People: Persistent Systems Ltd (PERS.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anand Deshpande

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Rohit Kamat

2012 Chief Financial Officer

Hari Haran

2008 President - Persistent System, Inc

Nitin Kulkarni

2013 Joint Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Mritunjay Singh

2013 Joint Chief Operating Officer

Ranganath Puranik

Executive Vice President & Head - New Business Initiatives and Portfolio

Mike Kerr

Senior Vice President - Sales

R. Venkateswaran

2012 Chief Technology Officer

Amit Atre

2013 Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Sameer Bendre

Chief People Officer

Sridhar Jagannathan

2012 Chief Innovation Officer

Hemant Pande

Chief Planning Officer

Nara Rajagopalan

2012 Chief Product Officer

Srikanth Sundararajan

2010 Worldwide Head - Corporate Strategy and Technology

Thodukattil Vijayaraman

2012 Head - Persistent Labs

Pradeep Bhargava

64 2012 Independent Director

Sanjay Bhattacharyya

67 2011 Independent Director

Anant Jhingran

2011 Independent Director

Prakash Telang

2010 Independent Director

Kiran Umrootkar

2010 Independent Director

Krithivasan Ramamritham

2001 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Anand Deshpande

Dr. Anand Deshpande is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of Persistent Systems Limited. He is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems a Company that he founded in 1990. He has a B. Tech (1984) in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, a Masters (1986) and a Ph.D. (1989) in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington (USA). Anand worked as MTS at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California from 1989 to 1990. He has actively participated in program committees of international conferences like member of Industrial Program Committee: VLDB 2003 in Berlin, VLDB 2004 in Toronto, IEEE 2005, ICDE 2005 in Tokyo, VLDB 2007 in Vienna; Program Committee Chair for Annual Convention CSI 2009 in Pune; General Chair for COMAD 2008 in Mumbai; Industrial Program Committee Chair for DASFAA 2008 in New Delhi; Organizing Committee Chair for ISEC 2009 in Pune; launched the ACM India Council, 2009. Anand is also a member of the IEEE, IE (India), CSI and YPO. He is currently the co-convener for Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) India Council, member of the Executive Committee of NASSCOM, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the School of Informatics of Indiana University and is on the Executive Committee of MCCIA. In the past, Anand was the President of SEAP from 2005-07 and Chairman of the Pune Chapter of CSI from 2003-05 and is the Chairman of CII, Pune zonal council 2008-09. In recognition of his contribution to the Information Technology sector he was awarded the Entrepreneur Award, at the Brihan Maharashtra Mandal Convention held in Atlanta, USA, 2005. He is the recipient of the CSI Fellowship Award in 2007 for achievement in the field of Information Technology. He was awarded the career achievement award of the School of Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2009 and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the School of Informatics of Indiana University.

Rohit Kamat

Mr. Rohit Kamat is the Chief Financial Officer of the Persistent Systems Limited. He has been with Persistent since 2001 and has held various important positions in Finance and Internal Audit departments. Rohit has around 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, accounts, international and domestic taxation and management accounting. He has worked with Indian and multinational IT companies such as Tata Unisys Ltd., L & T Infotech Ltd. and Syntel Software. Rohit is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is B.Com. (Hons) from the University of Mumbai and qualified Cost and Works Accountant.

Hari Haran

Nitin Kulkarni

Mritunjay Singh

Mr. Mritunjay Singh has been appointed as Joint Chief Operating Officer of Persistent Systems Ltd., effective February 19, 2013. Mr.Singh has deep experience in the software development and technology services industry. He joins Persistent Systems from Infosys, where he was the Delivery Head for the Financial Services and Insurance Application Development and Maintenance Unit, and was also the Head of Infosys Pune Development Center. Mr. Singh holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications from IIT BHU, Varanasi. He led the Hinjawadi Industry Association in Pune for many years as its President, working closely with the state and local government to bring about systemic development in the high-tech area.

Ranganath Puranik

Mr. Ranganath Puranik is Executive Vice President & Head - New Business Initiatives and Portfolio of the Persistent Systems Limited. He brings with him global experience in software, telecom, enterprise and global product development having worked with GE, Motorola and Sasken in various leadership roles over the past 20 years. Prior to joining Persistent, Ranga was Senior Vice President at Sasken for the past 3 1/2 years where he joined as Chief Strategy Officer and then was named Head of the business unit for a team of 1500+ in the Network Solutions group. In one of his roles as head of the North America region for Sasken, he was responsible for driving sales growth across all of Sasken’s portfolio through installed base of customers and strategic new customer accounts. Prior to Sasken, Ranga worked at Motorola and GE for over fifteen years in senior management & leadership roles in areas of telecom, healthcare, and software segments. This included General Manager & Managing Director designate, Motorola India Electronics Ltd, Bangalore; Director of Advanced Technology Business and Senior Director of Global R&D Strategy and Operations at Motorola's Networks division in Chicago; and as General Manager and head of Global Software Operations at GE Medical Systems in Milwaukee. Ranga has represented companies in analyst briefings, investor and industry conferences and board meetings. While at Motorola and GE, Ranga was involved in several strategic M&A initiatives and led geographically distributed teams of several hundreds of engineers. Prior to joining Motorola in 1991, Ranga worked as lead software engineer and project manager in PSI Data Systems and Aeronautical Development Agency in India. Ranga holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago and a Bachelor of Engineering - Electronics & Communication from Karnatak University.

