Leadership

Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam, Founder & Managing Director - , KGiSL

Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam Founder & Managing Director -

Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam is the Founder and Managing Director who has led the growth of KGiSL. His business acumen is perfectly complemented by the several years of valuable experience in technology management that he gained while working for leading Silicon Valley-based high-tech companies including Domestic Automation Company, San Carlos, California, USA (now Cellnet Schlumberger) and Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA.

He has been able to predict the industry trends much ahead, which resulted in the tremendous growth of IT and BPO services at KGISL. Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam has dedicated his life to the progress of society with his commendable works in the field of IT, education, and medicine.

Prassadh Shanmugam, Director & Chief Executive Officer - , KGiSL

Prassadh Shanmugam Director & Chief Executive Officer -

Prassadh Shanmugam is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of KGiSL, comes with over 20 years of experience in providing leadership knowledge to develop, implement and manage the business strategies for KGiSL. Prassadh brings extensive experience in the Information Technology space and is well versed in successfully implementing various business models which includes Joint Ventures, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), Build-Operate-Manage (BOM), Alliances and Partnerships.

Parthasarathe Palanisamy, Senior Vice President - Products & Solutions Group, KGiSL

Parthasarathe Palanisamy Senior Vice President - Products & Solutions Group

Partha is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of KGiSL’s product and service delivery teams and leads the company’s efforts towards excellence and maintenance of its current growth momentum. He started his journey during the very initial stages of KGiSL and contributed unmatched efforts towards the growth of the organization.

Dhanasekhar Sennaiyan, Senior Vice President - Services, KGiSL

Dhanasekhar Sennaiyan Senior Vice President - Services

Dhanasekhar (Dhana) heads Intelligent Automation ,Quality Engineering & BI / Analytics Practices at KGISL. He leads the company’s strategy for delivering best in class services to the digital customers by augmenting newer capabilities, continuous enablement for talent and  partnering with industry leading tools / technology vendors. Before joining KGISL, Dhana spent 13 years in Cognizant delivering Quality Engineering and Assurances to top global customers and also provided thought leadership in areas like digital transformation, consulting and strategic solutions, P&L ownership, business development / pre-sales. Dhana is very passionate about data, statistics, research and is certified in Six Sigma Black Belt and Data science.

Kalyan Srinivasan, Senior Vice President - Head - ASEAN region, KGiSL

Kalyan Srinivasan Senior Vice President - Head - ASEAN region

Kalyan is responsible for driving business growth, strategic alliances & partnerships and client engagement across the ASEAN region. With over 23 years of experience in sales, operations, delivery and global account management, he has played a pivotal role in helping enterprises transform into the digital world. He possesses an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within ASEAN market, enabling to develop tailored strategies that cater to the diverse needs of the region.

Noor Hayati Ahmad, Senior Vice President - Head - Singapore, KGiSL

Noor Hayati Ahmad Senior Vice President - Head - Singapore

Noor Hayati Ahmad, Senior Vice President & Country Manager – Singapore, brings 35 years of unmatched professional experience which includes 25 years of financial industry experience in Payments, Liquidity Management, Limits, FX, Loans, Money Market, Transaction Banking, Finance, and Retail.

Hayati’s strong project management skills and proven delivery capabilities have given her an excellent track record of executing complex and challenging organizational transformation initiatives and strategic projects in a highly demanding cross divisional and cross regional environment. Having worked with global banks and leading technology organizations in Singapore, she understands the local market, technology trends and functional needs of the financial services sector. She has a proven record of high quality output and driving strong business growth. Hayati has been part of the senior leadership team with Deutsche Bank, Hatstand, Sionic and KashLab Technology

Saranyan Umapathy, Vice President - Global Business Development, KGiSL

Saranyan Umapathy Vice President - Global Business Development

A seasoned professional spearheading Global Business Development and implementing practical business strategic initiatives that drive the organization’s growth and expansion. Primarily focusing the Capital Market, Insurance and Wealth Management space in the ASEAN, MEA, Australia, USA and India region.

Saraswathy Sarangapany, Vice President - Business Development -  Insurance Practice, KGiSL

Saraswathy Sarangapany Vice President - Business Development - Insurance Practice

Saras, is a seasoned and an experienced Insurance Technology Solutions professional. She has extensive knowledge of over 22 years on conventional & Takaful Life, General and Health insurance, and currently manages operations of the Insurance Software Practice at KGISL covering over 15 countries across Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions.

Equipped with an MBA from University of Bath, UK, Saras has in-depth knowledge on the insurance domain apart from being an expert in contemporary sales approaches.

Arnab Kumar Das, Vice President - Head - Thailand, KGiSL

Arnab Kumar Das Vice President - Head - Thailand

Arnab brings decade of experience in working with SEA enterprise clients, especially in Thailand & CLMV countries. His expertise include new market development – creating entry strategy, net new sales, mining accounts and creating an ecosystem for sustainable & profitable country growth.

Blended with his management learning from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in International Business, he’s also well versed with ever changing IT & Digital technologies, with skill of highly effective customer relationship management. He’s well versed in domains like BFSI, Logistics, Manufacturing and Retail and well connected with C-Suite leaders to drive digital leadership program for organizations.

Vinith Menon, Vice President - Head - Middle East & Africa, KGiSL

Vinith Menon Vice President - Head - Middle East & Africa

Vinith has over two decades of experience in Technology Operations, Information Security, IT Infrastructure Management, IT- IMS Service Delivery, Strategy Planning, Account Management, and Vendor Management. Vinith is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He supports infrastructure and information assets through strategic planning.

Dhanya, Vice President - Client Accounts & Finance, KGiSL

Dhanya Vice President - Client Accounts & Finance

Dhanya, a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience in financial management and strategic planning, oversees the financial operations, revenue management, fund flow planning, along with budgetary controls, and statutory compliance across all geographies of KGISL. Prior to this, she was engaged with ICICI and HSBC, handling credit & risk analysis, and business loans for Corporates & SMEs. Dhanya also has experience in the manufacturing sector, where she was managing the financial operations across multiple subsidiaries in more than 10 countries.

Sudhir Gupta, Director - Head - Mumbai, KGiSL

Sudhir Gupta Director - Head - Mumbai

Sudhir, a well-seasoned business acquisitions and sales professional, comes with a strong expertise in the areas of marketing, channel partnership, project management, consulting, costing, and strategic growth planning. He brings over two and a half decades of experience in developing high-performance sales culture and building high-level executive relationships that enable exponential business growth in the competitive IT industry. Sudhir aptly interprets customers, markets, and sales decisions to identify and seize new opportunities. He has also been instrumental in product development and marketing of products across various geographies (specifically India, South-East Asia and the Middle East).

Sujoy Roy Chowdhury, Director - Head - Malaysia, KGiSL

Sujoy Roy Chowdhury Director - Head - Malaysia

Sujoy is a highly accomplished professional with a track record of over 18 years in IT Solutions Sales, Service Delivery Management, IT Project Management, and Pre-Sales. His deep passion for technology, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the Malaysian business landscape, will help bring in added value to clients’ business. Sujoy excels in fostering and nurturing strong business relationships, consistently generating innovative ideas, and delivering tailored solutions to clients across industry verticals.

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