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Vineet Nayyar, Executive Vice Chairman
Vineet Nayyar is the Executive Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra.

An accomplished leader, he has led several organizations across industries, creating high performance teams and successful businesses. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has worked with the Government, international multilateral agencies and the corporate sector (both public and private). .
Vineet started his career with the Indian Administrative Service. While in the Government, he held series of senior positions, including that of a District Magistrate, Secretary - Agriculture & Rural Development for the Government of Haryana and Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India. He also worked with the World Bank for over 10 years in a series of senior assignments, including successively being the Chief for the Energy, Infrastructure and the Finance Divisions for East Asia and Pacific.
In the Corporate sector, Vineet was the founding Chairman & Managing Director of the state owned Gas Authority of India. In the Private Sector, he served as the Managing Director of HCL Corporation and as the Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies. He was also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HCL Perot Systems.
In addition to his responsibilities at Tech Mahindra, Nayyar's principal directorships include his serving as a director on the boards of Venturbay Consultants Private Limited, Mahindra Logisoft Business Solutions Limited, Tech Mahindra (Thailand) Limited, CanvasM Technologies Limited, Tech Mahindra (Beijing) IT services Limited, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited, Mahindra United World College of India, Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Limited, The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, Vidya Investments Private Limited, Vidya Education Investment Private Limited, Maurya Education Company Private Limited, Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc, Tech Mahindra GmbH, Mahindra Education Foundation, Tech Mahindra Foundation, Vidya Education Foundation, HPS Social Welfare Foundation and Cathedral Vidya Trust. In addition to his current responsibilities as Vice-Chairman of Tech Mahindra, he also serves as a Director on the Boards of Great Eastern Shipping, Business Standard, Kotak Life Insurance, The Mahindra United World College of India, The Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd. and the Tech Mahindra Foundation.
Vineet holds a Master's degree in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts.
C P Gurnani, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
CP Gurnani (popularly known as CP) is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra.
An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company's strategy and philosophy. His inimitable style of leadership combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra to emerge as one of the leading providers of IT Services and Telecom Solutions to the global telecom ecosystem. He also played a pivotal role in the three year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and is spearheading the eventual merger with Tech Mahindra.
In a career spanning over 31 years, he has held several leading positions with HCL Hewlett Packard Limited, Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd. Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, CP was the Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of Perot Systems India Limited, initially set up as HCL Perot Systems. At HCL Perot Systems, CP orchestrated the HCL Corporation and Perot Systems joint venture from its inception to making it one of India's top IT services companies.
CP received a chemical engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He serves on the boards of CanvasM Technologies Limited, CanvasM (Americas) Inc, Tech Mahindra (Thailand) Limited, Tech Mahindra (Beijing) IT Services Limited, Mahindra Logisoft Business Consultation Limited, Satyam BPO Limited, Bridge Strategy Group LLC, Satyam Venture Engineering Services Private Limited and Hutchison Global Services Private Limited.
CP takes keen interest in community work and was nominated by Ernst and Young for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007.
Sujit Baksi , Chief Executive Officer (Business Services Group)
Sujit Baksi is an accomplished business leader with over thirty years of experience in the IT industry. A stalwart in the areas of people management, operations management and corporate strategy, Sujit is President, Corporate Affairs and heads the BPO (BSG) division at Tech Mahindra.
A visionary and natural strategist, Sujit has played a significant role in managing the rapid growth of the organization and is a key member of the executive management team at Tech Mahindra.
Prior to Tech Mahindra, Sujit was with Lehman Brothers where he was Sr. Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. His highly impressive track record includes being President-Global Operations, vCustomer Services and CEO-HCL Technologies (BPO Solutions & Services). He was also EVP-HR, HCL Technologies and has worked with TCS, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Bank of India and Union Carbide.
Sujit is a graduate from Presidency College, Kolkata and holds a Masters degree in Personnel Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Rakesh Soni, Chief Operating Officer (Enterprise Division) & Chief People Officer
Rakesh was with Tech Mahindra as a Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the operations and delivery teams of software, technical support, administration, infrastructure and quality. Apart from a keen financial acumen and bottom-line focus, Rakesh is known for spearheading several challenging projects within strict timelines and budgets.
Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Rakesh was the EVP - Perot Systems TSI, creating and managing diverse high performance teams including resource management, quality, service delivery, human resources and finance.
In a career spanning over three decades, Rakesh has held leadership positions across high-performance multi-cultural organizations such as Abu Dhabi Computer Centre, Tata Consultancy Services and Engineers India Ltd.
Rakesh is an Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur alumnus and is known for his ability to demonstrate value accretion to stakeholders.
Amitava Roy, Chief Operating Officer (Telecom Division : Europe) & Head – Strategic Accounts (BT)
Amitava Roy is the Chief Operating Officer and leads the Solutioning and Technology Road maps at Tech Mahindra. He joined Tech Mahindra in February 2011.
