The Board has wide experience of the sector and regulatory environment in which Cairn operates, as well as the appropriate financial and risk management skills.

Alexander Berger was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Cairn in May 2010.

Alexander is Chief Executive Officer of Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V., a private Dutch exploration and production company based in Amsterdam and a director of Oranje-Nassau Energie UK Limited and Oranje-Nassau Energy Petroleum Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Discover Exploration Limited.

Alexander holds a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.

Alexander is a member of the Audit Committee and Governance Committee.