Board of Directors

  • Chairman

    Pradip is a non-executive Independent Director and Chairman of Sonata. He assisted in founding Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) in 1977 and was the founder Managing Director of The Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd. (CRISIL), India’s first and largest credit rating agency. In April 1998, he started IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business.

    He is also Director in BASF India Ltd., Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Ltd., Hardy Oil & Gas Ltd. [U.K.], Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd., Pfizer Ltd.and Tata Investment Corporation Ltd. among others. He is Chairman of IndAsia Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd. as well as Member of the Audit Committee, CSR Committee, Grievance Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of some of these companies.

    Pradip holds a Degree in Commerce and is an ACA, AICWA and MBA from Harvard University, USA.

  • Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    Srikar is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Sonata Software Limited and Sonata Information Technology Limited. Srikar has been with Sonata since 1986 and has been pivotal in building Sonata as a trusted and reliable IT services partner. Srikar’s vision for Sonata is based on building the organisation with empowered people and providing a differentiated value proposition to its clients. Srikar’s philosophy of driving business growth through a single minded focus on customer and investment in people and technology has been key in Sonata’s recognition as a high value solutions driven company. Today, Sonata is the technology Partner of Choice for many global companies.

    Srikar has an Engineering degree from REC, Tiruchirappalli and is a Post Graduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

    An avid reader, Srikar is passionate about sports and likes to spend his free time with family and friends.

  • Director

    S. N. Talwar is a Director of Sonata. He is Director/Alternate Director of the following public limited companies: Biocon Ltd., Blue Star Infotech Ltd., Elantas Beck India Ltd., FCI OEN Connectors Ltd., Merck Ltd., Shrenuj & Co Ltd., Samson Maritime Ltd.

    He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of FCI OEN Connectors Ltd., Merck Ltd. and Sandvik Asia Private Ltd. He is Member of the Audit Committee of Biocon Ltd., Blue Star Infotech Ltd. and Elantas Beck India Ltd. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Sonata Software Ltd and Samson Maritime Ltd., He is a member of CSR Committee and Risk Management Committee of Sonata Software Ltd.

    He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Law from Bombay University.

  • Director

    Brijendra Syngal is a Director of Sonata. He also sits on the Board and Committees of several listed and unlisted companies in the Information and Communications Technology sector. In his earlier role as Vice-Chairman of BPL Communications, he was responsible for all licensing, regulatory and policy making decisions of the company. As Chairman of Reliance Telecom, he defined the vision and strategy of the Telecomm Unit for the group. Syngal was also Chairman and Managing Director of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). Under his leadership, the company recorded significant increase in their revenues. He has also assumed important roles with global companies, including the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), London, where he was Chairman.

    An M. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT), he has won many awards in the area of Telecommunication, both in India and abroad.

  • Director

    S.B. Ghia is a non-executive Promoter Director of Sonata Software. He is an industrialist with interests in a variety of fields including Chemicals and Consumer Food products.He is also Director in the following public companies: Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd., AVT Natural Products Ltd., Delta Magnets Limited, Innovassynth Technologies (India) Ltd. and Innovasynth Investments Ltd. He is a member of Risk Management Committee and chairman of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Sonata Software Ltd; a member of Investor Grievances Committee of Futura Polyesters Ltd, Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd; a member of the Audit Committee of Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd, AVT Natural Products Ltd & Sonata Software Ltd; a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd (Chairman), AVT Natural Products Ltd and Sonata Software Limited

    He holds a Degree in Science (Chemistry) and MBA from Bowling Green University, USA.

  • Director

    Viren Raheja is a non-executive Promoter Director of Sonata. He is Director/Alternate Director of several companies: Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd., Innovassynth Technologies (India) Ltd., Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd. and Supreme Petrochem Ltd. etc.

    He holds a Bachelors degree in commerce from Mumbai University. He has passed all 3 levels leading to the CFA charter and has an MBA degree from London Business School.

  • Director

    Radhika Rajan is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Sonata Software. She is the Executive Vice President, DSP Investments and heads DSP Investments, the umbrella company of the Kothari Family Office, in Mumbai, India. The Kothari portfolio comprises of Indian securities, fixed-income, corporate paper and loans, and some angel and private equity investments. Previously, Radhika was President of TCG Advisory of the TCG Group, New York. In this capacity, Radhika conceived, set up, structured and managed the operations of TCG’s offshore Indian Equities Funds for 7 years. Prior to joining the Fund in 2003, she advised TCG and several other private equity groups on various companies and proposed investments in the US-India corridor.

    Radhika Rajan is a US citizen and long term resident of New York who relocated to India a few years ago. She has focused on India as an investment destination since 1999, when she became the New York based Executive Vice-President of Mphasis. Prior to Mphasis, Ms. Rajan worked as a global macro proprietary trader at Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan) Itochu, UBS, Bank of America, and Bank of Montreal where she created and managed several profitable trading structures. As a global macro trader, she traded and took proprietary positions in a range of currencies, cash and options, and in interest rate and commodity futures and derivatives. Ms. Rajan holds an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an MSc. (Physics) from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. She was a National Science Talent Scholar through her Masters’ degree.