In an illustrious career spanning close to three decades, Amitava has successfully led several businesses in Telecom, Wireless, Enterprise Consulting and Outsourcing and has worked with HCL Technologies, Hughes Software, TCS and very recently Symphony Services. At Symphony, Amitava was the COO and head of global operations, business units and service lines. During his tenure, Amitava made valuable contributions to the organization by transforming it into a Business Centric Organization and with his inherent flair for talent management and mentoring, spearheaded the transformation across diverse functions like Sales, Finance and HR. Amitava spent 7 years at HCL Technologies, and was an integral part of the team that transformed the company into a billion dollar organization.
A member of a several significant Professional bodies, Amitava is an active contributor at Industry forums and a regular keynote speaker in several national and International conferences in areas of Technology, HR, IT and Innovation.
Amitava holds a Masters degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
L. Ravichandran , Chief Operating Officer (Telecom Division : Americas & RoW)
L. Ravichandran has a rich experience of over 28 years in building and delivering businesses to organizations across the globe. Creation of new business lines is Ravi’s strength and he is known for his capabilities in creating high performance teams, delivering quality solutions and nurturing strong client relationships. At Tech Mahindra, Ravi plays a critical role in many initiatives including alliances and acquisitions and is responsible for the delivery of key projects.
Prior to Tech Mahindra, Ravi has worked with reputed organizations such as the National Informatics Center, Tata Infotech Ltd and Perot Systems, India Operations. At Tata Infotech, Ravi headed the Application Solutions division and managed client relations, services and delivery of large accounts.
Ravi holds a Masters in Computer Science degree from ISI, Kolkata.
Milind Kulkarni, Chief Financial Officer
Milind Kulkarni is the Chief Financial Officer at Tech Mahindra and has been with the company since 2002. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Milind has over three decades of experience in Finance and General Management. He has worked with companies like Cadburys India Limited, The Standard Batteries, and served as CFO of both Mastek and Venkateshwara Hatcheries. A senior finance professional, he has essayed senior management roles and brings in a broad functional experience and excellent business acumen.
A S Murty, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
ASM (as he is called by his colleagues), is responsible for technology competency and innovation, as well as the creation of technology assets and IP, especially for Enterprise Business Services and new technology areas.
He also leads specialized services such as engineering, and Infrastructure Management Services (IMS), which will be managed with independent P&L responsibilities and Mahindra Satyam Learning World, which provides technical education and training to associates.
ASM joined Satyam in 1994 and has a deep understanding of the organization and of the IT industry. He brings proven expertise in overseeing global delivery, nurturing customer relationships, leading a business unit, and spearheading the strategic use of human resources for competitive advantage.
During February to June 2009 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Satyam, ASM led the company through turbulent times with great efficiency and tremendous commitment.
During the last 18 years, ASM has played several other key roles in the company, such as the Head of Global Delivery, Head of the Leadership Development, Head of Human Resources, and Head of the insurance vertical, among others. An electrical engineer from National Institute of Technology (Warangal), ASM joined Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) after completing his masters' degree in School of Automation from the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) in 1981.
ASM is recognized for cultivating a culture of over-achievement at Satyam, enabling “ordinary people to do extraordinary things” via formal mentoring programs, comprehensive attitude and skills development, continuous learning, and a process-centric approach to things.
A keen lover of sports, ASM was a Mahindra Satyam champion in chess and is an avid cricket fan.
Manish Mehta, Chief Vertical Solutions Officer (Enterprise Division) & Global Head – Collaborative Enterprise Solutions
With an experience spanning almost 30 years in the IT industry, Manish brings a rich blend of diverse strengths encompassing Delivery, Operations, Solutions, Competency, Relationship Management, Sales and a strong people orientation.
In his current role of Chief Solutions Officer – Verticals, Manish is responsible for building domain-led solutions and IP for specific industry verticals at Tech Mahindra. He also leads the Consulting and Enterprise Solutions (CES) at TechMahindra, building capabilities and competencies across a host of technologies and functional areas that are outside the ERP domain.
Manish joined the company in 1997 and during his 13-year association with the company, had provided global leadership as the Business Unit Head to multiple verticals and horizontals, namely Manufacturing, Automotive, SAP, Testing, ADMS, Engineering Services etc.
For a brief period between July 2010 and June 2011, Manish worked with Patni as Chief Delivery Officer – Application Services and rejoined Mahindra Satyam July 2011. Just prior to joining Patni, he was the Chief Delivery Officer for Europe, MEA, APAC and India at Mahindra Satyam.
Manish had worked with TCS for almost 15 years, prior to joining the erstwhile ‘Satyam’ in 1997.
Over the years, Manish has established a track record for building successful businesses, taking them from humble beginnings to transforming them as strong contenders. Be it thought leadership, differentiated offerings, ability to scale up or finding the right team to manage, Manish is known for his exceptional business and technological acumen that leaves his mark in whatever he does.
