Prior to joining RuralShores, Neeraj was associated with NIIT Ltd as Senior Vice President & has also worked with KLG Systel Ltd, Qubie Computers, Indian Sugar and Gen Engg Corp, Hindustan Petroleum etc. He has over 27 years of work experience in different industries in varied roles. He has speciliazed in Business Strategy, Program Management, Operations, Managing Business, Profitability Management & Team Management in IT/ Manufacturing Industries. In 2006, he set up the NIIT Foundation where he implemented models for providing quality education to under-served youth in rural India as well as urban slums. Neeraj actively participates with an NGO that skills deaf youth for employment with Corporates.
Maharaja has been with RuralShores for over 4 years, looking after Service Delivery. He comes with over 23 years of experience in banking, insurance and BPO Industry. Maharaja has previously worked for companies such as SCOPE International, Tata Consultancy Services, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank and Karur Vysya Bank.
Amit has been associated with Spanco BPO as AVP & also worked with Intelenet Global Services.He has a vast experience in BPO industry, prior to which he was a first generation entrepreneur.
Hemant is an IT & Information Security management professional with 19+ years experience building and leading award winning, high performance teams. He is conversant with standards and work practices across multiple geographies and in a variety of client and internal environments.He has worked with Respondez, WNS Global Services, Sitel India Ltd and Sony Music Entertainment India. He has direct experience with ISO 27001 and PCI DSS requirements, implementation and IT Governance practices. He has been awarded prestigious TOP 100 CISO Award – 2011 & 2012. Mr. Mehta holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science and a Diploma in Computer Technology. His professional certifications include CISM, CCNP, MCSE, CCNA, MCP+I and a Masters in Software Application & Programs. He has undergone professional training in PMP certification, BS 7799 Implementation of Information Security Management System.
Dr Venkat was associated with Reliance BPO as Senior Vice President and Centre Head & Hays BPO as General Manager, Indian Operations and Director. Prior to that he has worked with Chemoil Corporation, Polaris Software Lab Ltd, FAL Industries Ltd., Seven Star Food Products Pvt. Ltd etc. Mr. Venkat has over 25 years of work expérience across industries handling various challenging roles. He has 14 years expérience in the BPO Industry with last 8 years of hands on expérience heading domestic BPO business, successfully handling telecom, BFSI , entertainment and utilities verticals. Venkat specializes in Business Strategy, Operations, Managing Business, transitioning. Profitability Management, Projects Management, Finance, General Management & Team Management in ITES / BFSI industries. He has completed his Bachelors in Mathematics from Loyola College, University of Madras & Post-Graduate in Business Administration from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and completed his Doctorate in Management Studies with specialization in Strategic Human Resource Management.
Anurag is in charge of Business Enablement Services at RuralShores. He comes with over 26 years of experience in IT and BPO Industry. He is Ex Director – American ExpressTechnologies and Chief Delivery Manager of Steria. He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Computers from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi. He has previously worked for companies like Infosys, American Express Bank, EDS, Bank International Indosnesia and CMC.
Anita Ravishankar comes with over 27 years of experience in Retail Mortgage, IT Consulting & Life Insurance. She has worked with large Corporates such as HDFC Ltd- the largest Mortgage Lender & HDFC Standard Life Insurance. She has also worked as Head- Quality Assurance & Senior Domain Consultant- Lending for R Systems International-a Software Product Company. She was Vice-President Branch Operations with HDFC Standard Life Insurance in her last role.
Venkatesh (Venky) is an independent management consultant on business strategy and marketing. He started Chith Consulting in May 2011 after 23 years of corporate career in two of India's leading companies, Bharti Airtel & Hindustan Unilever. His last role in Bharti Airtel was as CEO for mobile services, Karnataka for 4 years. Under his guidance Karnataka grew to be the largest mobile circle operation in India with over US $ 800 million of revenue, and also the highest revenue market share circle in India. Prior to this, he handled various national roles as Brand Head of Airtel, Head of Consumer Usage & Retention and Head of Post Paid business at Airtel. Prior to Airtel, Venky was with Hindustan Unilever for over 13 years, his last two roles being National Marketing Manager for Beverages and Food businesses. Venky has an MBA from IIM (Ahmedabad) and is an associate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Cost Accounts of India. He is a Strategy Advisor to RuralShores for Telecom and FMCG/ retail domains.
Guru is the Chief Financial Officer at RuralShores. He is a finance professional (Chartered Accountant and a Law degree holder) with over 20 years of diversified, multi-industry (IT Services, Manufacturing, Precision Engineering & Construction) experience in finance, HR, business processes, controllership, and business leadership, in large multinational companies. He has the experience of working with Company Boards, Financial Institutions, Big 4 and Legal Advisors. Besides this, he is certified by PMI, USA and UTC Aerospace in project management and LEAN management.
Before joining RuralShores, Guru was Vice President, Controllership and Finance at Wipro Limited. He was also on the board of a few Wipro subsidiaries in India and abroad. In his distinguished career, his previous employers were reputed MNCs and engineering companies such as UTC Aerospace (Director – Finance), EDS (Director – Global Shared Services), Larsen & Toubro Limited (Controller, USA and AGM, BFSI and compliance solutions) and SSB-Toyota. Guru has lived and worked in the USA, Oman and Europe.
Seema was Managing Director of Mrutyunjaya Fibre Crafts,Belgaum. She has led several successful initiatives in organizational development, talent acquisition, performance management, employee engagement and L&D across domains and industries. She has held various leadership roles in organizations like Reliance Retail and William Penn. She believes that HRM and employee satisfaction are inextricable parts of corporate strategy and vision, and her goal is to align these two ideals seamlessly to achieve optimum balance.She is passionate about development at grass root level and has been associated with NGOs like Quest Alliance, Janagraha and CRISP. She also is on the industry advisory board of many educational institutions.
Seema is a BE (Civil) from Karnataka University, Dharwad and has recently completed an Executive Program in Human Resource Management from IIM Calcutta. She comes with an experience of 26 years in various industrial sectors.
Pradeep has more than 15 years of experience in IT industry with specialization in Infrastructure Design, Architecture and Management. Pradeep has a rich experience in designing complex business solutions using innovative technological capabilities to create competitive business edge. Before joining RuralShores he was working with ITC Info Tech, Spanco Telesystems & Solutions Ltd, Deutsche Bank, SunGard and Firstsource Solutions.
Mr S Balasubramaniyan (SM Bala) has over 35 years of industry experience in Telecom, Business Excellence and Quality Assurance. He has held senior and global management positions in ITI Ltd, Bangalore and Wipro Technologies, Bangalore in the areas of Telecom Product and Network development and implementation, Captive Lab operations, Competency Development and KM, Product and Process Quality Assurance. He has held board positions in Global and Indian professional organisations and was a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma at Wipro. A graduate of College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai in Electronics and Communication Engineering, he did his Masters from IIT, Madras and Management study in IIM, Bangalore.