People: Persistent Systems Ltd (PERS.NS)
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.
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