Co-founder, CEO & Managing Director
Krishnakumar (KK) has over 30 years of IT industry expertise and is a respected authority in the global IT sector.
KK has played key roles in Mindtree, including setting up the US operations, driving expansion in Europe, Asia Pacific and transforming Mindtree’s IT services business. Today, KK’s mission as CEO is to lead the company to be an expertise-led organization.
KK is the Chairman of NASSCOM and chairs the ‘emerging companies’ forum. In this role, KK is working towards strengthening the Indian IT industry to be a globally competitive ecosystem, comprising large and emerging companies.
KK is an active member of professional industry organizations, such as the Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is a regular speaker at reputed conferences and is a faculty member at management schools worldwide.
As a member of the Mindtree board, KK is actively engaged in ensuring a high quality of governance. He has been involved in recruiting and bringing diversity to the Mindtree board, resulting in a highly valuable group of Independent Directors.
Prior to co-founding Mindtree, KK was Chief Executive of the ecommerce and financial solutions division at Wipro, and held several key positions from 1982 until 1999. During this time, KK started and grew the ecommerce division of Wipro, served as Group Vice President of human resources and was also Chief Marketing Officer for Wipro’s IT business.
The industry has honored KK with several awards, including the AIMA award for India’s best young manager; Bloomberg UTV’s award as the CEO of the year 2010 in the emerging company category; and Chief Executive Magazine’s recognition as one of the twelve global leaders of tomorrow. KK was ranked as one of highest rated global CEOs list published by Glassdoor, 2013.
KK has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Chennai, India, and a Master’s in Business Administration majoring in marketing and systems from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India.
Subroto Bagchi started as the Chief Operating Officer at Mindtree, after its inception in 1999. Mindtree was soon hit by the global economic slowdown and the unfortunate events of 9/11. Many early-stage companies collapsed during this time. Bagchi moved to the US and helped the leadership team stay together through the difficult years. During this time, he articulated a new positioning for Mindtree as the best mid-sized company from India. Through dedication and perseverance, this soon became a reality.
Serving as the COO from 1999 to 2007, Bagchi was instrumental in articulating Mindtree’s mission, vision and values. He led leadership development, marketing, and knowledge management initiatives that differentiated the company from the very beginning. Mindtree’s distinctive physical locations reflect his visionary leader-ship qualities. He is also the face of the company’s outreach beyond business. In 2007, he was part of the apex team that led Mindtree from an idea to IPO.
Post-IPO, Bagchi assumed the role of ‘Gardener’ at Mindtree. As the Gardener, he focused full-time on the Top-100 leaders at Mindtree, with a goal to expand the firm’s leadership capacity beyond the founding team. In 2010, he was appointed Vice Chairman to the Board. On April 1, 2012, he assumed the office of Chairman.
Bagchi serves on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a member of the Governing Council of the Software Technology Parks of India. He is a well-known writer, having penned a number of widely read books and columns for newspapers and magazines. He has been acclaimed as India’s No.1 bestselling business author in 2011.
Co-founder, President & Chief Technology Officer
Janakiraman (Jani) has over 30 years of experience in the IT Industry and is acknowledged as an authority in technology.
Jani directs Mindtree’s technology vision and is responsible for aligning the company’s technical competence with the emerging trends and futuristic technologies, relevant to our customers and the industry.
Jani has built the Product Engineering Services business of Mindtree since its inception. Jani's leadership, vision, and expertise in the product engineering business has helped the company build a strong focus in specific domains delivering world-class products and services to its global customers. As a strong technologist, Jani created a deep research division that works on building Ready to Integrate (R2I) Intellectual Properties and Ready to Brand (R2B) Products in future technologies.
Prior to Mindtree, Jani spent 19 years with Wipro, leaving as the Chief Executive of its Global R&D division.
Jani is the President of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (IJCCI), Karnataka. He is the founding member of India’s Semiconductor Association (ISA), serving its Executive Council for the first five years and later as Chairman and Advisor of ISA.
