as EPAM’s Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) and was responsible for ensuring that all global offshore and nearshore software development centers of EPAM were at the leading edge of industry standards for efficiency and quality. Mr. Fejes joined EPAM in 2004 as part of the acquisition of Fathom Technology, a Hungarian software engineering firm which he co-founded and where he served as CTO. Prior to co-founding Fathom Technology Mr. Fejes was a chief software architect/line manager with Microsoft Great Plains (Microsoft Business Solutions). He also served as chief software architect of Scala Business Solutions. He is the recipient of numerous awards for programming excellence and has worked extensively in the US and Russia.

Elaina Shekhter

Ms. Elaina Shekhter serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of EPAM Systems, Inc. Ms. Shekhter became CMO in March 2015, and in that role she works to integrate a variety of functions that influence the strategy, positioning and global brand of the Company. Ms. Shekhter has been with EPAM since 2001 in a number of roles, including most recently as the Global Head of Business Development and prior to that as the Global Head of our Travel and Consumer Business Unit. Before joining EPAM, Ms. Shekhter was with the global hospitality and travel company Carlson Companies, in a number of operational and business development roles including Head of Retail and Entertainment for 24K, a spin-off of Carlson Marketing Group. Prior to Carlson, Ms. Shekhter was a Manager with Ernst & Young Consulting, specializing in CRM and analytics engagements. Ms. Shekhter holds an MS degree in Information Systems and BS/BA degrees in Economic Theory and Political Science from The American University. She is active in the software startup and emerging technology community and takes a special interest in sustainability and artificial intelligence initiatives.

Viktar Dvorkin

Mr. Viktar Dvorkin serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Delivery of the Company. He is responsible for the strategy and operation of the company’s Delivery Organization as well as our Solution Practices and Competency Centers. In his current role, Mr. Dvorkin also oversees EPAM’s Advanced Technology programs including EngineeringX and Delivery Excellence. Prior to his current role, he led the North American business unit, where he oversaw the operation of EPAM’s largest book of business, with overall responsibility for services delivered in the North American region. Mr. Dvorkin joined EPAM in 1997 and has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth in key technology and solution practices, and in helping EPAM to build and deploy multi-disciplinary teams for successful client engagements. Having worked and lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, Mr. Dvorkin has in-depth understanding of global delivery models and brings hands-on technology experience and working knowledge of multiple industries including travel, healthcare, insurance and oil & gas. Mr. Dvorkin holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the Belarusian National Technical University.

Jason Harman

Mr. Jason Harman serves as Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business of the Company. He is our Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business, focusing on a European book of business. Mr. Harman is also responsible for EPAM’s consumer portfolio in the region which includes clients in retail, consumer, travel & hospitality. Mr. Harman joined EPAM in December of 2006 and served as Co-Head of Global Business Development, where he was responsible for the acquisition of new clients in the European and APAC markets and expanding EPAM’s presence among existing clients. Mr. Harman directed EPAM sales, alliances, pre-sales and field marketing teams to achieve this goal. Mr. Harman has spent the majority of his career in business development roles in the digital services and software engineering space in both Europe and the US (leading Business Development and Alliances for the West Coast operations of a digital consulting business) and has worked extensively with Central and Eastern European technology services companies. Mr. Harman is a Chemistry graduate of Kings College London.

Boris Shnayder

Mr. Boris Shnayder is Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business of the Company. He is our Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business with a primary focus on operations in the Americas. Mr. Shnayder joined EPAM in July 2015, and is responsible for a portfolio of business in the region, including oversight of service programs and client acquisition. Mr. Shnayder also oversees strategy and execution of our emerging verticals portfolio. With over 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries, Mr. Shnayder brings both industry and global operations leadership. Prior to his role at EPAM, Mr. Shnayder served in a variety of roles at GlobalLogic, Inc. from 2007 to 2015, including Chief Delivery Officer, Senior Vice President, Head of Telecom & Healthcare and General Manager, and Vice President of Telecommunications. He also held senior software management positions at Motorola and Telcordia, managing teams throughout the United States, China, India and Russia. Mr. Shnayder received his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Lyiv University (van Franko National University of Lviv) in Ukraine.

