Raja Gopalan is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for the overall Finance and Accounts function at Microland.
Raja has been with Microland since 2001 and has played a significant role in shaping Microland's growth trajectory.
Prior to joining Microland, Raja was Director of Finance for the Indian joint venture of a major global software company. He started his career with an Indian business conglomerate and played multiple roles in finance including areas of M&A, capital markets, compliances and driving synergies through internal consolidation of businesses.
Raja holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and is a certified Chartered Accountant. He is a member of various trade and finance-related forums.
Manoj is the Executive Vice President responsible for Global Sales, Solutions and Client Services at Microland, focused on leading new customer acquisitions, strengthening relationships with existing customers and enabling Microland's strategic transformation as a leading Hybrid IT Infrastructure Services Provider.
Manoj spent 23 years of his career in Wipro across multiple roles and in his last assignment with Wipro, Manoj was the Senior VP/CEO of Wipro's BPO business. He has deep global sales experience in IT services having directly managed and led sales teams in North America, Latin America, Africa, continental Europe and Asia Pacific across multiple roles. Through his various roles, he has developed a deep understanding of multiple industries, services, technologies and geographies.
With a diversified global career of over 25 years, Manoj has held a wide range of leadership positions in the IT Services industry. He has successfully built new business and transformed many existing businesses through market-leading growth in revenue and profitability. Manoj is passionate about customer success and has a track record for customer centricity, rigor in execution and passion for innovating for customers through technology.
Manoj holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and a Bachelor's Degree Engineering in Electronics and Communication.
A visionary and industry pioneer, Pradeep leveraged the power of networking & e-business technologies long before they were recognized as critical business enablers when he founded Microland in 1989. Microland, has since been recognized as India's first Hybrid IT Infrastructure Services Provider and a trusted partner to global corporations in their IT-as-a-Service journey. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Microland has 3,400+ professionals across its offices in Australia, Europe, India, Middle East, North America and the UK. A serial entrepreneur, Pradeep founded and sold three technology companies, notable amongst them was Indya.com, which he sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation; Planetasia.com, India’s first Internet Professional Services Company and Net Brahma Technologies.
Pradeep served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UBM plc, one of the world's leading business-to-business events organizers listed on the London Stock Exchange for ten years between 2006 and 2016, and is on the Board of Telstra Telecommunications India. He is a member of the Provost's Council of Trinity College, Dublin, and serves as Chairman of the Governing Council of Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore. He is also former President of The Indus Entrepreneurs' (TiE), Bangalore Chapter and Founding Member of the Bangalore Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.
Pradeep has numerous accolades to his name. Early in his career, he received the 'Young Business Achiever Award' from The Indian Express. He was also chosen by the World Economic Forum as a 'Global Leader for Tomorrow' and featured in Newsweek amongst the 'Stars of Asia' and in Business India amongst the 'Stars of India'.
He holds a postgraduate degree in Management and a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Ram Kumar is Chief People Officer at Microland and is responsible for leading the Human Resources function and partnering with the business leadership to build a future-ready organization that is versatile and adaptable, with a distinctive culture that drives business performance and productivity.
Ram Kumar comes with over 30 years of experience as a Human Resources practitioner, leading various organizations through expansions, transformations and playing an instrumental role in building a robust HR function. Prior to joining Microland, Ram Kumar worked with HSBC, where he spent 22 years in various roles, the last being Head of Human Resources for Global Service Centers based in Kuala Lumpur, responsible for supporting 43,000 employees across seven countries. Ram Kumar started his HR career with Unilever where he spent five years as Factory Personnel Manager, then worked with Citibank N A and ANZ Grindlays before joining HSBC.
Ram Kumar has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Employee Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Economics.
Sharad is an IT industry veteran of over 33 years, and an authority in the IT Infrastructure services space.
Sharad has been with Microland, India’s largest pure play IT Infrastructure services company since its formative years and held several leadership roles in its growth and transformation, including that of COO, CFO, CEO-Global Tech Support and President-India & Middle East.
In his current role as Chief of Staff at Microland, Sharad provides oversight and guidance to strategic projects of high importance for the company and co-owns achieving the mid and long term goals of the organization, in addition to heading the Marketing function and Automation CoE.
Prior to joining Microland, Sharad worked with Wipro for 9 years playing multiple roles in Sales and Marketing function.
A certified Six-Sigma Green Belt, Sharad is passionate about driving business excellence through quality initiatives. He has been an assessor for the prestigious CII “Excellence in Business Management” program that evaluates and selects the Best Managed Corporate entities of India.
Sharad is a member of NASSCOM’s IT services council and has been mentoring startups in their growth journey for last several years.
Sharad is a Gold Medalist in Electronics Engineering from NIT, Nagpur and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Jan Huizeling is Chief Technology Officer at Microland and is responsible for the company’s global technology, practices and centers of excellence organizations. In this role, he oversees technology solutions and services across Microland’s technology practices for global customers. Jan is also responsible for guiding Microland’s technology direction, driving innovation, incubating emerging technologies and evangelizing new services.
Jan has over 30 years’ leadership experience in technology, enabling large organizations through their technology and business growth. Prior to joining Microland, Jan was the Global Chief Information Officer, Global Cloud Xchange (part of Reliance Communications) where he spent 8 years based in London and India. Jan was also the Global Head of Product Development for Global Enterprise Business across Data, Voice and Datacenter portfolios, where he led a large team of engineers and supported revenues of $1.5Billion per annum. Prior to 2008, Jan worked as a Supply Chains Solutions Director and CIO at large international transport and logistics companies which included TNT Logistics-Europe, GE Capital Logistics/Penske-Netherlands/USA, Prologis and Christian Salvesen plc, UK. Prior to the logistics industry, Jan worked as a management consultant at Capgemini, Amsterdam.
Jan has a Business Management degree from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Netherlands and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
As the Chief Marketing Officer, Purnima is responsible for all marketing initiatives including strategic marketing, analyst relations, sales enablement and corporate communications to drive demand and growth for Microland.
Purnima joins Microland with over 19 years of experience, providing marketing and strategic thought leadership to large organizations.
Prior to joining Microland, Purnima was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of a global IT Services Company. Her earlier stints include Head of Marketing at Infosys BPO and Head of Marcom & PR at Avaya GlobalConnect. Purnima is the recipient of numerous recognitions, of which she won Gold for Online & Social Marketing, Awards for Excellence in Brand Management.
She also has been nominated as one of the 100 most talented Global Marketing Leaders.
Purnima is a graduate from Shriram College of Commerce and a post graduate from Delhi School of Economics.
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