Jani holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, India and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, India.
Ashok brings over 26 years of experience in the IT consulting services and Outsourced Product Development (OPD) industry.
He has played an integral role in establishing Mindtree’s long-term strategic partnerships, with some of the world's best product and technology companies.
Ashok was instrumental in building Mindtree’s OPD business, which helped it attain a position of leadership in the industry. Prior to Mindtree, Ashok has worked at Wipro, Sanmar Group, ICIM, Microland and Aztecsoft. He has held various positions in sales and business development, including roles as Head of US business and verticals.
Ashok is an engineering graduate from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
Co-founder, President & COO
Parthasarathy N. S. (Partha) has over 26 years of IT industry experience.
Partha is known for his expertise in setting up large Offshore Development Centers (ODC) handling global delivery and operations. Partha’s vision and passion for delivery excellence has helped Mindtree deliver best-in-class service, with significant value to our customers.
Partha also heads the two fastest growing service lines at Mindtree - Testing and Infrastructure Management Services.
Prior to co-founding Mindtree, Partha was the General Manager of Wipro's technology solutions division, where he led Wipro's development center for some of the large customers.
Today, Partha works with some of the leading educational institutions in India with a vision to bridge the industry-academia gap, in order to foster better interactions between the two.
Partha received a Masters (Honors) degree from BITS Pilani and an M.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT, Kharagpur, India. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer
Rostow has over 15 years of experience in the area of corporate finance. He is responsible for the finance, treasury, compliance, legal, administration and facilities, procurement and travel and immigration functions at Mindtree.
Rostow led Mindtree’s IPO in February 2007, which was amongst the most successful IPOs of 2007. He was also responsible for defining and implementing processes for good governance that led Mindtree to be ranked amongst the Top 25 best governed companies in India.
Prior to co-founding Mindtree, Rostow worked with Lucent Technologies as Business Value Manager responsible for long term strategic planning at Bell Laboratories’ product realization center in India. Before joining Lucent, he worked at KPMG corporate finance and specialized in strategy consulting, mergers and acquisitions and valuations across various industries.
Rostow represents CII on the Accounting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was voted amongst the Top 100 CFOs in India by CFO Magazine twice.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bangalore University; is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Ravi has 30+ years of diverse experience in the IT industry.
Ravi is responsible for building stronger teams of experts to deliver significant value to our customers.
In his last assignment at HCL Technologies, Ravi was Senior Vice President. He spearheaded innovative HR practices like “Employee First and Customer Second”, HCL’s hire and deploy matrix, social media usage in HR, diversity and inclusion and employer brand building.
He has worked as an expert consultant across industry sectors and for renowned companies in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Pfizer, Citibank and Astra-Zeneca Hoechst.
Ravi is a visiting faculty and an executive coach at ISB Hyderabad, as well as being an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
He holds a Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Xavier Labour Institute, Jamshedpur, India.
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
George has 30+ years of management expertise in diverse industries.
At Mindtree, George is responsible for defining the organization’s strategy and for developing marketing efforts, working closely with the board and key leadership team of the company.
George joined Mindtree through the acquisition of 7Strata, a company he co-founded that focused on remote IT infrastructure management.
In his career, he has been Yahoo! India’s Managing Director (2006-07) and earlier the President and COO of Sify Ltd (2000-06), India’s first ISP and the second ever Indian company to list on the NASDAQ. George worked with Grindwell Norton (1982-84) and then with Madura Coats for16+ years (1984-2000) in a series of sales, marketing and export assignments. He was President of Madura Garments (1997-2000), a divi-sion of Madura Coats, where he oversaw national brands like Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and oversaw the successful launch of Peter England in India.
George has held Board seats at Refco-Sify and Cricinfo. Presently he serves on the Board of Directors of Consim, Chennai (owners of BharatMatrimony.com, India’s leading matrimony portal) and A2Media Bangalore (owners of iStream.com).
He is a chemical engineering graduate from Nagpur University, India and holds a post graduate diploma in business management from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India.