Sergey Yezhkov

Mr. Sergey Yezhkov serves as Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business of the Company. He is our Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Global Business, focusing on a North American book of business. Mr. Yezhkov also oversees strategy and operation of our Life Science & Healthcare portfolio. Prior to his current role, Mr. Yezhkov served as Co-Head of Global Delivery where he oversaw delivery operations across EPAM’s diverse geographic footprint with overall responsibility for building and growing professional software engineering skills and delivery know-how. Mr. Yezhkov joined EPAM in 2006 as part of the acquisition of Vested Development Inc. (VDI), where he served as Managing Director and CTO. Through his work with EPAM’s Independent Software Vendors business unit, Mr. Yezhkov brings an in-depth understanding of commercial software product development and agile approaches as well as a working knowledge of the healthcare, life science and high-tech industries. Mr. Yezhkov has an MSc in Computational Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University

Gary Abrahams

Mr. Gary C. Abrahams is Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Abrahams joined EPAM in June of 2016, after having served as an independent contractor for EPAM starting in March of 2016. He was named Principal Accounting Officer in April 2017. Mr. Abrahams has over 25 years of experience in global corporate financial management and public accounting. From December 2015 to March 2016, Mr. Abrahams worked as an independent contractor at CMF Associates, LLC, a management and financial services advisory firm. From June 2014 to April 2015 he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer at Preferred Sands, a producer of high-performance sands and proppant materials used in the oil and gas industry. From May 2006 to April 2014, Mr. Abrahams served in several senior finance roles at Shire Pharmaceuticals, a global biotechnology company, last serving as Vice President, Finance Operations - The Americas, where he was responsible for leading the Controller’s teams in North and South America and enhancing the finance infrastructure to support the growth of the multinational business. Before joining Shire, Mr. Abrahams held finance and Controller positions at Bracco Diagnostics, a subsidiary of a multinational healthcare company, from 1994 to 2006. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in New York City. Mr. Abrahams holds a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University.

Ronald Vargo

Mr. Ronald P. Vargo serves as a Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of EPAM Systems, Inc. Mr. Vargo has served as a non-employee director of our Board since January 2012 and as Lead Independent Director since 2015. Mr. Vargo served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ICF International, Inc. (“ICF”) from April 2010 to May 2011. Prior to joining ICF, Mr. Vargo served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the executive committee of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) from 2006 to 2008, and as Vice President and Treasurer of EDS from 2004 to 2006, when he was promoted to Co-Chief Financial Officer. Before joining EDS, Mr. Vargo was employed from 1991 to 2003 by TRW, Inc. (“TRW”), a former $17 billion global manufacturing and service company strategically focused on providing products and services with a high technology or engineering content to the automotive, space and defense markets. TRW was acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2002. Mr. Vargo served TRW in the positions of Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer from 1991 to 1994, then Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development from 1994 to 1999, and then Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer again from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Vargo serves as a director of Ferro Corporation and as a member of its audit committee, a position he has held since December 2009. Beginning in August 2017, Mr. Vargo also serves as a director of EnerSys and as a member of its audit and nominating and corporate governance committees. Mr. Vargo holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and General Management from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Karl Robb

Mr. Karl Robb is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Robb has served as a director of our Board since March 2004, and as a non-employee director since April 2015. Mr. Robb served as our Executive Vice President and President of EU Operations from March 2004 until his retirement in April 2015. Mr. Robb joined us when Fathom Technology, a Hungarian software development outsourcing company he co-founded, merged with EPAM. Mr. Robb has over 35 years of experience in the global software engineering and IT solutions industries, having worked more than 10 years in each of Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States.

Helen Shan

Ms. Helen L. Shan is Director of the Company. With over 25 years of experience in business and financial services, Ms. Shan has held key executive roles in strategy, corporate development, finance, treasury, and investment banking and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (NYSE:FDS) Prior to FactSet, Ms. Shan served as Chief Financial Officer ofMercer, a leading global professional services firm that helps organizations meet the needs of a changing workforce. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President, Treasurer, of Marsh & McLennan Companies, with oversight of the firm's global treasury operations. Ms. Shan also held senior roles at Pitney Bowes and JPMorgan Securities. She is a member of the Johnson Advisory Council for the S.C.Johnson Collegeof Business, the graduate management school ofCornell University. Ms. Shan received an MBA fromCornell University, S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BAS/BS in Systems Engineering/Finance from theUniversity of Pennsylvania.

