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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chakkilam Subramanyam

61 Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

Sudhakar Pennam

2017 Chief Executive Officer

Krishnan Venkatachary

Chief Financial Officer

Kalyana Konda

2015 President - Gallop Solutions

Gary Smith

2015 Executive Vice President - Enterprise and Industry Accounts Group

Saikumar Chintala

2012 Senior Vice President - Global Presales

Pradeep Govindasamy

2015 Chief Technology Officer and President, North America

Ramana Vemuri

2012 Vice President - Process & Operations

Keric Kopecky

Vice President - Sales, North America

Nanda Padmaraju

Vice President of Sales, UK and EU regions

Sairam Vedam

Vice President - Head, Global Marketing

Wendy Atlin

Vice President - Retail Enterprise Solutions

Matthew Shapiro

Vice President - Gallop Solutions

Srikanth Chakkilam

2015 Executive Director - Business Unit Head for UK, Australia and India. Director

Rahul Pratti

Head, Global Delivery

A. Naga Vasudha

2014 Company Secretary

C. Srikanth

2017 Non-Executive Director

Ram Agarwal

64 2017 Additional Independent Director

Srinath Batni

61 2017 Additional Independent Director

Nooraine Fazal

2017 Additional Independent Director

Phaneesh Murthy

50 2017 Additional Independent Director

Kolla China Rao

Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Chakkilam Subramanyam

Shri. Chakkilam Venkat Subramanyam is Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of Cigniti Technologies Ltd. He is the Chairman & MD of the supervisory board of Cigniti Technologies Limited and focuses on the corporate governance and regulatory aspects of running a publicly listed company. His primary focus is on creating shareholder value by ensuring that various parts of the organization add value to the various stakeholders such as clients, employees, partners, industry, and society. Subramanyam is a successful entrepreneur who co-founded one of South India’s largest transport and logistics organization that has continued to operate successfully for more than 25 years since inception. In 1998, he founded Chakkilam Infotech as an IT services company providing IT solutions and built HIPAA compliance products for the US healthcare industry. He successfully took the company public in 2004 and listed it on the Bombay Stock Exchange. In 2008, C V Subramanyam was instrumental in putting together a world class executive management team, as was required to successfully reposition the company as an Independent Software Testing services company. Chakkilam Infotech merged with Cigniti Inc of USA in Jan 2012 and became Cigniti Technologies Ltd. Further to this, in 2013, the company acquired Gallop Solutions and became the world’s 3rd largest Independent Software Testing services company. The company now aims to become the world’s largest and most respected independent testing services company.

Sudhakar Pennam

Mr. Sudhakar Pennam is Chief Executive Officer of Cigniti Technologies Ltd. He is the CEO & President of Cigniti Inc and oversees CSR initiatives. Sudhakar has more than 20 years of experience in IT in various areas including IT operations, consulting, operations and sales functions. Sudhakar operates out of the US office at Irving and travels between India and US. Sudhakar setup the US operations of Cigniti Inc. in Irving, Texas in 2004 and grew it from a small one room office to more than 300 consultants across US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Cigniti, Sudhakar was with Corpus Inc. for nine years based out of Dallas, Texas. At Corpus, Sudhakar was instrumental in growing the consulting business significantly where he was focused on building the testing and quality assurance consulting capabilities. Sudhakar started his career in India where he was heading the IT division of an Israeli based company implementing greenhouse automation solutions. Sudhakar has a BS in Engineering from NIT Warangal. Sudhakar has keen interest in sports and sponsors a T20 Cricket team in Dallas apart from playing golf.

Krishnan Venkatachary

Mr. Krishnan Venkatachary is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He brings to Cigniti over 25 years of experience spanning global financial operations with strategic, operational leadership experience across IT & ITES, Pharma & Healthcare and FMCG & Allied sectors. He is a qualified ACA, ACS and FCMA. Krishnan’s core competencies include Strategic Financial Planning, Finance & Accounts, Auditing & Taxation, Secretarial Operations, and Management of Legal Issues, etc. Prior to joining Cigniti, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad. He earlier worked with IT organizations like Visualsoft Technologies, and Baan Info Systems. He headed entire finance, accounting, HRD, IT & corporate legal departments in the organizations he worked with and successfully led initiatives like adoption of corporate governance methodologies, modernization of payroll system, reorganization of investor communication, implementation of cost control mechanism, cost savings with value engineering, etc. Krishnan is known for his energetic & innovative leadership across Financial Management, Operations, Secretarial and Legal functions.

