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Tejas Networks Ltd (TEJS.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Venkatraman Balakrishnan

52 2015 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Sanjay Nayak

52 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Venkatesh Gadiyar

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Sukhvinder Kumar

2016 President – Global Manufacturing Operations

Arnob Roy

President – Optical Products

Kumar Sivarajan

Chief Technology Officer

N. Ravikrishnan

2018 Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Company Secretary

Chetan Gupta

2018 Additional Director

Gururaj Deshpande

66 2000 Non-Executive Director

Shirish Saraf

49 2016 Additional Non-Executive Director

Leela Ponappa

70 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Venkatraman Balakrishnan

Mr. Venkatraman Balakrishnan serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been a Director of our Company since November 9, 2009. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has several years of experience in the field of corporate finance. He has received the Best CFO award from Finance Asia in 2011 and Best Performing CFO Award for IT and ITES sector from CNBC in 2009. He is the founder and chairman of Exfinity Venture Partners LLP and has also served as the group chief financial officer and member of the board of directors of Infosys Limited. He also worked with Ameri Holdings Inc and MARA Labs Inc.

Sanjay Nayak

Mr. Sanjay Nayak serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of the Company. He has been our Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since May 6, 2000. He has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the institute gold medal for standing first in the electronics and communication engineering branch. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the North Carolina State University. He has been a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Committee on Information Communication Technology and Electronics Manufacturing for the years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. He is a member of the FICCI Start up Committee. He is the co-chairman of the Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council. He received the Technovation Sarabhai award from the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association and the Electronics Man of the Year award from ELCINA. He has several years of experience in the field of telecommunication and networking. Prior to joining our Company he was the managing director of Synopsys (India) Private Limited.

Venkatesh Gadiyar

Mr. Venkatesh Gadiyar serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has been associated with our Company since July 3, 2013. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Mangalore University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has several years of experience in the field of finance. Prior to joining our Company he was the assistant financial controller at Infosys Limited. He is responsible for financial management of our Company.

Sukhvinder Kumar

Mr. Sukhvinder Kumar serves as President – Global Manufacturing Operations of the Company. He has been associated with our Company since August 25, 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad and an advanced management program certificate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru. He has several years of experience in the field of electronics. Prior to joining our Company, he was the chief executive officer and managing director of Eolane Electronics India Private Limited. He is responsible for productivity, quality and efficiency of manufacturing operations and overall supply chain management.

Arnob Roy

Mr. Arnob Roy serves as President – Optical Products of the Company. He has been associated with our Company since May 10, 2000. He has obtained a Bachelor of Technology (honours) degree in electronics and electrical communication engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska. He has several years of experience in research and development. Prior to joining our Company he worked as the manager, research and development in Synopsys (India) Private Limited. He is responsible for all aspects of our Company’s engineering product development activities and executes product strategy to meet our Company’s objectives.

Kumar Sivarajan

Dr. Kumar N. Sivarajan serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He has been associated with our Company since May 1, 2000. He has obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering (electronics) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Master of Science degree and a doctor of philosophy degree from the California Institute of Technology. He has several years of experience in the field of electrical communication engineering. He is a former associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is also a recipient of the Swarnajayanti Fellowship from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, and the Global Indus Technovators Award from the India Business Club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. He has co-authored the book titled “Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective”. He is also a recipient of the IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize Paper Award and the IEEE Charles Legeyt Fortescue Scholarship. He is the former chairperson of the governing council of the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India. Prior to joining our Company, he was an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He is responsible for our Company’s strategic technical decisions.

N. Ravikrishnan

Mr. N. R. Ravikrishnan is Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Mr. N R Ravikrishnan is a Graduate in Commerce and Law and a Chartered Secretary. Before joining Tejas Networks Limited, he worked as the Head (Compliance, Audit and Facilities) and was Company Secretary in Infosys BPO Limited as well as Infosys Limited. He comes with a very rich experience of 30 years working at groups like TVS, TATA, Infosys in various functions like Secretarial, Legal, HR, Finance, Audit, Taxation etc.

Chetan Gupta

Gururaj Deshpande

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande, Ph.D., serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has been a Director of our Company since April 24, 2000. He has obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a Master of Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick and a doctor of philosophy degree from the Queen’s University. He has several years of experience in heading a private family investment group. He is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group MA LLC. He also serves as a life-member of the MIT Corporation, USA.

Shirish Saraf

Mr. Shirish Saraf serves as Additional Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has been a Director of our Company since August 2, 2016. He has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has several years of experience in heading private equity investment groups. He is a director on various companies in different jurisdictions, including RAK Ceramics (PSC), RAK Logistics Holdings Pte Ltd, Dynamatic Technologies Limited and Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited. He is the founder and vice chairman of Samena Capital. He has also been the co-founder and managing director of Abraaj Capital.

Leela Ponappa

Ms. Leela Krishnamurthy Ponappa serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She has been a Director of our Company since February 16, 2016. She has obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from the University of Madras. She has been an officer of the Indian Foreign Service for several years. She has served as the Ambassador of India to Thailand and Netherlands. She has also held the post of Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. She was also appointed as a permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.