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Murugavel Janakiraman, Chairman &
He has a master's degree in computer science from the University of Madras. He started his career at Chennai-based Nucleus Software and moved to Singapore for a brief stint. He worked as a consultant in the US for leading companies on software projects and acquired valuable insights on Internet technologies. The Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce honoured Murugavel as one of the Top 5 Asian Indian Businessmen in the US below the age of 35. He was also honoured by the India Today Group as the "Business Icon of the Year."
George Zacharias, is a Non-executive Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of technology in chemical engineering and holds a post graduate diploma in business management from the Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. He was earlier associated with the Company as Nominee Director of Yahoo! Netherlands B.V. He was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sevenstrata IT Services Pvt Ltd. He was also associated with Mindtree Ltd as Sr. Vice President. He is associated with the Company since 2006.
C K Ranganathan
C. K. Ranganathan, is a Non-executive Independent Director, of the Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. He is the founder of Cavinkare Private Limited, a company engaged in the business of personal care, food, beverages, dairy and snacks. He was conferred the prestigious, Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Economic Times in 2004. He was the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamil Nadu State Council for the year 2009-10 and former president of the Madras Management Association. He currently serves as independent Non-Executive Director on several Boards, such as EID Parry, TVS Logistics amongst others. He is associated with the Company since 2014.
Mr. S.M Sundaram has about 33 years of professional experience, most of them in senior roles in Finance and Investment Management. Based in the silicon valley, he is currently a Partner & CFO at Creaegis, an asset management platform for private equity investments for global endowments and institutional investors. Till April 2018, he was Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Baring Private Equity Partners India, managing assets of over $1 billion across multiple fund entities.
At Baring India, Mr. S.M Sundaram was and continues to be a member of the Investment and Valuation Committees. His responsibilities included Investor Relations, Finance, Accounting, Legal, Risk management, tax and investment structuring across multiple countries. He was also an Operating Partner and served on the Boards of Directors, Audit and Compensation committees of several companies across sectors such as IT/ITES, energy, bio-tech and real estate.
Till 2007, he was the CFO of CSS Corp, a San Jose-based IT Services company operating in 12 countries. He helped scale-up CSS from a start-up to about US$ 160 million, with responsibility for Finance & Accounting, M&A and corporate planning and successfully raised capital from PE investors such as Baring, Deutsche Bank, SAIF Partners, Goldman Sachs & Sierra Ventures.
Till 2000, Mr. S M Sundaram was part of the senior management team at the Sanmar Group, a $1 billion group headquartered in India. Most of his 11-year stint was as Executive Assistant to the Chairman.
He is a Chartered Accountant, a Cost Accountant, a Company Secretary, a Chartered Financial Analyst and a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, with several all-India ranks. He is a regular speaker at leading industry and academic fora such as SuperReturn, AVCJ, Pacific Pension Institute, CalTech and Harvard. He has also mentored the management teams of several successful start-ups as an independent advisor/director. A keen fitness enthusiast with several marathon runs under his belt, he is also involved with various charities involving children in India and loves traveling to off-beat destinations.
She's a non-Executive Director of the company. She holds a bachelor's degree of science in biochemistry (special) from Gujarat University and a master's degree in business administration from California Coast University. She has also completed a course on training as a laboratory technician from the K.M. School of Post Graduate Medicine and Research, Ahmedabad. She has been associated with the company since 2006.
Milind S Sarwate
Milind Sarwate, is a Non-executive Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Bombay, and a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary. Mr. Milind brings over 32 years of experience in finance, HR, strategic planning, business development and product supply, across various sectors. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Increate Value Advisors LLP, which is engaged in facilitating organisations and individuals to discover, develop and deliver business and social value. He has held various positions at Marico Ltd, including CFO and CHRO and was a member of Marico’s Group Executive Committee. He currently serves as independent Non-Executive Director on several Boards, such as Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mind Tree, Care Rating and House of Anita Dongre amongst others. He was awarded the ICAI Award in the CFO - FMCG category in 2011 and the Best Performing CFO Award - FMCG & Retail in 2012 by CNBC TV-18. In 2013, Milind was inducted into the CFO India Hall of Fame by the CFO India Magazine He is associated with the Company since 2014. He is currently the Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Akila Krishnakumar is an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani. She has over 30 years of experience in software product development for financial services and education markets world-wide. Until 2013, Akila was President - Global Technology and Country Head for SunGard in India - then a Fortune 500 company and global leader in financial services software. Since 2013, as the founding partner and board member of Social Venture Partners (India), a network of engaged citizens, she works to provide livelihood opportunities for disadvantaged women and youth. She also serves on the boards of Nightingales Home health care, Zuari and Gulbarga cements - subsidiaries of Heidelberg cement. Until recently, she was on the board of State Bank of Mysore which was dissolved on completion of the merger with State Bank of India. She has held several key industry positions and was formerly the Chairperson for the American Chamber of Commerce Chapter and Chair of Nasscom’s Regional Council. She is a regular speaker at several International and National Conferences and leading organizations. She has won several awards and accolades including being among the top 5 women leaders in the Indian technology industry for many years". She has joined the Board as Additional & Independent Director on August 10, 2018.