Leadership at Mastek

Hiral Chandrana

Global Chief Executive Officer

Hiral Chandrana

Global Chief Executive Officer

Mr Hiral Chandrana is the Global CEO of Mastek Group. He is responsible for the global P&L and strategy of the organization in addition growth, customer success and employee experience.

Hiral has over 25+ years of global experience with a proven track record in IT Services and Digital Solutions across a diverse set of industries. He has worked with Wipro Limited, Electronic Data Systems in progressive business leadership roles. In his last role during a 14-year stint at Wipro, he served as the Senior Vice President & Global Head, where he transformed the $3B Applications business to Digital; in addition to driving strategic cloud partnerships and M&A’s. He also has extensive expertise in Consumer, Retail, Manufacturing, and Healthcare related industries and working with Fortune 1000 global clients across US, UK, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

Hiral has an engineering background with an MS and MBA from US. He has attended various executive leadership programs at Wharton, Duke University, and Berkeley.

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Abhishek Singh

President UKI & Europe

Abhishek Singh

President UKI & Europe

As President, UK business, Abhishek oversees full P&L of the UK business. His major focus is driving continued improvement in financial and operational performance whilst enhancing employee and customer satisfaction levels.

He has two decades of experience in the Information Technology, Healthcare, Financial Services and BPM industries across both India and the United States, including organisations like First Source Solutions and Tech Mahindra (then Mahindra-British Telecom).

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Arun Agarwal

Global Chief Financial Officer

Arun Agarwal

Global Chief Financial Officer

As Global Chief Financial Officer, Arun oversees multiple functions globally including Finance, Investor Relationships, Facilities and Infrastructure. He has over 19 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant and previously held senior leadership roles at Firstsource, GE, Wipro and Synovate.

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Arvind J

Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Arvind J

Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Arvind J is the Global CHRO of Mastek Group and is responsible for the group’s global HR strategy, people experience and development, organizational culture and employee experience.

Arvind has nearly 3 decades of global experience in transformational HR leadership, digitization, mergers & acquisitions, leadership development, organizational culture building and designing effective employee experiences. His success spans the gamut of publicly traded and private equity-backed professional services companies — setting up entities in new geographies across India, APAC, the Middle East & USA. He has held high business impact leadership roles at DMI, CMS IT Services, CISCO Systems, Wipro Technologies and Ramco Systems. 

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Prajakta Talvelkar

Chief Marketing Officer

Prajakta Talvelkar

Chief Marketing Officer
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Prameela Kalive

Chief Operating Officer

Prameela Kalive

Chief Operating Officer

Prameela Kalive is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Mastek. As part of the Executive Leadership Team, she spearheads global delivery and operational excellence and leads cross-functional groups that include the order-to-cash processes and CIO functions.  

Being the First Woman COO of the Indian IT Industry and a strong advocate of the 'Customer First' mindset, Prameela has over three decades of industry experience spanning multiple global portfolios including Software Delivery, Sales, Marketing, Strategy, Innovation, HR and Practice Development. Interestingly, she started her career as a Missile Scientist with the DRDO and was part of the esteemed AGNI and AKAASH Missile Development teams where she worked under the leadership of honourable Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Before joining Mastek, she was the COO at Zensar Technologies and was an integral part of Zensar’s growth story for the past 22 years.  

Prameela holds Masters Degrees in Digital Engineering and Business Administration and is an alumnus of Osmania University, the London School of Economics and the Indian School of Business. 

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Raman Sapra

President & Chief Growth Officer

Raman Sapra

President & Chief Growth Officer

Raman Sapra is the President and Chief Growth Officer of Mastek. He is responsible for driving the growth agenda of Mastek on a global basis by scaling our Global Service Line capabilities, driving strategic engagement with our Technology Partners and executing our inorganic priorities.

An IIT Roorkee graduate - Raman has more than 25 years of experience in the IT Services Industry across companies such as Wipro, Dell Services and Sasken. Prior to this role, Raman was the President of Mastek Americas.