Kalyana Konda

Mr. Kalyana Rao Konda is President - Gallop Solutions of the Company. He He drives the growth of Gallop's business to meet the co-located testing services requirements in the US. Kalyan is a software testing industry leader and Agile software testing expert. At Gallop, Kalyan spends a lot of time in understanding client expectations, feedback, new requirements and road maps. He is a strong proponent of IP led testing services and has a pending patent in the area of intelligent test scenario generation to accelerate software test life cycles. He is the architect of Gallop’ s Enterprise Test Acceleration Suite (ETAS). He also acts as a Technical advisor to customers and helps them realize optimal return on investment on their long-term QA initiatives. He works with marketing, strategic alliances and partnership development teams at Gallop and creates compelling technology solutions with superior partnerships. As an acknowledged test thought leader, Kalyan collaborates with Industry analysts to fortify Gallop's differentiators and IP led testing services approach. A career built on Software Testing & Quality Management makes him a sought after consultant and a recognized speaker in industry events and conferences of global repute. Kalyan is known for his expertise in setting up large-scale global delivery teams, delivering testing advisory services and amazing people leadership skills. Earlier, Kalyan was the Senior Vice President, Global Delivery at Cigniti, the world’s Third Largest Independent Software Testing Services Company. Gallop Solutions is a 100% subsidiary of Cigniti. At Cigniti, he was responsible for building, leading global delivery teams & operations, achieving target gross margins, managing the investments for the service delivery organization, enabling global delivery teams to provide best-in-class services to clients and ensuring client delight across all the operating geographies.

Gary Smith

Mr. Gary L. Smith is Executive Vice President - Enterprise and Industry Accounts Group of the Company. He oversees sales planning, sales strategy and client management at Cigniti focusing on the Americas. Gary has over 40 years of experience in sales and operational leadership in Fortune 500 companies like IBM, MCI, EDS, Amdocs and Aspect Communications. Gary’s responsibilities included global sales leadership, mega deal sales pursuits, named account sales programs, organizational, planning and execution skills and aimed at growth and sustainability. As Chief Sales Officer of EDS, Mr. Smith grew sales from $12B to $28B marked by 12 mega deals averaging over $1B each. Prior to that, as Vice President of the Communications Industry Group, Mr. Smith led the successful pursuit and capture of a $3B IT outsourcing contract with BellSouth. While at Amdocs, Mr. Smith was President of Global Managed Services and President of the North American Division where he led both the overall global growth in outsourcing services and the rollout and sales of new products in North America. Outsourcing revenues grew from 15% to nearly 50% of revenues. Gary received his marketing degree from Southeast Missouri State University where he is an Executive in Residence and in 2010 was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his volunteer work at their business school and at Washington University was similarly honored as a Friend of Olin in 2011. Gary and his wife Jan live in St. Louis, MO and have two children and five grandchildren. Personal interests include boating, traveling, volunteer teaching at business schools and outdoor sports.

Saikumar Chintala

Mr. Sai Chintala is Senior Vice President - Global Presales of Cigniti Technologies Ltd. He brings more than 21 years of rich technical and business experience. He has worked extensively in North America and India. He has dealt in detail with Global Enterprises, Fortune companies and ISVs across technologies and domains. At Cigniti he is responsible for overall business growth from existing and new customers. In addition, he also runs Cigniti’s solution development team. As an accomplished, recognized thought leader in the testing space, he works very closely with Cigniti’s delivery & sales teams. Prior to Cigniti he has been an integral part of AppLabs (now a CSC company) executive leadership teams. He has seen AppLabs grow to become a 2500 head count world leader in testing space with a modest beginning of 20 people at the time of his joining. Spending close to a decade at AppLabs, Sai was instrumental in providing leadership to Global Solutions Engineering Group. He drove new business development efforts strongly leveraging AppLabs IP and its innovative solution approach. He also lead the delivery teams there providing business rich testing services for customers across verticals such as Transportation, Media, Entertainment, Retail, Technology, E-Learning, and Energy. An authority in multiple areas of Software Testing, he drove centers of excellence in Performance & Security Testing, Test Automation, Device / Hardware Certification, Mobile and ERP Testing Services. Prior to AppLabs, Sai worked for 12 years in the US providing technology consulting for global majors like Schlumberger, Fidelity, William Telecommunications, ATMOS Energy, Alliance Data Systems, and Exolink. Sai is a passionate movie freak with panache for music, food, global travel, and now Salsa. Sai has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Lamar University in Texas and Bachelors in Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad.

