Alumni

Mr. Raja Shanmugam

Before establishing Happiest Minds, he was the first CEO of MindTree Foundation and established their formal charter and goals. He envisioned and implemented challenging and innovative initiatives for Persons with Disabilities and Primary education. He established the MindTree Foundation as the thought leader in Assistive Technologies in India within two years. In his earlier roles, he managed the P&L responsibilities of India, Singapore, Australia and Middle East, accounting for more than 16% of MindTree's overall business. Raja is a Member of NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, NASSCOM Foundation’s Disability Advisory Group and CII - Disability Forum.

Chief People Officer
Happiest Minds Technologies
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajashanmugam/

2017-05-09T08:25:15+00:00

Chief People Officer
Happiest Minds Technologies
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajashanmugam/

Before establishing Happiest Minds, he was the first CEO of MindTree Foundation and established their formal charter and goals. He envisioned and implemented challenging and innovative initiatives for Persons with Disabilities and Primary education. He established the MindTree Foundation as the thought leader in Assistive Technologies in India within two years. In his earlier roles, he managed the P&L responsibilities of India, Singapore, Australia and Middle East, accounting for more than 16% of MindTree's overall business. Raja is a Member of NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, NASSCOM Foundation’s Disability Advisory Group and CII - Disability Forum.

Mr. Kabir Ahmed Shakir

Mr. Kabir is finance professional with over 19 years of experience equally spread between developed and D&E markets.  He worked in various positions at Unilever, India before he became the Director - International Funding (Treasury) at Unilever N.V and Finance Director - Global Supply Chain at Unilever.  At present, he is the Vice-President (Finance) at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Vice President - Finance
Hindustan Unilever Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kabir-ahmed-shakir-1a27891/

2017-05-10T13:31:34+00:00

Vice President - Finance
Hindustan Unilever Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kabir-ahmed-shakir-1a27891/

Mr. Kabir is finance professional with over 19 years of experience equally spread between developed and D&E markets.  He worked in various positions at Unilever, India before he became the Director - International Funding (Treasury) at Unilever N.V and Finance Director - Global Supply Chain at Unilever.  At present, he is the Vice-President (Finance) at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Ms. Pamela Ramalingam

A Senior Level Executive –  24+ years management career providing operating, strategic and business leadership for IT and ITeS operations. She has worked in leading American, British and Indian institutions such as eFunds - USA (now Fidelity Information Services), Standard Chartered Bank- UK, Tata Consultancy Services and iSoft PLC – UK, and also gained holistic operations experience in Aerospace, Defence, Security & Simulation, BFSI, Health Care & Consulting Services. Her experience spans from Programme Management, Quality, and Process Management, Staff training /Motivation / Knowledge Management, Test Management, Account Management, Resource Management & Software Project Management among others.

She has handled mission critical applications for military & defense applications for Thales Group and led NPfIT- the largest civilian program worldwide. She brought in 70% of Standard Chartered global applications into India and led Core Banking systems across Indian sub-continent. Globally headed the Process Engineering Group for Technology and Operations in Standard Chartered Bank. She has introduced Project Manager's Competency Framework, QMF Lite & V8 - a holistic Model for world class IT organizations to ensure Delivery Excellence.

CEO & Lead Consultant (INDIA)
Assymmetrix
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelaramalingam/

2017-05-10T16:47:05+00:00

CEO & Lead Consultant (INDIA)
Assymmetrix
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelaramalingam/

A Senior Level Executive –  24+ years management career providing operating, strategic and business leadership for IT and ITeS operations. She has worked in leading American, British and Indian institutions such as eFunds - USA (now Fidelity Information Services), Standard Chartered Bank- UK, Tata Consultancy Services and iSoft PLC – UK, and also gained holistic operations experience in Aerospace, Defence, Security & Simulation, BFSI, Health Care & Consulting Services. Her experience spans from Programme Management, Quality, and Process Management, Staff training /Motivation / Knowledge Management, Test Management, Account Management, Resource Management & Software Project Management among others. She has handled mission critical applications for military & defense applications for Thales Group and led NPfIT- the largest civilian program worldwide. She brought in 70% of Standard Chartered global applications into India and led Core Banking systems across Indian sub-continent. Globally headed the Process Engineering Group for Technology and Operations in Standard Chartered Bank. She has introduced Project Manager's Competency Framework, QMF Lite & V8 - a holistic Model for world class IT organizations to ensure Delivery Excellence.