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Ritwik Batabyal

CTO & Innovation Officer

Ritwik Batabyal

CTO & Innovation Officer
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Vijay Iyer

President Americas

Vijay Iyer

President Americas

Vijay Iyer is the President of the Americas at Mastek. Spearheading our business strategies, processes, and operations, he is responsible for Mastek’s growth, as well as customer success & experience across the region.

Vijay is an industry veteran with over 30 years of diverse global experience in creating, growing & stabilizing new lines of business across various industry verticals in the Digital Engineering and Enterprise IT Services domain. He began his career as the CIO of SRF, a manufacturing company, and has had successful stints as the Industry Vertical Head at HCL Technologies & DXC Technology, Chief Sales Officer at Hexaware Technologies and CEO of Cignex Datamatics Inc. Before joining Mastek, Vijay was with Persistent Systems. His extensive experience includes strategy development, marketing & sales, organizational development, advisor relationships, leading large deals and delivery execution.

Vijay has done his MS from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India, and is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and the Harvard Business School. He is also passionate about giving back to society and runs a non-profit charitable organization, The Iyer Foundation Inc., focused on enabling children to develop an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math.

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Vimal Dangri

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Vimal Dangri

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Vimal leads the legal, compliance, risk, corporate governance and ESG actions.  He is responsible for driving Mastek’s legal strategy on key issues including business & third party engagements, ethical culture & governance, sustainability, intellectual property, privacy and policy priorities.  Having experience in the field of process improvements, Vimal is focused on driving innovation in legal & compliance profession.

An alumni of National Law School of India University, Vimal has held leadership roles in legal, governance, compliance, and risk functions in his 21 years of work experience.

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Ashank Desai

Non-Executive Chairman

Ashank Desai

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Ashank Desai is an IT Entrepreneur and holds a B.E. from Mumbai University, securing the second rank in the University. Having a M. Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, he also holds an MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad.

Mr. Desai is Founder and Chairman of Mastek and has more than four decades of rich and diverse experience in the Global IT industry. Mr. Desai, having held the position of Vice Chairman and Managing Director earlier, is currently serving as the Chairman of Mastek. He brings with him valuable experience in managing the issues faced by large and complex organizations. The Company and the Board immensely benefits by leveraging his demonstrated leadership capability, general business acumen and knowledge of complex financial and operational issues faced by the Company. He also brings rich experience in various Global areas of business, management, Marketing, Finance ,Technology, M&A, operations, societal and governance matters.

Mr. Desai is widely recognized as an IT industry veteran and is one of the founder members and an ex-Chairman of NASSCOM.  He was also the President of Asian-Oceanic Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), an association of IT industry for twenty countries in Asia-Pacific region .  He has been felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his contribution to NASSCOM & IT Industry.

He has Created Corpus and supported two institutes at my alma mater. The first one is the Ashank Desai Center for Policy Studies at IIT, Bombay. Its Vision is to become a center of excellence that facilitates evidence informed and inclusive public policy. The next center is The Ashank Desai Centre for Leadership and Organizational Development at IIM, Ahmedabad. The center aims to bring together governmental, non-governmental, and private organizations to conduct distinctive and high-quality leadership and organizational development research.

Being actively involved in many social issues He also guides Mastek Foundation, that has a mission to enable “Informed Giving and Responsible Receiving”. He Founded Avanshali Foundation which has trained for last 12 years 30 thousand schoolgirls, from low-income groups, to become leaders.  Founder Member & Co-Chairman of PanIIT Alumni Reach for India (PARFI).   PARFI is an 12-year-old Not-for-Profit organization providing Vocational Training for enhancing the income levels of poor high-school dropouts. Founder Member and Vice Chairman of an IIT, Bombay organization Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE).  

He has been conferred with the “Distinguished Alumnus” Award from IIT Bombay  and the Computer Society of India (CSI) has conferred  “Fellow of the Society” honour. He has also been presented with the Honourable Contributors Award by ASOCIO - the only Indian to receive this recognition twice. He was conferred with the much-coveted Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2010 India He has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement award by Indian Merchants Chamber and also the Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award 2021.

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Ketan Mehta

Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director

Ketan Mehta

Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director

Mr. Ketan Mehta holds Management Degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and has significant experience nearly four decades in the Information Technology Industry.

