Gerhard Watzinger President and Interim CEO, iGATE Corporation
Gerhard is a successful 29-year IT industry veteran, who previously served as an executive at the iGATE group of Companies from 1998 to 2003 in a number of roles, including CEO of the iGATE Solutions Limited (iGATE).
During his tenure, Gerhard drove iGATE's transition from a U.S. centric operation to an international organization across four continents, closed some of the largest deals in the Company’s history, and increased the company’s market value by over 150%.
Gerhard previously worked with INTEL / McAfee, where he was EVP and Chief Strategy Officer. He previously, also served as CEO of both SafeBoot and APT International, Partner and Managing Director at Price Waterhouse and Managing Director at CapGemini.
Gerhard possesses deep knowledge of iGATE’s business and he assumes his responsibilities as our Interim President and CEO with the full support of the Board.
In addition to keynoting many events throughout his career, Gerhard is on the Board of Directors at Mastech, a publicly traded IT outsourcing company in Pittsburgh.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Munich.
Sujit Sircar EVP and CFO
Sujit Sircar is an Executive Vice-President and the Chief Financial Officer of iGATE, responsible for Finance, Administration, Legal, Investor Relations and M&A functions. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of Corporate Finance with core competence in strategic business planning, forex, treasury and fund management. He took over the role of Chief Financial Officer of iGATE Corporation in 2008 prior to which he was the Senior Vice President Finance. He joined iGATE in 1998 from WIPRO where he was the finance head for two of its verticals.
During his long tenure in iGATE, Sujit has been significantly involved in listing iGATE's Indian operations on Indian Stock Exchanges and its delisting from the same in 2008. He was also instrumental in driving innumerable Mergers & Acquisitions the Company made during the last 12 years. He also supervised all the spin-off and sale of non-core iGATE businesses in 2008 and the maiden secondary public offering of the Founder shareholders of the Company in 2010.
In early 2010, Sujit spearheaded the Indian IT industry's largest leveraged buyout that of Patni Computer Systems Limited, by iGATE. Amidst all complexities involved in the cross-border transaction with both the companies differently listed, Sujit ably led the way from a financial and legal standpoint to see through a smooth and successful completion of the acquisition.
Sujit is a Chartered Accountant by training and is also an active member and speaker at various professional bodies.
Sunil Chitale EVP and Head of Strategy, Marketing & Planning
Sunil Chitale is an Executive Vice-President and the Head of Strategy, Marketing & Planning at iGATE. In this role, he is responsible for continuously scanning the market needs and help in building and strengthening the distinctive positioning of the company's portfolio of services. He is also responsible for defining overall corporate strategy and working with other organizational units within the company to define and execute strategic initiatives.
Sunil began his career with Patni in 1985 and has served the company in different and varied leadership roles. Prior to his current role, he was Global Head Enterprise Software and Systems Integration (ES & SI), with responsibility for strengthening and growing the company's capabilities in ERP, Business Intelligence, CRM and allied packaged software applications. He also oversaw delivery of business in the adoption of enterprise software platforms, to customers globally. He has helped several customers in leveraging the global delivery model through effective use of domain, consulting and technology in a managed services mode. He has experience in managing large relationship portfolios, which included one of the largest customer relationships in the company. He helped build the manufacturing practice of the company including its sales, solutions and delivery functions. Apart from his contributions in core functions, he played a key role in defining 'competency based HR practices' in the company. Sunil also led the Patni Academy for Competency Enhancement (PACE) and the Global Resources in Technology (GRiT) functions.
Sunil has a Bachelor's degree from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India.
Satish Joshi EVP and Head of Product Engineering Services
Satish Joshi is an Executive Vice-President and the Head of Product Engineering Services of iGATE. He is responsible for managing the Product Engineering Business of iGATE that delivers services to customers in the high-tech electronics industry spanning Automation & Control; Medical Devices; Storage, Networking & Computing; Consumer Electronics; Automotive Controls & Electronics; ISVs; Semiconductor Manufacturing, to build their next-generation technology and products.
Satish was with Patni since 1983, prior to which, he worked with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
Satish holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Computer Science from IIT, Mumbai.
Srinivas Kandula EVP and Head of Human Resources
Srinivas Kandula is an Executive Vice-President and the Head of Human Resources at iGATE.
Srinivas is an HR generalist with over 20 years of hands-on and minds-on experience in all the facets of Human Resource Management strategy and practice. Prior to joining iGATE, he held senior HR leadership roles in Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd and Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. Under his leadership Power Grid, Sasken and iGATE, respectively, were each recognized as 'The Best Employer' in leading national and international surveys.
Srinivas is a Doctoral Fellow from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has published over 60 papers and 8 books in the areas of Strategic Human Resource Development, Performance Management, Organization Development and Self-Development in international publications and in multiple languages. Some of these have received wide acclaim. He is a member of various national and international forums and a speaker at HR forums like NASSCOM, CII, National HRD Network. He has also delivered lectures on special invitation at XLRI, MDI, ASCI and IIMs.
Sanjay Tugnait EVP and Head of Sales - North America and Global Head of Alliances
Sanjay Tugnait is an Executive Vice-President and the Head of North American Sales and of Global Alliances at iGATE. In this role he is responsible for driving profitable growth in our North American market, by adding on new clients and growing existing ones.
