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 UK & Europe, Mastek

Abhishek Singh

President UK & Europe, Mastek

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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Umang Nahata

Chief Executive Officer, Evosys

Umang Nahata

Chief Executive Officer, Evosys

Umang heads the Global Oracle business at Mastek. He is the co-founder and CEO of Evosys, a leading Oracle Cloud SI which was recently acquired by Mastek. A Chartered Accountant and Software professional by qualification, he co-founded Evosys in 2006. Under his vision and leadership, Evosys has rapidly grown to become one of the largest and fastest-growing Oracle Cloud Application Partners globally. Evosys is very proud of its 1000+ Oracle Cloud customers and has been recognized by Oracle as its Global Cloud Partner of the Year for 2017 & 19 and by Gartner's MQ report for its Oracle Cloud Application Services in 2019 & 20.

Umang is also guiding the Mastek Oracle Services towards a model that Delivers Measurable Outcomes to its customers, so they can see Cloud Adoption as an investment with high ROI and not as an expense.

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Raman Sapra

President Americas, Mastek

Raman Sapra

President Americas, Mastek

Raman is responsible for driving growth in the US market which Mastek re-entered two years ago via the acquisition of TAISTech Inc. Raman brings a wealth of experience from his role at Sasken Technologies where he was Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Digital Services.

Previous to this he held senior positions at Dell Services and Wipro and has a proven track record building large scale businesses with tier one customers.

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Rakesh Raman

President Middle East & APAC

Rakesh Raman

President Middle East & APAC

Rakesh Raman heads the Middle East business of Mastek. He is the co-founder and COO of Evosys. An engineer by qualification, he holds more than 20 years of experience in high-technology in the IT & ITES industry. Under his humble and collaborative style of leadership, Evosys has grown to be recognized as one of the most successful Oracle partners with an exceptional delivery success and customer renewal record.

Rakesh has also been instrumental in growing Evosys from a 15 people startup to a 1500+ strong Oracle Cloud powerhouse.

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Arun Agarwal

Group Chief Financial Officer

Arun Agarwal

Group 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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Maninder Kapoor Puri

Group Chief People Officer

Maninder Kapoor Puri

Group Chief People Officer

Maninder is Group Chief People Officer, overseeing all aspects of HR practices and operations in order to meet the needs of the constantly evolving business – facilitating strategic planning and initiatives, change management and organisational design.

Prior to Mastek, she held global human resource roles in organisations such as First Source Solutions, ICICI OneSource, Accenture and iGate Solutions.

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Narasimha Murthy

Group Chief Delivery Officer

Narasimha Murthy

Group Chief Delivery Officer

Narasimha, as Group Chief Delivery Officer, heads delivery of Mastek globally by leading Mastek’s digital consultants, incubating cutting-edge expertise through innovation and driving strategic initiatives. Narasimha’s mandate is to leverages organizational competencies to build industry-leading digital platforms and products, promote technical research & innovation, drive enterprise transformations and continually transform Mastek’s capabilities around digital engineering & transformations.

Narasimha has more than 25 years of global IT experience with expertise in delivering high-quality enterprise wide transformations at scale, having worked for both large and mid-sized organizations. Prior to joining Mastek, Narasimha has held the roles of Program Director, Head of Captives, Head of Products & Practice, Global Delivery Head, Chief Digital & Delivery Officer.

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Narottam Sharma

Group Chief Information Officer

Narottam Sharma

Group Chief Information Officer

Narottam as Group Chief Information Officer, heads IT infrastructure and systems, strategic performance and overall digital transformation needs for Mastek.

Narottam has more than 20 years of high impact leadership & strategic experience in digital business transformation domain. Over the years, he has been recognized as a highly acclaimed Transformation Leader and turnaround architect, with significant experience in leveraging emerging technologies across industries i.e. Banking, Insurance, IT/ ITES, Manufacturing and Services.

Prior to joining Mastek, Narottam has worked in organizations like Sterlite Technologies Ltd., Samsung R&D Institute Ltd., Aviva Life Insurance Ltd., RBS, and Bank of America & IBM.

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Vimal Dangri

Group Head, Legal Affairs

Vimal Dangri

Group Head, Legal Affairs

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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S Sandilya

Chairman & Independent Director

S Sandilya

Chairman & Independent Director

Mr. S. Sandilya is a Commerce Graduate from Madras University and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and he holds almost 5 (five) decades of rich and diverse professional experience.

Mr. Sandilya is presently the Non-Executive Chairman of Eicher Group. He joined Eicher Group in 1975 and has held various responsibilities in the areas of Group Finance including Information Technology, Strategy and Planning, Manufacturing and General Management. He was the Group Chairman and Chief Executive for 6 (six) years before becoming the Non-Executive Chairman, the post he continues to hold.

He has been a National Council Member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for many years. He is also Independent Director on the Boards of a couple of Companies. He has been an Executive Committee Member of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. Additionally, Mr. Sandilya is a Past Member of the Board of Lean Global Network USA, Past President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and was also the President of International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association, Geneva for the period from 2012 to 2014. He was also providing his services as the Non-Executive President of SOS Children’s Villages of India, a Non-Profit Organisation providing care for parentless, abandoned and vulnerable children. He continues to be associated with the organisation as the Chairman of SOS Children’s Villages of India Trust.

