Our Management team

President

Dr. Kamal Karnatak

Kamal Karnatak is a seasoned CIO with an experience of 28+ years and He has held senior IT leadership positions with Indian Multinational Companies in India. Kamal is known for consistently delivering business value by cultivating, motivating, and leading high-performance teams that are passionately invested in the organisation's success and the enterprise. He is known for building IT infrastructure from scratch. He has worked in Aditya Birla Group, DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd, Unitech before joining RJ corp.

He has completed his PhD from IIT, Delhi. He is B. Tech, MBA and he has done management courses from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is a keen observer, Theater artist, Marathoner, Himalayan Tracker and learner.

Vice President

Annie John Mathew

Annie John Mathew is the CIO of Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. She comes withover 20 years of experience, across diverse domains with companies such as NOCIL (India),Bharat Shell (India), Datacom Systems (NZ), Fonterra (NZ) and Xenacom (NZ). She hasmade significant achievements by facilitating technology enablement of forward andbackward linkage processes through mobile-based and traditional applications at MotherDairy.

General Secretary

Atul Govil

Atul Govil is the Chief Transformation Officer & Head of Technology for India Glycols Group.He comes with 26+ years of experience in different industry verticals and has held severalleadership positions within the organisation. He is also the member of Risk ManagementCommittee for India Glycols, and continues to drive transformation projects within theorganisation in close coordination with domain heads.

Finance Director

Umesh Khandelwal

Umesh Khandelwal has 30 years of experience in IT Infrastructure and Applications. He iscurrently working with Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon as Head of IT. He isspearheading entire IT operation of the company. Prior to Daikin, he has worked with BMWfor 10 years, Carrier Aircon Ltd for 13 years and 5 years and with a consulting company

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

A.K Gupta

A.K Gupta is currently holding a position of Sr. Executive Director (IT Services), Head IT in IFFCO Ltd, Delhi. Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited, also known as IFFCO, is world largest manufacturer & marketer of fertiliser in cooperative sector, registered as a Multi-state Cooperative Society. IFFCO has 36000 member cooperatives societies with a turnover of Rs 28000 Crore. A.K.Gupta is managing countrywide IT operations, ERP and Oracle Amazon & Microsoft cloud services, e- Commerce portal etc.

Executive Committee Member (Delhi - Team)

Archie Jackson

Archie Jackson is Sr. Director & Head of IT at Incedo Inc. Incedo is a US based digital transformation consulting, data science & analytics, and technology services & solutions firm. He has 20+ years of insightful experience in Information Security, IT Infrastructure design, implementation and operations with strong service management, leadership and digital transformational skills. He has worked with organisations like Genpact, SopraSteria, NHS-UK, DXC (erstwhile CSC), Capgemini & HP.
He is a Bachelor of Engineering. (Electronics) and PGD in Cyber Security Risk Management for RIT and a keen learner of vivid fields holding multiple certificates in various IT Domains.

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Arun Kathpalia

Arun Kathpalia is having more than 28 years of experience at various senior levels, majority of it in fashion retail and for last 11 years heading IT as Director IT in Benetton India Pvt.Ltd., an Italian fashion garments retail and manufacturing company. He is responsible for strategic planning and implements the objectives of the information technology needs of the company to ensure the computer capabilities are responsive to the needs of the company's growth and objectives. He is B.Sc. and PGDCA and in his current role he advises senior management on strategic systems conversions and integrations in support of business goals and objectives.

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Ashish Khanna

Ashish Khanna is currently working as ‚ÄúChief Information Security Officer‚ÄĚ at ‚ÄúEvalueserve‚ÄĚ. He is a Hospitality techno-business professional with 22+ years of experience and has worked with varied industry leading business houses like-: Mahindra and Mahindra, Taj Hotels and Resorts and with The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. An IIM Kolkata Alumni Ashish has completed Management development program course from MDI Gurgaon, he has also completed a course on managing people effectively from Cornell University, New York and short courses from IIT Delhi and ISB Hyderabad. Ashish Khanna is Keen strategist, planner and implementer with expertise in devising strategies aimed at enhancing overall organizational growth, sustained profitability of operations and improved business performance

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Harnath Babu

Harnath Babu is the Chief Information Officer and Head Technology Delivery Center at KPMG in India, leading the Technology team and driving new agile engineering capabilities while delivering fit-for-purpose solutions for diverse business functions. He is responsible for implementing the firm's IT strategies that result in agility, cost reductions, efficiency gains, as well as provides a competitive edge in the market. Bringing over 20+ years of experience and expertise in IT industry, Harnath holds a track record of driving firms through this current phase of digital transformation and building a robust IT infrastructure.Prior to his current role, Harnath was a CIO at Aviva Life Insurance, responsible for defining the digital strategy of the company. His experience also includes his stints in Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited.