Earlier to joining iGATE, Sanjay was the Managing Partner of Accenture's Financial Services (FS) practice in India and a member of the Accenture India leadership team. He not only set up their Financial Services business in India but also in three years, quadrupled the revenues and ran a profitable P&L. Prior to his India tenure, Sanjay was a Partner in Accenture's North America practice. During this period, he won multi-million dollar consulting and technology contracts and signed global MSA's with Fortune 500 companies.
During his seven-year tenure at Accenture, Sanjay was a member of the Global CEO Advisory Council. In this role, he was one of the 25 handpicked Partners across the world advising the CEO and his core leadership team on global strategic direction setting, challenges and competitive intelligence.
Earlier, Sanjay was also the Principal Partner at IBM/PWC. He helped build and grow its Consulting and Technology practice
Sanjay has an MBA from the London University. An avid golfer, scuba diver and philanthropist, he is an active board member of Save The Children, India. He is also affiliated to the Investment Advisory Board, Mississauga and was on the Marketing Advisory Board of Rotman Business School.
Derek Kemp EVP and Head of Sales EMEA, Asia & Australia
Derek Kemp is an Executive Vice-President and the Head of Sales for EMEA, Asia & Australia, at iGATE. He is also responsible for the Global Transformational Deals team.
Derek has 30 years of experience in areas including consulting, systems integration and strategic outsourcing. During his career, he has operated globally in a variety of market sectors, both public and private, and has led teams providing solutions and services to respond to significant change driven by regulatory reform, market liberalization and market disruption.
Prior to joining iGATE, Derek was the Managing Director of Polestar Applied Solutions a provider of outsourcing services to the Print & Media sector. Earlier, he was Practice Head for Financial Services and Media at Charteris a UK consulting firm. Prior to that he spent 17 years working with Logica where he was a member of the UK board. During his time at Logica, Derek led teams in the Energy & Utilities, Telecommunications and Financial Services sectors, both in the UK and overseas. He also brings significant experience of Mergers & Acquisitions.
Derek holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematical Sciences from the Robert Gordon University, Scotland.
Vijay Khare EVP and Co-Head of Consulting & Solutions
Vijay Khare is an Executive Vice-President and the Co-Head of Consulting & Solutions at iGATE. In this role, Vijay is jointly responsible for consulting engagements and the subsequently influenced revenue, as also for building the portfolio of solutions in the vertical industry segments that the company operates in. Under his guidance, the consulting and solutions team will build deep domain industry capabilities and widen the solutions coverage to forge strategic relationships with customers.
Vijay began his career with Patni in 1980 and has grown over the years to hold various leadership positions in the Company.
Vijay has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Nagpur and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Powai.
David Kruzner EVP and Co-Head of Consulting & Solutions
David Kruzner is an Executive Vice-President and the Co-Head of Consulting & Solutions at iGATE. He has over 24 years of the strategic business operating model and executive management experience, working at the intersection of Business and IT Leadership. He has lead significant client teams in designing new business strategies, transforming business operating models (i.e., Shared Services, SBU's, HR, IT, Supply Chain, etc), and exploiting technology through business process enablement. He has worked primarily with Senior Executives to bring leadership experience in executive coaching and executing large-scale initiatives focused on delivering realizable results.
David has led business transformation efforts across industry, geography, business entities and organizations. His work contributed significant value in creating innovative strategies, transforming business models and building upgrading talent while delivering operational improvements/profits. He works primarily with Executives and their leadership teams to address business change or transformational initiatives that require significant change to strategy, operating model constructs as well as talent profiles. David has built a reputation on integrity and quality service by delivering realized business results to clients. Today, He is focused on developing and delivering innovative solutions at the intersection of Technology, Operations and Process that impact customers' financial or operational performance, proven through Business Outcomes.
David has served on Boards for The Concours Group and Natural Bridge Solutions. He is published in the Oil & Gas Journal on 'Designing & Executing the Balanced Scorecard'; in the Business Courier on 'Managing Assets Keeps Info Tech Costs In Line'; and in the Sr. Executive HR Magazine on 'Uncovering the Clues to Measuring and Realizing Business Value: Aligning IT Operating Models with Business Strategy'.
Sean Narayanan EVP and Chief Delivery Officer
Sean Narayanan is an Executive Vice-President and the Chief Delivery Officer of iGATE. He is responsible for global delivery and operations, research and innovation, and client services. He has been with iGATE since 2006 and has created a strong integrated delivery organization through building a high performance culture. Sean has over 19 years experience in IT and management consulting both in US and India.
Prior to joining iGATE, he was VP and Global Practice Head of IT Infrastructure Services (ITIS) at Cognizant. He was part of the leadership team at Cognizant that took the company from 4000 to 36,000 employees and from $170 million to $1 billion in four years. He joined Cognizant in 2002 as Director and COO of its eBusiness practice. He has also worked with international management consulting firm Booz-Allen-Hamilton in the US, working on IT strategies for both the US Federal Government agencies and commercial firms.
Sean is a recognized expert on Management and Technology, a speaker at seminars and conferences and has been widely quoted in the international media. Sean has a Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor's Degree from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India.