Ashok Trivedi is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of iGATE Corporation (NASDAQ: IGTE). Ashok was one of the early pioneers of the IT industry and his vision has guided the development and execution of iGATE's worldwide strategy.
Today, iGATE has 43 sales offices and 20 delivery centers across 23 countries with over 28,500 employees, providing Consulting, IT and Business Process Outsourcing services. iGATE has been ranked among the top three Best Employers to work with for the past six years in a row, and has received several awards for the high quality of its services.
In addition to iGATE, Ashok is the Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Mastech Corporation, a provider of high-value information technology services and solutions. Earlier, he was the Co-Founder and President of Mastech. Under his leadership, Mastech began its operations in 1988 and grew to over $500 million in revenues by 1999. Mastech won several awards including that from Business Week and was listed four times in Inc. Magazine's ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S.
Ashok has also led the launch of over ten new IT service businesses in emerging technologies, and has been an angel investor in over 20 startups in technology and financial service businesses. He has been recognized by various organizations including Ernst & Young and Inc. Magazine.
Ashok holds an MBA from Ohio University, and a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Delhi University. He has attended the Owner/President Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Ashok's interests are traveling, reading, and golf.
Martin G. McGuinn, has over 25 years of experience at the former Mellon Financial Corporation (now The Bank of New York Mellon), a global financial services company headquartered in New York. He was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mellon from 1999 to 2006.
Under Martin's leadership, Mellon was able to narrow its strategic focus and transform from a broad-based commercial bank to a global leader in asset management and asset servicing. During this same period, Mellon became the 5th largest global custodian and the 12th largest asset manager in the world. Based on the organic growth of its asset management and asset servicing businesses, Mellon was able to significantly expand its global presence. In June 2004, Mellon opened a new European headquarters in London where over 1800 employees are based.
Martin also serves on the Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation and the Chubb Corporation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of CapGen Financial, a private equity fund. He has previously served on the Boards of General Reinsurance Corporation, MasterCard International and MasterCard USA, and Shinsei Bank. Originally from Philadelphia, Martin earned his bachelor's degree and a juris doctor degree from Villanova University.
Goran Lindahl was the CEO and President of the global technology and engineering group ABB headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2000, and spent more than 30 years in various positions within ABB.
He earned a Master's Degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1971. Lindahl is the Chairman of IKEA GreenTech AB and LivSafe Group. In addition, he is also a Member of the Sony Corporation International Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Directors of INGKA Holding BV (IKEA) and various other private non-public companies and advisory boards.
Roy Dunbar is Chairman of private companies engaged in renewable energy and green construction, prior to which he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Network Solutions Inc. He served as President of Global Technology and Operations of MasterCard Worldwide. Previously, Roy worked for Eli Lilly for 14 years where he last served as President of Eli Lilly's Intercontinental Region. Roy has served as the Chairman of the Board of Network Solutions, LLC and as Director of Electronic Data Systems Corporation.
Roy currently serves as a Director of Humana Inc. He graduated from Manchester University in the United Kingdom with a degree in Pharmacy in 1982. He later received a Master's of Business Administration from Manchester Business School. He is a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and serves on the Board of the Executive Leadership Council Foundation.
Salim Nathoo is a Partner and Co-Head of the Global Telecom and Technology team at Apax Partners LLP, London, having joined Apax in 1999. His deal experience includes Sophos Limited, a leading security software provider, Weather Investments S.p.A., a holding of European, African and Asian telecom assets, Tim Hellas Telecommunications S.A., a Greek mobile operator, SMART Technologies Inc., a leading provider of interactive collaboration technologies, Promethean World Plc,a leading provider of education technology solutions, Inmarsat Group Holdings Limited, a leading mobile satellite communications provider, and Mobifon S.A. ,a leading Romanian mobile operator.
Prior to joining Apax Partners, Salim spent four years at McKinsey & Co. where he mainly served clients in the telecom industry. He has also held sales and marketing and technical positions at NYNEX Cablecomms Limited and IBM Corporation respectively.
Salim currently serves on the Boards of SMART Technologies, where he is a member of the audit committee, Weather Investments and Sophos.
Salim holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Mathematics from St. John's College, Cambridge University.
Naomi O. Seligman has been a senior partner at Ostriker von Simson, a consulting firm focusing on information technology, since June 1999. The partners of Ostriker von Simson chair the CIO Strategy Exchange, which regularly brings together four vital quadrants of the information technology sector: chief information officers, or CIOs, venture capitalists, CEOs from computer companies, and entrepreneurs. Previously, Naomi Seligman served as a co-founder and senior partner of the Research Board, Inc., a private sector institution sponsored by one hundred CIOs from major corporations.
Naomi Seligman graduated from Vassar College in the United States with a degree in Economics. She later received a Master’s of Business Administration from the London School of Economics. Naomi Seligman presently serves on the boards of directors of Oracle Corporation and Akamai Technologies, Inc., both enterprise software companies, and The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, a provider of business information services. She also previously served as a director of Sun Microsystems, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Oracle.
William G. Parrett was a Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, a public accounting firm and retired in 2007. From 2003 to May 2007, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT). He was a Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA from 1999 to 2003, and served in a series of roles of increasing responsibility since he joined Deloitte in 1967.
William has extensive experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and management of international operations, and is highly skilled in the fields of auditing, accounting, internal controls and risk management. William also has significant knowledge in the areas of executive compensation and corporate governance.
William presently serves as an independent Director and Audit Committee Chairperson for The Blackstone Group LP, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UBS AG, and the Eastman Kodak Company. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and Boards of Directors of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, and United States Council for International Business. He is the past Chairman of the United States Council for International Business and member of the Executive Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way of America.
William holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Francis College, New York, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ashok Vemuri is the President and CEO of iGATE Corporation and also a Member of the Board.
Ashok most recently served as Member of the Board of Infosys Limited, Head of Americas and Global Head of Manufacturing and Engineering Services.
Ashok also previously served as the Chairman of Infosys China and was on the Board of Infosys Public Services. He earlier established and ran the Financial Services and Insurance business for nine years, making it the largest business unit within Infosys. In his role as Head of Americas, Ashok was responsible for Infosys' business operations in the company's largest region with $4.7 billion in revenues and he oversaw all facets of the business, from strategic direction to maintaining and improving financial and operational efficiency.
Ashok previously directed the work of Infosys Foundation in the U.S. Under his guidance, the Foundation supported the education of underprivileged students, the reskilling of former auto sector employees in Detroit and other initiatives to drive education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. He has also been involved in the UN's Every Woman Every Child movement to improve health.
Prior to joining Infosys in 1999, he worked in the investment banking industry at Bank of America and Deutsche Bank.
Ashok has been widely recognized for his expertise in global sourcing and technology-led transformation. In 2013, he was honored as one of the 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Center. In 2008, he was selected by leading Indian magazine, Business Today, as one of India's 25 Hottest Young Executives.
As a well-respected business and global sourcing leader, Ashok has appeared on broadcast outlets including CNBC and NDTV, and has been widely quoted in leading publications, including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, American Banker, and Waters Technology. Ashok is also recognized for his thought leadership and is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums organized by the American Bankers Association, the Asia Society, Wall Street and Waters Technology, among others.
Ashok is committed to the education of future business leaders, serving on the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He was also elected to the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL) in 2009 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
He holds a bachelor's degree with honors in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and a master's degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.