Leadership

Sunil Gupta / CEO & Director

Serial entrepreneur having rich experience in handling large Information technology projects, building high technology software projects, product development and services companies from startups to listed company. Diversified expertise in leading hands-on in business, managing change, developing strategic business plans, and guiding global operations and teams throughout India, Singapore, Australia, Europe and the United States. Proven track record as a visionary technology strategist, CXO level selling, IT consultant and enterprise business application expert.

During last few years he has been actively involved in Startup ecosystem and has made investment as angel investor in multiple high technology oriented companies.

He was also visiting professor to India’s top management College – IIM -Taught, groomed and mentored the brightest management students of India.

Held several Leadership positions in professional bodies and associations – Advisory council and IT task force of Kerala Government and CII.

Rajesh Thampy / Director – Enterprise business Applications

Rajesh Thampy is responsible for the enterprise business applications and technical operations of the company. During his 20 year old career, Rajesh has supported clients in better understanding their industries and adjacencies, competitors and relative position in order to identify and exploit avenues for more rapid growth and enhanced performance.

Rajesh has worked extensively in Design, Development, Documentation, Data migration and Post implementation support. He has rich experience in management of several end-to-end projects and product implementations.

He has led technical teams of various sizes and is experienced in various interfacing techniques between SAP and other third party products. He possesses professional degree in Electronics Engineering and SAP certification.

Manoj P / DIRECTOR ( Product Life Cycle Management)

Information technology leader with outstanding track record of success in designing, delivering and supporting business-aligned technology solutions on a global scale for Industry-leaders across verticals.

Regarded as the preferred solution-expert for challenging and complex business scenarios by major customers and partners.
Handling Product development, certification, projects/practices in the areas of SAP localization, legacy modernization, custom-development, Bolt-On integration & application-support. Subject matter expert in Performance Tuning.

RINE A / DIRECTOR ( Innovation & New Product Development)

Rine comes with over two decades of expertise in SAP domain. He has played crucial role in setting up a strong product engineering practice for IVL.

He has architected various SAP Add-on products named ProActivate, OptiMobility and OptiExim, which has been accepted in the large number of SAP customer installed based across the world. Apart from this, Rine brings to the organization a wealth of experience in SAP business with Managing SAP projects, SAP consultancy, and multiple client engagements.

Gireesh G / Associate Director – Enterprise products delivery and implementation

Gireesh is responsible for the delivery operations of the SAP Add on products and the product implementation practice. During his 18 year old career, he has extensively managed and successfully delivered the add on product solutions in SAP with an excellent track record of 150 plus clients/projects pertaining to varying industry verticals like Pharma, Automobile, FMCG, Agriculture & other industry sectors.

Gireesh has worked largely in design, development, implementation, support, consulting and imparting training in various SAP domains. ABAP, Workflow consulting, CIN(Country India Version) consulting, indirect taxation are some of the core areas where he has provided outstanding contributions during his SAP consulting tenure. He was the key player involved in handling the end to end delivery of GST add on product implementations.

He has led teams of various sizes in his career. His excellent leadership, team management and client interaction skills enabled him to create continuous success stories in delivery as well as ensured constant growth in implementation practice. He was also part of the core team in SAP in releasing and supporting solutions for the major tax reforms like VAT & Education Cess.

Anand S Nair /Advisory Consultant (Digital Products & Services)

Anand S Nair comes with extensive hands-on experience in the software industry. He has proven track record in SAP & Non-SAP platforms. He has gained technology expertise with Oracle & other client-server technologies too.
Anand supports & leads IVL, as the Advisory Consultant for Digital Products & Services.His work experience proves his passion towards software product development.
He has been instrumental and involved in designing the architecture of SAP add-on products. He also has wide expertise in both the government-based as well as the private sector. He has served the position of the Head of the Software Development Cell, Corps of EME, Indian Army. He also has previous experience of holding the position of General Manager/ VP at IVL India Pvt Ltd and the Sr. VP at Synergy Log-in Systems Limited. He holds his post-graduation in M.Tech from IIT Madras.

