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Kumar joined the Board of Mphasis on February 15, 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.
He 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 the areas of health, social welfare, education and sports. One special area in which he is involved is the Madhuram Narayanan Center for Exceptional Children.
He is an Electronics Engineering Graduate from Anna University, Chennai and a fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
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 where he rose to the position of CEO and Managing Director.
Currently, he is a promoter of GVK Bio Sciences Private Limited, Inogent Laboratories Private Limited and Davix Management Services Private Limited. He is also on the board of Maruti Udyog Limited, Moksha8, Wokhardt Limited, Gland Pharma Limited and Mountain Trail Foods Private 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 Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during 2000-2007.
Nitin Rakesh, a distinguished leader in the IT services industry, joined Mphasis as its Chief Executive Officer and Director in January 2017.
Prior to joining Mphasis, Nitin Rakesh was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Syntel (a NASDAQ listed IT Services Company). Nitin has a proven track record of delivering profitable growth at industry leading operating margins. Before he was appointed as the CEO, he served as President, Americas for Syntel, where he headed Business Development and North American operations.
Nitin has deep domain expertise in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance verticals. He has strong customer-orientation, large deal experience, and a track record of delivering transformative digital solutions. Nitin has an entrepreneurial mindset and a focus on launching innovative new service offerings, including in automation.
Nitin served at Syntel in various capacities (most recently as the CEO) between 2012 to 2016 and also before that between 2002 to 2008.
Between 2008 to 2012, he served as the CEO and Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company. During his tenure, the company was named "Most Innovative ETF, Asia Pacific" at the 2011 ETF Awards in New York, and the "Most Innovative Mutual Fund, India" in 2010 at the Crisil - S&P Mutual Fund Awards.
He has also worked with the TCG Group, a transnational private equity and investments firm as the Head of Banking & Financial Services Sales at TCG Software Services between 1999 to 2002.
Earlier in his career, Nitin worked for Unit Trust of India, setting up offshore mutual funds and secondary Market Research Cell, Product Development and Risk Management divisions.
Nitin holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Computer Science) from Delhi Institute of Technology, Delhi University and has received his Master’s in Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and is also an alumni of Harvard Business School’s CEO Workshop.
Amit Dalmia joined the Board of Mphasis in September 2016. Mr. Dalmia is an Executive Director in the Corporate Private Equity group in Blackstone and is based in Mumbai. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Dalmia has primarily been involved in creating and driving value added initiatives across Blackstone portfolio companies in India. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Dalmia had diverse operational experience with Hindustan Unilever India ("HUL") in various management and business leadership roles ranging from finance and accounts to commercial and supply chain. Mr. Dalmia has undergone a management training program with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and subsequently worked extensively on in-company training at Unilever. Mr. Dalmia received a B. Com.(Hons. ) from St. Xaviers' College from the University of Kolkata, India. He is also a Chartered Accountant(CA), Company Secretary(CS) and Cost Accountant(ICWA) with three Gold Medals for securing first-ranks in the country.