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Executive Leadership

P. Srikar Reddy

P. Srikar Reddy

Managing Director

Srikar is the Managing Director 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.

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 11 years, between 2012 to 2022, since Srikar was the CEO of the company and 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 11 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.

Samir Dhir

Samir Dhir

Chief Executive Officer

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.

PVSN Raju

P.V.S.N Raju

Chief Delivery Officer

PVSN Raju is the Chief Delivery Officer 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.

Roshan Shetty

Roshan Shetty

Chief Revenue Officer

Roshan Shetty has over two decades of global experience in the IT services industry managing clients across the US, UK, Europe and India. Roshan held many senior leadership positions at Infosys, the latest being, Infosys Head of Insurance, Life Sciences & HealthCare for EMEA in addition to being Infosys UK Head and Member of Executive Council (Europe). He has built successful business development teams within the industry units with a focus on developing women leaders. He is an industry leader and member of GOV.UK’s Trade Advisory Group for Telecoms and Technology. He has successfully collaborated with C- level client stakeholders on many strategic businesses & IT digital and data transformation deals that have brought forward immense value to client organizations including successfully closing large complex Merger & Acquisition deals.

Roshan was previously Country Head for Infosys in Netherlands, where he was responsible for the strategy and execution of Infosys businesses. He spearheaded the partnership model with Universities in Netherlands to embrace local talent and sponsor initiatives collaborating with Universities to give back to society. Roshan was also part of Netherlands Prime Minister’s delegation on Trade and Commerce to strengthen the relationship between Netherlands and India.

Roshan is a Stanford University alumni, where he has successfully completed the Executive Leadership Program and the Stanford Ignite Program - Entrepreneurship & Leadership. He also holds Master of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering.

Jagannathan Chakravarthi

Jagannathan Chakravarthi

Chief Financial Officer

Jagannathan holds more than two decades of experience as a finance professional. He also holds experience in the fields of enterprise risk management, procurement, travel and immigration operations, global taxation, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, IT function and company secretarial compliances. Earlier to this, he was the CFO of the Carborundum Universal. He has also worked with companies in Ashok Leyland, Hindustan Powerplus Limited, HCL Technologies, Bharti Airtel Limited, and Mindtree, where he was the CFO.

He holds a graduate degree from the University of Madras in B.com, finance, and accounts. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India.

Sujit Mohanty

Sujit Mohanty

Managing Director and CEO, Sonata Information Technology Ltd.

Sujit Mohanty is the Head of Sonata India Business. 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

Balaji Kumar

Balaji Kumar

Chief Human Resource Officer

Balaji comes with more than 2 decades of strategic and operational experience in the people and talent function across industries. Prior to joining Sonata, he was the CHRO for L&T Infotech heading the functional globally.

After obtaining his Masters in HRM from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, he went on to work with some reputed companies across industries such as Hindustan Unilever, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Microsoft and the L&T Group. He has partnered with key stakeholders to design, deploy and deliver human capital interventions for better business results and organizational outcomes.

Balaji is a certified Coach, Organization Development and Talent Management practitioner. A people-centric person, he is a keen student of personality, culture and HR Excellence and strives to bring the best out of everyone for individual and team success.

Hemant Kumar Bhardwaj

Hemant Kumar Bhardwaj

Chief Marketing Officer

For Hemant Kumar Bharadwaj, marketing is about gaining the mindshare of target audiences by creating an indelible impact through the power of creativity backed by big ideas.

A marketing veteran, Hemant loves working for challenger brands. His work history spans marketing, advertising, and sales. He has worked with companies as diverse as HTC Global Services, iGATE, Polaris, Ogilvy, Lintas, Mudra DDB, Studio 18, ITC, and has had a distinguished career as a marketing consultant as well. He was the CEO & MD of a start-up that he co-founded in the health-tech space. This wide range of experience enables him to provide marketing solutions keeping every aspect of a business in mind.

Hemant is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Radha Krishnan

Radha Krishnan

President of Encore Software Services

Radha Krishnan is the President of Encore Software Services, a business unit of Sonata, focused on serving North American clients in the Logistics and Healthcare space. Radha was one of the leaders in the pioneering efforts of building up offshore facilities in India by his former employer CBSI and has ridden the waves of transformation of the outsourcing industry. Later as CEO of Innova Solutions, Radha has built offshore capabilities for large stellar clients. At Encore, Radha has the experience taking over troubled IT assets of clients and elevating them to operate at peak levels. Besides US, Radha’s global experience spans from working extensively with clients in Japan and helping set up offshore facility in The Philippines.

A Post Graduate from Guindy Engineering College in Chennai, Radha also has a Post Graduate degree in Management Information Systems from Northern Illinois University.

Muralee Bhaskar

Muralee Bhaskar

CEO of Encore Software Services

Muralee Bhaskar is CEO of Encore Software Services.  Prior to this role, Muralee was Senior Vice President at CSC (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation) where he was responsible for Global Applications Management of Technology, Retail and Consumer Products business unit, and also Chemical, Energy and Natural Resources business unit. Muralee was Senior Vice President at Covansys Corporation before his time with CSC.  At Covansys he led Western Region Business Unit and later Technology, Retail and Energy Industry business unit.

Earlier in his career with Covansys, Muralee worked with various clients in the roles of Software Design & Development, Consulting, Project & Program Management and Client Relationship Management.

Muralee holds bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University of Kerala and master’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Madras.