Mike Kerr

Mr. Mike Kerr is the Senior Vice President - Sales of Persistent Systems Limited. Mike brings sales and marketing executive experience from his 30+ years with IBM. As Senior Vice President at Persistent, Mike is responsible for the IBM sales effort and is driving work to build the overall company value proposition and brand, executive level marketing messages and strategic marketing. Mike has a deep understanding and knowledge of the industry with a record of executive leadership in various profiles. He was most recently Vice President of Marketing Programs with IBM's Systems and Technology Group. Mike also served as Vice President of Industry Marketing for servers and storage, Vice President of product marketing for IBM's Unix business, Brand Manager for desktop systems in the PC business and held various positions in sales primarily associated with enterprises.

R. Venkateswaran

Dr. R. Venkateswaran has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer of the Persistent Systems Limited. As the CTO of Persistent Systems, Venki is responsible for the technology roadmap of the company, covering high-end technology consulting business, innovation, learning and competency development and IP-related investments. He joined Persistent in 2002 and has undertaken various roles over the years, including that of Head of Telecom Business and Strategic Initiatives around BI/Analytics, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Collaboration and Mobility & Embedded Systems. Prior to Persistent, he worked for 7 years as a researcher at Bell Laboratories and also at the CTO office at Lucent Technologies. Venki has earned his B.Tech (1988) and M.Tech (1992) in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and has a PhD in Computer Science from Washington State University (1997). His PhD Research focus was on Multicast Routing Protocols. He holds multiple patents in the area of ATM Multicasting, and has authored numerous research papers that have been published in reputed journals and conferences.

Amit Atre

Sameer Bendre

Mr. Sameer Bendre is Chief People Officer of Persistent Systems Limited. Sameer is responsible for Persistent's Global HR practices, People Engagement, Talent Acquisition and Development initiatives. He joined Persistent in August 2003. Sameer brings with him over 20 years of experience covering variety of roles in technology, finance and operations. He was responsible for setting up the Nagpur and Hyderabad Centers and the Head of Operations for Nagpur before taking over as the Chief People Officer. Prior to Persistent Sameer was an entrepreneur running his own industry Nagpur Motors Pvt. Ltd. manufacturing electric motors. As an active member of the entrepreneurship and social community Sameer was responsible for hosting the TiECon in Nagpur for the three consecutive years from 2009 to 2012. He is also the co-founder of the TiE Nagpur Chapter. Sameer is actively involved in various organizations like Rotary, Vidarbha Association of Software exporters (VASE), CII and NASSCOM at Nagpur. Sameer is often invited to speak on entrepreneurship, workforce management and business leadership. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from Nagpur University. He has attended executive management programs at IIM Ahmedabad. He is also a certified ISO lead auditor.

Sridhar Jagannathan

Dr. Sridhar Jagannathan, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Chief Innovation Officer of Persistent Systems Ltd. Prior to Persistent Systems he served as a Vice President, CTO Office at Intuit Inc., where he was responsible for Intuit's technology strategy, global engineering and technology M&A diligence. Prior to this, Sridhar was the Managing Director for Symantec's India Development Center for consumer products. Earlier, Sridhar was Vice President of Technology for Softbank Emerging Markets, a $200M fund focused on early stage investments in emerging markets. Sridhar also served as Technical Director for Internet and eCommerce at Oracle Corporation. He is the author of 'The Cyber Mafia' (Amazon, 2012) and 'Internet Commerce Metrics and Models' (Prentice Hall, 2001). He has taught courses at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley and IIT, Madras and has a doctorate in engineering from University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree (Sloan Fellow) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and B.Tech (Hons) from IIT, Kharagpur. Sridhar is a Charter Member of TiE Silicon Valley.

Hemant Pande

Dr. Hemant Pande is Chief Planning Officer of Persistent Systems Limited. He heads Corporate Planning and MIS. He earned B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1985. He then earned an M.S. in 1988, M.Phil. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1996, all in Computer Science from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Hemant worked with Siemens Corp Research, Princeton, New Jersey as a Member of Technical Staff from 1989 to 1991. He subsequently worked as a Scientist at the Tata Research Development and Design Center of Tata Consultancy Services Limited in Pune, India from 1991 to 2000. He worked earlier with Persistent from 2000 to 2006 as Senior Vice President. He worked with Persistent Systems, Inc. from 2006 to 2008 as Senior Vice President - Strategic Relationship Management before returning to Persistent Systems Ltd as Executive Vice President to head Company's Enterprise Products and Solutions Business Unit.