Ms. D. Shirley

Shirley is an MBA in Finance and a gold medalist from Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM). She is presently heading operations of GVMFL. Under her vibrant leadership, GVMFL had recorded several significant advancements in the last 5 years. Under her leadership, GVMFL had expanded its operations to 37 districts in 5 states in the last couple of years, in particular to cover urban and slum population in the operational area. More significantly, GVMFL tripled the membership and quadrupled the loan portfolio in the last few years. Her contributions to research and product development are noteworthy as she championed the launching of the individual loan product (Business Loan). She introduced the decentralized monitoring methodology through divisional and regional structures which have placed GVMFL in a highly commendable position in the industry. Earlier, she worked in GE Capital for US equipment finance.

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Grama Vidiyal Micro Finance (P) Ltd,

2017-05-10T16:43:39+00:00

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Grama Vidiyal Micro Finance (P) Ltd,

Shirley is an MBA in Finance and a gold medalist from Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM). She is presently heading operations of GVMFL. Under her vibrant leadership, GVMFL had recorded several significant advancements in the last 5 years. Under her leadership, GVMFL had expanded its operations to 37 districts in 5 states in the last couple of years, in particular to cover urban and slum population in the operational area. More significantly, GVMFL tripled the membership and quadrupled the loan portfolio in the last few years. Her contributions to research and product development are noteworthy as she championed the launching of the individual loan product (Business Loan). She introduced the decentralized monitoring methodology through divisional and regional structures which have placed GVMFL in a highly commendable position in the industry. Earlier, she worked in GE Capital for US equipment finance.

Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan

Padmanabhan has been with the group since its inception. Prior to moving to Big Street, he was the station head of 92.7 Big FM in Delhi. Under Padmanabhan's leadership, Big FM Delhi saw a year-on-year growth in revenues of 28 per cent and a mammoth 30 per cent growth in listenership. He was also responsible for the launch and success of the 92.7 Big FM stations in Andhra Pradesh. Through a mix of aggressive marketing and innovation programming, Ashwin took the Hyderabad station to leadership position in both product and sales.

Ashwin Padmanabhan has rich experience in varied sectors spanning 16 years. He started his career with Reliance Industries Limited at their Hazira petrochemical complex, and subsequently got involved in starting his own venture Superseva.com – India’s first online concierge services company.  A go-getter from the very beginning, Ashwin was also instrumental in setting up and launch of the News Channel TV-9. Prior to joining 92.7 BIG FM, Ashwin was with Visage Media Services – India’s largest stock photography company, and an affiliate of Getty Images as Director – Content Development.

National Head
BIG Street, Reliance Broadcast Networks Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashwin-padmanabhan-1179152/)

2017-05-10T13:29:58+00:00

National Head
BIG Street, Reliance Broadcast Networks Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashwin-padmanabhan-1179152/)

Padmanabhan has been with the group since its inception. Prior to moving to Big Street, he was the station head of 92.7 Big FM in Delhi. Under Padmanabhan's leadership, Big FM Delhi saw a year-on-year growth in revenues of 28 per cent and a mammoth 30 per cent growth in listenership. He was also responsible for the launch and success of the 92.7 Big FM stations in Andhra Pradesh. Through a mix of aggressive marketing and innovation programming, Ashwin took the Hyderabad station to leadership position in both product and sales. Ashwin Padmanabhan has rich experience in varied sectors spanning 16 years. He started his career with Reliance Industries Limited at their Hazira petrochemical complex, and subsequently got involved in starting his own venture Superseva.com – India’s first online concierge services company.  A go-getter from the very beginning, Ashwin was also instrumental in setting up and launch of the News Channel TV-9. Prior to joining 92.7 BIG FM, Ashwin was with Visage Media Services – India’s largest stock photography company, and an affiliate of Getty Images as Director – Content Development.