Syed Kamal is a co-founder of our Company and has served as our President and as a director of our Company since our inception in 1999. Mr. Kamal also served as Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Kamal has nearly 40 years of experience in the dialysis services industry. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Kamal served in various management roles at Fresenius Medical Care North America (“FMCNA”), including as President of FMCNA’s southern business unit, Vice President of Operations for FMCNA’s North America division, Director and Vice President of Operations for FMNCA’s International division and Regional Manager of FMNCA’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions (U.S.). Mr. Kamal holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Statistics and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Punjab in Pakistan.