Rajsekhar Datta Roy

Rajsekhar Datta Roy

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.

Gyana Bardhan Pattnaik

Gyana Bardhan Pattnaik

Senior VP, Client Services & Head of Digital Competencies

Gyana comes with a wide range of Digital Engineering & IoT experience across the full technology stack spanning across several verticals. He has extensive experience in Mobile, Wireless, Industrial and Automotive besides Software and Information Technologies. In his 30+ years of career in the industry, he has worked in companies such as L&T Technology Services, Persistent Systems, Aztecsoft (now Mindtree), Lucent Technologies, Proxim Wireless and Larsen & Toubro Limited in various capacities. Gyana holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He will be responsible for Digital and Emerging Technology Competencies, some of our IPs and Clients.

K. V. Suryaprakash

K. V. Suryaprakash

Chief Capability Officer

Surya has held executive leadership positions in large IT organizations and start-ups. His expertise is in area of Business and Technology driven digital modernization at scale, Creating and Leading profitable businesses, Executing in the new normal and Creating high performing teams. He is also passionate about and deeply invested in leadership development that is driven by changing habits and behaviours.

Surya has in the past worked for organisations like Infosys, Wipro, Caritor ( Keane/NTT). His last major assignment was at Infosys as Senior Vice President and Service offering Head of Retail/CPG/Logistics segment, head of India delivery and the modernization practice.

Surya is an engineering graduate with a post-graduate degree from NITIE.

Kartik Visweswaran

Kartik Visweswaran

Senior VP and Chief Digital Officer

Kartik is the Chief Digital Officer at Sonata who drives Sonata’s vision of being a strategic digital partner to its clients. As part of this role, he engages all teams from customer accounts, business development, digital strategists, digital architects, bid teams, geo leaders and advisory services. He leads and identifies shaping up of large strategic deals and win new large digital transformation initiatives. Kartik is an alumnus and graduate of IIT Kharagpur and later completed his Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. He comes with 25+ years of digital transformation and leadership experience with previous stints at Wipro, IBM and PwC. Prior to joining Sonata, Kartik was Vice President, Technology at Truenorth where he helped drive the digital transformation of all Truenorth’s portfolio companies starting from setting the right people and right processes to build & drive the use of technology to enable business transformation.

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Senior VP – US West

Amit has over three decades of progressive growth in Sonata during which he has contributed to diverse work streams across Product Management, Sales & Strategic Account Management. As head for the US west business, Amit’s responsibilities include leading client acquisition & helping clients with their digital transformation journeys. He is passionate about helping businesses realize their vision through deep Industry and Platform engineering expertise. Amit also leads Sonata’s strategic Data Growth engine globally.

An undergraduate with concentration in Computer Science and graduate in business management, he brings a lifelong passion for learning, innovation and agility.

Ankush Patel

Ankush Patel

Senior VP – US East & Global Head- Energy & Utilities

Ankush is a multi-faceted Industry Veteran. From starting his career at Sonata, Ankush has gone onto play global leadership roles across pretty much all aspects of a Software Business -Strategy, Business Planning, Sales & marketing, Product Conceptualization & innovation.

Prior to rejoining Sonata, Ankush was an entrepreneur, founding, building & running his own start up Treeni Sustainability Solutions. His previous stints include Infosys where he headed their energy & utility practice, Oracle & Nortel Networks.

Ankush holds a Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University, and an MBA from the Leeds University Business in the UK. 

Sivaram Rajangam

Sivaram Rajangam

Vice President & Head IP Business

Sivaram Rajangam is an accomplished Business Professional with more than 28 years of experience across Consumer products, Computer Hardware, Training and other Industries.

A Chemical Engineer from NIT, Warangal and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi. He has served leadership mandates across consumer brands like 3M, ICI, Dell Singapore and service brands such as Pearson, where he was responsible for managing operations at over 3,000+ schools using Pearson’s technologies.

In his last stint prior to joining Sonata, Sivaram was an entrepreneur. SkillPlan, the company he founded, helped Companies in the ed tech & vocational training space, scale & raise funding. The firm is also a key channel partner to Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd. He is a keen strategist and likes to work with entrepreneurial teams.

Laura Pfohl

Laura Pfohl

Vice President, Solutions, Sonata Americas

Laura Pfohl is the founder of Sopris Systems and was one of the original pioneers to work with AX in the US. She is highly regarded throughout the world for her deep architectural knowledge of the platform and expertise in complex global deployments. She began her career in the healthcare industry after attending Adelphi University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management & Finance as well as a Master of Business Administration in Hospital and Health Administration. At Sonata, Laura is responsible for the Sopris business in the US for both Delivery & Client Engagement.​

Brett Crew

Brett Crew

VP Sonata Australia and CEO of Scalable Data Systems

Brett is an experienced business leader with deep domain expertise across manufacturing, distribution, commodity management and professional services. As a founding director of Scalable Data Systems, Brett has been implementing business systems and solutions for over 30 years. Having been a front line consultant, solution architect, project manager and services director for much of his work life, he has been directly involved in a large number of ERP implementations focused around Microsoft Dynamics. Under his leadership, Scalable Data Systems has been a recipient of the global Manufacturing Partner of the year and Australian Partner of the year awards from Microsoft. Brett will be responsible to grow the Microsoft business for Sonata in Australia and provide leadership support to Sonata’s Australian operations.

Madhavi Srinivas

Madhavi Srinivas

VP Talent Development

Madhavi Srinivas is VP, Talent Development 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.