Nominee Director (Indian Bank)
Mr. Sandeep Kumar Gupta is a science graduate,CAIIB and holds Diploma in ComputerScience. Hehas a rich banking experience of more than three and half decades in banking industry. He has extensively worked in the field for more than 15 years as Branch Head of various branches including Corporate Branch New DelhiMain.He performed dutiesin various capacities in different parts of the country which includes Zonal ManagerKarnal, Patna,and Bangalore. Thus hepossesses more than four years experience as Zonal Manager and FGM. He is an astute and hardcore banker with field level experience and successfully led the largest and most critical states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkand, Haryana, Telengana and Karnataka. He has been instrumental in bringing positive structural and cultural changes. He took many new initiatives in forming different verticals in field. He has undergone some very prestigious training programmes in India. His main areas of interest are credit, including Corporate Credit and Foreign Exchange.In the present assignment as FGM, Indian Bank, Mumbai, he has played key role in establishing FGM Office in Mumbai. He successfully effected harmonial amalgamation of Allahabad Bank with Indian Bank in FGM Mumbai Span. He is incharge of six zones and responsible for business growth, maintenance of asset quality and compliance with regulatory guidelines. He enjoys good relationship with Corporate Customers and retail customers and maintains good industrial relations.
Non-Executive Independent Director, Chairman
Mr. Uttam Prakash Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant with three decades of experience in taxation, finance and restructuring having worked extensively in areas such as statutory audit, income leakage audit, Concurrent Audit, Stock Audit, of public sector banks under RBI’s appointment. He also has experience in Companies Audit and Special Audit of Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum, Indian Oil & Larsen Turbo, appointed by the Central Board of Excise & Customs. He has carried out statutory Audits of Public sector undertakings & Mutual Funds appointed by The Comptroller Auditor General of India. He also has rich experience in providing tax and business advisory services to private equity investors, banks, investment banks, brokerage houses, and finance companies.
He was a Technical Advisor on the Board of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Developing Nations Committee (DNC) of IFAC, and Small and Medium Practices Committee (SMP) of IFAC. He has also been a Member of the Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee (CDTAC) constituted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee (RDTAC), New Delhi; the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India; the Audit Advisory Board and the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board constituted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He was formerly nominated by the Ministry of Finance between 2009 and 2021 as a member of the Disciplinary Committee constituted by the Council of the Institute of Actuaries of India.
He has been instrumental in introducing a unique concept called UPACA Gurukul situated at Abu Road (Rajasthan). UPACA Gurukul is his effort to provide a comprehensive solution for all the problems faced by CA students. The philosophy that makes it a unique concept is that it provides CA classroom training, hostel facilities, articleship, finishing school, and regular graduation, all under one roof. It incorporates various programs of soft skills and vocational courses which is essential in shaping the overall growth of students with the best surroundings and state-of-the-art facilities.
He has also been the youngest President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in 2009-10 and has been acknowledged by former President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, for his commendable work in the industry and presented with ‘Recognition of Excellence Award’. He was also awarded with “UDAN 2011” by the Times of India Group Newspaper Navbharat Times.
He has also been contributing his expertise as:
As a prolific speaker, he has addressed various conferences, seminars, and workshops, organized nationally and internationally by ICAI, and has authored several books as well.
Chief Performance & Risk Officer
Performance-driven Senior Executive offering 27+ years’ strategic leadership in business management with operational excellence, overseeing all business functions to ensure optimal performance. Recognized as an accomplished change agent with success in transforming and improving operations through the development and implementation of processes, programs, and strategies. Leverage business acumen across diverse cultures and economies. Noted strengths in the ability to incorporate innovative management techniques that result in enhanced business practices, increased productivity, and profits.
Has exposure to best practices in operations & software deliveries for Global Banks, Insurance Companies and Corporates across the BFSI spectrum.
An MBA from Mumbai University through Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, backed with a Master’s Diploma in Computer Science and Graduation in Science from Mumbai University.