Vineeth K Kandathil / Head – Digital Product delivery and implementation

Vineeth is a leader with over 15 years of track record in IT. He is strategic visionary and demonstrated ability to inspire/mentor teams to create world class products.

He worked with many global clients (some of which are fortune 100 companies) during his career and helped them to create products for their journey in digital world. Currently Vineeth heads the digital products division of IVL.

Jiju Thomas Mathew / Advisor – Cloud computing

Jiju is a core technology evaluator and an active participant of the FOSS world. During his 30 years of career, he has implemented combinations of Free and Open Source Software to multiple walks of life, which includes Publishing, Information Technology and Cloud.

He is the co-founder of Amazon Webservices User Group in Trivandrum. He has taken interest in implementing cutting edge technologies for many MNCs and brands. Currently Jiju is the Advisor – Cloud computing for IVL and in charge of Cloud Services and R&D.

Sumeet Gupta / Director

Sumeet is a graduate engineer in information technology from India’s leading engineering college. He had brief stints in Microsoft and SAP India. He is a SAP Certified ABAP consultant and has 8+ years of experience in working for large multinational organizations – ATOS India, Deloitte- US consulting before joining IVL. Sumeet is having competencies in managing large complex SAP development and implementation projects and was one of the first to be part of SAP HANA projects. Currently, he looks after IVL’s Mumbai delivery center and drives few strategic initiatives of the company.

Nitin Chikhale / DIRECTOR

Nitin has 30+ years of experience with balanced expertise in management consulting, project management, finance & accounts, new market development and, IT Consulting. He developed his skills working in various organizations across the world (Belgium, Sri Lanka, UAE, Iran, & South East Asia) and performing various roles in Business Analysis & Consulting, Project Execution & Management, SAP/ERP, Management Consulting and Change Management and, Training. He has been involved in some key projects (SAP & Business Integration) in India and across the world. He has been associated with some of the best organizations in the world e.g. Crompton Greaves, Walt Disney, ING, Siemens, SAP, KEANE (NTT), etc.

During the last few years Nitin has leveraged his market and customer experience to advising start-ups in setting up their venture. He is now advising companies on ‘turn-around strategy’ with global markets in mind.

Neeraj Sharma / Regional Head – North

Neeraj comes to us with a rich & diverse experience of 33yrs in Automobile Manufacturing and Oils & Lubricants during which he handled the Materials, Sales, Marketing, OEM Business, IT, International Business Development, and Projects functions. He is a post graduate in Business Management and Economics. He is also an SAP Certified MM Consultant, has completed ITIL Foundation and has exposure to Oracle PL/SQL and Project Management (PMP).

Ashik Chakravarthy / Head COE ( Digital & Cloud Products & Services)

Ashik has 23 years of experience in IT Project Delivery and Consulting. He has strong Techno-Functional expertise in multiple areas of SAP including SAP ERP, S/4HANA, C/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform. He has multiple Domain/Vertical exposure including Banking, Oil & Gas, Energy, Utilities, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Public Sector, F&B, Textile, Media & Entertainment, for clients across the global including several Fortune 100 clients.

He is a B. Tech Graduate, and also has Diploma in Advanced Computing, MBA in Operations Management and MSc in Information Technology. He has done certifications in Project Management Professional (PMP), Program/Project & Service Management (PPSM), Scrum Master Certification (CSM) and ITIL Certification in IT Service Management.

He has good experience as Delivery Lead and Solution Architect, in successfully delivering several SAP (On-Premise & Cloud) projects including ERP Transformations, Customer Experience and AMS. He has experience leading innovation activities in several niche SAP products. He also has onsite consulting experience in Germany, Singapore and Middle East. He was Speaker and Demo booth owner at multiple external events like SAP TechEd, SAP DKOM, etc. In addition, he has managed & solutioned projects in other technologies including .NET, Java, Delphi, etc.

Currently Ashik heads the Centre of Excellence in IVL for Digital & Cloud Products & Services.