Mr. Ketan Mehta co-founded Mastek in 1982 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mastek until June 1, 2015 after which he focused exclusively on Majesco business. During his long stint with Mastek, Majesco and its affiliates, he has handled multiple functions including sales, delivery, and general management. He was the driving force behind the conceptualization and execution of Majesco’s insurance strategy, including acquisition and integration of seven insurance technology companies over the last thirteen years. Prior to that, he has also spearheaded Mastek’s joint venture with Deloitte Consulting.

October 2018 to September 2020, Mr. Ketan has served as Chairman of the Board of Majesco (USA entity) when he played a pivotal role in selling Majesco business to private equity firm – Thoma Bravo. Prior to that, he served as President of Majesco (USA entity) from 2000 until March 2019, and Chief Executive Officer of Majesco (USA entity) from July 2011 to October 2018.

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Rajeev Grover

Independent Director

Rajeev Grover

Independent Director

Mr. Grover is a B. Com (Hons.) graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has over 3 decades of rich and diverse experience across Finance, Operations, General Management & Business Transformation across Professional Services and Financial Services organisations like Mercer Consulting, Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), eFunds Corp. (now part of FIS), GE Capital International Services (now Genpact) and American Express.

He has been one of the pioneers of the Business Process Outsourcing industry in India and has led the setup for three organisations in the country. In his last role at Mercer Consulting, he served as the Global Head of Operations wherein he was responsible for driving Operational excellence across multiple lines of business represented by over 9,000 employees across 25 countries including shared service centers spread across India, Poland, Portugal, China & Ireland.

He is a Founder Director of ExempServ Professional Services Private Limited, which provides value-added financial reporting, compliance and allied services to social sector organisations. He is also a Non-Executive Treasurer of SOS Children’s Villages of India, which is one of the largest self-implementing independent non-governmental social development organisation focused on Children’s development.

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Suresh Vaswani

Independent Director

Suresh Vaswani

Independent Director

Suresh Vaswani is an independent director at Mastek. Suresh is a seasoned Global Technology and IT services Leader with an exceptional track record for building, scaling, and transforming business. He has served as the President of Dell Services, Co-CEO and board member Wipro and General Manager at IBM Global Technology Services.

He today serves on boards of a spectrum of companies from Publicly Listed to Private Equity owned to next generation growth/early-stage firms.

Suresh is an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.  
 

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Umang Nahata

New Shareholders’ Nominee Director (Non Executive)

Umang Nahata

New Shareholders’ Nominee Director (Non Executive)

Mr. Umang Nahata was the founder and CEO of Evosys (Evolutionary System Private Limited) which under his leadership had grown to become one of the top Oracle Cloud partners globally. He was also the CEO of Mastek’s Oracle Business and President of Mastek North America, APAC, and ME. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. Mr. Nahata has also worked for other well-known IT Service Companies in the past.

He joined the Board of Mastek as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director in the capacity of New Shareholders’ Nominee Director.

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Ashank Desai

Founder and Chairman

Ashank Desai

Founder and Chairman

Mr. Ashank Desai is an IT Entrepreneur and holds a B.E. from Mumbai University, securing the second rank in the University. Having a M. Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, he also holds an MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad.

Mr. Desai is Founder and Chairman of Mastek and has more than four decades of rich and diverse experience in the Global IT industry. Mr. Desai, having held the position of Vice Chairman and Managing Director earlier, is currently serving as the Chairman of Mastek. He brings with him valuable experience in managing the issues faced by large and complex organizations. The Company and the Board immensely benefits by leveraging his demonstrated leadership capability, general business acumen and knowledge of complex financial and operational issues faced by the Company. He also brings rich experience in various Global areas of business, management, Marketing, Finance ,Technology, M&A, operations, societal and governance matters.

Mr. Desai is widely recognized as an IT industry veteran and is one of the founder members and an ex-Chairman of NASSCOM.  He was also the President of Asian-Oceanic Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), an association of IT industry for twenty countries in Asia-Pacific region .  He has been felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his contribution to NASSCOM & IT Industry.

