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Birlasoft Ltd (BIRS.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Amita Birla

63 2019 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Dharmander Kapoor

52 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Chandrasekar Thyagarajan

2020 Chief Financial Officer

Abhishek Sinha

47 Chief People and Operations Officer

Anup Sable

50 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Sneha Padve

2019 Company Secretary, Compliance Officer

Sachin Tikekar

51 2019 Nominee Director

Chandrakant Birla

64 2019 Additional Non-Executive Director

Ashok Barat

63 2019 Additional Independent Director

Alka Bharucha

2018 Independent Director

Nandita Gurjar

58 2019 Additional Independent Director

Anant Talaulicar

58 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Amita Birla

Mrs. Amita Birla serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board 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.

Dharmander Kapoor

Mr. Dharmander Kapoor serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of the Company. Before being elevated to CEO, DK also served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Birlasoft, where he managed Global Delivery, Business Development, Advisory, and other enabling functions. He was also responsible for developing Birlasoft's global business for the BFSI vertical. He played an instrumental role in leading the divesture of Birlasoft's legacy business and etched a strategy towards focusing on next-generation digital services. DK was among the key leaders of the Strategic M&A team that was responsible for the acquisition and integration of KPIT's IT business with Birlasoft's core business, leading to the birth of a new mid-tier Enterprise Digital and IT Transformation Services public listed company – Birlasoft Limited. He holds a Master's degree from Kurukshetra University, India, and is an avid contributor to professional forums through his industry opinion pieces and straight-from-the-heart blogs. DK enjoys sketching and painting with watercolors. Writing poems, sharing his life lessons, reimagining and penning down his thoughts through blogs stems out of his creativity and demonstrates his passion towards life and work.

Chandrasekar Thyagarajan

Mr. Chandrasekar Thyagarajan serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is is a Chartered Accountant with 32 years of experience, including 18 years in CXO level positions, with global and Indian companies in a variety of areas including financial strategy and decision support, financial planning, budgeting and reporting, statutory and management accounting, costing of products and services, implementation of financial processes and procedures, integration of legal entities, businesses and support functions, business controls and financial risk management, financial restructuring, sourcing of funds (private equity and IPO), liaison with financial institutions, and investment banks, statutory compliance, procurement and vendor negotiation, real estate, site operations and transport operations. He is a Finance specialist in the IT services space having spent 20 years in a leading US multinational IT SI firm and in prior jobs supporting the Infrastructure Services, BPO and KPO services, software development, Application Management Services and IT Consulting Services businesses.

Abhishek Sinha

Anup Sable

Sneha Padve

Sachin Tikekar

Mr. Sachin Dattatraya Tikekar serves as Nominee Director of the Company. Mr. Tikekar holds a Masters’ degree in Strategic Management and International Finance from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, Pennsylvania. He is a co-founder of KPIT and has played various leadership roles over the years. Currently, he has taken up the role of President – Strategic Relationships & Business Transformation. Prior to assuming this role, he was Chief of People Operations. Further, he has taken up the responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer of the US operations of the Company and was instrumental in building the Company’s sales presence across US, Asia and Europe. He has previously worked with US Sprint and Strategic Positioning Group.

Chandrakant Birla

Mr. Chandrakant Birla serves as 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.

Ashok Barat

Mr. Ashok Kumar Barat serves as 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 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 serves as 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.

Anant Talaulicar

Mr. Anant J. Talaulicar serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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 CommerciaPower Generation business for Cummins with revnues of $ 300 million.