Pradeep Govindasamy

Mr. Pradeep Govindasamy is Chief Technology Officer and President, North America of the Company. He is the Chief Technology Officer and President for Cigniti North America. In this role he is responsible for revenue targets and business growth for Cigniti North America. Pradeep is an industry thought leader in software testing with over 15 years of experience. He has strong expertise in setting up Testing Centers of Excellence around Test management, Automation, Mobility, SOA and Functional testing. He established more than 20+ teams of 500-member size. He possesses unique experience around Quality Engineering and has done extensive business development in driving the offerings around Mobility, Digital Commerce, SOA, and Automation. He has been the key champion in setting up several niche skill practices for testing services. He has been a keynote speaker in several conferences and has published several whitepapers while at Cognizant. He was a Speaker at Stareast 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, SwissTestingday, HP Discover 2012, Star west 2009, 2011, 2012 and Eurostar for topics such as Mobile automation, test data management and tools. He has held multiple leadership roles at Cognizant since 2001. In his most recent assignment he was in-charge of the Retail Consumer Goods Quality Engineering and Assurance practice for North America. He has won many industry awards and recognition. He was also instrumental in having Cognizant win the 2013 Informatica Innovation Award for Test Data Management.

Ramana Vemuri

Mr. Ramana Vemuri is an Vice President - Process & Operations of Cigniti Technologies Ltd. He heads the Process/HR/ICT/Corporate Service functions at Cigniti. With more than 20 years of diverse strategic experience spanning financial markets, software product development and Project management. He oversees corporate performance management dash boards for executive management at Cigniti. Prior to Cigniti, he provided outstanding leadership at AppLabs (now a CSC company) in the areas of test process consulting and process management. Under his leadership, AppLabs became an ISO 27001:2005, CMMi Level 5 certified Organization. Before Applabs, he lead a group of 100 people at Apex Covantage an ITeS leader catering to Fortune companies in the Media, Publishing and Utility Industries driving some of the best, leading products in the content digitization space. Prior to this, he dabbled a lot in the Indian Equity markets doing Algorithmic trading for a leading stock broking firm. Never a person to lose the human touch in his approach to work, Ramana brings much composure and emotional quotient of highest quality to the leadership at Cigniti. A fitness freak, he is a staunch advocate of wellness and healthy living practices for everyone around him. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science.

Keric Kopecky

Mr. Keric Kopecky is Vice President - Sales, North America of the Company. He is responsible for new account sales to Fortune 1000 Enterprises including support and growth of those client relationships. Keric has more than 20 years of experience in sales of IT solutions to the Energy, Hospitality, Retail, Education, and Travel industries. Before joining Cigniti Keric was the Enterprise Sales Director at Keynote Device Anywhere. Keric was instrumental in establishing the strategic partnership between Keynote Device Anywhere and Cigniti. Prior to Keynote Device Anywhere Keric was a Strategic Account Manager at AppLabs, Inc. (now a CSC company) where he was instrumental in expanding their footprint into Fortune 500 Enterprise Companies. Keric is an ardent listener who seeks to uncover those solutions for his clients that achieve the best possible outcome for all. Keric's commitment to his clients and to Cigniti mandates his authenticity, transparency, and accountability. He is truly a Super Servant. Keric studied at LSU and obtained a DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry. After years of successful dental practice in Dallas, he found opportunity with computer based management systems for healthcare professionals where he discovered his passion for technology. Thereafter Keric placed his entire effort into IT related sales. Keric enjoys reading, movies, water sports & marksmanship. He also has great fun polishing his culinary skills. He has a knack for the savory and spicy side, as any of his friends will tell you. Keric attends seminars, focus groups, and transformational events supporting his lifetime passion of personal growth.

