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Board of Directors

Pradip Shah

Pradip P. Shah

Chairman

Mr. Pradip is a non-executive Independent Director and Chairman of Sonata Software Ltd. He assisted in founding Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) in 1977 and was the founder and Managing Director of 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 a Director in BASF India Ltd., Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd., Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd., Pfizer Ltd. and Tata Investment Corporation Ltd. amongst others. He is Chairman of IndAsia Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd. as well as Member of the Audit Committee, CSR Committee, Risk Management Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of some of these companies. Mr. Shah holds a Degree in Commerce and is an ACA, AICWA and MBA from Harvard University, USA.
P. Srikar Reddy

P. Srikar Reddy

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Srikar Reddy is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Directors of Sonata Software Limited. A graduate from the Regional Engineering College (NIT, Trichy), and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM Calcutta.

Mr. Srikar has been with Sonata since 1986 and is pivotal in building Sonata as a trusted and reliable IT Solutions company. Mr. Srikar’s philosophy of driving business growth through a single-minded focus on customer and investment in people and technology, has made Sonata one of the fastest growing IT solutions company with a unique and differentiated strategy and value proposition.

In the last 6 years, between 2012 to 2018, since Mr. Srikar became the CEO of the company Sonata has seen its revenues, profits multiply many times and a market capitalization growing over 20 times, enabling the Financial and Industry analyst groups recognizing his focus to conceptualize and execute a unique growth strategy based on IP. This has helped Sonata to be a member of the group of unique Global growth companies at the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Mr. Srikar has set Sonata on a new growth path with a unique proprietary approach to creating digital businesses called “Platformation “

Mr. Srikar is actively involved with NASSCOM and CII, and was the Chairman of the Regional NASSCOM Council. He has been the Speaker at WEF and NASSCOM events. Mr. Srikar was conferred with the distinguished Alumni award by NITT, for his contribution to Industry/Corporate.

Sonata's growth over past 6 years is now widely recognized and Mr. Srikar has been featured recently in the list of India’s 10 most valuable CEO’s in the large enterprise category (2500 crore to 7500 crore) by ‘Business World,’ (Issue dated 18th June 2018). He has also been featured by Business Today (September 2017) as leading one of India’s fastest growing emerging (revenue between 500 to 2500 Cr) companies.

S. B. Ghia

S. B. Ghia

Director

Mr. S.B. Ghia is a non-executive Director of Sonata Software Ltd. He is a Director in Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd and Futura Polyesters Ltd. He is a member of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Sonata Software Ltd.  He is also a Chairman of Audit Committee and member of various committee in Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd and Futura Polyesters Ltd.

He holds a B Sc. Degree (Chemistry) from Bombay University and holds a MBA Degree from USA.

Viren Raheja

Viren Raheja

Director

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

Radhika Rajan

Radhika Rajan

Director

Ms. Radhika Rajan is a non-executive Independent Director of Sonata Software Ltd. She is an Executive Vice President with DSP Investments, the umbrella company of the Kothari family Office in Mumbai, India. The Kothari Family Office portfolio comprises of Indian securities, fixed-income, corporate paper and loans, and some angel and private equity investments. Previously, Ms. Radhika was a President of TCG Advisory of the TCG Group, New York. In this capacity, Ms. 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. Ms. 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. She is a Charter Member of TIE Tristate USA. 

Sanjay Asher

Sanjay Asher

Director

Mr. Sanjay Asher is a non-executive Independent Director of Sonata Software Ltd. Mr. Asher is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a commerce and a Law Graduate. He is a Solicitor admitted to Bombay Incorporated Law Society. He is a Senior Partner at the law firm M/s. Crawford Bayley & Company. He specializes in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets.