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Leadership


In our journey to become a sustainable, profitable growth company, our management structure has evolved to sharpen external focus on the marketplace with greater speed, productivity and effectiveness. At C Ahead we believe that effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results..

Global demands, pursuit of excellence and best practices in leading resources towards goals and objectives needs high talent, commitment and positive attitudes always on the learning curve. We find this match in our leadership team capable to lead C Ahead into the future.

SANDEEP SEKHAR
Chairman and CEO

Sandeep Sekhar, founded C Ahead Technologies in 2004 and is our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He leads us with a firm commitment based on the values and spirit of C Ahead. Sandeep brings over 21 years of knowledge and experience in ICT business with excellent track record in all facets of business.

As Chief Executive Officer, Sandeep heads the responsibility for developing and delivering, the long–term vision & strategy for the company. He is actively involved in strategic business development, key client relationships, talent management and spearheading C Ahead’s global ambitions. Prior to founding C Ahead, Sandeep has served at senior levels with companies like Accenture, Wipro and SAP globally.

CHANDRASHEKHAR ACHAR
Director Operations

Mr. Chandra Sekhar has thirty plus years of experience serving with the Indian Army. He is responsible for building stronger teams of experts to deliver significant value to our customers from the corporate office in Bangalore. He also oversees the day–to–day operations at C Ahead’s India delivery centers. As part of the leadership team, he plays a crucial role in shaping, and executing operational strategy. With a deep insight into disciplined work ethics and business dynamics, he steers crucial management decisions.

BINDU MRITHIUNJAYA
Managing Director

Bindu Mrithiunjaya, Our Managing Director, contributes to various aspects of strategic decision-making for C Ahead and brings a long track record of operational and financial success to the company. She introduces a rich and varied 18+ years of experience in the Indian and international business. Prior to taking this management responsibility, Bindu has worked with some of the leading organizations at management levels such as Lycos Asia, Astra IDL, Enron India and OKS Germany.

SHAWN MENDONCA
Sr Vice President

Shawn Mendonca, Our Sr. Vice President has over 23 years of experience in the IT business covering Solutions and Consulting of various software products, solutions and applications in the areas of Banking, Financial Services, Payment & Loyalty Management, ERP, Business Intelligence, software projects and custom application software.

He has managed large enterprise-wide projects across Fortune 500 companies , across industry segments like Oil & Gas, Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharmaceutical , Transportation & Logistics , Healthcare & Life Sciences, Diamond & Jewellery in the US, Europe , Middle East & Asia .

He has been associated in senior management positions with global organizations like Atos Worldline (a part of the € 11 billion Atos Origin Group) , KPIT(Systime) / CMS Group.

He has extensive experience in the Payment Transaction Processing & the E-Commerce industry encompassing Credit & Debit Card Issuance & Acquiring, Petroleum Solutions, Prepaid Card , Loyalty Solutions, Dynamic Currency Conversion, Financial Inclusion and Micro-finance.

Vinayak Behere
SVP – Technology Business

Vinayak has over 23 years IT industry experience delivering solutions across the banking, Finance & Telecom Domains.

He has been associated with a leading bank (Barclays) in the Financial Crime, Regulatory space and with various Indian IT Organisation in India & EMEA Territory, Middle East & South Africa.

Jiten Sil
SVP - Digital

Jiten heads Cahead's digital practice on a global level. A master in Digital Transformation and a digital Native - Jiten has over 23 years in the Information Tech industry and has deep expertise in enterprise integration , BPM , Big Data and recently has spent the last few years dirtying his hands in the cloud and social Analytics business.

His passion is driving organizations into the digital space by leveraging their existing investments in information tech and layering and and integrating it with a digital layer to connect ecosystems and increase brand presence for organizations to be able to wire themselves into the digital space.

He has worked for organizations like IBM, Software AG and SOA Software in the past where he was responsible for exponential business growth in emerging markets.

An avid musician , Car & Motorbike enthusiast jiten spends his spare time (on rare occasions) drumming in the desert with his fellow musicians or riding for freedom. At other times he can only be found on his Tech Gadgets keeping up in today's accelerated infotech world.

Srinivasa Murthy
CTO

Srinivasa Murthy, our Chief Operations Officer is a veteran in the IT Industry, managing technology and delivery globally of all our projects and products - after serving in the International Markets (USA) for a sretch of 10 years. Being a part of the Leadership Team, his responsibilities are well aligned with the expertise he possesses. He has done his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from India and has attained Technical Professional Certifications from USA.

With over 25 years of experience in IT industry in the areas of consulting , practice incubation, service delivery, relationship management and business development, with great human resource and business management skills. Strong in people management, Leadership development and Building Competency for any technology, he has deep expertise to drive business and technology synchronously.

PRASAD
Chief Data Officer

Prasad Mavuduri, has over 26 years of industry experience with expertise in BigData, IoT Machine Learning, BI, EDW, In-Memory Computing, Master Data Mgmt. & Governance, Reporting, Analytics, and Dashboards. He is experienced in system designing with Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Stream Processing, NoSQL, and New SQL

Prasad has managed large enterprise-wide projects across industry segments like insurance, banking & finance, hi-tech, CPG & Retail, telecommunications, healthcare, public sector, steel, mines, power generation & distribution, petroleum & petro-chemicals, and higher education.

He has managed multiple international projects in the USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, and India. He has handled projects from <$1M to $25M and has led teams ranging from 2 to 250.

PD Vaswani
Director - Energy & Power

Pradiep has over 30 years of experience in energy industry and has completed various projects in 6 continents. Over the years he has acquired unparalled business development, people management and analytical skills and is able to quickly come upon solutions to the most complex problems.

Pradiep is a natural communicator and a pragmatist, he enjoys being a team member and is quick in finding effective solutions for revenue and profit generation. He has handled progressive roles in all facets of marketing and management. He also has hands-on experience in critical engineering, component manufacturing, engineering design, construction, EPC contracting and structuring of major deals.

Pradiep has been instrumental in setting up several greenfield ventures in foreign markets in the areas of rail-road transportation, renewable energy, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure. He has worked with customers in the industrial, government, military and first responder markets.

Pradiep enjoys working in challenging environs and has been involved in the markets of Iraq, Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) and Iran, Libya, Yemen and Sudan, Turkey, Oman, Indonesia, Kenya, Somaliland, Mozambique and Nigeria. His expertise is in Government Liaison, Foreign Policy & Diplomacy, Foreign Markets Strategy, Market Intelligence, M&A, Lean Production & Management, Mitigating Operational Risk, Vendor Analysis, Compliance & Supply Chain Development and Project Management.

RANJEET
Director - Government & Defence

Ranjeet has served the Indian Army for 28 years and has held varied appointments including the command of a special force unit, command of a mechanized unit during operations, and Colonel information systems. 

Previously, he served as the Director- Mechanized Infantry for over three years wherein he acted as the interface between the Military, the industry and scientific establishments; and interacted with foreign firms with respect to weapons, equipment, testing and training.

After his voluntary retirement, he worked with KPMG and has been actively providing management consulting to various corporates including Fortune 500 firms and Indian SME players.

Ranjeet holds a Bachelor’s in Physics, Master’s in Defense Studies and MBA. He is an avid golfer

SHEILA SISULU
Chief Mentor & Advisor to Board

Ms Sheila Sisulu currently serves as the Chancellor of Walter Sisulu University.  Among her various board positions, Ms Sisulu is the  Chairperson of the board of Tiger Brands Foundation. Ms Sisulu recently consulted for the South African Department of Agriculture as a special Envoy. Between January 2008 and January 2013 she was the Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions in the Office of the Executive Director of the World Food Programme in Rome, Italy. In her first appointment to WFP, Ms Sisulu served as the Deputy Executive Director for Policy and External Affairs Department from 2003. Prior to joining WFP, Ms Sisulu was South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States from 1999. Her diplomatic career began in 1997 as Consul General in New York.

In addition to her diplomatic skills, Ms. Sisulu has 25 years of experience in South African politics and government. Prior to her tenure abroad, she served as a special adviser to the minister of education and a member of the team assigned the task of drawing up new legislation. She was responsible in particular for policy on gender equity, youth development and early childhood care and education.

Ms Sisulu received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (UBLS) in Lesotho. Ms Sisulu holds a post-graduate degree in Education from the University of Witwatersrand in 199. She also obtained honorary doctorates from the University of Maryland and the City University of New York.