Executive Leadership

  • Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    Srikar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, 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.

    Srikar has been with Sonata since 1986 and is pivotal in building Sonata as a trusted and reliable IT Solutions company.  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 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).

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

    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. 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 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.

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Vikas Gurugunti is the Chief Operating Officer with worldwide responsibility for Sonata’s international IT services business.

    Prior to joining Sonata, he was the Vice President and General Manager at DXC Technology heading its Consumer and Retail Industry groups where he had the responsibility of P&L management, go-to-market strategy, strategic business development, client relationships and account operations. He has previously also held leadership positions in Wipro, IBM, and MphasiS. He has general management skills including strategy development, go-to-market activity and profit & loss management expertise built over his 27+ years of experience in the IT industry. Vikas has also led entrepreneurial ventures in Bluetooth technologies and in building analytics platforms.

    Vikas holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and has a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He also attended Executive Development programs at The Wharton School and Kellogg School of Management.

  • Chief Delivery Officer

    PVSN Raju is the Head of Delivery for Sonata. Formerly, he headed the Core Research Group at Sonata wherein he was responsible for new technology-based research activities. He also led one of the Consulting Services Delivery groups. Raju’s earlier assignments included software development, IT consulting, technical services, software-architecting and project management. Raju was MSDN Regional Director for three years, and has been actively involved with evangelizing technologies in Software Developer Technology Forums. Raju holds a postgraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai. He has also been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, USA.

  • Chief Financial Officer
    • Prasanna is the CFO for Sonata. He comes with 20 years of cross-functional, multi-industry experience in the areas of Finance, Operations and Sales. In his last major assignment of more than a decade, he was the CFO of a leading IT Services and Solutions company. He has worked across US, Europe and India. Prasanna is a believer in Teamwork and Empowerment for better results and leverages his rich management experience of multi-location global operations to enhance financial robustness, streamline systems and processes to enhance efficiency and translate the strategic vision and goals of the company into results. Prasanna is an Engineering graduate and a Post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. 

  • Head - Strategy & Digital

    Omprakash has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry managing multiple responsibilities across various domains. His experience spans Business and Technology consulting, Product Engineering and Management as well as Software Projects solutioning and delivery. Prior to joining us, he worked with other organizations like Accenture, UIDAI, Yahoo, Infosys, KPMG, TCS and AT&T.

    At Accenture, he was a Managing Director in the Communications, Media and Technology domain , responsible for creating Centre of Excellence in Technology Architecture, Cloud, Big Data and Analytics. At Yahoo, he was part of the Executive Leadership team that setup and grew the India Engineering Centre which designed, developed and rolled out Global products like Yahoo! Mail.

    At Infosys, he managed the Banking and Capital Markets Business unit, expanding it to new territories like Japan and Australia, along with Account and Practice Management. At UIDAI, the flagship Govt of India program, he was a member of the core leadership team that designed, architected and implemented the program.

    He brings with him rich experience in setting up and managing critical initiatives – be it off shore units or new geography expansion or new practice in a new geography – and in dealing with customers and managing large businesses.

  • Chief Growth Officer and President of IBIS INC

    Ranga has held global leadership roles in sales, strategy, product management & general management and has led several initiatives that have contributed to strong growth and differentiation. His focus has been software product development, IT services and business development in Telecom, Healthcare and IT industry segments. His recent experience includes working on various cloud and application platforms and technologies including big data/analytics, social, mobile and Agile to build next generation enterprise software solutions. His prior engagements have been as president and head of global sales of Persistent Systems Inc., SVP North America and chief strategy officer at Sasken Communication Technologies, and General Manager (software) at Motorola and GE Medical Systems. He has done a stint as EIR at Norwest Venture Partners, and is on advisory board of startup companies.

    Ranga holds an engineering degree in Electronics & Communication from Karnatak University, and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.

