Kapila Anand

Kapila is a board member of Extended Stay America, Inc. where she serves as the chair of the Compensation Committee and is the Audit Committee chair and member of Nominating and Governance Committee of ESH Hospitality (NASDAQ: STAY). She serves on the Audit Committee for Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI). For Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN), Kapila serves as the chair of the Audit Committee and is of member of the Compensation Committee. She also currently serves as the Chair and Lead director of the WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation (WCD Foundation), the Board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and as a Trustee of Rush University Medical Center.

Kapila has served on the Boards of KPMG LLP in the U.S. and Americas and as the chair of the KPMG Foundation. Ms. Anand 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. She served as a governance and liaison partner for KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute facilitating a variety of Audit committee and Lead director peer exchanges. She continues in her role as the co-chapter chair of the Chicago chapter of WCD.

Kapila was awarded 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 2017 “Director to Watch” by Equilar.