Peter Kuerpick

Dr. Peter Kuerpick serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of EPAM Systems, Inc. Dr. Kuerpick has served as a non-employee director of our Board since September 2014. Dr. Kuerpick has been Chief Platform Officer of HERE, the Open Location Platform company, since September 2016. Prior to joining HERE, Dr. Kuerpick served as Executive Vice President of Product House at Unify GmbH & Co. KG from May 2014 to September 2016. Prior to his position at Unify, Dr. Kuerpick worked as a freelance consultant for software companies and private equity companies. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Kuerpick served as Executive Vice President Products at SAP AG, where he was responsible for major industry solutions. From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Kuerpick was a member of the executive team at Software AG, responsible for product management and research & development. From 1998 to 2005, he held various roles at SAP AG including Senior Vice President Netweaver Java Technology. In 1994, Dr. Kuerpick received the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Award of the German Ministry of Research and Science for his Ph.D. From 1995 to 1997, he completed his post-doctorate studies in the United States, working at the Kansas State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the University of Kassel.

Richard Mayoras

Mr. Richard Michael Mayoras serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director of EPAM Systems, Inc. Mr. Mayoras has served as a non-employee director of our Board since January 2013. Mr. Mayoras served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of RedPrairie Corporation from 2007 until its 2013 acquisition by JDA Software Group, Inc., at which time he became a member of the board of directors of JDA Software Group, Inc. until 2015. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Mayoras held a number of executive roles at RedPrairie, including President, Americas, Executive Vice President, Implementation Services and Support, and Executive Vice President for Product Development. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Mayoras was President of DigiTerra, a wholly owned subsidiary of CIBER, a publicly traded enterprise application and technology consulting company. Mr. Mayoras has more than 30 years of experience in the technology, consulting and software industries, having held several executive and senior management positions for various organizations. Mr. Mayoras serves on the Advisory Board of BuildDirect Technologies Inc. In 2012, he was named a “Provider Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Robert Segert

Mr. Robert E. Segert serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of EPAM Systems, Inc. He has served as a non-employee director of our Board since January 2012. He is currently Executive Chairman of the Board for Aspect Software, the world’s leading enterprise cloud contact center and workforce optimization provider. Formerly, Mr. Segert served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Expert Global Solutions, Inc., a global leader in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, leading the company through a significant re-positioning and successful merger with Alorica in June 2016. At the time of the merger EGS was a $1.1 billion leader in the customer relationship management services industry, with over 43,000 employees worldwide. From 2008 until its acquisition by OpenText Corp. in January 2014, Mr. Segert served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of GXS Worldwide, Inc. (GXS), a leading global provider of business-to-business e-commerce and data integration services that simplify and enhance business process integration, data quality and compliance, and collaboration among businesses. Prior to joining GXS in 2008, Mr. Segert spent 10 years at Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), a $22 billion global technology services company, in various capacities, including leader of the Global Financial Products Industry, Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager of U.S. Financial Services and Managing Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning. He has also held roles at A.T. Kearney and Frito-Lay, Inc. Mr. Segert is active in his community, serving on the board of governors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and as a director and executive cabinet member of Vogel Alcove – Dallas. Mr. Segert received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Jill Smart

Ms. Jill B. Smart is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Smart has served as a non-employee director of our Board since July 2016. Since 2015, Ms. Smart has served as President of the National Academy of Human Resources, the organization where individuals and institutions of distinction are recognized for professional achievement by election as a “Fellow.” Ms. Smart spent over 33 years at global professional services company Accenture, including 10 years as Accenture’s Chief Human Resources Officer, before her retirement from Accenture in 2014. Prior to her HR management roles at Accenture, Ms. Smart held business integration consulting positions for clients in a variety of industries, focusing on integrating strategy, technology business processes, functional applications and human performance components. Ms. Smart is a Director at Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management solutions organization, a Fellow and Director of the National Academy of Human Resources, a Fellow of the Human Resources Policy Institute, a member of the Personnel Roundtable and a member of the G100 Talent Consortium Advisory Board. In addition, Ms. Smart is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Ms. Smart received an MBA from the University of Chicago and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois.

David Straube

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