Nara Rajagopalan

Mr. Nara Rajagopalan has been appointed as Chief Product Officer of Persistent Systems Ltd with effect from October 5, 2012. He joins Persistent Systems from Altosian, a network management infrastructure firm where he was CEO and a co-founder. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Products at Openwave where he led the $300M per year product portfolio focused on mobile data mediation and communication infrastructure. In previous roles, he served as a Software CTO at Lucent Technologies and as Vice President of Engineering at CoSine Communications. Mr. Rajagopalan holds a master degree in computer science from the University of Pune, India.

Srikanth Sundararajan

Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan is the Worldwide Head - Corporate Strategy and Technology of the Persistent Systems Limited. He previously, Chief Operating Officer of Persistent Systems, Ltd, amassed more than 25 years of innovative international IT experience with Hewlett-Packard (HP), Informix, and his own startup(s), HCL Technologies, and Cognizant Tech Solutions. During this tenure at HP, he was part of the original team that architected and implemented the first IDE on Unix for C/C++/Cobol called SoftBench. He was responsible for the consolidation of the services revenue stream and technology initiatives between the HCL group companies. Srikanth then transitioned to became the worldwide CTO for Cognizant, where he drove all technology initiatives for customers and provided a technology roadmap for competitive advantage. Srikanth was also responsible for setting up and driving worldwide product development for International Decision Systems, a financial services product company. At Persistent Systems, Srikanth spent the first 4 years of his tenure as the company’s COO, the worldwide operations and technology initiatives; he established industry best practices in the areas of Cloud Computing, Mobility, Analytics, and Collaborations Today these domains are recognized as the building blocks for the company’s future and contribute to a portion of Persistent’s revenues. In 2010, Srikanth launched a course on Cloud Computing at Virgina Tech which was aimed at CIO’s, professors and ISV’s; versions of this course have been abbreviated into shorter versions for the Enterprise customers. Srikanth earned a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras, and attained his MS and Ph.D. in Computer & Information Sciences from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Thodukattil Vijayaraman

Mr. Thodukattil M. Vijayaraman serves as Head - Persistent Labs of Persistent Systems, Inc., USA. As the Head of Persistent Labs, T M Vijayaraman is responsible for contributing technical insights from a customer-facing perspective and guiding the delivery organization in investing for the future. Prior to this, Vijayaraman served as the Chief Technical Officer at Persistent. Vijayaraman brings over three decades of professional experience in architecting, designing and building systems. He not only has a deep specialization in databases, but also a wide exposure to different technologies, languages and systems. Prior to joining Persistent, he was at the National Centre for Software Technology, Mumbai and had actively participated in designing many of its technology education programs. He had also been an active member of various eminent Database Communities and served on the program committees of several notable international conferences. Vijayaraman holds a post-graduate degree in Computer Science from IIT Chennai and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calicut.

Pradeep Bhargava

Sanjay Bhattacharyya

Anant Jhingran

Dr. Anant Jhingran serves as an Independent Director of Persistent Systems Ltd., since November 10, 2011. He is a recipient of the President of India’s Gold Medal, completed his Bachelor of Technology from IIT, Delhi and subsequently his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University California, Berkeley. Since his Ph.D., Dr. Jhingran has had a remarkable career at IBM Corporation with numerous recognitions in research and technology leadership. Currently, Dr. Anant ihingran Vice President, Data & Analytics at Apigee Corporation. During his tenure at IBM Dr. ihingran, was an IBM Fellow, which is IBM’s highest technical honor. At IBM he was also recognized for establishing IBM’s data warehousing technology business and other critical businesses such as search, e-commerce and Big Data. He has contributed towards several academic and industry conferences like World Wide Web conference and Hadoop Summit. He has an impressive count of academic papers and ten patents in the areas of information management and e-commerce. Dr. Jhingran is a technology leader and is well respected by his peers and senior management at IBM and by technology enthusiasts worldwide.

Prakash Telang

Kiran Umrootkar

Krithivasan Ramamritham

Professor Krithivasan Ramamritham is Non-Executive Independent Director of Persistent Systems Limited. Prof. Ramamritham earned a Bachelor‘s Degree in Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1976 and a Master‘s Degree in Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1978 and a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1981. He is presently the Dean of Research and Development at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and holds the Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair in its computer science department. He was a professor at the University of Massachusetts from 1981 to 2001. He has also been a visiting fellow at the Science and Engineering Research Council, UK, from September 1987 to June 1988 at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, and has also held visiting positions at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria from June 1988 to August 1988, and at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, from September 1987 to June 1988. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a member of the board of the Database Foundation, and is an advisory board member to TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna, Austria (TTTech, Vienna), Microsoft Research India, Bengaluru, India, the Technology Board of Tata Consultancy Service Limited and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad and Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management of Data, New York, USA (ACM Sigmod). He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2006 and has received the Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from the University of Sydney, Australia in May 2007.
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