Our Leadership Team

Making Our Dream A Reality

Investor/Advisory Board

Rajeev Srivastava

Co-Founder Apar Technologies, Executive Chairman Basil Technology Partners

Rajeev is the co-founder of Apar and is the Chairman and Managing Partner of Basil Technology Fund, a Private Equity firm with investments in niche IT ventures. Rajeev has over 30 years of global operating and investing experience in the US, Asia and Europe. Before co-founding Apar, Rajeev worked with iGate, TCS and Ness Technologies Inc in leadership positions. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from Mumbai University.

Outside his busy life as an investor, Rajeev is passionate about charitable causes and runs several initiatives in children’s nutrition and healthcare.

Kushal N Desai

Co-Founder Apar Technologies, Chairman and MD Apar Industries

Kushal is a co-founder of Apar and is the Chairman and Joint Managing Director of Apar Industries, an industrial conglomerate. Before co-founding Apar, Kushal has worked in senior leadership positions in GE. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Business degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Kushal Desai is on the Board of Governors of both Dharmsinh Desai University and DDMM Heart Hospital, Nadiad (Gujarat), which are charitable institutions in the field of Education and Healthcare. He is on the Board of Trustees of The Lady Northcote Orphanage and is an Advisor to Midday Meal Program “Annamrita” which caters daily Lunch to over 1.6 million underprivileged school children in India.

Sanjiv Maheshwari

Senior Advisor- Basil Technology Partners

In his capacity as General Partner and CFO at Basil, Sanjiv helps in the Financial, Governance, and Operations support to the Basil and Basil Portfolio companies including Apar.

Prior to his role at Basil, Sanjiv was a Senior VP – Finance and Operations at Ness Global Services Group. He oversaw the controller, treasury, finance, and operations at Ness Global Services Group’s businesses in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. Prior to joining Apar Infotech in 2000, Sanjiv was a part of the core team at Sandoz, Novartis, and Syngenta working in various positions relating to Corporate and Divisional Finance, Budgeting and Planning strategies, Supply Chain Management, MIS, and M&A exercises.

A Management Accountant, Sanjiv received holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Sameer Kanwar

CEO- Basil Technology Partners

Sameer has over 25 years of experience in the IT Industry with a focus on Global Business Development, Alliances, Marketing & Analyst Relations, and Strategy for IT Products & Services. At Basil Partners, Sameer is involved in working closely with the portfolio companies to help drive their growth, investment & exit strategies, including identifying, screening, and carrying out due diligence on potential M&A targets.

Prior to this, Sameer was at Ness Technologies where he was responsible for Strategy & Business Development for the UK SBU, Global Pre-sales & as an Offshore Evangelist. Prior to that, he was Head, Apar Consulting Solutions Division – Asia-Pac based in Singapore. He has also worked for Parametric Technologies and Wipro Infotech in various capacities.

Sameer possesses a Bachelor in Engineering (Computers) and a Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Prasanna Oke

CFO- Basil Technology Partners

Prasanna has about 25 years of experience across cross-functional, cross-cultural, multi-industry leadership roles in high-growth companies with hands-on execution experience in the US, Europe, and India.

Prasanna possesses expertise across Listed and Unlisted companies as an Operational CFO involved in optimizing Financial operations and metrics, strategic M&A, Analyst and Investor relations, Compliances, and Business Partnering for growth.

Prior to Basil, Prasanna was with Sonata Software, a $500M listed entity as a CFO and Executive Leadership team member for 4 years. Before joining Sonata, Prasanna was CFO of Ness Digital during tenure of 13 years across the US and India. Before Ness, he had frontline roles in Sales, Business Development, and Account Management for close to 7 years in various large companies.

Prasanna is an Electronics Engineer by training and also holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an executive program from INSEAD.

Investor Board

Rajeev Srivastava

Co-Founder Apar Technologies, Executive Chairman Basil Technology Partners

Rajeev is the co-founder of Apar and is the Chairman and Managing Partner of Basil Technology Fund, a Private Equity firm with investments in niche IT ventures. Rajeev has over 30 years of global operating and investing experience in the US, Asia and Europe. Before co-founding Apar, Rajeev worked with iGate, TCS and Ness Technologies Inc in leadership positions. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from Mumbai University.

Outside his busy life as an investor, Rajeev is passionate about charitable causes and runs several initiatives in children’s nutrition and healthcare.