Mao Mohapatra, CEO, Mahindra Comviva
Mao heads Mahindra Comviva, a global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS and a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra.
Mao’s career has been dedicated to the development and deployment of innovative software communications solutions in rapidly growing markets. With his deep domain expertise in telecom and experience in a range of operational and marketing roles, Mao has transformed high potential businesses into successful organizations.
Prior to joining Mahindra Comviva, Mao was President and COO at Aricent, where he was instrumental in building the company from a relative start up to a globally recognized brand. Mao was also a core member of the Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT), where he made a significant contribution to research and development in telecom switching.
Mao has been recognized with the prestigious 'Distinguished Fellow' award by The Institute of Directors (IOD) in the year 2012. He was listed in “India’s Top 20 CEO 2013” by Haryana IT, Telecom, and Enabled industries Confederation (HITEC) India for spearheading the company's growth and for setting benchmarks in the mobile VAS industry.
Mao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.
Manoj Chugh, Global Head (Business Development : Enterprise Division)
Manoj Chugh is the Global Head for Business Development and leads Tech Mahindra’s business expansion plans across accounts and geographies.
An ICT industry veteran, Manoj has managed and led companies to leadership positions across diverse business segments including servers, satellite communications, networking and data storage. Prior to joining Mahindra Satyam, Manoj was the Regional President for EMC's Global Accounts Program.
In a stellar career spanning over three decades, Manoj has been bestowed with several industry accolades: Data Quest listed him as one of the top ten people to have shaped the last decade of the Indian IT industry. He was awarded the "Best IT Man of the year 2001" by the National Foundation of Indian Engineers and conferred an Honorary Fellowship of the e-Information Systems, Security and Audit Association (eISSA), besides other laurels. He has served as the Chairman of SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) India and has also been on the Executive Board of the American Chambers of Commerce in India (AMCHAM) for six years.
Manoj is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and is based in Delhi, India.
Manish Vyas, Global Head (Business Development, Telecom Division)
Manish Vyas is a Senior Vice President at Tech Mahindra. An accomplished leader with extensive expertise and experience across global markets, Manish has led large and diverse global programs and initiatives during his 20 year career. He is known for his ability to build high performance teams, drive profitability and growth through innovative solutions and create robust sales and go-to-market strategies.
He has been associated with Tech Mahindra for 13 years and played a key role in Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey. Some of the major milestones over the last 13 years include establishing the firm’s presence across 10 countries in South East and North Asia, creating the first few large OSS/BSS managed services deals, setting up strong partner relationship programs and leading exponential growth in most strategic accounts.
In his current role, Manish leads Sales for worldwide markets for Tech Mahindra’s telecom division. He is based in Dallas.
Manish has an MBA Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai and Electronics Engineering from Nagpur University.
Hari Thalipalli, Chief Marketing Officer & Global Head (Business Consulting)
Hari has over two decades of experience in the IT industry. He has been with Mahindra Satyam for the past 11 years. He played vital roles in the organization's growth especially during the turbulent phase in the recent past. In his role as Chief Marketing Officer, Hari's understanding of consumer behavior helped drive service innovation and brand enhancement programs for the organization.
As the Chief People Officer, Hari frequently raised the performance bar to help the organization scale new heights while leveraging human capital. Mahindra Satyam has been repeatedly acknowledged for its innovative and path-breaking HR practices in many national and international forums such as Hewitt and Mercer's 'Best Employer' recognitions and ASTD and Training & Development's Global Ranking.
Prior to Mahindra Satyam, Hari had worked in a couple of India based IT firms, which were in a fledgling stage at the time of his joining. He played a key role in defining and establishing HR policies and frameworks.
Active in various professional forums, he has also been on the governing body of multiple educational institutions. He received the HT Power Jobs award for 'HR Excellence' in 2004. He was featured in Human Capital Asia as one of the top 40 HR professionals in Asia. In 2007, he was named as the 'HR Professional of the Year' by the Asia Pacific HRM Congress.
Beyond his day-to-day responsibilities, Hari enjoys adventure sports and traveling and involves himself in mentoring budding professionals.
Vasant Krishnan, Chief Transformation Officer (VC Funding & Subsidiaries)
In a career spanning over 25 years, Vasant has held various positions in the Mahindra Group and was the CFO of the Infrastructure Development Sector comprising multiple businesses including real estate, integrated townships and SEZs, holidays and time share.
Prior to joining Mahindra Satyam, he was the Chief Operating Officer of South Asian Real Estate, a private equity fund and the Chief Financial Officer of the Adani Group (Realty) where he handled the finance, accounts, legal and secretarial functions and played a key role in charting strategic initiatives for the realty business.
Vasant is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries and also holds a Diploma in Business Finance from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.

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