Prathima heads the HR, Admin & Operations for Excellence4u Group and its Lightray subsidiaries.
As VP – HR, Admin & Operations, her responsibilities includes inculcating a performance driven culture and building a high performance organisation, talent acquisition & management, HR best practices and leadership development. She is also responsible for aligning the HR function with the business needs of the group, by formulating and implementing HR strategies to ensure that the organisation is future ready.
Prior to Excellence4u, Prathima was working with the IT product company, Tally Solutions. Earlier, she held senior positions in i-Gate & Hewitt Associates.
Alison Higgins-Miller joined the Excellence4U team in October 2016 and is responsible for Global Sales Development. With more than 20 years management experience, Higgins-Miller is responsible for building and aligning the sales and channel strategy from the Asia Pacific region to support global business growth.
Formerly responsible for Business Development and Information Technology as the Vice President for International Corporate Advisory (ICA), she was based in Singapore and focused on business consulting assignments.
Previous roles held by Alison include Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan for Forcepoint (previously Websense) a market leader in security; Managing Director at Acelarus, a full-service incubator for complementary SaaS vendors; Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan for RightNow Technologies, a successful pioneer in SaaS CRM business applications and services; President of Asia-Pacific operations for Enterasys network management subsidiary Aprisma and as regional manager for Oracle.
A Mechanical engineer by education, Ravi has close to 2 decades of entrepreneurial experience growing companies from scratch to profitability. Ravi started his career by setting up Infobase Systems in 1990, with focus on providing Fire and Security solutions for India. Within a short span of time, Infobase was the preferred partner of choice for some of the leading companies in India. Building on the Infobase experience, Ravi’s second tryst with managing business was with Sobha Projects & Trade Pvt Ltd in the capacity of Managing Director and CEO. Within a short span of time, Ravi grew SPTL from a revenue base from scratch to Rs.60 Cr with an employee strength of 200+ employees. Ravi was also instrumental in managing some of the prestigious accounts like Infosys and TCS globally aside of managing some of the key JV’s like HBR Consultants and Weather Makers. Ravi is currently the founder of Stork Systems, which is an embodiment of his desire to deliver simple solutions to complex problems. Stork is a reflection of his pursuit to create a personal energy of happiness amongst his community of employees, vendors and customers. Within a short span of time, under his leadership and vision, Stork has grown into a revenue base of Rs.20 Cr and an overall employee strength of 100+.
Gery comes with 25+ years of international experience in High Technology companies, building and directing businesses for global companies in Europe and Asia Pacific. He is currently the President APAC for CenturyLink Corporation. Gery has held numerous P&L and high impact revenue driving leadership positions with industry leaders such as RedHat, EMC, Deloitte, SAP and IBM. He is recognized as an executive with broad sales and operations abilities managing organizations with 3000+ employees consistently meeting and exceeding goals and expectations. In his last responsibility, Gery was the APAC Managing Director of RedHat, prior to which he was the Managing Director of SAP and Deloitte for the APJ Region. Gery has led groups of 3000+ teams which drove services led annual growth of +$1B product business. He is a hands-on leader with deep software, services, solutions and systems integration experience, having served clients spanning industries from Financial Services, Telco, Manufacturing and Government.
Sandeep founded Elevar Equity, a leading Venture Capital company with operations in India and US. Previously, Sandeep founded Unitus’ India operations in 2004 and became the Chief Innovation Officer of Unitus in 2007. He conceptualized Unitus’ India strategy, built the India team and partnered with seven microfinance institutions that cumulatively lent to over 2.5 million women across multiple states, test piloting ideas and projects on a global basis shaping Unitus’ long-term strategy.
Sandeep came to the impact space from Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), one of India’s leading law firms where he founded the firm’s development sector practice, incubated new practice areas and led its corporate law practice. In different capacities, Sandeep has represented or advised organizations such as Google, Amazon, Ashoka, Singapore Telecom and IL&FS Trust Company. Sandeep serves as a Director of Vistaar Finance, Aarusha Homes, Glocal Healthcare, Shubham Housing Finance, Madura Microfinance and a non-profit entity called Dream A Dream and has served as a Director of Ujjivan.
Sandeep has an integrated Law & Arts Honors Degree from the National Law School of India University in Bangalore, India
Hari is an entrepreneur and helped set up the NPS International School, Singapore in 2008, which has currently 1200+ students and is also engaged in e-learning initiatives in the telecom industry. He is also a Managing Trustee in the National Public Schools Group, engaged in K-12 school education in India and Singapore. Hari Krishnan is a specialist in Quality Management and has worked in senior positions in Management in ABB, Wipro GE and Solectron, and has provided consultancy services and training in Quality Management, encompassing sectors such as Education, Information Technology and Engineering industry, over the last 22 years.
Girish has a wide-ranging and rich experience of 35 years in banking, technology and people development in senior leadership positions. He worked for 11 years with Infosys Technologies Ltd and for almost 24 years with ANZ Grindlays Bank in different roles with the last responsibility as the Global Head of Operations and Technology. He joined Infosys in January 1999 as the Head of Finacle Business Division (then known as Banking Business Unit). Under his leadership, Finacle was launched in July 2000 and it grew up into a globally respected Core Banking Solution. Girish transitioned out of Finacle towards the end of 2005 and worked with Infosys Board to develop top level leadership heading Infosys Leadership Institute (ILI) till 31st December 2009.
Girish’s responsibilities including mentoring and coaching business unit heads in Infosys. Girish is a PGDM from IIM Calcutta (1975) and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Bombay (1973)
Felix Enescu has more than 20 years of IT industry experience in various positions from developer to CIO for a multibillion European Oil & Gas company – Rompetrol. He is also the co-founder of CIO Council (www.ciocouncil.ro), an organization joining the IT leaders from the most prestigious European companies. Enescu has written for industry publications such as Computer World and Market Watch IT&C. A popular speaker, Enescu has spoken at many industry events.
Enescu is a Romanian national and graduated from the University Polytechnic of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers in 1996. Felix currently is the Executive Partner of Gartner and is based out of Romania managing several Fortune 500 clients IT advisory strategy in Europe.
Michael is the CIO of Morgan Lewis Bockius, which is the largest law firm in the world. At MLB, Michael is responsible for driving the information and technology strategies for the firm worldwide. Previously, Michael drove the technology strategy at International SOS and supported a dramatic growth of the company from $250 Million to approximately $1.5 Billion during his tenure.
Before International SOS, Michael led the development of InterContinental Hotel Group’s e-commerce platform which grew into a multi-billion dollar business, and then went on to manage many of the revenue producing platforms in the company. Michael also has years of experience working for a consulting firm where he led projects at Fortune 500 companies, and his last entrepreneurial venture where he was the Chief Technology Officer.
Michael has a degree in Management Information Systems from Loyola University in Maryland
Suparna comes with 20+ years of experience in managing delivery operations and team management for companies like Infosys and British Telecom. She started her career as an analyst at IFB Bosch and since then has been responsible for growing and managing large teams across multiple locations with focus on meeting customer and delivery satisfaction metrics. At E4u, Suparna manages Finance and Operations aside of being a key contributor for the overall strategy and growth of the company
Madhu comes with 20+ years of experience in running business operations for companies worldwide. He started his career with an entrepreneurial stint focused on providing benchmarking services for companies looking to improve their process efficiencies. At E4u, Madhu manages the overall business operations and market strategy operations of the company aside of providing oversight to key customers and relationships