COO Professional Services & Chief Risk Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Rishi started his career 21 years back with a successful start-up in digitization and has been leading the digital transformation business and delivery by adopting Digital Technologies. He is an innovation and transformation expert who delivers business outcomes and builds competitive edge by proactively building world-class innovative digital solutions. Rishi has led consulting and solutions delivery with worldwide organizations like JPMC, World Bank, AIG, GE and FedEx. He has worked in USA, UK, Italy, UAE and India to manage and deliver Digital, IT and Process Transformation engagements. Rishi is an Engineer and Management graduate from IIM Calcutta.
Global Chief Sales Officer
Ranjit Balakrishnan is the Global Sales Officer based out of Bengaluru. He is responsible for expanding 3i Infotech’s presence in key markets like India, Middle East, North America & Europe.
With more than 20+ years’ experience in the industry, he has worked across geographies successfully supporting customers in their quest to excel in Transformation & Cost Optimization without compromising quality. Over the years, Ranjit has held multiple roles in the technology services value chain starting as a developer to running a full-fledged business unit. This experience helps him to appreciate the role technology plays in furthering the innovation agenda of a customer. He has a bachelor’s in computer science from Bharathidasan University and an MBA (Marketing & Finance) from Bharathiar University.
Prior to 3i Infotech he was associated with Calsoft Inc. as VP and Global Sales Head for IoT & AI and has held leadership positions with companies likes Mindteck Ltd., Sasken Technologies, Wipro Tech, TCS, Cognizant.
Ranjit is a technology buff and loves reading. About his family, his wife, is a physiotherapist and proud to be a father of two girls.
Global Head of Corporate Strategy
With a focus on Strategy, M&A, Joint Ventures/Partnerships, Strategic Finance, Fund Raising & Investor Relations, Uttam Jhunjhunwala brings over 22 years of cross-functional expertise in creating shareholder value. His professional exposure extends across global regions, including India, Japan, Australia, Middle-East, Africa, US, & Europe.
Before joining 3i Infotech, Uttam held a senior leadership role at Wipro, specializing in M&A and Strategy, with a key focus on Cloud, Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Digital Operations. His leadership roles encompass deal negotiations, business transition & integration, new business incubation, collaboration with strategic global partners (JVs/Partnerships), business planning, stakeholder management, fund raising, and corporate governance.
Uttam holds an MBA from IIMA, is a Chartered Accountant, and Company Secretary. Uttam’s international exposure includes a semester at Warwick Business School, UK.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Uttam is an avid tennis player and actively engages with various NGOs on social projects.
Business Head Digi BPS
At the helm of Digital BPS units as the Global Delivery and Build Head, Emmanuel N brings vast experience to Team 3i Infotech. He has over 24 years of diverse exposure in Telecom, BPO, BFSI, Insurance, Ecommerce, FMCG, Consulting, and Logistics. With a proven track record of managing multi-country operations encompassing 27 Nationalities, Emmanuel has spearheaded transformative projects for industry giants such as Vodafone, Etisalat, Hutchison Essar, Startek, and BPL.
His leadership as an operations specialist has resulted in digital transformation and operational excellence, with a focus on Customer Interactions, Churn Propensity modeling, and establishing Governance frameworks across various sectors. Emmanuel’s strategic initiatives have been recognized as game-changing, contributing to the success of large-scale organizations.
Beyond his corporate roles, Emmanuel has actively engaged with startups, providing valuable insights into product roadmaps and go-to-market strategies. His expertise extends to Human Performance Analytics for Sales, Customer Service, and Collection processes, offering cutting-edge solutions to enhance organizational efficiency. At 3i Digital BPS, Emmanuel is driving disruptive initiatives, leveraging technology to analyze human performance and redefine industry benchmarks.
