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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rajiv Mody

2013 Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

Neeta Revankar

45 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Global Head - HR, IT and Administration, Executive Director

S. Prasad

2012 Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Krishna Jhaveri

58 2017 Whole Time Director

Jyotindra Mody

84 1999 Non-Executive Director

Pranabh Mody

2005 Non-Executive Director

Gangadharan Venkatesh

51 2015 Non-Executive Director

Sunirmal Talukdar

2016 Additional Independent Director

Bansidhar Mehta

82 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bharat Patel

2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

J. Ramachandran

60 2000 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sanjay Shah

48 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rajiv Mody

Mr. Rajiv Chandrakant Mody is Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is one of the founders of the Company. The Company was set up in the classical tradition of Silicon Valley startups, in a garage in Fremont, California. He qualified in electrical engineering degree from M.S. University, Baroda and Masters Degree in Computer Science from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He worked for Advanced Micro Devices, Seattle Tech Inc. and VLSI Technology Inc. in USA. At VLSI, Mr. Mody was responsible for the design, development and integration of physical design tools for Gate-Array and Standard Cell Design Styles. He has co-authored a patent in the area of physical design and published a paper at the ICCAD conference. He has been with Sasken since its inception. He has over 22 years of experience in the technology business. Mr. Mody is also Chairman of Sasken Network Engineering Ltd., Sasken Communication Technologies Mexico S.A. de C.V., Sasken Communication Technologies Oy, Finland, Sasken Finland Oy, Finland and ConnectM Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He is a Director in Silicon Automation Systems Inc., USA, Sasken Communication Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Sasken Network Solutions Inc. USA, Sasken Inc. USA, Sasken Japan KK, J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Lifetime Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., and TACO Sasken Automotive Electronics Pvt. Ltd. He is a member of the Audit Committee of ConnectM Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Neeta Revankar

Ms. Neeta S. Revankar is Chief Financial Officer, Global Head - HR, IT and Administration, Executive Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. She has been appointed as Whole-Time Director of the Company with effect from April 22, 2010. She has been heading the Finance function at Sasken since April 1995. Her mandate includes driving the organization to match world standards in accounting processes and disclosures. A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by qualification, she worked with Microland before joining Sasken. She also participated in a Leadership Development Program at Harvard University.

S. Prasad

Krishna Jhaveri

Mr. Krishna J. Jhaveri serves as Whole Time Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is one of the founders of the Company. He completed his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.S. University, Baroda in 1978 and Masters in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He worked in Intel for over eight years and is well experienced in the semiconductor manufacturing processes. As a Project Engineer at Intel, he has actively participated in bringing about the production of some of the world’s most popular microprocessors, including the Intel 80286, 80386, 80486. Mr. Jhaveri is a Director in Sasken Communication Technologies Mexico S.A. de C.V., Axiom Design Automation Inc. USA, Sasken Network Solutions Inc. USA and Sasken Inc. USA.

Jyotindra Mody

Mr. Jyotindra B. Mody is Non-Executive Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is one of the Promoters of the Company. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of J.B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He completed his Inter Science from Dharmendra Singhji College, Rajkot in 1948. He has experience of over four decades in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. He was the founder member of Indian Drug Manufacturers Association and its President from 1 983 to 1985. He was also the Chairman of CHEMEXCIL, a central government organisation for 2 consecutive years from 1994 to 1996. He was a member of the National Development Council for Drugs and Pharmaceuticals. He was a member of working group for Industrial Approvals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. He was also associated with Import Export Committee, 7th Five year Plan.

Pranabh Mody

Mr. Pranabh Dinesh Mody is Non-Executive Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is one of the Promoters of the Company. He attained his Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy from Bombay College of Pharmacy in 1984 and his Masters in Business Administration from Oakland University, USA in 1986. He also completed an Executive Education Program from Harvard University in USA in 1995. He has experience of 22 years of which over 16 years he has been associated with J. B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Mr. Pranabh Mody has contributed immensely to J.B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (JBCPL) in the capacity of President and Wholetime Director (Operations). He is pioneer in establishing the computer set-up in JBCPL and has developed many new types of software which have resulted in greater efficiency, controls and savings for JBCPL. He has set-up ‘JD Edward one world’ – an ERP package in JBCPL. His penchant for challenges took him to Bangalore in 2000 to help in the operations of Sasken. His association with JBCPL has been a long one which goes as way back as the early 90’s at a board level. He also possesses knowledge and experience in the field of corporate administration, finance, marketing, MIS and in strategic planning and development. Mr. Pranabh D Mody also holds directorships in Unique Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd., Ifiunik Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Dinesh Mody Securities Pvt. Ltd., Kumud Mody Securities Pvt. Ltd., Lifetime Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. and Biotech Laboratories Pty. Ltd. South Africa.