Kushal N Desai

Co-Founder Apar Technologies, Chairman and MD Apar Industries

Kushal is a co-founder of Apar and is the Chairman and Joint Managing Director of Apar Industries, an industrial conglomerate. Before co-founding Apar, Kushal has worked in senior leadership positions in GE. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Business degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Kushal Desai is on the Board of Governors of both Dharmsinh Desai University and DDMM Heart Hospital, Nadiad (Gujarat), which are charitable institutions in the field of Education and Healthcare. He is on the Board of Trustees of The Lady Northcote Orphanage and is an Advisor to Midday Meal Program “Annamrita” which caters daily Lunch to over 1.6 million underprivileged school children in India.

Sanjiv Maheshwari

Senior Advisor- Basil Technology Partners

In his capacity as General Partner and CFO at Basil, Sanjiv helps in the Financial, Governance, and Operations support to the Basil and Basil Portfolio companies including Apar.

Prior to his role at Basil, Sanjiv was a Senior VP – Finance and Operations at Ness Global Services Group. He oversaw the controller, treasury, finance, and operations at Ness Global Services Group’s businesses in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. Prior to joining Apar Infotech in 2000, Sanjiv was a part of the core team at Sandoz, Novartis, and Syngenta working in various positions relating to Corporate and Divisional Finance, Budgeting and Planning strategies, Supply Chain Management, MIS, and M&A exercises.

A Management Accountant, Sanjiv received holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Sameer Kanwar

CEO- Basil Technology Partners

Sameer has over 25 years of experience in the IT Industry with a focus on Global Business Development, Alliances, Marketing & Analyst Relations, and Strategy for IT Products & Services. At Basil Partners, Sameer is involved in working closely with the portfolio companies to help drive their growth, investment & exit strategies, including identifying, screening, and carrying out due diligence on potential M&A targets.

Prior to this, Sameer was at Ness Technologies where he was responsible for Strategy & Business Development for the UK SBU, Global Pre-sales & as an Offshore Evangelist. Prior to that, he was Head, Apar Consulting Solutions Division – Asia-Pac based in Singapore. He has also worked for Parametric Technologies and Wipro Infotech in various capacities.

Sameer possesses a Bachelor in Engineering (Computers) and a Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Prasanna Oke

CFO- Basil Technology Partners

Prasanna has about 25 years of experience across cross-functional, cross-cultural, multi-industry leadership roles in high-growth companies with hands-on execution experience in the US, Europe, and India.

Prasanna possesses expertise across Listed and Unlisted companies as an Operational CFO involved in optimizing Financial operations and metrics, strategic M&A, Analyst and Investor relations, Compliances, and Business Partnering for growth.

Prior to Basil, Prasanna was with Sonata Software, a $500M listed entity as a CFO and Executive Leadership team member for 4 years. Before joining Sonata, Prasanna was CFO of Ness Digital during tenure of 13 years across the US and India. Before Ness, he had frontline roles in Sales, Business Development, and Account Management for close to 7 years in various large companies.

Prasanna is an Electronics Engineer by training and also holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an executive program from INSEAD.

Executive Leadership

Sai Sudhakar

Co-Founder and CEO

Sai has more than 30 years of technology experience and 20 years setting up and managing IT services with business in the Asia Pacific region. He has grown and been in Apar Technologies as the Chief Executive Officer since its incorporation in 2006. His key specialties include software consulting, social networks for the enterprise, enterprise mobility, cloud enablement, and business analytics. Prior experiences include assignments with Ness Technology Services, ITW Signode India Ltd., and CMC Ltd.

Sanjiv Tandon

SVP

With over 32 years of senior leadership experience in large IT companies like TCS, Xansa, and IBM, Sanjiv is a graduate of IIT Delhi and a Post Graduate from IIT Kanpur. He has deep experience in handling large teams and complex engagements in the banking and Telecom industries. His areas of specialization include IT transformation, customer relationship management, customer acquisition, and IT strategy development.

Radhakrishna Bijjala

CEO- Total eBusiness Solutions

Bijjala is the founder & CEO of Total eBiz Solutions (TeBS) an Apar company. Bijjala is passionate about helping customers achieve more using technology. A technologist at heart; he lives and breathes innovation that can make a difference to the way enterprises do business, with customers and other enterprises. With over 25 years of delivering trust, Bijjala enjoys creating and nurturing teams for peak performance.

Prior to founding TeBS, Bijjala was in senior technology delivery roles in HP, Keppel, Infor and Cognizant in the Asia Pacific region.

Bijjala holds a Masters in Computer Applications degree from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.