Nanda Padmaraju

Mr. Nanda Padmaraju is Vice President of Sales, UK and EU regions of the Company. He brings in more than 18 years of global IT expertise along with strong financial acumen. Nanda is a savvy, results-oriented leader with proven success in pursuing and managing multi-year, multimillion-dollar IT Testing service deals across diversified and financial service sectors. He is a critical thinker with an excellent track record of having applied extensive industry and technical knowledge to build long term client relationships and alliance partnerships. Nanda's IT consulting experience includes ERP implementations in challenging, fast-paced and varied enterprise verticals. Nanda's specialities include CXO level meetings, Enterprise Sales and Account Management, Revenue and ROI enhancing strategy and implementation, Team building and training. Nanda is also adept at contract negotiations. Nanda joins Cigniti from CSC, where he served as AVP for Europe and was instrumental in closing large software testing deals with enterprise customers. Prior to CSC, Nanda's career foot print spans across AppLabs, Satyam and IBM. Nanda is based out of London and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Virginia Tech, USA.

Sairam Vedam

Mr. Sairam Vedam is Vice President - Head, Global Marketing of the Company. He runs Global Marketing at Cigniti Technologies – a Global Leader in Independent Software Testing Services. He works on the positioning, marketing strategy, branding and communications for Cigniti. He and his teams have the responsibility to ensure that Marketing enables Cigniti’s software testing leadership across North America, UK & Europe, ANZ, Middle East and Asia. He leads the 360 degree Marketing function which transcends Media, Analyst, Strategic Alliances and Technology Partnerships, Global Events, Sales Enablement, Market Research & Analysis, and also drives the CSR initiatives. He works with Cigniti’s Executive Management and Leadership team towards Investor Communications and Annual Reporting. He also oversees the marketing functions for Gallop Solutions, the 100% Subsidiary of Cigniti technologies. With 16+ years of extensive experience excelling in Marketing Leadership, Technology & Product Management, HR and Employer Branding, Sairam works to position Brand Cigniti as a market leader and the most respected organization in the area of Software Testing Services for global enterprises and software product development organizations across verticals. He works with technology and business leaders ensuring Cigniti becomes the preferred global testing partner. He works with Cigniti’s innovation teams on the global patents program of IP-led testing services. He has extensive experience in running software development and test engineering teams in the areas of Networking Protocols, Identity Management, Payment Platforms, Enterprise-grade Business Software Applications, Social Media, Mobile, Cloud and SaaS enabled products. This gives him an extra edge to position Cigniti’s software test engineering thought leadership across the world.

Wendy Atlin

Ms. Wendy N. Atlin is Vice President - Retail Enterprise Solutions of the Company. She is Head of Retail Practice and Vice President of strategy and business development for the Retail Line of Business at Cigniti. In this role she is responsible for leading the development and execution of strategic initiatives focused brand expansion and new business acquisition. Wendy has over 15 years of IT strategic leadership experience in sales and consulting services. Prior to her current assignments, Wendy served as a sales leader for for NCR Canada and Capgemini Inc. In such roles, she was responsible for the Canadian organization, including a broad portfolio of solutions and services that enhanced retail innovations and optimized on best business practices. In her current role at Cigniti, she is currently managing the retail strategy for North America, driving innovation and thought leadership for leading retailers. Her areas of specialization are in managing large scale enterprise deployments, incorporating requirement analysis, vendor selection, architecture validation and project deliverable execution ; in addition, to executing upon delivering standards of industry accepted methodologies and business/cost validations to substantiate technical expenditures. In her career, she has repeatedly demonstrated success to assist companies in generating profitable revenue and gain market share for companies launching new products and services, or attempting to regain or improve share in an existing market. Wendy Atlin also services as an advisor to MaRS Innovation Lab, as part of the ICE (Innovation Communications & Entertainment Practice). She also assists with fundraising ventures for the Weitzmann Institute.

