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Board of Directors
Pradip P. ShahChairman
Mr. Pradip Shah 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 Managing Director of Credit Rating Information Services of India (CRISIL), India’s first and largest credit rating agency. After that he set up Indocean Fund, a pioneer private equity fund. In April 1998, he started IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business. He is also chairman of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd., Pfizer Ltd,, BASF India Ltd and director of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd., and Bajaj Auto Ltd . He is Chairman and/or 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 ReddyExecutive Vice Chairman
Mr. Srikar Reddy is the Executive Vice Chairman and Member 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 11 years, between 2012 to 2022, since Mr. Srikar was 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.
Samir DhirManaging Director &
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Samir Dhir is the MD and CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Sonata Software Limited. As a business leader and technologist, Samir has a proven track record for scaling and leading large businesses and expanding into new industries and markets. He is a client-focused leader who has built and managed business in BFSI, Healthcare Life Science, Telecom, Media, and Hi-Tech industries. Before joining Sonata Software, Samir was the CEO – Global Markets and Industries of Virtusa Corporation and was responsible for developing and executing Virtusa's growth strategy and company P&L of over $1.6B across markets and industry groups worldwide. In addition, he successfully integrated ETouch and Polaris Consulting & Services' capabilities into Virtusa. Before this, as the Chief Delivery Officer, Samir led the global delivery and practices organization at Virtusa.
Samir previously worked for Wipro, managing SAP business and running the managed services practice. Before Wipro, he held key leadership positions with Avaya and Lucent Technologies in the U.K.
Samir holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Warwick Business School, U.K., and a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
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.
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.
S. B. GhiaDirector
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.
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.