Leadership

Leadership

Sudhakar Ram Vice Chairman & MD

Sudhakar Ram is responsible for consolidating growth in markets across the globe and helms initiatives in technology, applications, processes, customer deliveries and business development. His mission is to effect a marked shift in leadership, commitment, creativity and culture with a view to accelerated increase in value delivery. Sudhakar also handles the additional responsibilities of leading Mastek's business and operations in the UK region as its Group CEO.

Sudhakar was the recipient of the CNBC Asia's 'India Business Leader of the Year' award in 2007. Before joining Mastek, he was the CIO of Rediffusion Dentsu Young & Rubicam. He is a silver medallist from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. Sudhakar is also an anchor and lead contributor of The New Constructs. It is his initiative to leverage connected intelligence in realising the connected age.

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John OwenGroup CEO

  • Joined Mastek as Group Chief Executive Officer in 2016
  • Business Administration & Mangement from Stanford University
  • Played rugby and cricket competitively in his younger days; now enjoys skiing and golf.

Background

 A seasoned and astute business leader, John drives Mastek's growth strategy as its CEO.

John has played sales and marketing roles in growth organizations like Serco, HP and Nortel over the last 25 years. In his last job at Serco, John was the Sales and Marketing Director for UK and Europe, where his responsibilities included handling the UK Government – Serco's largest customer.

With his deep expertise in business development and his track record with the UK markets – especially the UK government market – John is leading Mastek to the next level of growth.

John lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, Josie, and their two children, Francesca and Christian.

Joe Venkataraman Chairman

Joe Venkataraman joined Mastek in 1990. He has 30+ years IT industry experience and holds a PhD in Operations Research and Finance, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from India. He is an ardent admirer of tactical plays in football, and an avid Chelsea fan. He was an exceptional Carrom player in his youth, he opened and finished the board on several occasions, and represented his college at various tournaments

Joe spearheaded Mastek operations in the UK way back in the nineties. As the Chairman of Mastek UK, he holds responsibility for long-term strategy, UK P&L and ensuring the continued health and viability of the operation.

Joe has a flair for constructing win-win commercial propositions backed by operational excellence. He has been instrumental in building a strong and loyal client and partner base in the UK. Several of whom have worked with the company for over 15 years. He has held various positions across the company including Regional Head and MD of UK Operations.

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Abhishek SinghGroup CFO

  • Joined Mastek as Group CFO
  • Holds a Masters in Finance from IMDR, Pune and Bachelors in Commerce (Hons) from Patna University.
  • Holds a PhD in Operations Research and Finance, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from India.
  • Brings critical finance & general management experience including Corporate Performance Management, Corporate Development (acquisition & divestiture), Pricing & Contracting, Fund Raising, Accounting & Audit functions.

Background

In his role, he is responsible for Finance & Accounts, Facility and Infrastructure, General Administration, Purchasing and Compensation & Benefits functions globally.
Prior to joining Mastek, Abhishek was a part of Management Team at First Source Solutions Limited. He was Sr. VP & Group Finance Controller out of USA & India. He acquired and integrated businesses, optimized costs & drove synergistic savings across the businesses of First Source. He was instrumental in putting together the analytical & MIS function which partnered with the business for predictable & profitable performance.
Abhishek is He has varied interest from swimming and scrabble to language, food & culture. When not delving into it, he likes to spend time with his wife & daughter.

Madhu KumarPresident & Head of North America

  • Joined Digility in 2016 as President & Head of North America
  • Holds a Masters in Marketing Management from JBIMS, Mumbai, and in Computer Engineering from NEC
  • Avid golfer and voracious reader

Madhu Kumar is the North America Head & President of Digility Inc. In his role, he helps clients gain business value by ensuring consistency in user experience. Whether that user is an employee, customer, or partner, digital transformation is one of the most important strategic challenges that business leaders face. Due to his 20 years of consulting experience, he fully understands that digital transformation needs to be a companywide initiative and that building a digital strategy requires collaboration with a strong partner to meet organization's broader goals.

Background

Prior to joining Digility, Madhu was part of the Management Council & Executive Vice President at Hexaware Technologies, where he played critical roles of heading industry business units, creating strategic alliances, wining and executing very large transformation deals. He successfully guided many Fortune 500 companies as they navigated change and implemented new strategies across the globe.

Madhu began his professional career as a Research Scientist with India's Department of Atomic Energy, working on nuclear reactor control systems and simulation models. Madhu has done his Masters in Marketing Management from JBIMS, Mumbai; and, Computer Engineering from NEC, Madurai. An avid golfer, when Madhu is not on the course, enjoys reading and family time with his wife and two children.

Prahlad Koti Managing Director, Mastek UK

Prahlad Koti joined Mastek as a trainee in 1991 and worked at Mastek UK since 1995. He holds an MBA from the London Business School and B.E. (Computer Science) degree from the University of Mysore, India. A foodie, he loves cooking new dishes and inflicting them on family and friends. He enjoys playing badminton, cricket and chess.

As Joint Managing Director, Prahlad is jointly responsible for the achievement of Mastek UK's strategic plans. He manages the UK P&L and develops the organisation for long term, successful growth. He also leads Mastek's Government and Healthcare business in the UK.

Prahlad brings all-round expertise to the company's operations, having held various roles across the business including delivery, solutions and sales. He has over two decades of experience in delivering innovative solutions, ensuring sustainable growth and business benefit for some of Mastek's large client engagements. He is excited by the additional strategic opportunities presented by industries moving to new engagement models based on agility and business value delivery.

Hiren Shah Sr. VP Centers of Excellence

Hiren Shah joined Mastek as a campus recruit in 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai. In his spare time, Hiren enjoys watching Bollywood films and playing chess, cricket and volley ball.

Hiren leads Mastek's 'Centres of Excellence,' which is a knowledge powerhouse across varied technology areas. He established the first technology engineering practice at Mastek where he was instrumental in driving innovation. Rising through the ranks, Hiren has spearheaded several divisions over the years including the technology cell in the US and the enterprise architecture/programme management start-up.

An expert at troubleshooting several Government contracts in the UK, Hiren also scales up delivery operations in the U.S. He drives innovation across big data, IoT and analytics, implementing newer technologies to help customers gain substantial business value.

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Andy Hicketts Vice President, Retail

Andy Hicketts joined Mastek in 2012. He holds a Degree in Computer Science from Coventry University and a member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology professional. He enjoys London, eating out, strong coffee and family duties. He formerly played most sports, which he now enjoys viewing from his armchair.

Andy leads Mastek's Retail business in the UK. He is responsible for driving growth across existing and new customer accounts. He has around 30 years of experience in the IT sector, of which 20 years were in Retail.

Prior to joining Mastek, Andy was Client Services Director at Paul Mason Consulting, responsible for Retail sales growth. In his past roles, he held senior IT delivery positions within the Kingfisher and Kesa Retail Groups, delivering multi-channel solutions to meet demanding business needs. He was responsible for delivering the European MIS Systems at Apple Computers and has worked in various IT roles within the Banking sector and the Lloyds Insurance Market.

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Mastek 30 Years – a journey!

30 years ago four young friends began a journey to build an institution that would be much, much bigger.. This is the story of that institution built by 4 men (Ashank Desai, Ketan Mehta, R. Sundar and Sudhakar Ram) and over 17,000 of their dearest friends (better known as Mastekeers)