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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Clayton

2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Adolfo Hernandez

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Xenia Walters

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Roddy Temperley

2014 Chief Human Resource Officer

Betsy Fallon

Executive Vice President - Global Client Services and Professional Services

Massimo Ghislandi

Executive Vice President - Translation Productivity

Maria Schnell

Senior Vice President - Global Language Offices

Peggy Chen

Chief Marketing Officer

Thomas Labarthe

Chief Revenue Officer

Azad Ootam

2016 Chief Transformation Officer

Jim Saunders

2017 Chief Product Officer

Pamela Pickering

2011 Secretary

Glenn Collinson

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mandy Gradden

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Christopher Humphrey

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alan McWalter

2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Clayton

Mr. David H. Clayton is Chairman of the Board of SDL PLC. He joined SDL as a Non-Executive Director in December 2009 and has served as Senior Independent Director and, for 9 months through 2015/2016, interim Executive Chairman. After a career in senior executive roles at a number of international technology companies he joined BZW where, after its merger with CSFB in 1997, he was Managing Director and Head of European Technology Research until 2004. David Clayton joined The Sage Group plc Board in June 2004 as a Non-Executive Director and took up an executive role as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development from October 2007 to February 2012. He is currently Chairman of Forensic and Compliance Systems, a Non-Executive Director of SwiftPage Inc and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the charity Changing Faces.

Adolfo Hernandez

Mr. Adolfo Hernandez is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He joined the Board of SDL as Chief Executive Officer on 18 April 2016. Prior to joining SDL, he was CEO of Acision Limited from July 2013 to August 2015, a privately held mobile communications software company specialising in messaging systems, prior to its merger with Comverse Inc in 2015 to form Xura Inc. Before that Adolfo spent four years at Alcatel-Lucent, with his most recent position being Executive Vice President, Global Software Services and Solutions. Adolfo has also held senior management roles at Sun Microsystems Inc and spent nine years with IBM in London and Munich where he held a variety of sales leadership positions in the areas of eBusiness and Open Systems.

Xenia Walters

Ms. Xenia Walters is Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company. Xenia Walters has been SDL's interim CFO since June 2017, reporting into Adolfo Hernandez, SDL's Chief Executive Officer. Xenia was previously Chief Financial Officer of SDL's Fredhopper business, where she played an instrumental role in its successful divestment. Xenia has also held a number of senior finance roles across a range of industry sectors. Xenia's previous roles include Group Finance Director of Frank Recruitment Group, Group Finance Director at INTO University Partnerships, and UK Finance Director and Group Financial Controller of Regus Group plc. Xenia qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) with PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds an MBA from Henley Management School.

Roddy Temperley

Mr. Roddy Temperley is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. He joined SDL in 2014 and is committed to engaging SDL’s workforce by providing the right environment, opportunities and culture that enable people to thrive. Having previously lead global human resources teams at Credit Suisse, SAP and PeopleSoft, Roddy is well equipped to develop creative and effective people programmes and solutions that drive SDL’s culture and environment.

Betsy Fallon

Ms. Betsy Fallon is Executive Vice President of Global Client Services and Professional Services of the Company. She joined SDL in 2008 and is currently Executive Vice President of Global Client Services and Progressional Services, ensuring her colleagues are committed to enhancing the customer experience and creating programmes and services that drive customer success and satisfaction. Prior to joining SDL Betsy held senior leadership roles in marketing and customer development at Context Media and Idiom Technologies. Betsy holds an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Miami.

Massimo Ghislandi

Mr. Massimo Ghislandi is Executive Vice President of Translation Productivity of the Company. He joined SDL in 2006 is currently Executive Vice President of Translation Productivity with responsibility for sales and marketing of the industry’s leading CAT tool for translators, SDL Trados. Prior to this, Massimo spent a decade in various marketing positions at Wandel Goltermann, ITT Cannon and Avery Dennison.

Maria Schnell

Ms. Maria Schnell is Senior Vice President of Global Language Offices of the Company. Following Silke Zschweigert’s departure, Maria Schnell, who has been a senior member of SDL’s Language Delivery Team for 10 years, will now be a full member of the Executive Team. Maria Schnell joined SDL in 2006 and is currently SVP of the Global Language Offices with responsibility for driving quality, efficiency and customer satisfaction in our Language Services operations. At SDL, she quickly rose through the ranks leading sales, pre-sales, professional services, and operations in both regional and global roles. Prior to coming to SDL, Maria received her degree in translation from Heidelberg University for Spanish and Portuguese translation. She also served in an account and project management capacities in the market research industry.