Global Delivery Head – AAA
Ramu Bodathulla is a seasoned executive with an impressive 27-year track record in the Telecom OSS/BSS and Network Management sectors. With expertise spanning Wireline (Copper/Cable/GPON), Fixed Wireless, and Mobile (3G/4G/5G) technologies, Ramu has played a pivotal role in shaping organizational strategy and refining processes as a key member of the Executive Leadership team.
His professional journey is marked by significant achievements in Product Management, Innovation, Project Management, Software Architecture, Design, Development, and Deployment. Ramu has a knack for building and leading high-performing teams, establishing enduring connections with clients.
Globally, Ramu has left a lasting impact through his leadership in consulting and solutions delivery for distinguished Banks, Telcos, and Utility Companies across India, the US, Japan, and Taiwan. His educational foundation includes an Engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Guindy, and a Master of Business Administration from Central University. Ramu Bodathulla is not just a leader; he is a driving force behind transformative success.
Global Head Cognitive Computing
An entrepreneur and highly enthusiastic IT professional, Damodharan, or Damu as he is known, brings to 3i Infotech’s newest line of business, Future Tech, the skills and experience it takes to build and grow a future-focused business practice for emerging technologies. This intrapreneur heads the Future Tech team and expects the business to be a key contributor to the Billion by 2030, AIM 30, Vision.
With his expertise and experience as a Digital Transformation Expert, AI Consultant in Automobile, Telecommunication and Data Driven Transformation Strategy and more, Damu is all set to drive his fresh team to winning heights. It is befitting that with his patents and research& development history, he will be steering the new 3i Infotech’s CoE for Future Tech at the IIT Madras Research Park.
Damu has a Master’s degree in IT Business & Analytics from the Singapore Management University, Singapore and a BE in Computer science, Anna University with numerous certifications to his credit.
India Head HR
Ms. Shilpa Pai has joined us as Vice President- HR, playing the role of HR business leader and Head HR business partner for the 3I Infotech India region.
Shilpa brings in 18 years of progressive Human Resource Leadership Experience in IT & ITES Industries playing diverse roles across India, USA, Europe, Middle East & Far-East with expertise in People Practices, Organizational strategy, Talent Management, Talent Development, Compensation & Benefits Management, Leadership & Capability building, and Talent Acquisition. She brings deep experience in building and scaling high-performance organizations, change & transformation management, and shaping corporate culture.
Shilpa holds an MBA degree in HR and posts MBA certifications in Advance Human Capital Management and Organization Development.
She was previously associated with many IT Product and Services companies as VP & Head of HR.
In a rapidly evolving business context, which is a result of changing demographics, the rise of digital technology, and socially driven employer-employee relationships, what keeps her excited as an HR leader is to build disruptive yet viable solutions to the talent challenges that organizations face today
Global Head Marketing
Priya joined 3i Infotech to building the CMO practice and her core strength is in the field of Marketing, Strategy and Building Brands. An Alumnus of IIM Bangalore, she has an enviable 22 years of multifaceted experience which includes setting up of new businesses and Start-up to Scale-up expertise in Small, Medium and Large enterprises. Her international experiences include working in US, UK, Singapore and GCC markets. She was involved in setting up of The Edu city in Chennai and is also Strategic consultant Dy.Director for education with Virginia Tech India.
She has worked with large corporates in managing and building their business and creating go to marketing strategies for products and services industries. However, her love for technology drew her into accepting many challenging roles which includes being a CEO of a Global Technology solutions company and her entrepreneurial streak had her partnering in a Digital Venture, while also setting up of co-working spaces; both these she modestly calls “success stories”. Despite her hectic work schedule, she finds time to play an active role in the National board of FICCI FLO as head of Incubation and Mentorship part of FLO Start-up Cell, Ambassador for Chennai “She leads tech”, an initiative of Facebook and few other start-ups as a Director. Priya is married to Goutham an aviator by profession and has one son and an her second son is her pet Oliver.
