Nilesh Lakhani, Chairman of the Board and Director

Age: 62 Class: III Mandate: Annual Stockholders Meeting in 2020

Nilesh Lakhani has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2012 and as chairman of our board of directors since March 2019. Mr. Lakhani served on the board of directors of Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NYSE: NETS) from 2013 to 2019. He also served as an independent director on the board of directors of QIWI plc (Nasdaq: QIWI) from 2013 to 2014. Mr. Lakhani was an Operating Partner at Lumia Capital LLC, an emerging markets focused technology venture fund from 2015 to 2018. He has also held key executive positions with growth companies in the technology, media and financial services industries. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Chief Financial Officer of oDesk Corporation. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2010, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Yandex N.V. (Nasdaq: YNDX). He also served as Chief Financial Officer of CTC Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCM) from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Lakhani was the Chief Financial Officer of Pogo.com, and was Vice President of Global Operations at Electronic Arts after it acquired Pogo.com. Mr. Lakhani also served as senior vice president with Transamerica Corporation from 1991 to 1997, and worked with GE Capital from 1984 to 1991. Mr. Lakhani received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manchester and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Damián Scokin, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Age: 55 Class: III Mandate: Annual Stockholders Meeting in 2020

Damián Scokin joined Despegar in December 2016 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") since February 2017 and as a member of our board of directors since April 2017. From November 2014 to November 2016, prior to becoming our CEO, Mr. Scokin was the CEO of Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited ("Ultrapetrol"), where he continues to be a member of the company’s board of directors. Mr. Scokin helped navigate Ultrapetrol through its negotiations with creditors as a result of adverse market conditions in the energy and natural resources sectors, which, subsequent to his departure as CEO of the company, resulted in the filing of a Chapter 11 prepackaged reorganization plan agreement with a U.S. bankruptcy court at the beginning of 2017. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Scokin held several positions within the LATAM Airlines Group. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Scokin served as CEO for LATAM’s International Business Unit, where he was in charge of leading the merger and integration process of LAN Airlines, the biggest airline in Chile, and TAM Linhas Aéreas, one of Brazil's leading airlines. Prior to the merger process, Mr. Scokin worked as CEO for the International Business Unit of LAN Airlines in Chile and as CEO for LAN Argentina before that, where he was in charge of the company’s startup and early development in Argentina. Mr. Scokin started his career in 1995 as an associate of McKinsey & Company in Boston, where he eventually became partner. Mr. Scokin holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and Industrial Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Martín Rastellino, Director

Age: 50 Class: II Mandate: Annual Stockholders Meeting in 2022

Martín Rastellino has been a member of Despegar’s board of directors since June 2017. Mr. Rastellino is a cofounder of the Company and has been extensively involved in the management of the Company from 1999 until June 2017. He has served as Despegar’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Hotels Business, among other key managerial positions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rastellino served as a Manager for Teleglobe in the United States and has also worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen in Argentina between 1993 and 1997. Mr. Rastellino received a Bachelor degree in Public Accounting from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University.

Mario Eduardo Vázquez, Director

Age: 86 Class: II Mandate: Annual Stockholders Meeting in 2022

Mario Eduardo Vázquez has served as a member of the board of directors since August 2014. From June 2003 to November 2006, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Telefónica in Argentina. Prior to that, Mr. Vázquez worked in auditing for Arthur Andersen for 33 years, including as a partner and general director covering Latin American markets, including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Mr. Vázquez also serves on the board of directors and is president of the Audit Committee of Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) and MercadoLibre, Inc. (NYSE:MELI). He has also served as a member of the board of directors of Telefónica Argentina S.A., Telefónica Holding Argentina S.A., Telefónica S.A. (Spain), Banco Santander Rio S.A., Banco Supervielle Societe General S.A., and CMF Banco S.A., and as alternate member of the board of directors of Telefónica de Chile S.A. Mr. Vázquez received a Bachelor degree in Public Accounting from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Michael Doyle, Director

Age:51 Class: I Mandate: Annual Stockholders Meeting in 2021

Michael Doyle joined Despegar’s board of directors in September 2018. Mr. Doyle served as our Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for over 5 years until August 31, 2018. Prior becoming our CFO, Mr. Doyle was the Chief Financial Officer of eLong, Inc, a formerly Nasdaq- listed, online travel company in China. Mr. Doyle was also the Chief Financial Officer of Expedia Asia Pacific, a division of Expedia, based in Hong Kong and Seattle. Prior to Expedia, Mr. Doyle worked as Chief Financial Officer of Teledesic, a Seattle-based broadband communications company founded by Craig McCaw and Bill Gates. Mr. Doyle started his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Company in New York and Singapore. While in Singapore, he also worked for the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, structuring private equity investments

Ramiro Lauzan, Director

Age:49 Class: Series A Preferred Shares Mandate: N.A.

Ramiro Lauzan has been appointed to serve on the Strategy Committee and Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Lauzan is a Partner at L Catterton, focused on Latin America. Prior to joining L Catterton, he was a Managing Partner at Humus Capital Partners, an independent middle-market private equity firm he co-founded in South America, with investments in consumer goods, biotechnology and renewable energy. Previously, Mr. Lauzan spent over eight years at McKinsey & Company, where he served clients across multiple sectors in Latin America, Asia and Australia. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and in venture capital at L.I.D. Group. Mr. Lauzan serves on the Board of Directors of several L Catterton portfolio companies, such as NotCo and CrediClub, and he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Biosidus Group and Embotelladora Metropolitana. He holds a Business Economics degree with honors from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina, and an MBA from Columbia Business School (Yosaji Morita scholar). Mr. Lauzan is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and German.

Jon Gieselman, Director

Age: 53 Class: I Mandate: Annual Stockholders Meeting in 2024

Jon Gieselman is the President of Expedia Brands, where he is focused on brand marketing, growth marketing and marketing technology services across all Expedia Group consumer brands. Gieselman has been a director of Expedia Group since December 2019. Mr. Gieselman is a significant transformation leader with more than 30 years’ experience, who has been on the frontlines of developing creative content at traditional consumer product companies and cutting-edge brands. Before joining Expedia Group, Mr. Gieselman served as Vice President of Market for Services at Apple, Inc., where he was responsible for the global marketing and sales functions for Apple’s Services including businesses such as the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple Card. Prior to Apple, Mr. Gieselman served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at DirecTV, Inc., a direct broadcast satellite service provider, having previously served in senior marketing roles at Sears Holding Corporation, Home Shopping Network and Ray-Ban Sunglasses. Mr. Gieselman holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from St. John Fisher College. He was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2009 and is the winner of 28 Cannes Lions.

Last update: September 20, 2017