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Sunil Khanna

M.B.A. '84

Senior Vice President
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (New York, NY)

Background

Mr. Khanna joined Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance in April 2008 as a Senior Vice President. From January 2000 to March 2008, Mr. Khanna served as a Managing Director at Arena Capital Partners. From October 1997 to December 1999, he was a Director of the Credit Suisse First Boston International Equity Fund, based in Hong Kong with responsibility for investments in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Khanna began his career at Citibank as a Financial Analyst in 1984, and joined Merrill Lynch's Mergers and Acquisitions Group in 1986. Mr. Khanna was a Principal of Merrill Lynch Capital Partners ("MLCP") from January 1987 to mid-1994, and together with Messrs. Armstrong and McLean, a founding member of Stonington Partners, where he served from 1994 to 1997. Among the transactions Mr. Khanna helped sponsor at MLCP were US Foodservice, Amstar Corporation, Bestform Holdings, Pathmark Stores and WSR Corporation. While at CSFB International Private Equity, Mr. Khanna helped sponsor and served on the Board of Directors of Malee Sampran, a Thai publicly traded consumer products company. Mr. Khanna also trained as a Chartered Accountant with Thorne Lancaster & Co., London, UK and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Education

Mr. Khanna graduated with a BA (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephens College and received his MBA from Johnson School.