Leadership

We are among the leaders of mobility solutions. With an expansive suite of productized solutions, we cater to over two billion mobile users globally.

Manoranjan ‘Mao’ Mohapatra

Chief Executive Officer

We exist because we create value for our customers. And will continue to do so. Our success will be defined by our ability to help our customers deliver value to their customers.

Executive Management

Manoranjan ‘Mao’ Mohapatra

Chief Executive Officer

Mao’s career has been dedicated to the development and deployment of innovative software communications solutions in rapidly growing markets, transforming high potential businesses into true world-beating organizations. His track record for enabling innovation, his deep knowledge of telecom related technology and his wealth of experience in a range of operational and marketing roles provide a strong leadership base from which to enhance Comviva’s position as the leading provider of integrated VAS solutions in emerging markets globally.

Business Experience

Prior to joining Comviva, Mao was President and COO at Aricent, where he enjoyed a 15 year career and was instrumental in building the company from a relative start up to a globally recognized brand, with over US$300 million in revenues. At Aricent, Mao led teams in the areas of R&D, product management, operations, and sales and marketing, gaining hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of the software and communications industries and honing his leadership talent. Before moving to Aricent, Mao was a core member of the Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT), where he made a significant contribution to research and development in telecom switching, and where he began his career. Mao has been recognized with prestigious 'Distinguished Fellow' award by The Institute of Directors (IOD) in the year 2012 and in 2013 he was named “India’s Top 20 CEO 2013” by Haryana IT, Telecom, and Enabled industries Confederation (HITEC) India for spearheading the company's growth as an industry leader and for setting benchmarks in the mobile VAS industry.

Education

Mao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Sandyp Bhattacharya

Chief People & Knowledge Officer

Sandyp believes in evolving himself continuously while influencing positive change in a boundaryless manner. He likes developing empowered and capable teams; and believes in building strong relationships with internal customers. He actively promotes the philosophy of ‘Enjoy to Excel’ at Mahindra Comviva.

Business Experience

He leads the people initiatives at Comviva; while driving the motto, ‘People Focus for Business Success’. Besides handling human resources (HR) and management responsibilities, he also guides the administration team at Comviva.

Prior to joining Comviva, he was a part of Aricent Technologies as head of corporate human resources. He has also handled international and India based HR and change management consulting projects for leading global clients of Satyam Computer Services. He began his HR career with IPCL-Reliance. He has successfully managed culturally diverse environments in a global scenario, spread across entities and continents; driving transformations both at Strategic and implementation level.

Education

He holds a master’s degree in personnel management, from Pune University.

Neeraj Jain

Chief Financial Officer

Neeraj is an ardent believer of a “growth”-centric approach, the cultural aspects of an organization and facilitating change for the better.

Business Experience

He brings to the table over 17 years of experience in new business, finance and talent development, largely spanning the technology and ITeS sectors. Prior to joining Comviva, he worked at Microsoft for over six years. During this time, he played multiple roles, which helped him build sound leadership, business and financial acumen. His last role was that of Group Finance Controller for Microsoft India.

Prior to Microsoft, his other stints include Convergys and Jubilant.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.

Board of Directors

CP Gurnani

Non-Executive Director & Chairperson, Comviva & Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra

An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company’s strategy and philosophy.

Profile

CP Gurnani (popularly known as ‘CP’ within his peer group) is a Non-Executive Director & Chairperson at Comviva and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra.

CP also played a pivotal role in the three-year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and spearheaded the company’s eventual merger with Tech Mahindra.

An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company’s strategy and philosophy.

His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience, helped Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading providers in their respective competencies – IT Services and Telecom Solutions to the global telecom ecosystem.

In a career spanning 32 years, he has held several leading positions with HCL Hewlett Packard Limited, Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd. An outstanding people’s manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He tends to focus on people’s strengths to bring out the best in them. ‘Work hard and play hard’ is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion.

A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, he is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute.

CP has been chosen as the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’, CNBC Asia’s ‘India Business Leader of the Year’ and Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ – for the year 2013.

Jagdish Mitra

Non-Executive Director, Comviva & Head of Strategy, Tech Mahindra

Profile

Jagdish Mitra is a Non-Executive Director at Comviva and Heads the Strategy for Tech Mahindra and along with it responsible for new growth businesses at Tech Mahindra. He served as the CEO of CanvasM, the mobility unit of Tech Mahindra founded in 2006 as a joint venture with Motorola and was heading the Large Deals Business of TechM before taking up this role.

Jagdish has over 20 years of IT industry experience in the areas of business development and marketing in the global information services market. He has handled several responsibilities within Tech Mahindra for the last 20 years, including opening up new markets like North America, Middle East and Asia along with the Global Marketing function and has been actively involved in building several strategic business relationships with key accounts for Tech Mahindra worldwide.

Jagdish holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications from Birla Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of London.

Vivek Satish Agarwal

Non-Executive Director, Comviva & the Global Head of Corporate Development and Portfolio Companies, Tech Mahindra

Vivek Satish Agarwal is a Non-Executive Director at Comviva and the Global Head of Corporate Development and Portfolio Companies for Tech Mahindra. He also responsible for creating a robust and differentiated portfolio of offerings for Tech Mahindra including effective integration and realization of synergies and business objectives.

Profile

Vivek has been with Tech Mahindra since 2004 and took a 2-year sabbatical in between to create an early-stage technology venture. He has been an integral part of Tech Mahindra’s journey over the last 15 years, leading and structuring some of the largest multi-year outsourcing deals and some of marquee acquisitions. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Tech Mahindra’s European Telecom business.

Vivek pursued Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology from Ranchi and Post-Graduation from IIM, Kolkata.

Rajat Mukherjee

Independent Director, Comviva & Partner, Khaitan & Co

In this capacity, his areas of expertise include acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. Prior to his current role, he worked with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP at their New York and Hong Kong offices.

Profile

Rajat Mukherjee is currently an Independent Director at Comviva and a partner in the Merger and Acquisition Practice Group at Khaitan & Co. In this capacity, his areas of expertise include acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. Prior to his current role, he worked with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP at their New York and Hong Kong offices.

His clientele span several sectors, including media (print and digital), information technology and information technology enabled services, defence, logistics, pharmaceuticals, education and retail. A notable recent transaction was advising the Blackstone Group on its investment in Jagran Prakashan Limited and the subsequent acquisition by Jagran of Naidunia, a Madhya Pradesh daily.

Sunita Umesh

Independent Director, Comviva & Senior partner, UCC & Associates LLP

In this capacity, her areas of function include conversion of existing Indian GAAP accounts into IFRS compliant ones, the COSO Framework, including framing of policies and procedures and SOX narratives.

Profile

Sunita Umesh is currently an Independent Director at Comviva and senior partner at UCC & Associates LLP. In this capacity, her areas of function include conversion of existing Indian GAAP accounts into IFRS compliant ones, the COSO Framework, including framing of policies and procedures and SOX narratives.

Prior to her current role, she worked at AF Fergusons and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She brings to the table over 25 years of work experience in the field of chartered accountancy. During this time, her areas of expertise included finance, tax, compliance and corporate governance. Other areas of focus included providing audit and consulting services relating to Indian GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP. She also renders consulting and advisory services relating to various other areas like SOX and COSO Framework, corporate risk management, FEMA, company law, expatriate taxation, direct and indirect taxation and transfer pricing

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a qualified and licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information System Auditor. She holds a graduation degree in commerce from Delhi University.

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