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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

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

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.

Rajeswari Subramanian Senior Vice President

Rajeswari comes with a sturdy experience of 23 years in Software Development, Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Delivery and Implementation. She effortlessly handles various Project Management Processes and Tools, Development Technologies and Frameworks. She is responsible for managing and delivering products

Dhanasekhar Sennaiyan Senior Vice President

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.

Noor Hayati Ahmad Senior Vice President & Country Head

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 Deustche Bank, Hatstand, Sionic and KashLab Technology

Saranyan Umapathy Vice President

Saranyan has a strong experience in the industry over a decade with impeccable knowledge in the process of transforming the industrial arena, catering to the business objective of the enterprise. He is involved in the growth of the organization through building strategic alliances that create viable projects with new and existing clients.

Vinith Menon Vice President

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,

Kalyan Srinivasan Vice President & Country Head

Kalyan is a Business focused strategist with over 20 years of exemplary experience in the management of people, products, and processes globally. He has always leveraged his focus on building a new-age IT platform for large enterprises in varied business domains outspread in different countries such as the US and APAC.

Saraswathy Sarangapany Vice President

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.

Rajkumar VR Sigamany Vice President & Country Head

As the Vice President and the Country Manager for Australia, Rajkumar is privileged to lead a diverse team of 100 developers, analysts, delivery managers, business development managers, and technical architects specialized in selling digital solutions to niche industries like BFSI, Manufacturing, Logistics, Oil & Natural Gas, and Education.

As a result of what Raj does as a Country Manager, enterprises realize the benefits of increased cost efficiencies with targeted value propositions designed to maximize the revenue streams while minimizing the costs as a core organization strategy.

Raj brings 19+ years of technical delivery experience and consults with C-Suite executives to design and implement targeted revenue generators under their organization constraints.

Arnab Kumar Das Vice President & Country Head

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.

Sudhir Gupta Regional Head

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).

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