Bengaluru, India – April 10, 2018: Mindteck (India) Limited (BSE: 517344 and NSE: MINDTECK), a global technology company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Subhash Thakrar to the Board of Mindteck (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mindteck (India) Limited.
A Chartered Accountant by training, Mr. Thakrar has over 35 years of experience in international accounting and business development. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, he began his career at Spicer and Pegler (now Deloitte) before joining Blackstone Franks LLP, becoming a Partner in 1983. In 2013, as Managing Partner, he negotiated the firm’s merger with Carter Backer Winter LLP (CBW) resulting in the combined CBW Blackstone Franks Ltd., one of the top 50 full service tax, accounting, and business advisory firms in the UK.
Mr. Thakrar has served on the Board of Directors in both executive and non-executive roles at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (as Chairman), India Value Investments Ltd. (INVIL), Triangle Real Estate India Fund Managers Ltd., and Signature Africa Ventures Ltd. In 1995, he founded the Asian Business Association (ABA) of the UK, as part of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a pioneering initiative to promote Asian-owned businesses in the UK. Mr. Thakrar served as Chairman of the ABA from 2001 to 2004.
Mr. Thakrar is also the founder of Charity Clarity, an independent rating body that provides due diligence on charitable organizations. He has also worked with numerous other philanthropic entities including the Attlee Foundation and the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.Mr. Sanjeev Kathpalia, Managing Director and CEO, stated: “We’re honored to have Mr. Thakrar as a high-profile addition to Mindteck’s UK Board of Directors. His impressive breadth and depth of expertise as well as his superior business acumen will prove invaluable to us as we continue to execute on our growth initiatives in the UK”.
Mindteck, a global technology company established in 1991, provides Product Engineering solutions and Information Technology services to top-tier Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, leading universities, and government entities. The company is among a select group of global companies appraised at Maturity Level 5, Version 1.3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). Mindteck’s depth of knowledge and niche expertise in embedded systems and enterprise applications is complemented by dedicated Centers of Excellence in wireless design and storage testing. Office Locations: India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Netherlands, Germany, Bahrain, Turkey, UK, US, and Canada. Development Centers: Singapore and India (Kolkata and Bengaluru). Mindteck is listed on both the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange. Founding Member: ‘The Atlas online’ (www.atlas.cid.harvard.edu) for the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. www.mindteck.com
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