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Birlasoft Ltd (BIRS.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anjan Lahiri

49 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Director

Rajeev Gupta

2019 Chief Financial Officer

Sneha Padve

2015 Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Pawan Sharma

2019 Additional Whole Time Director

Amita Birla

62 2019 Additional Non-Executive Director

Chandrakant Birla

2019 Additional Non-Executive Director

B. V. R. Subbu

2015 Non-Executive Director

Ashok Barat

62 2019 Additional Independent Director

Alka Bharucha

2018 Additional Independent Director

Nandita Gurjar

56 2019 Additional Independent Director

Prasad Thrikutam

2019 Additional Independent Director

Raghunath Mashelkar

76 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anant Talaulicar

57 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Anjan Lahiri

Mr. Anjan Lahiri serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Director of the Company. Mr. Anjan Lahiri holds Masters in Business Administration, University of Florida, USA and is a Bachelor of Technology from Birla Institute of Technology India. He has rich and varied experience of around 28 years in information Technology sector. Currently, he is a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Birlasoft (India) Limited. Prior to this, Mr. Anjan Lahiri was Whole Time Director and Chief Executive Officer at Sasken Communication Technologies Limited. His previous roles with Mindtree Limited, Cambridge Technology Partners and Wipro Infotech complement his experience. Mr. Anjan Lahiri received the Michael Tokarz award given to the topmost graduating student in the MBA Program of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville and Valedictorian speaker at the MBA graduation ceremony.

Rajeev Gupta

Mr. Rajeev Gupta is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Rajeev Gupta is a qualified Chartered Accountant (membership no. 100899). Mr. Rajeev Gupta has 22 years of professional experience mainly in IT and Financial Services companies. His areas of strengths are managing global finance functions, financial restructuring, budgetary control etc. Before joining KPIT (to be soon named Birlasoft), he was working with Jardine Lloyd Thompson where he was the Finance Director and Member of the Board for their India business. Prior to Jardine Lloyd Thompson, he has worked with companies like Amazon, Capgemini and Pwc. Mr. Rajeev has experience in building business from start up to scale and adept mix of technical, operations and leadership skills acquired globally (United States of America, Asia Pacific and India). In 2017, he was the recipient of the CFO Excellence - Best Finance Team of the year by Times Network and CFO Award by AsiaOne.

Sneha Padve

Pawan Sharma

Mr. Pawan Sharma is Additional Whole Time Director of the Company. Mr. Pawan Sharma an engineer by profession has done his Global Advance Management from ISB Kellogg. He also completed his certification on "leading Digitial Transformation and Innovation" from Hasso Plattner Institute (Germany) and Stanford (USA). He has rich and varied experience of around 28 years in information Technology sector. Currently, is the CEO of KPIT's Solutions 8: Services business and is responsible for the Strategy, Execution and P8:l for these IBU's (Automotive 8: Transportation, Manufacturing and Energy 8: Utilities) and SBU's (SAP, Oracle, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Solutions, Product Engineering Services, ePLM and Infrastructure Management Services) and also the Head of Americas responsible fo business in North America, Canada and lAT AM. Mr. Sharma is also appointed on the advisory board of North Carolina State University and he is an active member of the Manufacturing leadership Council of North America

Amita Birla

Mrs. Amita Birla is Additional Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mrs. Amita Birla is the founding Chairman of Birlasoft and the Co Chairman of the CK Birla Group. She is a global business leader with extensive experience in successfully leading Companies across industries. Under her leadership, Birlasoft has gone from strength to strength and is today acknowledged as a differentiated Enterprise Digital IT Solution provider. Amita's personal focus has been on leadership development and inspiring people to embrace the challenges and opportunities in the market. As Chairman, she leads Long Term Strategy Development and the implementation of that strategy. Her personal drive and leadership led to the transformation of Birlasoft from a fledgling startup to the global company that it is today. She is deeply engaged with the business, people and customers in India and across the globe. She never misses an opportunity to engage with the young and emerging talent. She has a great passion for mentoring and coaching leaders and is a champion of diversity in the workplace. Amita is deeply committed to social development in India and the advancement of Science and technology, Art and Culture through her various philanthropic initiatives.

Chandrakant Birla

Mr. Chandrakant Birla is Additional Non-Executive Director of the Company. CK Birla is the Chairman of the CK Birla Group of companies, one of the large business conglomerates in India. The group that he leads, proudly carries forward the legacy of the 150- year old Birla family, to consistently create value for customers, partners, its' people and communities. Under his leadership, the group has built enviable capabilities in engineering, technology and manufacturing and is on an ambitious growth path equipped with fresh thinking, worldclass technology and superior talent.

B. V. R. Subbu

Mr. B. V. R. Subbu serves as the Non-Executive Director of KPIT Technologies Limited. Mr. Subbu is an automotive industry expert and thought leader. Mr. B V R Subbu holds a post graduate degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a post graduate diploma from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He was president of Hyundai India earlier. He was also extensively involved with Tata Group holding various responsibilities, including responsibilities in Tata Motors’ Light Commercial Vehicles and Multi Utility Vehicles business.

Ashok Barat

Mr. Ashok Kumar Barat is Additional Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ashok Barat was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes & Company Limited, a BSE listed company (established in 1767), till June 2016. During his long and distinguished career, he has held leadership positions in various Indian and multinational organizations, both in India and overseas, namely Hindustan Lever Limited, RPG Group, Pepsi, Electrolux, Telstra and Kraft-Heinz. Mr. Barat is a member of the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM. He has been a Trustee of the Mumbai Port Trust for some years and a past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, he is a Certified Mediator empaneled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Mr. Barat is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, mentors budding entrepreneurs and advises companies on 'Strategy', 'Performance Improvement' and Governance initiatives. He is on the Board of Wacker Metroark Chemicals Private Limited (subsidiary of Wacker Chemie AG), Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Limited, DCB Bank Limited, Mahindra Intertrade Limited & Council of EU Chamber of Commerce in India.

