|Dr. Friedrich Froeschl
Chairman and Director
Chief Executive Officer
|Davinder Singh Brar
|Chandrakant D Patel
|Lakshmikanth K Ananth
Dr. Friedrich Froeschl joined the Board of MphasiS in March 2009. Dr. Froeschl is a Physicist with PhD and an executive MBA. He is currently heads Hi Tec Invest GmBH & Co. which is a private equity management and consulting company with focus on information and communication technology industries.
Prior to founding Hi Tec Invest in October 2004, Dr. Froeschl was Corporate Vice President for Corporate Information and Operations (CIO), and member of the managing board of Siemens AG. In 1995, he joined Siemens Business Services as the worldwide President & CEO, representing the company in over 40 countries. In 2002, he was appointed as Member of the Managing Board and Corporate Vice President for Corporate Information and Operations of the entire Siemens organization with almost half a million employees globally. During the course of his career at Siemens, he has been in charge of multi-billion dollar budgets, and covered all ICT related aspects including procurement, cost optimization, e-business and process management.
Prior to Siemens, Dr. Froeschl was CEO of Computer Sciences Corporation, a major global player in IT, Outsourcing and Consulting based in Germany. Before that, he held positions as Vice President and Business Head at Digital Equipment Corporation and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (today EADS) respectively. Throughout his career, Dr. Froeschl has been actively involved in both larger multi-billion dollar deals as well as mid-size M&A projects.
Ganesh Ayyar, joined MphasiS as the CEO in January 2009. Ganesh is responsible for the overall management of the company. He is a member of the MphasiS Board of Directors.
Ganesh joins MphasiS from HP where his last assignment was that of Vice President, Managed Services, Asia Pacific & Japan leading selective sourcing and small and medium outsourcing deals.
He joined Hewlett-Packard Singapore in 1989, where he focused on the manufacturing industry. In 1991, Ganesh was at the center of the HP initiative concentrating on the telecommunications industry. His efforts led him to hold a managing role in the Manufacturing and Telecom team in 1992.
In 1999, he became the President of HP India. There, he led the way in delivering the best total customer experience and strengthened HP's position in India. His outstanding efforts saw his move to the position of Asia-Pacific Director of Marketing for the Business Customer Organization in 2001.
Ganesh was the co-lead for pre-merger Integration Planning for HP-Compaq Merger for Asia Pacific & Japan. Immediately after the merger, he took on the role of Vice President of HP Services for South East Asia, and led customer support, consulting & integration and Managed Services business.
With more than 22 years of experience, Ganesh's career spans across South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Asian Emerging Countries) and India. Ganesh is a proven global, visionary leader with relentless business focus. His extensive experience across a portfolio of functions and geographies brings a global perspective to MphasiS.
D S Brar, Director, joined the Board of MphasiS in April 2004. Brar is a B.E. (Electrical) from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, and a Masters in Management from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (Gold Medalist - 1974). He started his career with Associated Cement Companies (ACC) and later joined Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited when he rose to the position of CEO and Managing Director.
Currently, he is promoter of GVK Bio Sciences Private Limited, Inogent Laboratories Private Limited and Davix Management Services Private Limited. He is also on the boards of Maruti Udyog Limited, Moksha8 and Workhardt Limited apart from being Special Advisor to KKR and to the board of Adamas Pharmaceuticals and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Mr. Brar was a Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) between 2000-2007.
Chandrakant Patel joined the Board of MphasiS on 5 December 2012. He is an HP Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. A keen observer of technological and societal inflections, Chandrakant has been a pioneer in the design of information technology infrastructures and in the application of information technology to drive energy management at the scale of cities. He has a proven track record of delivering innovations in servers and data centers - from conception and breakthrough technical contributions to business creation and commercialization.
In addition to his multi-disciplinary technical depth, Chandrakant has held a breadth of management and leadership roles, and has extensive experience in communicating with customers, investors, analysts and media. He recently managed HP Laboratories - HP's central research division - where he led the delivery of innovations in storage, networking, print engines, and software platforms. Earlier, Chandrakant was amongst the first to foresee the need to reduce energy consumption in data centers. He subsequently founded the Smart Data Center research program at HP Laboratories. His mantra-"data center is the computer"-led to the design of an 'operating system' for IT infrastructures, and his vision-to reduce energy consumption through need-based dynamic provisioning of IT, power, cooling-has led to a rich portfolio of patents, publications, and products. Later, he charted new directions for the industry in the application of IT to manage Internet-connected physical systems (also known as "cyber physical systems").
