Salim Nathoo joined the Sophos board of directors as an independent non-executive director in 2010. He is a partner and co-head of Apax Partners' technology and telecom team. He joined Apax Partners in 1999 and has been involved in a variety of investments including SMART Technologies (interactive collaboration technology provider), Promethean World (education technology provider), iGATE/Patni (IT services provider). Weather Investments (holding of Asian, African and European mobile and fixed telecom operators), Tim Hellas (Greek mobile operator), Inmarsat (mobile satellite services provider), and Mobifon (Romanian mobile operator). Salim currently serves on the boards of SMART Technologies, iGATE and Weather Investments.
Before he joined Apax Partners, Salim worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he focused extensively on telecommunications. Salim also held sales, marketing and technical positions at NYNEX CableComms Ltd. and IBM. He earned a master's degree in mathematics from St. John's College, Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.