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Roland Hernandez

Mr. Hernandez has been the Founding Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Hernandez Media Ventures since 2001. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Telemundo Group, Inc. from 1995 to 2000, and also Chairman from 1998 to 2000. He founded Interspan Communications and served as President from 1986 to 1994. He currently is a non-executive director of MGM Resorts International, Vail Resorts Inc., and U.S. Bancorp, all listed on the NYSE. At MGM Resorts and Vail Resorts, he is Lead Director on each board. He previously served on the board of Sony Corporation for five years to 2013, The Ryland Group Inc. for 12 years to 2012, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for ten years to 2008, all NYSE-listed companies. Mr. Hernandez has gained significant board committee experience at all of these listed companies. In addition, he is currently a member of the Board of Advisors of Harvard Law School and a member of the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company in June 2013.

Harsha V. Agadi

Mr. Agadi was appointed in June 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Crawford & Company, an international insurance services firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange, after serving as its Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President since August 2015. Mr. Agadi is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GHS Holdings, LLC, an investing and restaurant consulting business, a position he has held since 2000. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Agadi was Executive Chairman of Quizno's Global LLC, a privately-owned group of mainly franchised restaurants in 40 countries. Previously in 2010 to early 2012, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, a private company operating restaurants principally in the eastern United States. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Agadi was President and Chief Executive of Church's Chicken Inc., another branded restaurant group in over 20 countries. In 2000 to 2004, he was an Industrial Partner of Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity investment firm, and in the 1990s held executive positions with other branded restaurant groups. Mr. Agadi is on the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua Business School at Duke University.

Mitchell Hochberg

Mr. Hochberg was appointed President of Lightstone Group LLC in 2012, a privately owned U.S.-based real estate company owning and managing a diversified portfolio of commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, and hospitality properties. He was the Managing Principal of Madden Real Estate Ventures since 2007. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Ian Schrager Company, a developer and manager of innovative luxury hotels and residential projects in the United States from 2006 through early 2007. Mr. Hochberg founded, and for 20 years through 2005 was, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Communities, developers of luxury home communities in the northeastern United States. Mr. Hochberg was the non-executive Chairman of Orleans Homebuilders Inc., a developer of single-family residences in seven U.S. states, from 2011 to 2014. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of WMC Health, a $1.6 billion, seven hospital, regional healthcare network. He is a lawyer and a certified public accountant.

Ruth Kennedy

Ms. Kennedy founded Kennedy Dundas in 2009, a brand and business consultancy advising clients in the luxury goods and services sectors to meet their business development objectives. From 2006 to 2009, she served as head of Quinlan Private UK, a Dublin-based real estate and private equity group managing commercial and residential properties in Europe including luxury hotels. Ms. Kennedy was responsible for opening offices in the United Kingdom and establishing the firm's private client business in Europe. For sixteen years prior to that position, Ms. Kennedy served as Managing Director responsible for business development as well as day-to-day operations with David Linley and Co., the bespoke furniture and design business in the U.K. She began her career at S.G. Warburg as an investment banker. Ms Kennedy is a non-executive director of Bholdings Ltd., a private company providing various business services, David Linley Holdings and Value Retail plc, a private company specializing in the creation and operation of luxury shopping outlet destinations, and an executive director of Kennedy Dundas.

Ian Livingston

Lord Livingston is a member of the U.K. House of Lords after being made a life peer in 2013 and served as U.K. Minister of State for Trade and Investment from December 2013 to May 2015. Prior to his appointment, Lord Livingston held a number of executive positions with BT Group plc, one of the world’s leading communications companies and a member of the FTSE 100, including Group Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2013, and served on the company’s board of directors throughout his eleven-year tenure with the company. Prior to his time with BT Group, Lord Livingston held various leadership positions from 1991 to 2002, including Chief Financial Officer and executive director, with Dixons Group plc (now Dixons Carphone plc), one of the largest consumer electronics retailers in Europe. Lord Livingston currently serves as Chairman of Dixons Carphone plc and as Chairman of Man Group plc. Lord Livingston is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Demetra Pinsent

Lady Pinsent is Chief Executive of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd., a privately-owned beauty and cosmetics company based in the U.K., a position she has held since 2012. Lady Pinsent worked at McKinsey & Co. from 1999 to 2012, and was elected partner in 2006. She led its retail and consumer practice with a focus primarily across the luxury goods, fashion, apparel, food and health, and beauty sectors. Lady Pinsent has been a non-executive director of Capital & Counties Properties plc, a UK-based property investment and development company listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, since 2012. In January 2017, Lady Pinsent was appointed as a Trustee of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Gail Rebuck

Baroness Rebuck has served as Chair of Penguin Random House UK from 2013 to date. From 1991 until 2013, she served as Chair and Chief Executive of Random House UK and its overseas subsidiaries. Baroness Rebuck was the co-founder and director of Century Publishing, which was launched in 1982 and which was acquired by Random House Inc. in 1989, at which time Baroness Rebuck became Chair of the Random House division. Baroness Rebuck is currently a member of the Global Board of Representatives of Penguin Random House, a member of the General Management Committee of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, and a non-executive director of Koovs plc and Guardian Media Group. Baroness Rebuck was a non-executive director of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc from 2002 until 2012. Baroness Rebuck chairs the Council of the Royal College of Art. Baroness Rebuck was awarded a DBE in 2009 and was appointed a life peer to the U.K. House of Lords in 2014.

H. Roeland Vos

Mr. Vos was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Belmond in September 2015. He was elected to the Belmond Board of Directors in June 2014. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Vos served as President of the Europe, Africa and Middle East division of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and until mid-2015, he acted as an independent director on the board of Starwood EAME bvba. Mr. Vos served as the Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Design Hotels AG, a hotel marketing company majority-owned by Starwood and listed on the Munich stock exchange, until July 2014. Mr. Vos joined ITT Sheraton, a predecessor of Starwood, in 1982 and held progressively senior hotel operating and management positions throughout his career, including President, Europe and Senior Vice President and Area Director, Italy and Malta, during which period he was an integral part of the introduction and expansion of the Luxury Collection. During his 12 years as President of Europe, Africa and Middle East, the division grew from 127 owned and managed properties in the region to 243 spread over 60 countries, with another 64 hotels and resorts in the development pipeline. In addition to serving on the Board of Belmond, Mr. Vos is on the board of Albron B.V., a Dutch foundation that operates catering and restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium and until December 2015, he was on the board of Joa Groupe Holding, a private company that operates 21 casinos in France.

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