|Mr. A V Asvini Kumar||- Chairman and Managing Director|
|Ms. Vanaja Arvind||- Executive Director|
|Mr. Mohan Parvatikar||- Whole Time Director|
|Mr. K Kumar||- Director|
|Dr. S Rajagopalan||- Director|
|Mr. N Vaidyanathan||- Chief Financial Officer|
An alumnus of the Osmania University and IIM, Bangalore (1981), Asvini co-founded and ran a startup for 2 years (1981-83), before moving to IIM - B for a year to set up and upgrade their student and faculty computing facilities. He subsequently had a 4-year stint with PSI Bull as Product Support Manager handling large clients like ONGC. He founded Thinksoft with the objective of providing value added IT consulting services, mainly in the areas of requirements testing, documentation and domain consulting. In 1998, his pioneering efforts towards creating an India-based independent test service model was proved a success, when Citi Group became the first client to use Thinksoft's India based test centers in one of its large Global flagship projects. In mid-1998, Asvini reorganized Thinksoft as a company. In early 2000, a UK based venture fund backed Thinksoft's growth plans, thus propelling it as a Global player in its chosen area.
A recipient of many academic scholarships and professional awards, Asvini lives in Bangalore with his wife and son. He is an avid reader. He also likes to swim, trek, and listen to music.
Ms. Vanaja Arvind - Executive Director
During many of her 20 years in IT, Vanaja Arvind has campaigned to bring about improvements in quality and productivity management, project risk management and related areas, as director of an ISP pioneer, an IT shop, at Citibank and IBM Global Services and since 2000 as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Thinksoft, a Business Requirements Assurance services company based in India.
She initially worked for a South India based financial services company and then moved on to running her own software consulting firm for a few years before joining Citibank in 1990 as a Project Manager. She chalked up an outstanding string of achievements during her time with Citibank, including spearheading efforts to obtain the SEI CMM level 3 assessment for the Citibank India Technology group. She has also worked with IBM Global Services as Head, Quality, and helped it achieve CMM Level 4 certification in record time. Her last assignment at IBM Global Services, India was as Country Manager. As Thinksoft's Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors, she participates and contributes to shape its corporate strategy, HR and compensation policies, financial planning, and governance norms. She also oversees HR, Processes, Tools and Technology, as well as the company's UK and European businesses.
She lives in Chennai with her husband and enjoys spending her personal time with her canine friends. A keen practitioner of yoga, she also enjoys baking specialty breads.
Mr. Mohan Parvatikar - Director
Mohan holds an engineering degree from IIT - Delhi and an MBA from IIM, Bangalore. He has extensive experience in the Finance sector, having worked for India's largest banks - State Bank of India and one of its largest finance corporations - ICICI. He started his own brokerage firm in 1987 and became a member of Bangalore Stock Exchange.
In addition to overseeing the Finance and Board related matters for the group, Mohan is a member of the Thinksoft Governance Council.
Mohan's other interests include application of quantitative techniques, simulation and modelling of financial systems.
Mr. K Kumar - Independent Director
Kumar holds a Bachelor'sdegree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Madurai Kamaraj University) which he followed up earning both the PGDM and Fellowship (Doctoral level) qualifications from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). In his current role as a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chairperson of the NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), he works closely with many start ups and growth seeking businesses. Kumar has over two decades of experience as a corporate manager, consultant, entrepreneur and academic. His corporate experience includes a Consulting role at TCS ( 1991-95) and as CEO(1995-2001) and President (2005-2006) of Trigent Software Ltd.
Dr. S Rajagopalan - Independent Director
He is a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and he has earned doctorate titled "Innovations in Multi Organisational Settings" from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was the CEO of the Karnataka State Counsil for Science and Technology for 14 years and also was founder and chairman of TIDE an NGO. He was awarded Ashoka Followship in the year 1984, Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in the 1999 and finalist of Social Entrepreneur of the year in year 2006. Dr. S Rajagopalan was elected as one of the 50 pioneers of change by India today Magazine in the year 2008. Currently he is a professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.
Mr. N Vaidyanathan - Chief Financial Officer
Joined Thinksoft in September 2005. A Chartered Accountant and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, NV has more than 28 years of professional experience. His track record is based on solid experience with multinational organizations like GEC Alsthom, Castrol Ltd. Guest Keen Williams (GKW), Binnys and the Nagarjuna Group. Prior to Joining Thinksoft Global Services NV had a long stint with Polaris Software Lab Ltd where he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Offi cer. He has seen Polaris grow from a small company to the size it is today and thus brings a lot of crucial experience and knowledge which is sure to help us in our own growth. During the course of his career NV has straddled strategic and operational responsibilities in Financial Planning, Treasury, Tax, Compliance, Systems & Processes, handled the IPO, Part of M&A; Team. He is keen on music and likes visiting friends.