Business Head – Digital BPS
Kiran has over 28 years of extensive experience in Sales, Strategy, Marketing and Alliance Management in the IT and BPO industry, having managed Sales to Delivery Lifecycles. A Sales Leader with a sharp focus on driving growth organically & inorganically, leading to rapid profitability and market share, Kiran has led sales teams across multiple segments like BFSI, E-Comm, Retail, Manufacturing, Telecom and Govt. He started his Sales career in the IT industry, working long stints with Tier 1 players like Mastek, Satyam & KPIT, doing consultative selling for Software Products, Lifecycle Development Projects & ERP (SAP / Oracle / Microsoft). His last 11 years have been in the Outsourcing / BPO industry, heading India Sales at Firstsource & Aegis (Startek), where he has led hunting & farming teams and acquired Large Value Logos in Auto, Banking, Telecom & E-Comm while transforming Vanilla BPO offerings to Digital BPaaS.
Chief Revenue Officer (IBR)
Sushant Purushan, an industry expert joined 3i infotech to lead the Digital IMS and Cloud Transformation services in India & South Asia. Bangalore-based Sushant has over 24 years of experience in the IT and services industry in India and South Asia.
Sushant has worked with several reputed firms such as TCS, CMC, Wipro Infotech, IBM India, and Sify Technologies and handled various assignments such as Sales, Product/Practice Management, Delivery, and P&L management. At Sify Technologies as a Business Unit Head, he successfully led the journey of transforming a data-center business unit into a Cloud-centric business by incorporating various transformation activities. His experiences among many are in managing cross-functional teams across geographies. He believes collaboration and partnership are key success factors for any business to sustain. Sushant is married to Rajashree, and has two children daughter and a son. Besides work he loves sports; playing tennis & cricket are his favorite sports.
Company Secretary & Legal Head
Varika Rastogi is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from Meerut University. She brings in a versatile experience of over 20 years in the field of corporate laws, Company Secretarial, and Statutory compliance. Her work experience includes a stint with renowned corporates such as Chambal Fertilisers (K. K. Birla Group), Hero Honda, Modi Group, etc. until recently she was heading the Corporate Secretarial, Legal & Compliance function (India & APAC) for Majesco. She is passionate about philanthropic activities and supports various NGOs engaged in healthcare, education, and nourishment of needy children.
Chief Cloud Officer
As Chief Cloud Officer, Nilesh Gupta is responsible for the Cloud First and Edge Solutions strategy at 3i Infotech. This includes 3i Infotech’s ‘Cloud Adoption in a Box’ approach to modernize, optimize, and secure customers’ cloud and digital transformation journey. Nilesh is focused on helping customers build and execute their “digital first, cloud first” strategy across the globe.
Nilesh is on the CISO Board of Advisors at Exium’s (Exium Inc.USA). His experience and insights will enhance Exium to aid, build and develop Exium’s next-generation SASE platform “NuRe Edge”.
As a technologist with an entrepreneurial vision, Nilesh, has for a large part of his career, conceived and managed transformational businesses around offshoring/outsourcing including service delivery across Cloud, Infrastructure, and Applications across geographies. He has worked with global technology companies including Oracle Financial Services Software, Infinite Computer Solutions (ICS), Emitac, and Frontier Business Systems serving in US, Middle East and ASEAN regions. Nilesh comes with a strong background in technology-related solutions and conceptualizing IT solutions to business challenges with vast experience in Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail, and Public Sector verticals.
Chief Human Resource Officer
27+ years of Human Resource expertise across Industry segments (IT, ITES, Telecom, Food Processing & Manufacturing). Experiential knowledge in dealing with different situations/cultures. Most of his professional life was spent on Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Compensation Management, Industrial Relations, Employee Retention interventions/Engagement, Rebadging, and Organizational Development interventions. Experience in diverse practices for different geographies/ cultural expectations.
Highlights: Talent Acquisition, Compensation Management, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Industrial Relations, Business & Domain knowledge in IT for HR interventions, HR Transitions and solutions, Rebadging, Organizational Development Interventions, and Digitalization of HR work processes.
