Kapila Anand
United States
Director, Extended Stay America, Inc., ESH Hospitality, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation; Chair, Elanco Animal Health, Omega Healthcare Investors; Trustee, Rush University Medical Center; Chair, WCD Chicago

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Kapila is a board member of Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality (NASDAQ:STAY) where she serves on a variety of committees including Nominating and Governance, Compensation and the Audit committee. She is the chair of the Audit committee of Elanco Animal Health (NYSE: ELAN) and also serves as the Audit committee chair for Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI). In addition, to her corporate boards, she is on the board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, a trustee of Rush University Medical Center and serves as lead director for WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation.

Kapila has served on the boards of KPMG LLP in the U.S. and Americas and as the chair of the KPMG Foundation. She recently retired as a partner with KPMG and was retained by KPMG as a senior advisor on selected matters. During her career, Kapila built and served a number of businesses in a leadership role. She most recently served as KPMG’s leader for the Travel, Leisure and Hospitality industry serving global financial services, real estate, private equity, and consumer facing gaming and hospitality clients. During the 2008 financial crisis, she assumed the role of partner in charge of KPMG’s Public Policy Business Initiatives, responsible for architecting the regulatory strategy of the Firm and assessing the impact of regulatory changes on the Firm and its clients. She has authored numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at industry and governance forums.

Kapila was recently selected by Women Inc. magazine as one of the 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors and she was also named to the 2019 NACD Directorship 100, the annual list of the most influential people in the boardroom and on corporate governance. She was previously presented the “Women to Watch” award by the Illinois CPA Society. She was also honored as an “Inspirational Leader” by ASCEND. She was profiled as a “Voice of Experience” by the Glass Hammer, an online community created for women executives and as a “Director to Watch” by Equilar.