He has Created Corpus and supported two institutes at my alma mater. The first one is the Ashank Desai Center for Policy Studies at IIT, Bombay. Its Vision is to become a center of excellence that facilitates evidence informed and inclusive public policy. The next center is The Ashank Desai Centre for Leadership and Organizational Development at IIM, Ahmedabad. The center aims to bring together governmental, non-governmental, and private organizations to conduct distinctive and high-quality leadership and organizational development research.

Being actively involved in many social issues He also guides Mastek Foundation, that has a mission to enable “Informed Giving and Responsible Receiving”. He Founded Avanshali Foundation which has trained for last 12 years 30 thousand schoolgirls, from low-income groups, to become leaders.  Founder Member & Co-Chairman of PanIIT Alumni Reach for India (PARFI).   PARFI is an 12-year-old Not-for-Profit organization providing Vocational Training for enhancing the income levels of poor high-school dropouts. Founder Member and Vice Chairman of an IIT, Bombay organization Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE).  

He has been conferred with the “Distinguished Alumnus” Award from IIT Bombay  and the Computer Society of India (CSI) has conferred  “Fellow of the Society” honour. He has also been presented with the Honourable Contributors Award by ASOCIO - the only Indian to receive this recognition twice. He was conferred with the much-coveted Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2010 India He has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement award by Indian Merchants Chamber and also the Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award 2021.

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Ketan Mehta

Founder

Ketan Mehta

Founder

Mr. Ketan Mehta holds Management Degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and has significant experience nearly four decades in the Information Technology Industry.

Mr. Ketan Mehta co-founded Mastek in 1982 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mastek until June 1, 2015 after which he focused exclusively on Majesco business. During his long stint with Mastek, Majesco and its affiliates, he has handled multiple functions including sales, delivery, and general management. He was the driving force behind the conceptualization and execution of Majesco’s insurance strategy, including acquisition and integration of seven insurance technology companies over the last thirteen years. Prior to that, he has also spearheaded Mastek’s joint venture with Deloitte Consulting.

October 2018 to September 2020, Mr. Ketan has served as Chairman of the Board of Majesco (USA entity) when he played a pivotal role in selling Majesco business to private equity firm – Thoma Bravo. Prior to that, he served as President of Majesco (USA entity) from 2000 until March 2019, and Chief Executive Officer of Majesco (USA entity) from July 2011 to October 2018.

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Radhakrishnan Sundar

Founder

Radhakrishnan Sundar

Founder

Experience: Nearly four decades of vast experience in the software industry

Qualification: MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and an undergrad in ECE from REC, Trichy

Mr. Sundar worked for two years with HCL Limited, after which he co-founded Mastek. He has extensive experience in the software industry and actively participated in various strategic initiatives taken by Mastek Group. Mr. Sundar has a proven track record in building successful companies around emerging opportunities and leading technologies - having successfully nurtured start- ups both in India and the US. He was holding the position of Executive Director in Mastek Limited and Majesco Limited in India. He also serves on the Board of Sankara Eye Foundation, USA, the fund-raising arm of Sankara Eye Care, India, engaged in eliminating curable blindness among the rural poor. Presently, he is engaged extensively with the social sector assisting them in building scale and achieving financial sustainability.

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Sudhakar Ram

Late Founder and Former CMD

Sudhakar Ram

Late Founder and Former CMD

One of the Co-founder Director of Mastek, Mr. Ram brought to the table extensive experience in strategic initiatives in the areas of Vertical Enterprise Platforms and Applications that enable business transformation. He was having more than 4 decades of rich and diverse experience in Information Technology (IT) Industry.

Mr. Ram, was a veteran of the IT industry and was also a keen observer of Domestic and Global IT and business trends. He has also handled the additional responsibilities of leading Mastek’s business in the UK as CEO for Mastek (UK) Ltd. (Wholly owned Subsidiary of Mastek) from 2013 until March 2015. He was also on the Board of various overseas subsidiaries of Mastek in the past and contributed significantly towards establishment and growth in the respective geographies.

He was responsible for providing guidance and mentorship to the Group Chief Executive Officer which helped in translating the Board’s vision and direction to operational directions and goals. Mr. Ram was a silver medallist from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.

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