Chief Operating Officer – Digital & NextGen Business
Sax Krishna joined 3i Infotech as a Chief Growth Officer for Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He has over 30 years of experience in IT, BPS & Technology domains across North America, Europe, India & APAC with repeated success in Digital/ Business Transformation. His ability to combine long-range strategic planning and tactical execution to create differentiated value propositions, launch new businesses and drive exponential and sustainable growth has transformed many organizations. Sax is a consummate leader, with experience in managing cross-functional teams across geographies with goal congruence and collaboration leading to scalable high margin repeat business.
As an ardent fan of Digital Transformation since the early 2000s, Sax often plays the role of a strategic advisor to the CXOs of client organizations. His ability to understand the inflection points of transformation across business processes leads him to design technology-enabled solutions that drive genuine business outcomes. Sax over his span of career has helped enhance Enterprise Value across HCL group, PE firms, Tech Mahindra (Satyam), Aditya Birla Minacs (ITES company of the AB Group) & ATOS. An Alumnus of BITS Pilani, Sax calls two Capitals – NCR & Washington D.C. – as homes. Sax is married to Nandini with two daughters. Besides work, music is his passion. In his spare time, he loves to cook fusion food.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sanjay Rawa has over 28 years of extensive experience in leading the finance and strategic operations in IT / ITES, Manufacturing and Multinational corporates driving financial management, governance, mergers & acquisitions, change management and implement best practices and systems. In his last stint, he has been a freelance CFO and earlier to that was the Vice President & Global Finance Controller at Zensar Technologies for over a decade. Sanjay’s corporate stints prior to Zensar has been with Geometric, Philips, Future group, DSQ Software and Netel India.
Sanjay is a qualified CMA and an executive alumni with IIM and ISB. In his free time he loves travelling, read books and articles on ancient world and archaeology and watch cricket.
Dr. Aruna Sharma an Indian Administrative Officer of 1982 batch Madhya Pradesh
Cadre retired after her work as Secretary of Steel and Information Technology in government of India. She has always focused to have a comprehensive approach and establish a system in all her postings for ensuring sustainable quality outcomes. She has books reaching the Last Beneficiary: Resource Convergence Mantra Model (2008) and Impact of Recourse Convergence in Policy Making, Mainstreaming of Resource Convergence in Policy Making Program Design and Execution (2014) released by UNDP. FAO has also published her work on food security. Her latest work is the book U@Game Changer for Inclusive Growth for public representatives. Her article on “The Samagra
anti‐poverty program in Madhya Pradesh: Integrating household data, overcoming silo‐problems and leaving nobody behind “is published in electronic version and in print will come in April 2021 in Development Policy Review. Her new book Dancing Towards the $5 Trillion Economy on Holistic Beat.
As Secretary Steel drafted and successfully executed Steel Policy and preferential procurement policy. The GFR amendment set the trend to enhance domestic demand and was key to the revival of the sector. Logistic improvements were planned and envisaged by getting a ‘right of way policy’ from Railways for slurry pipelines and maximum usage of Sagarmala routes.
At State and Center, she has visualized, worked, and implemented successful software like SAMAGRA ( a household wise common database) used by all the individual and family benefit schemes, now implemented in 8 states, Panch Parmeshwar has made the entire working of Panchayat, Block and district for all works executed cashlessly. This graduated to Priya Soft. The software is real-time data of all the receipts expenditures by the Panchayat irrespective of the source of funding. Besides, all receipts and payments are cashless. It generates all the statutory 8 reports required by CAG in auto mode. The Panchayat only must enter the project estimates, cash book, and upload bills and photographs of the status of work. It is online on the web and any Panchayat can be viewed and monitored. The financial inclusion model involving all kinds of financial institutions to ensure access in 5km radius was developed along with the popularization RuPay card. Besides, envisaged and by coordination developed have a common National Scholarship portal and GeM portal for procurement to list a few. She was Secretary of Information Technology and later Secretary Steel in the government of India. She was instrumental to bring in a comprehensive approach and has visualized and drafted the National Steel Policy 2017 and a clear policy on preference for local manufacturing that has enabled the complete revival of the sector. The amendment to GFR rules by adding the life cycle cost has been the game-changer.