A strong advocate of fundamental training in science and engineering, Chandrakant has been an adjunct faculty member at Chabot College, the University of California (U.C.) Berkeley Extension, Santa Clara University, and San Jose State University. A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), he has been granted more than 120 patents and has authored more than 175 papers. He serves on the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Industrial Advisory Board at U.C. Berkeley. Chandrakant holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University, and is registered as a professional mechanical engineer in the state of California.
Ravichandran V joined the Board of MphasiS on 1 March 2012. Ravi is a Leader with a proven track record spanning 28 years having worked in India, London and Bahrain. Leading large, remote, multicultural teams, developing and executing business relevant strategies and developing key talent are Ravi's core competencies.
This, he has demonstrated on complex assignments covering Accounting, Auditing, Consulting, Banking and Shared Services. Ravi has successfully managed starting up, growing and maintaining businesses, managing P&Ls and Cost Centers, Front Line (Sales, Marketing), Product Development & Innovation, Consulting and Functional Experience such as Accounting, Business Finance, Operations, Technology and Risk. Industry exposure includes Audit & Accounting Practice, Consulting (FMCG, Agriculture, Airlines, Manufacturing), Government, Manufacturing, Technology and Banking.
In his current role as Vice President of HP's Global Business Services, Ravi is responsible for developing the company's shared services strategy and its global operating model. After stepping into this role in June 2011, his current scope of functions includes managing a multi-function shared service covering finance and accounting, human resources, supply chain, order management (product and services), marketing and communications. He leads a team of more than 18,000 people spread across 15 major centers and co-located in 56 countries including the U.S., India, China, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Poland, Romania, and Singapore, among others. Prior to this he was the Head of GBS India.
Jim Merritt joined the Board of MphasiS on 15 February 2013. He is the Senior Vice President of HP's Enterprise Group business for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. In this role, he is responsible for the development and delivery of server, storage, networking and technology services solutions that support HP's Converged Infrastructure strategy. Merritt also shares responsibility as Managing Director for the APJ region playing a vital role in building on HP's leadership position and delivering on the unmatched potential of "one HP" in the region.
Prior to joining HP, Merritt spent 13 years at Dell where he held a variety of global and regional management positions. Before moving to HP, he was general manager of Dell's Global Sales Division, where he oversaw the delivery of Dell's enterprise solutions to corporate customers.
Merritt also spent 15 years with IBM, where he held positions in engineering, service management and product marketing. Before moving to Dell, Merritt was vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Strategy for the IBM Server Group.
Merritt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Kumar joined the Board of MphasiS on 15 February 2013. He is the Vice Chairman of The Sanmar Group, a fourth generation family owned business conglomerate. The Group is a multinational US $ 1 billion conglomerate headquartered in Chennai, India and has manufacturing facilities in India, the US, Mexico, and Egypt. It is engaged in three key business sectors - Chemicals (including Speciality Chemicals), Engineering (Products and Steel Castings) and Shipping.
Kumar is the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai.
Kumar is on the Board of various public companies and carries with him over four decades of experience in the spheres of Technology, Management and Finance. He is the Chairman of National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies, which is a constituent of Quality Council of India and is also a member of the Board of Governors of Institute for Financial Management & Research.
As a spokesman of Industry and Trade, Kumar had been a President of CII and participated in other apex bodies. He presently chairs the CII Institute of Quality, Bangalore.
Kumar has a wide range of public interests going beyond the confines of corporate management in areas of health, social welfare, education and sports. One special area where he is involved is the Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children.
An Electronics Engineering Graduate from Anna University, Chennai and a fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Lakshmikanth joined the Board of MphasiS on 28 February 2013. He leads corporate development for the Cloud, Enterprise, and Software global business units at Hewlett-Packard. He is responsible for developing strategies and driving all aspects of M&A for businesses with over $40 billion in revenue.
Prior to joining HP, Lakshmikanth worked in corporate development at Cisco Systems. There, he led multiple transactions including acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and divestitures. Most notably, he led the $2.9 billion acquisition of Starent Networks.
Before Cisco, Lakshmikanth was a venture capital investor in Silicon Valley, where he invested in several companies such as Cortina Systems, Digital Chocolate, IMVU, Jasper Wireless, and Open-Silicon. Previously, he was with 3i private equity in Asia, where he specialized in growth of capital investments in India and formulated 3i's venture capital strategy for that geography. Earlier, he was a Director with Cambridge Technology Partners, managing large product development teams for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.
Lakshmikanth holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, an MS from Kansas State University, and a BE from Guindy Engineering College, India, where he was a Gold Medalist.