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Munender Soperna

Munender Soperna is currently working as Chief Information Officer in Dr Lal PathLabs. He has rich experience of directing business and technology operations for Healthcare-Pathology, Auto Ancillary, and Power & Consultancy industries to optimise bottom line productivity. He is skilled, hands-on technologist in Microsoft Technologies and adepts at quickly putting changes in motion, with direct leadership to development and implementation teams.
Munender is a post graduate Diploma in Computer Application from Delhi University with MBA in Systems. He is ISB alumni, attended executive program. He has been enabling use of technology for business since last twenty four years across different industries

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Neeti Wahi

Neeti is a C-Suite Technology professional, with over 22 Years of experience in the IT domain. Neeti is currently working with Sterlite Power (a Vedanta group company), as Group CIO & Digital Officer. Prior to working in the energy industry, she has spent 19 years in the BFSI Sector in various roles across GE Capital, India and Clix Capital.
While at GE Neeti led the GE Diversity initiative for women for GE India and is currently a member of the FICCI Council for promoting Women in STEM. On the personal side she is an ardent fitness fan, and has 2 boys who are football enthusiasts, making her a soccer mom.

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Prasenjit Mukherjee

Prasenjit Mukherjee, CIO & CDO, JWIL Infra Ltd, is a seasoned IT professional with 31 years of experience across industry verticals. He is responsible for large project implementation around ERP, information security and business operations.
He is a Creative & results-driven technology leader, with experience in large projects including Digital strategy implementation, Rolling out Information Security policies, ERP implementation etc.
Apart from IT recognitions, Prasenjit is a trained musician and a singer.

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Rajiv Sikka

Rajiv Sikka is Group CIO for Medanta multi-super specialties group of hospitals span across multiple locations in India. In the current role he is responsible for group IT Function covering initiatives for digital transformation and IT Operations.
His core strength lies in formulating and executing enterprise wide multi-years IT roadmap covering infra, applications, security, compliance, partner ecosystem. He has executed large-scale, across countries, multi-year programs involving heterogeneous technologies varying from package applications to custom build to cloud. As a technologist, he has implemented projects in emerging technologies involving Big Data, IoT and AI.
Prior to joining Medanta, Rajiv had worked at Polaris as Senior Vice President for ~13 years. In early days of his career, he has worked extensively in multiple regions covering US, Europe, Japan & Asia.

Executive Committee Member(Delhi - Team)

Sunil Sirohi

Sunil Sirohi is currently the Chief Information Officer of NIIT Ltd. He has more than 30 years of work experience in IT industry. He has been part of many technological driven business products and solutions for NIIT. He has led and played key role in many IT infrastructure and business systems project for NIIT (including ERP).
He has got many industry recognitions and awards . He was voted as one of the Top 25 IT Heads of India by his peer CIOs/IT heads nation-wide in the Year 2011 and was among the top 10 CIOs in year 2015. Passionate about enabling and enhancing people productivity, he personally drives a company-wide initiative named "Work Smart @ NIIT"

Executive Committee Member(Mumbai - Team)

Chaitanya Wagh

Chaitanya Wagh is an Executive Director, Information Technology, Julius Baer. He has more than two decades of experience in the majority Investment Banking industry - managing technology for Investment Banking, Equity Trading, Asset Management, Retail (Wealth Management, Retail Trading, PMS), Fixed Income businesses. He has experience in aligning technology roadmap with business strategies, leading technology teams across IT verticals and strong solution planning, team building, project management and communication skills

Executive Committee Member(Mumbai - Team)

Mukesh Mehta

Mukesh Mehta is CTO-Chief Technology Officer at Investec. He is an Entrepreneurial Mindset Strategic technology executive who drives forward technology concepts and policies to ensure increased competitiveness and profitability of the organization. A skilled communicator, also known for revolutionary experimentation & groundbreaking projects in HCI. He has consistently delivered Award winning projects and works effectively across multiple business units and technical disciplines to forge critical consensus. A career spanning over 27 years, Mukesh has successfully progressed up in the ranks from IT-EDP Manager to CIO of country’s large Brokerage House.

Executive Committee Member(Mumbai - Team)

Rucha Nanavati

Rucha Nanavati, Chief Information Officer, Mahindra Group. Rucha has recently joined Mahindra Group as the chief Information Officer. She is a strong leader with demonstrated global experience in enabling business strategies through technology solutions. Rucha has led successful digital transformations in multiple industries including high-tech, retail and manufacturing. Rucha is adept at developing and directing large global, cross-functional teams that deliver high-value, transformational initiatives. Rucha's previous experiences include various technology roles at Albertsons Companies, Motorola and PriceWaterHouseCoopers.

Executive Committee Member(Mumbai - Team)

Udit Pahwa

Udit Pahwa is Group CIO at Kirloskar Management Services. He has more than 27 years of experience. He is leading Digital Transformation and Business Process Digitization with the objective of enhancing Business Value. He is a technology and business visionary with executive and hands-on experience of implementing Enterprise Applications for large billion dollar enterprises. He has a Strong record of success in creating robust Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and architecture. Proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues, while managing costs and risks. He is CA and CS by training.