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Ashank Desai

Vice-Chairman & Managing Director

Ashank Desai

Vice-Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Ashank Desai, is an Information Technology (IT) Industrialist and has done B.E. from Mumbai University and had secured the second rank in the University. He holds a M. Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. He also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from IIM Ahmedabad.

Mr. Desai is the Principal Founder and Former Chairman of Mastek and has more than 4 decades of rich and diverse experience in IT industry. Mr. Desai having held the position of Chairman & Managing Director of Mastek earlier and currently serving as the Vice - Chairman & Managing Director, brings with him valuable experience in managing the issues faced by large and complex organisations. The Company and the Board will immensely benefit by leveraging his demonstrated leadership capability, general business acumen and knowledge of complex financial and operational issues faced by the Company. Mr. Desai also brings rich experience in various areas of business, technology, operations, societal and governance matters.

Mr. Desai is widely recognised as an IT industry veteran and is one of the founder members & Past Chairman of NASSCOM. He has been felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his contribution to NASSCOM & IT Industry.

He also guides Mastek Foundation, whose mission is to enable “Informed Giving and Responsible Receiving”. He has been conferred with the “Distinguished Alumnus” Award from IIT Mumbai and the Computer Society of India (CSI) “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.

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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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Priti Rao

Independent Director

Priti Rao

Independent Director

Ms. Priti Rao is M.S. (Mathematics) from IIT Bombay with specialization in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate of amplifying business value, leveraging Technology, Human Resources and Process Automation. Ms. Priti has to her credit 24 Years of diverse experience in building and delivering range of IT services for customers located across all the five continents.

During her stint in various Companies including Companies like Infosys, L& T and Dell, she played a pivotal role in supporting IT teams and built large remote infrastructure service business, delivering software services and managing large scale recruitment, training and assimilating large employee base. Ms. Priti is inclined towards a leadership skill that requires both knowledge and vision of technology with the ability to envisage how technology might affect organizational dynamics to help organisations accelerate technology adoption.

Ms. Priti is the Board member of Union Bank of India and is also a director in few other Private Companies having business related to technology services and products. Ms. Priti is also actively engaged in various CSR activities with a mission and objective to provide financial assistance, special coaching, counselling, other requisite support to deserving bright young girls from disadvantaged background to enable them to grow into empowered, confident professionals with strong values.

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Atul Kanagat

Independent Director

Atul Kanagat

Independent Director

Mr. Atul Kanagat holds B. Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Kanagat has nearly 3.7 decades of experience in Consulting and Multinational Companies.

Mr. Kanagat initially joined Hindustan Lever, the Indian Subsidiary of Unilever. He spent 2 years as Management Trainee doing assignments in multiple functions of the Company. He then spent a year as Materials Manager for Hindustan Lever's Calcutta Manufacturing complex.

After completing his MBA at Harvard in 1982, Mr. Kanagat joined Mc Kinsey & Company in Chicago. He was elected as Partner in 1988, Director in 1994 and thereafter Managing Director of their Seattle office in the period 1995 to 2003. Mr. Kanagat has been a Member of the Boards of Seattle Symphony, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Centre and Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Science Centre in Jersey City. Mr. Kanagat has also worked for Harman International as Vice President - Strategy & Mergers & Acquisition.

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Ketan Mehta

Co-Founder

Ketan Mehta

Co-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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Ashank Desai

Principal Founder & former Chairman

Ashank Desai

Principal Founder & former Chairman

Mr. Ashank Desai, is an Information Technology (IT) Industrialist and has done B.E. from Mumbai University and had secured the second rank in the University. He holds a M. Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. He also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from IIM Ahmedabad.

Mr. Desai is the Principal Founder and Former Chairman of Mastek and has more than 4 decades of rich and diverse experience in IT industry. Mr. Desai having held the position of Chairman & Managing Director of Mastek earlier and currently serving as the Vice - Chairman & Managing Director, brings with him valuable experience in managing the issues faced by large and complex organisations. The Company and the Board will immensely benefit by leveraging his demonstrated leadership capability, general business acumen and knowledge of complex financial and operational issues faced by the Company. Mr. Desai also brings rich experience in various areas of business, technology, operations, societal and governance matters.

Mr. Desai is widely recognised as an IT industry veteran and is one of the founder members & Past Chairman of NASSCOM. He has been felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his contribution to NASSCOM & IT Industry.

He also guides Mastek Foundation, whose mission is to enable “Informed Giving and Responsible Receiving”. He has been conferred with the “Distinguished Alumnus” Award from IIT Mumbai and the Computer Society of India (CSI) “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.

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Radhakrishnan Sundar

Co-Founder

Radhakrishnan Sundar

Co-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)

Former Co- Founder & Managing Director

Sudhakar Ram (Late)

Former Co- Founder & Managing Director

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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