She was also Director General Doordarshan where she gave world-class coverage to Commonwealth Games 2010 and that sent benchmark. Doordarshan channels went up in TRP and revenue generation in her tenure. Her focus of work is also in the area of Water Security and enhancing local jobs. Access to preventive health care has been the focus when she worked as Secretary of Health and Family Welfare. The focus has been on holistic care in terms of drinking water, sanitation, preventive hygiene and vaccination, and access to inpatient. She has been a member of the National Knowledge
Commission on health care and education. Her doctoral work is on psycho-barriers in access to public health care. She has worked extensively with policymakers for the revival of mining in Goa and the new draft of the proposed mining policy.
She was in the 5 member High-Level RBI committee on Deepening of Digital Payments constituted by the Reserve Bank of India- a report that had immediate execution.
She is a Fellow with the University of Bath in the UK and working on accelerating the success and sustainability of SDGs by resorting to the common household database. She is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School. Her forte is development, core sectors, and environmental issues. She regularly writes for Financial Express, Economic Times, and CNBC 18. She is an independent director with SRO of MFIN, Welspun Infra, Arjas Steel Pvt Limited, IQuippino besides a lot of pro bono work in the field of development, core sector, and environment.
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Avtar Singh Monga has been associated with the Financial/Banking industry for almost 38 years and has worked with some of the best global enterprises in leadership positions both for India as well as the global level. He has spent a considerable amount of time with Bank of America, first as part of their India business and later establishing and scaling their Global Delivery Centres of Expertise as its Managing Director. He has also been part of GE Capital India where he spearheaded SBI Card JV as well as transport Financial Services as CEO. More recently, he has been Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director/Head of Retail Bank with IDFC Bank and was instrumental in launching the bank and building it as a key player in the fintech space.
He has been actively involved while at IDFC and even in a personal capacity to promote digital as well support Fintech and is also an Angel Investor.
He is passionate about building leadership and has been mentoring several successful industry leaders as well as advising a few global and local start-ups.
He holds a Master’s Degree in commerce as well as an MBA in Marketing and Finance and also is a Fellow member of the Institute of Directors.
MD, Global CEO
Thompson P. Gnanam is a computer science engineer from the College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai, with an overall experience of 27+ years in the IT, ITES, and Telecom industry.
A natural entrepreneur-turned-corporate intrapreneur who has built various “Centres of Excellence”, he has grown businesses globally and transformed business outcomes. He has successfully built people-centric business models based on the idea that people are the biggest assets and the most important differentiators; he believes in the ideology that ‘Customer is first; Customer is always right’.
An assertive problem-solver with a strong process reengineering and ‘Design and Lean’ thinking mindset, Thompson challenges the status quo and has been a catalyst of change in various organizations by leading from the front through inclusive and collaborative leadership. He also strives to leverage the power of technology to drive business transformation.
He started as an entrepreneur in the 90s, established his IT infrastructure management, system integration, and networking business, and expanded to manufactured computer systems.
He entered the corporate world in 2001 and has since, worked with multiple global organizations, such as Danaher, Hewlett Packard, Vodafone, Hexaware, Tata Business Support Services (BSS), and Lebara Mobile and Conneqt Business Solutions. He has experience in various diverse roles in Global Sales &Marketing, Operations, Business Transformation, Business Unit Management, Profit-and-Loss Management, and Digital Business Services. He was the Chief Digital Business Officer in his last assignment with Conneqt.
He believes that the 2021 post-COVID decade is a ‘Digital First, AI-First, Cloud-Native, Edge-Computing, Real-time analytics’ era in which business models have to be based on the ‘co-existence of humans and humanoid’ in a cognitive enterprise.