Sumit Shukla

CEO- ConneXRM

Belonging to the generation of First Generation Entrepreneurs, Sumit Shukla, in his more than 20 years of experience in the Education and Financial Industry, has had the opportunity to work on almost all the functional areas that a growing organization must deal with. He is a seasoned professional in the field of CRM & ERP Implementations and Practice Adoption for the large enterprises while driving business for the organization at the Global level.

Sundar Venkataraman

Co-CEO- Apar Innosys

Leading the Operation with more than twenty-five years of Infrastructure and Technology with proven experience and have played key roles in projects like Global Data Centre design, consolidation and migration for clients like American eagle tankers, Merck, Global Logistics Properties, YTL and leading German bank IT implementation projects. Performed tasks like data center analysis, private cloud design, Infrastructure and Applications High Availability and also DR and BCP.

Senthil Sambasivan

Co-CEO- Apar Innosys

Senthil is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in leading businesses with Go-to-market strategy, new product launches, marketing, and sales enablement creating, developing, and executing innovative business plans and strategies for accelerated growth. Prior to founding Apar Innosys LLP, Senthil was at Xchanging as a Sales Director. Senthil specializes in bringing to international customers the power of IoT on a backdrop of Big Data and AI and in providing deep insights into their business.

Senthil has cofounded a charitable platform DigiSanta along with his 11th grader son with the mission to implement a new way to build a sustainable ecosystem with responsible consumption, reusing resources, and reducing waste. Senthil possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from CEG, Anna University.

Christopher Raju

Co-Founder and CEO Apar People World and CEO -Otomeyt

A passionate HR Tech proponent, Chris is the Co-Founder and CEO of Apar PeopleWorld and Otomeyt. Chris leads a business that extensively uses AI & ML to create World-class products in Tech Assessments and helping customers fulfill their technology resource needs. Prior to founding Apar PeopleWorld, Chris was the Co-Founder and CEO of Grassroots BPO. Chris also held senior positions in Infosys, HP, and ICI Paints.

Chris is a business management degree holder from the University of Mysore.

Rajesh Nair

Director Americas

Rajesh has a successful track record of leading multiple functions like Sales & Business Development, Business Operations & Human Resource Management over the last 26 years with leading IT Services organizations like TCS, Mastek and Bluestar across ASEAN, Europe and the US Markets. He is a keen strategist with a flair for designing and implementing innovative business strategies, employee development & retention programs.

Rajesh has been with Apar since the inception, initially helping the company establish and grow in South East Asia market and then taking up the role of managing the North American business for Apar.

Srinidhi B. K

VP Finance & Controller

Srinidhi’s responsibilities include Financial Planning, Budgeting & Reporting, Accounting & Audit, Compliance and Treasury.

Srinidhi is a Chartered Accountant with over 15+ years of experience in the field of Financial Planning and Analysis, Corporate Strategy, IPO, Investor Relations, Audit and Mergers & Acquisitions. He has been associated with organizations such as Sonata Software, Quest Global and IBM prior to joining Apar.

In his last assignment with Happiest Minds as Director Finance & Head of Investor relations, he spearheaded the one of the most successful IPOs of the decade which was oversubscribed 150 times, 100% digitally and remotely executed.

Srinidhi is an avid car enthusiast and loves travelling, playing cricket and teaching underprivileged children.

Sanyukta Vohra

Vice President- HR and Corporate Services

Sanyukta Vohra is the VP of HR and Operations for the Apar Group responsible for all people matters and business operations support across geographies. A senior professional with over 15 years of HR management experience, Sanyukta was handling end to end HR operations in her previous assignment with Innodata KPO and was instrumental in setting up the IT and LPO (Legal process outsourcing) division, prior to joining Apar.

She is a graduate of the University of Delhi and an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur.

Executive Leadership

Sai Sudhakar

Co-Founder and CEO

Sai has more than 30 years of technology experience and 20 years setting up and managing IT services with business in the Asia Pacific region. He has grown and been in Apar Technologies as the Chief Executive Officer since its incorporation in 2006. His key specialties include software consulting, social networks for the enterprise, enterprise mobility, cloud enablement, and business analytics. Prior experiences include assignments with Ness Technology Services, ITW Signode India Ltd., and CMC Ltd.

Sanjiv Tandon

SVP

With over 32 years of senior leadership experience in large IT companies like TCS, Xansa, and IBM, Sanjiv is a graduate of IIT Delhi and a Post Graduate from IIT Kanpur. He has deep experience in handling large teams and complex engagements in the banking and Telecom industries. His areas of specialization include IT transformation, customer relationship management, customer acquisition, and IT strategy development.