Gangadharan Venkatesh

Dr. Gangadharan Venkatesh, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. Dr. Venkatesh started his research career at India’s premier research institute TIFR, Bombay, then moved to the Computer Science department of IIT Bombay where he spent 8 years teaching and researching in the areas of temporal logic, functional/logic programming, and applications of logic and languages to VLSI design, which resulted in about 50 papers in international conferences and journals in these areas. He made his transition to the industry in 1990 when Sasken was in its start up phase and moved full time to Sasken as Technology head in 1995. He has played various managerial roles at Sasken and is currently a board member and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer. Dr. Venkatesh also participates in teaching and research at IIM Bangalore, where his interests revolve around applying game theory to strategic thinking, specifically in the telecom and semiconductor industries and in IT outsourcing. Dr. Venkatesh is a graduate in Electronics from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras, a Ph.D in Computer Science from TIFR, Bombay, and is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers. Other positions held by Dr. Venkatesh are Governing council member, Center for Excellence in Wireless Technology (CeWiT), IIT Madras; Member, Scientific Council, Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST); Member of the Board of Studies, School of Computer Science, IGNOU; Member, Expert Group, Focus Group on NGN, TEC, Government of India; Governing council member of the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS); President, TIFR Alumni Association; Steering Committee Chair for the IEEE/ICST conferences on software and middleware (Comsware); Co-ordinator for the Indo-French Center initiative on Mobile Multimedia.

Sunirmal Talukdar

Bansidhar Mehta

Shri. Bansidhar S. Mehta is Non-Executive Independent Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is a first class graduate in commerce and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Institute). He won Gold Medal both in graduation and final examination of the Institute. Mr. Mehta is an accountant in practice and deals with matters on taxation, accountancy, valuation, mergers and acquisitions. He is a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has been a member of various statutory and non-statutory advisory committees on company law, taxation, accounting, etc. Mr. Mehta is a Director of Atul Ltd., Bharat Bijlee Ltd., Ceat Ltd., Century Enka Ltd., Clariant Chemicals India Ltd., Gillette India Ltd., Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd., IL&FS Investment Managers Ltd., J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd., National Securities Depository Ltd., Pidilite Industries Ltd., Proctor & Gamble Hygiene and Health care Ltd., SBI Capital Markets Ltd., Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd., Uhde India Ltd. (Alt. Director) and Jumbo World Holdings Ltd. (BVI). He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of IL&FS Investment Managers Ltd., J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Pidilite Industries Ltd., Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd. He is a member of the Audit Committee of Atul Ltd., Century Enka Ltd., Gillette India Ltd., Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. and Proctor & Gamble Hygiene and Health care Ltd. He is also a member of Remuneration Committee of Gillette India Ltd., and Member of Compensation Committee of Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd., and IL & FS Investment Managers Ltd.

Bharat Patel

Mr. Bharat V. Patel is Non-Executive Independent Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is the former Chairman of Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd., and presently the Chairman of Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA). He has over 40 years of varied experience in the field of marketing, sales, exports, manufacturing, etc. He holds Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, US and Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, US. Apart from being associated with various Associations, he is on the Board of Yes Bank Ltd., Wockhardt Ltd., Force Motors Ltd. and Nesco Ltd.

J. Ramachandran

Professor J. Ramachandran is Non-Executive Independent Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is BOC chair professor of business policy at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Cost Accountant and obtained his doctorate from IIM, Ahmedabad. His research interests are in the areas of corporate transformation and competitive strategy. He is currently engaged in studying the global competitiveness of Indian firms in the pharmaceutical, software and auto component industries. Prior to joining the faculty at IIM, Bangalore, he was Vice President (Management Services) at Reliance Industries Ltd. In addition to his teaching and publishing credits, Professor J Ramachandran has served as a consultant to various Indian and multinational companies, including Daimler Chrysler, Hewlett Packard, Philips, ITC, Colgate Palmolive, Hoechst, Siemens, Wipro, Infosys, Wockhardt, United Breweries, Eicher, Madras Refineries and LIC. Professor Ramachandran is a Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Oy., Finland, Sasken Finland Oy., Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd., Indofil Organic Industries Ltd., Redington India Ltd., Reliance Communications Ltd., Reliance Communication Infrastructure Ltd., Tejas Networks Ltd. Integrated Brand-Comm Pvt. Ltd., Lifetime Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. and Aditya Auto Products & Engineering (I) Pvt. Ltd. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Reliance Communications Ltd. and Member of the Audit Committee of Reliance Communication Infrastructure Ltd. and Redington India Ltd. He is Chairman of Shareholders/Investors Grievance Committee of Redington India Ltd. and Member of Shareholders/Investors Grievance Committee of Reliance Communications Ltd. He is also Member of the Remuneration Committee of Reliance Communications Ltd. and Reliance Communication Infrastructure Ltd.

Sanjay Shah

Mr. Sanjay M. Shah is Non-Executive Independent Director of Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Skelta Software Pvt. Ltd. He did his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1985 and Masters in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, US in 1988. He joined the Board of Sasken in 2005. Prior to joining Skelta Software he was the Managing Director and Head of Research and Development of iCode Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of a US based multinational software company, iCode, Inc., which he co-founded in 1994. He is also a Director of Skelta Software Inc. USA.

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