  • Head – Digital Infrastructure Solution Group

    Sujit Mohanty is the Head of the APAC business (Digital Infrastructure Business) for services at Sonata. He also heads the product business for India. Sujit has held various positions in Sonata since he joined the company in 1991, including Head of the Product Marketing and Product Support Services Group. Prior to joining Sonata, Sujit worked with ACE, Hyderabad. Sujit holds a Masters in Business Administration from XIMB

  • Head - Platform Engineering & Assurance Competencies and CLI

    Srinidhi leads Platform Engineering and Assurance competencies and aims to assist customers in achieving their digital transformation goals, using custom platforms. He is also responsible for a Client Services portfolio. He has over 2 decades of experience in IT industry, servicing the needs of different industry segments and helping IT services organizations scale. He is an engineering graduate from IT-BHU, Varanasi in Electronics and has a post graduate diploma from IIM, Bangalore.

  • Global head – Microsoft Dynamics, Digital Platforms – Retail

    Raj has over two decades of deep expertise in developing and deploying digital transformation solutions for global clients in the retail, consumer and distribution industry. He led the growth of Sonata’s Dynamics practice to be one of the largest global practices across multiple releases, industry solutions and services, leading across strategy, solution development , delivery & GTM. He has a decade of experience in product engineering for ERP solutions & in building Sonata’s industry digital platform IP, Brick & Click Retail and Modern Distribution Platform. An engineer and business management graduate by education, he brings a blend of technical and business acumen to engagements.

  • Head of Americas

    Rajiv is an Engineer from NIT Surathkal and has an MBA from IIM Kolkata. His more than 23 years of experience includes key roles at leading IT Services companies serving needs of Retail, CPG & Manufacturing business in the US. Rajiv has substantial experience helping clients successfully drive digital transformation while speeding go-to-market through solutions and accelerators. He has been instrumental in winning several transformational deals and building a high performing team of client partners and sales managers.

  • Head - European Business

    Tridip is an experienced business leader in the IT services industry with a passion to partner enterprises in applying technology to deliver business outcomes. Prior to Sonata he has held sales leadership positions in CSC, Mu Sigma and Mindtree in Europe, driving business growth and building relationships with clients across industries such as Retail, CPG, Travel, Technology & Financial Services. Tridip is an Engineer from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.

  • Head – Asia Business

    Ananth Padmanabhan is the Head – Asia Business, overlooking the services business for Asia spanning ASEAN, India and the Middle East regions. A seasoned business leader in IT services with over 20 years of cross functional experience, Ananth was earlier based in Singapore for over a decade handling the APAC markets for multiple organizations, including a 3-year entrepreneurial stint before he decided to relocate back to India in 2007. Prior to joining Sonata in 2009, Ananth worked with Aztecsoft (now part of Mindtree), handling the India relationships of global accounts. Ananth is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore.

  • Head - Corporate Business Development

    Amit Tyagi is the Head of Corporate Business Development, responsible for Solutioning & Bid Management, Global Demand Generation and Channel Management functions. Amit brings with him 20 years of cross functional, multi-industry and entrepreneurial experience in sales, marketing and business development with world leaders like GE, Dell and Intel. He has worked across India, ASEAN and the US.

    Amit is an Engineering Graduate with Post Graduation in Management from IMT, Ghaziabad.

  • Head - HR

    Madhavi Srinivas is the Head of HR at Sonata. She brings to Sonata varied experience of 18 years spread across Engineering, Consumer Goods, Research, IT and Education in the field of Human Resources. Her experience ranges from managing shop floor executives to scientists, from policy framing to executing developmental initiatives, from teaching students to coaching senior managers. A certified 360 degree feedback facilitator, she has conducted OB and general management programs at IIM, Bangalore and presented and published papers at international conferences. She has done her MBA in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur.

  • Head - Marketing

    Arun Sriram is the Head of Marketing at Sonata, responsible for designing marketing strategies, content and go-to-market initiatives. Arun brings with him experience in marketing having worked with companies like Godrej Sara Lee, Henkel and HUL. He has a B.Tech from IIT Chennai and a PG Degree in Management (Marketing) from IIM, Bangalore.