Peggy Chen

Ms. Peggy Chen is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. She joined SDL in 2014 and is currently Chief Marketing Officer with responsibility for communicating the strategic direction of our brand, products and services across all channels in support of customer acquisition and retention. Prior to SDL, Peggy was at Oracle where she drove go-to-market strategies leading Product Marketing and Product Management teams. Peggy holds a Bachelors and Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Thomas Labarthe

Mr. Thomas Labarthe is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. He joined SDL in 2016 and is currently Chief Revenue Officer, with responsibility for our commercial, sales and project management operations across all our language and content offerings. Previously, Thomas was EVP of Business and Corporate Development at SDL, overseeing AI, Incubation, Strategy & M&A. Prior to SDL, Thomas was Managing Director at Lookout, leading commercial and sales operations in Europe. He has also held several leadership positions at Alcatel-Lucent.

Azad Ootam

Mr. Azad Ootam is Chief Transformation Officer of the Company. He joined SDL in June 2016 as Chief Transformation Officer with responsibility for transforming SDL’s operational infrastructure as well as designing and implementing SDL’s automation programme to modernise the language service operations. Prior to this, Azad was Head of Business Operations at Royal Mail Group, and involved in its restructure and transformation in advance of the company’s privatisation. His career has been committed to transforming organisations with a straightforward and respectful approach.

Jim Saunders

Mr. Jim Saunders is Chief Product Officer of the Company. He joined SDL as Chief Product Offer in 2017 from Xura, and has responsibility for SDL’s entire portfolio of software solutions and leading the innovation across our content and language offerings. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President of Engineering at Xura with responsibility for a delivery organisation with 700+ employees worldwide. Jim holds a B.Sc in computer science from the University of Essex.

Pamela Pickering

Ms. Pamela Pickering is Secretary of the Company.

Glenn Collinson

Mr. Glenn Collinson is an Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., effective June 1, 2014. In 1998 Glenn Collinson co-founded Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR plc) as a start-up project and was a member of the board of directors that managed the growth of CSR through its listing as a public company in 2004 and up until 2007, serving first as Marketing Director and then as Sales Director. Prior to CSR plc, he held positions including Senior Engineer and then Marketing Manager at Cambridge Consultants Ltd and held positions as a Design Engineer and Marketing Manager at Texas Instruments. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Electronics from Durham University, as well as a MBA from Cranfield University. Mr Collinson currently holds other non-executive director positions within the technology sector.

Mandy Gradden

Ms. Mandy Gradden is Independent Non-Executive Director of SDL PLC., since 30 January 2012. Ms. Gradden is an experienced corporate CFO with more than 20 years’ financial and senior management experience. She is CFO of the FTSE 250 media group Ascential plc. Previous roles include: CFO of the private-equity owned Torex, the retail technology firm; CFO at the FTSE 250 business and technology consultancy, Detica; Director of Corporate Development at Telewest Communications; and Group Financial Controller at Dalgety. She began her career at Price Waterhouse, where, in 1992, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. .

Christopher Humphrey

Mr. Christopher John Humphrey, BA, MBA is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a qualified accountant and has over 25 years’ experience managing engineering and technology companies. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Vitec Group plc. He is also the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Aveva Group plc and Chairman of Eckoh plc. Christopher was Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc from 2008 until 2015 and Group Finance Director between 2003 and 2008. Prior to joining Anite he was Group Finance Director at Critchley Group plc and held senior positions in finance at Conoco and Eurotherm International plc. Between 2011 and 2012 he was a Non-Executive Director of Alterian plc. Christopher has a BA (Hons) in Economics, is a Chartered Management Accountant, a Fellow of CIMA and has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Alan McWalter

Mr. Alan McWalter is an Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective March 1, 2014. He is currently Chairman of Churchill China plc, and the Senior Independent Director at Dignity Plc. He is also Chairman of Belfield Furnishings Ltd. He has previously held Chairmanship and non executive roles with numerous quoted and private companies. He was an Executive Director of Marks & Spencer and Kingfisher Group companies and in his earlier career held both marketing and general management appointments with Thomson Consumer Electronics and Spillers Foods having started his career with Unilever.