Sudesh (Sudi) Mariappa joined GLG in September 2012 to develop and manage GLG’s absolute return fixed income offering. Sudi worked at PIMCO from 2000 to 2010 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2003. He ran the Global Portfolio Team until 2008, managing an International team of investment managers. From 2009 to 2010, Sudi was senior advisor to PIMCO, working closely with founder Bill Gross on the firm’s suite of hedge funds and also directed various risk, strategy and advisory projects. Before PIMCO, Sudi was a managing director at Merrill Lynch, Tokyo. He also worked for Sumitomo Finance International and Long Term Capital Management in San Francisco and Salomon Brothers in Tokyo. Sudi holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Cornell University.