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Executive Bios

GOKUL HEMMADY
Chief Operating Officer

Gokul Hemmady is the chief operating officer of NII Holdings, Inc., a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Latin America. With operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, NII is a Fortune 500 company and trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD.

Mr. Hemmady was appointed chief operating officer on June 15, 2012 and is responsible for translating the company’s global business priorities into operational tactics and overseeing the success of our operations in each of our markets. Reporting to Mr. Hemmady are the president of Nextel Mexico, president of Nextel Brazil, president of PAC (Peru, Argentina, and Chile) and the chief information officer. In addition to his day-to-day operational role, Mr. Hemmady is also responsible for the successful deployment of 3G technologies in each of our markets and the ongoing transformation of the company’s operating model.

Mr. Hemmady has more than 26 years of experience in corporate finance, consulting, banking and international finance, and served as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2007, adding the title chief transformation officer in February 2012. In this role, Mr. Hemmady led NII’s financial operations, including business development, financial reporting, capital structure and financing strategies, taxation, investor relations and internal audit.

In 2010, he was recognized as Finance Executive of the Year by the prestigious International Business Awards for sound financial stewardship that was instrumental in producing strong financial performance and growth at NII.

Before joining NII, Mr. Hemmady was vice president and chief financial officer of ADC Telecommunications, a provider of global network infrastructure and products and services, where he held financial leadership positions for ten years. While at ADC, he also held the positions of controller, treasurer and managing director of ADC Ventures. Prior to joining ADC in 1997, he held senior level international finance positions at US West, US West International and Citibank.

Mr. Hemmady received a bachelor of science degree in commerce from the University of Bombay and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which is equivalent to the title of certified public accountant. He also holds a master of business administration degree from the Yale School of Management.

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