Anand Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, leads the operational, financial, and strategic direction of the organization to enable predictable, profitable and sustainable growth. He serves as Mindteck’s top advocate to a wide variety of constituents across the globe, and closely coordinates with the Board of Directors.
Anand is a highly accomplished financial management and accounting executive with over two decades of experience at leading organizations, such as PwC, KPMG, Jardine Lloyd Thomson, and GE Healthcare. His tenures at Mindteck include Chief Financial Officer from September 2014 to July 2017, and more recently Chief Operating Officer since January 2019. He is an Associate Member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University, and has also passed the CPA examination held by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Meenaz Dhanani, a Non-Executive Director of Mindteck (India) Limited, serves as President of Mindteck, Inc. He manages the company’s operations in the US and Canada, and also oversees the region’s IT Talent business.
Meenaz is a 30-plus year investment banking veteran with deep knowledge and expertise in international credit, trade and project finance, corporate finance, real estate, private equity, and venture capital investments. Prior to joining Mindteck in 2013, Meenaz headed the investment advisory subsidiary of Bahrain-based TAIB Bank where he managed the firm’s portfolio of US real estate and technology investments. He holds a B.A. from Bernard M. Baruch College, where he majored in Finance and Investment Analysis.
Ramachandra Magadi, Chief Financial Officer, is primarily responsible for the planning, forecasting, and implementation of the company’s financial activities, including reporting, treasury, taxation and internal controls.
Ramachandra M.S. is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years of extensive experience in finance, including corporate accounting, strategy, reporting and progressive team building. Prior to serving as Mindteck’s Financial Controller from March 2013 to September 2017, he contributed at Bosch India Limited as Corporate Internal Auditor and at Consero Global Solutions as Delivery Engagement Manager. In July 2019, he left Spera Management Pvt. Limited as a Management Consultant to become our Vice President – Finance.
Jacob Pillay, Senior Vice President – Sales, is responsible for sales excellence, client relationships and driving growth of our managed services business in the United States and Europe.
Jacob is a seasoned sales executive with over 30 years of experience in developing new markets and leading teams in cross-cultural environments. He joined Mindteck in 2000 and played a pivotal role in expanding Mindteck’s footprint within the APAC region. Previous roles include Business Development Manager at Mindware PCL Singapore, and Regional Manager at Pertech, Bangalore. Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and is currently based in Singapore.
Harish Nair, Senior Vice President – Sales, is responsible for client relationships and overall sales performance for the APAC, India and the Middle East regions. As part of the company’s leadership team, he serves an active role in strategic planning and stewarding resources to drive growth.
Harish is a seasoned sales executive with over 20 years of experience in accelerating sales growth across geographies, including vast experience in digital transformation projects. Previously, Harish held the position of Director – Global Sales Head at UST Global. He was also Regional Vice President – Sales (IMEA) at Mindteck from September 2013 to October 2018. Early on in his career, he served as National Manager – Strategic Accounts at Telstra, Major Account Manager at Canon, Inc., and held other roles in sales, relationship management, and business strategy. Over the years, he has had multiple national and international key speaker engagements. Harish holds a master’s degree in Marketing and is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business (ISB).
Arup Banerjee, Senior Vice President – Global Delivery and Practices, is responsible for ensuring delivery excellence, building services and solutions capabilities across the organization, and expanding managed services business with existing and past clients. Prior to this role, Arup led sales for Europe, APAC and the IMEA regions. He has over 32 years of extensive experience in sales and delivery for R&D, engineering and IT services in the telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, storage and semiconductor industries.
Before joining Mindteck in July 2011, Arup spent the bulk of his career at Wipro Technologies where he served on the company’s Leadership Team and was responsible for business development for European telecommunication clients. He also headed up the company’s Enterprise Security, Business Intelligence and Telecommunication delivery group. Arup holds a master’s degree in Computer Technologies from Jadavpur University, India, and a BE degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from BIT Mesra, India. He is a Black Belt in Six Sigma methodologies, and his current technical work areas are in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Pradeep K, General Manager – Human Resources, is responsible for the global HR operations, including compensation and benefits, performance management, talent acquisition, learning and development, and employee engagement.
Pradeep has over 20 years of experience, including roles at CGI, CSC, RelQ, and Idexcel Technologies. He is a charter member of Toastmasters International who earned a Bachelor of Commerce, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) and Industrial Relations (IR), and a diploma in Labor Laws from the Indian Institute of Management & Technology, Chennai. He also holds a diploma in Financial Management from the All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai.
Shivarama Adiga, Vice President -- Legal and Company Secretary, is responsible for undertaking the company’s legal matters and overseeing its transactions to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. His role also encompasses the preparation and management of documents and communications for the Board of Directors.Shivarama has more than 27 years of cross-functional experience in corporate secretarial, financial and legal functions. Prior to joining Mindteck, he held senior positions at Diligent Media Corporation Ltd., DB Corp Ltd., and Indiainfo.com Ltd. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Commerce degrees from H.M. Degree College, Kanpur, and earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the New Gujarat Law College, Ahmedabad.
Satish Kumar, Practice Head – Medical Devices and Healthcare, heads a team that focuses on driving positive outcomes through the development of practical and innovative solutions to support our clients in a highly competitive, challenging and regulated industry.
Satish is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience with Tier 1 Medical Device OEMs. He has led globally distributed cross-functional teams in Software, Systems Engineering Services and Product Development R&D in the Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals, Digital Healthcare industry segments. He strongly believes in leveraging digital technologies for transforming healthcare delivery and patient experience.
Prior to joining Mindteck in 2021, Satish served as Head, Application Engineering – Digital Healthcare Systems at L&T Technology Services. He was also associated with Capgemini as Director – Product & Engineering Solutions, Healthcare Technologies. From 1998 to 2013, he held multiple roles at Siemens Technology and Services (presently Siemens Healthineers).
Satish holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication) degree from the University of Mysore, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing) from Symbiosis University.
Manju Reddy, Practice Head – Electronics Design Services and IoT devices, leads the team that specializes in Product Engineering Services across verticals. Her expertise lies in managing end-to-end delivery of products for new development, as well as re-engineering and value engineering. She also has rich experience in wired and wireless connected devices.
For over two decades, Manju has led cross-functional teams across the globe and has been influential in growing the product engineering development team with a focus on niche technologies in multi-disciplinary product development which specifically includes analytical, test and measurement instruments, industrial control equipment, medical devices, life sciences, and consumer electronics. Prior to joining Mindteck, she held multiple roles at Tata Electric, Digital Systems Corporation and United Telecoms Limited.
Manju holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication) degree from the Bangalore University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).