Matthew Shapiro

Mr. Matthew Shapiro is Vice President - Gallop Solutions of the Company. He drives Gallop’s sales across the US and North America. An industry veteran and a seasoned IT Executive, Mathew brings over 18 years of experience with Fortune 1000 companies, Enterprise Account Management and IT Services Sales specializing in QA and Testing. Mathew is a strategic thinker known for contextualizing the complexities of Enterprise Organizations, developing value and driving top line revenue. Over the years, Matthew has developed new markets, acquired new clients and has built CxO level relationships. Prior to Gallop, Matthew served in the role of Vice President of Sales for Alliance Global Services where he successfully managed a team responsible for new client acquisitions and development of emerging Enterprise accounts in QA, Testing and Development Services. Previously, Matthew served in the role of Senior Business Development Manager for AppLabs (now a CSC Company), at that time the world’s largest Independent Software Testing and Quality Management Company. At AppLabs, Mathew was instrumental in acquiring strategic accounts in the BFSI, Technology, Media & Entertainment and Life Sciences verticals. Matthew holds a BA from West Chester University in PA. Matthew, his wife, and two children live in Bucks County, PA. He is actively involved with the Central Bucks Athletic Association and The Bucks County School of the Performing Arts. He is passionate about Colon Cancer Awareness, research and prevention. Mathew enjoys spending time with his family and competing in triathlons.

Srikanth Chakkilam

Mr. Srikanth Chakkilam is Executive Director - Business Unit Head for UK, Australia and India. Director of Cigniti Technologies Ltd. He is a member of the founding group at Cigniti Technologies. He participates in key decision making activities related to the vision and growth of Cigniti. He is a part of the core group that is responsible for investor presentations, board related activities, organization structuring and scaling. He plays a vital role in constantly evaluating and analyzing, deciding Cigniti’s pursuits related to in-organic growth opportunities for the company, right from identification to closure. He works with a singular focus to help brand Cigniti as the most respected, most recalled and technically superior independent software testing Services Company. He works to align the company’s goals with its employees, sets direction by being part of the leadership team. As the head of Cigniti’s UK, Australia and India business, He drives client acquisition strategies, provides oversight to Sales, sets business targets, and maintains the P&L and related activities. He actively participates in all the client visits and relation building activities. He also oversees Marketing, catering to four different groups - clients, potential employees, investors and peers. In this role his key activities include new business generation, branding, press relations, analyst relations, investor relations, thought leadership activities. He is very passionate about corporate social responsibility and has initiated various programs where Cigniti and its employees work with NGOs to improve education standards in under equipped/funded schools. The Project Cignificance the Cigniti’s CSR initiative that runs under his direction works with an objective to impact a million plus lives using technology enabled education as an enabler.

Rahul Pratti

Mr. Rahul Pratti is Head, Global Delivery of the Company. He is responsible for managing Cigniti's global delivery organization spread across continents. He brings in 20+ years of leadership experience across the strategic IT functions including Quality Assurance & Testing, Global delivery, and Account Management. Rahul’s experience spans managing large projects of all types, technologies, sizes and complexity. Rahul is a seasoned IT technical expert with a number of renowned certifications to his credit. He is a keen 'Lean' methodology exponent trained by McKinsey, also a certified 'Coach' from International Coach Federation, guiding a number of budding leaders. Prior to joining Cigniti, he served in various management and technology positions at Cognizant for more than 18 years. At Cognizant he was responsible for Global Delivery and Management, overall Quality Assurance & Testing, and business performance of various business units. He is a hands-on and certified tester who understands Quality Assurance inside out. He was head of Testing – at Hyderabad’s Center in Cognizant and was responsible for all Quality Assurance/Testing project delivery for Healthcare clients there. In this role, he grew the business/revenue more than 15 fold in 5 years. Overall, he has managed a portfolio of 250 Million$ projects from a delivery stand point. He has in-depth experience in Healthcare and Insurance domains, and the SMAC stack. Rahul also is a very passionate photographer and in fact is an ace wild life photographer, a fervent explorer of nature and wildlife. On the education front, he has completed M.Sc for Osmania University in Applied Electronics with Distinction and also did an executive management program from IIMB.

A. Naga Vasudha

C. Srikanth

Ram Agarwal

Srinath Batni

Nooraine Fazal

Phaneesh Murthy

Kolla China Rao

Mr. Kolla China Subba Rao is an Non-Executive Independent Director of Cigniti Technologies Ltd. He holds the Master of Science. He has experience in Real Estates and other related activities.