Radhakrishna Bijjala

CEO- Total eBusiness Solutions

Bijjala is the founder & CEO of Total eBiz Solutions (TeBS) an Apar company. Bijjala is passionate about helping customers achieve more using technology. A technologist at heart; he lives and breathes innovation that can make a difference to the way enterprises do business, with customers and other enterprises. With over 25 years of delivering trust, Bijjala enjoys creating and nurturing teams for peak performance.

Prior to founding TeBS, Bijjala was in senior technology delivery roles in HP, Keppel, Infor and Cognizant in the Asia Pacific region.

Bijjala holds a Masters in Computer Applications degree from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.

Sumit Shukla

CEO- ConneXRM

Belonging to the generation of First Generation Entrepreneurs, Sumit Shukla, in his more than 20 years of experience in the Education and Financial Industry, has had the opportunity to work on almost all the functional areas that a growing organization must deal with. He is a seasoned professional in the field of CRM & ERP Implementations and Practice Adoption for the large enterprises while driving business for the organization at the Global level.

Sundar Venkataraman

Co-CEO- Apar Innosys

Leading the Operation with more than twenty-five years of Infrastructure and Technology with proven experience and have played key roles in projects like Global Data Centre design, consolidation and migration for clients like American eagle tankers, Merck, Global Logistics Properties, YTL and leading German bank IT implementation projects. Performed tasks like data center analysis, private cloud design, Infrastructure and Applications High Availability and also DR and BCP.

Senthil Sambasivan

Co-CEO- Apar Innosys

Senthil is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in leading businesses with Go-to-market strategy, new product launches, marketing, and sales enablement creating, developing, and executing innovative business plans and strategies for accelerated growth. Prior to founding Apar Innosys LLP, Senthil was at Xchanging as a Sales Director. Senthil specializes in bringing to international customers the power of IoT on a backdrop of Big Data and AI and in providing deep insights into their business.

Senthil has cofounded a charitable platform DigiSanta along with his 11th grader son with the mission to implement a new way to build a sustainable ecosystem with responsible consumption, reusing resources, and reducing waste. Senthil possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from CEG, Anna University.

Christopher Raju

Co-Founder and CEO Apar People World and CEO -Otomeyt

A passionate HR Tech proponent, Chris is the Co-Founder and CEO of Apar PeopleWorld and Otomeyt. Chris leads a business that extensively uses AI & ML to create World-class products in Tech Assessments and helping customers fulfill their technology resource needs. Prior to founding Apar PeopleWorld, Chris was the Co-Founder and CEO of Grassroots BPO. Chris also held senior positions in Infosys, HP, and ICI Paints.

Chris is a business management degree holder from the University of Mysore.

Rajesh Nair

Director Americas

Rajesh has a successful track record of leading multiple functions like Sales & Business Development, Business Operations & Human Resource Management over the last 26 years with leading IT Services organizations like TCS, Mastek and Bluestar across ASEAN, Europe and the US Markets. He is a keen strategist with a flair for designing and implementing innovative business strategies, employee development & retention programs.

Rajesh has been with Apar since the inception, initially helping the company establish and grow in South East Asia market and then taking up the role of managing the North American business for Apar.

Srinidhi B. K

VP Finance & Controller

Srinidhi’s responsibilities include Financial Planning, Budgeting & Reporting, Accounting & Audit, Compliance and Treasury.

Srinidhi is a Chartered Accountant with over 15+ years of experience in the field of Financial Planning and Analysis, Corporate Strategy, IPO, Investor Relations, Audit and Mergers & Acquisitions. He has been associated with organizations such as Sonata Software, Quest Global and IBM prior to joining Apar.

In his last assignment with Happiest Minds as Director Finance & Head of Investor relations, he spearheaded the one of the most successful IPOs of the decade which was oversubscribed 150 times, 100% digitally and remotely executed.

Srinidhi is an avid car enthusiast and loves travelling, playing cricket and teaching underprivileged children.

Sanyukta Vohra

Vice President- HR and Corporate Services

Sanyukta Vohra is the VP of HR and Operations for the Apar Group responsible for all people matters and business operations support across geographies. A senior professional with over 15 years of HR management experience, Sanyukta was handling end to end HR operations in her previous assignment with Innodata KPO and was instrumental in setting up the IT and LPO (Legal process outsourcing) division, prior to joining Apar.

She is a graduate of the University of Delhi and an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur.

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