Alka Bharucha

Ms. Alka Bharucha serves as Additional Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Alka Bharucha holds B. A. (Hons.) and LL.B, University of Bombay, LL.M, University of London, Solicitor, High Court Mumbai and Supreme Court of England and Wales. She is Member of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Bombay Incorporated Law Society. She is also an Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India. Ms. Alka Bharucha began her carrier with Mulla 8: Mulla 8: Craigie Blunt 8: Caroe, and joined Amarchand 8: Mangaldas as partner in 1992. In 2008, she co-founded Bharucha 8: Partners which since inception has been ranked by RSG Consulting, London among the top fifteen firms in India. For years, she has been ranked by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal, etc. amongst India's leading lawyers. Ms. Alka Bharucha chairs the transactions practice at Bharuch 8: Partners. Her core areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions joint ventures, private equity, banking and finance. Her general corporate work includes the establishment of mutual funds and providing regulatory advice to foreign institutional investors, foreign venture capital investors, merchant bankers and other financial intermediaries. She has particular experience acting for financial services clients as well as those in the telecommunications, power and logistics sector and is also actively engaged in representing trans-national corporations for investments in retail, defense and manufacturing space.

Nandita Gurjar

Ms. Nandita Gurjar is Additional Independent Director of the Company. Nandita Gurjar is a technologist turned HR professional. Nandita's experience in mainstream IT spans software development, general management and consulting. Nandita started her career at Wipro InfoTech in 1992 as a software programmer and handled multiple technical responsibilities, in various functions like software Coding and Testing, Program documentation and quality. . She joined Infosys Limited in December, 1999 to form the learning a Development wing and set-up the leadership institute. In 2003, Nandita moved to the newly set-up subsidiary Infosys BPO (then called Progeon) to head the HR function where she was instrumental in scaling up the people function as the business grew to US $250 million and 16,000 employees. In 2007, Nandita took over as Global Head HR for Infosys managing over 1,50,000 employees, she focused on making Infosys the preferred choice of global talent. She led the Infosys People strategy and employer branding across its global footprint. She was appointed as a member of Executive Council in in 2011 and moved to the US Headquarters to manage the globalization initiatives of the organization. In 2013, she moved to head the Education a Research wing of Infosys which skilled the workforce on latest technologies and over saw over 1 million days of training annually. In April 2014, Nandita got selected for Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School. She went on a sabbatical from Infosys for 6 months to join the program and upon her return exited from the Company.

Prasad Thrikutam

Mr. Prasad Thrikutam is Additional Independent Director of the Company. Prasad Thrikutam is dynamic and innovative executive with an exemplary record of business success in both large public companies and medium sized Founder led private companies. He has 25+ years of experience as C-suite Executive in Consulting and technology service industry. He is currently Founder and CEO for Mot.aLcule and on the Advisory Board of TrueNorth Managers llP one of India's largest PEcompanies. Mr. Thrikutam was the President and Global HeadApplications and Digital Business at Dell Services from 2014 to 2017. He was also the CTO responsible for stratergy and business innovation for Dell across various business of Dell Technologies. He helped turn around the Dell services Business and was the key Exces that helped the divestiture at a 3+b valuation to NTT. Mr. Thrikutam joined Dell in 2014 from Infosys where he held various key leadership roles from 1995 to 2014. He worked alongside the founders to scale Infosys from a USD 27m Company to a 10+b global brand. In the 19 y when he left Infosys, he was part of the C-suite and an executive committee member responsible for -25% of the Company's total operating margins heading several key verticals Bus globally; he was also the Head of Infosys Americas (65% of Infosys's revenue}.Prior to that, he led the high-tech and discrete manufacturing PEtl globally. His main expertise is in scaling medium sized business to large, highly differentiated and profitable business. He helped start several new businesses for Infosys and Dell including Consulting, Digital and new verticals like Retail, Oil Et Gas etc each of these are today multiple billion S businesses for the Companies. He is a thought leader with unique ability to drive CEO level engagement and excels at connecting several business and technology trends to articulate a comprehensive and winning business strategy. He has demonstrated this in everyone of his roles in the past 25+ years.

Raghunath Mashelkar

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar serves as the Non-Executive Independent Director of KPIT Technologies Limited. Dr. Mashelkar has been hugely instrumental in propagating a culture of innovation and balanced intellectual property rights regime for over a decade. He is the Chancellor of Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research. He was the third Indian engineer to have been elected as a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London, the first Indian President of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK and the first Indian to be the Foreign Fellow of Australian Technological Science and Engineering Academy (2008). Twenty-eight universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, which include Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi. Dr. Mashelkar served as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He was also the President of Indian National Science Academy (2005-2007). Dr. Mashelkar has won over 50 awards and medals at national and international levels and was honoured by the President of India with Padma Vibushan award recently. Earlier, he was conferred Padma Shri award (1991) and Padma Bhushan award (2000), in recognition of his contribution to nation building.

Anant Talaulicar

Mr. Anant J. Talaulicar serves as the Non-Executive Independent Director of KPIT Technologies Limited. Mr. Talaulicar, holds B.E. (Mechanical) degree from Mysore University, M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a MBA from Tulane University, USA. He has worked for Cummins for 18 years in the U.S. in varied fields like Finance, Manufacturing, Product Management, Strategy, Marketing and General Management. He has led the North & South American Commercial Power Generation business for Cummins with revenues of $ 300 million.