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  • Sudhakar Gande
    Vice Chairman

    Sudhakar Gande has over two and half decades of experience in the areas of Aerospace, Aviation, Technology, Investment Banking, Venture Development and General Management. During his career he held several prestigious positions including as Senior Director – American Express Bank. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of AXISCADES and CEO of Jupiter Capital.
    He is an acknowledged investment banker and a visionary who has architected the success of several venture developments.
    At AXISCADES he provides strategic direction with a focus on strengthening partnerships with customers, innovation, leadership development, investments and acquisitions initiatives that differentiated the company from the very beginning.
    Mr. Gande was past Chairman, FICCI – Karnataka State Council and currently Member, National Executive Committee, FICCI.

    Mr. Gande holds an M.Tech Electronics & Computers) from the (Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and MBA in Finance from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University.


  • S.Valmeeka Nathan
    Chief Executive Officer & Director

    Valmeekanathan is the CEO for AXISCADES Engineering Services. Val a veteran of 30 years in engineering services brings to fore demonstrated strategic, content and change leadership in his career. He has been a member of management council at Infosys, As VP and Global head for Product Life Cycle and Engineering solutions. Val transformed the complete Engineering services portfolio with the PLM practice to be the most influential and differentiating practice and tripling the profits in the fastest turnarounds for the business through accelerated innovation, enabling co-creation across partners, clients and the larger ecosystem. His previous roles include senior management positions as Business Head, Engineering services with iSi Dentsu at Singapore where he developed new markets and opportunities in the Aerospace, Defense and Marine sector. Val was associated as Chief – Technology unit at Development Alternatives and as Product Manager Engineering applications at Wipro Infotech. Val joined AXISCADES from Trigyn where he was the Group CEO.

    Val holds an BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani. He has been quoted extensively in the media and print for his thought leadership and contribution to the engineering services fraternity, green engineering services and lean global engineering. He was Executive Council Member of Singapore Industrial Automation Association. Recipient of several awards and recognitions through his career Val is currently an Executive Council Member for Nasscom Engineering Services.


  • Kedar Nath Choudhury
    Chief Financial Officer

    Kedar is the CFO for AXISCADES having extensive work experience of over 18 years in the areas of Banking, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Compliance, ERP implementation and M &A with key focus in architecting setups of Technology, Telecom and manufacturing MNC’s India through rapid scaling and growth, He is associated with AXISCADES for the past five years.
    Kedar’s previous roles included Director-Finance in Aricent Technologies Holdings Limited and in the Board of Aricent Communication Private Limited where he was responsible for International finance operations of seven global development centers. Prior to this he was leading Finance of Flextronics Software Systems and Hughes Software Systems located in Bangalore, Kedar served in TATA SSL Limited, LIC Housing Finance at various management levels.
    Kedar holds a B.Sc (Honors) in Physics, Chartered Accounts of India (CA) and Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWA)

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  • Brig SC Sharma
    Director Strategy & Planning

    Brig SC Sharma is the Director responsible for Strategy & Planning. He joined AXISCADES in March 2006 after premature retirement as Commander, Army Centre for Electromagnetics; and has raised this Technology Company to the current state where it is sought by most multinational defense OEMs as preferred partner to implement Indian Defense Projects and Offsets.

    As a career officer with the Indian Army, he was an acknowledged expert in electromagnetics, simulation, war-gaming and operations research and left a trail of pioneering work in electronic warfare, tactical communications, electromagnetic battle space operations, war-gaming and optimization of counter insurgency operations. He headed several inter-service studies to define Joint Services Philosophies, Doctrines and Policies and held senior designations in Army procurements, field trials and inductions. He has in-depth knowledge of defense technologies, future requirements, projects, procurement procedures and offsets.

    An M Tech (Computer Science) from IIT, Mumbai, MBA from Punjabi University, Patiala, B Tech (Electronics & Telecom) from MCTE, Mhow and AIMA Advance Course in Strategic Management from CDM, Secunderabad; Brig Sharma has topped most courses.
    He is a member of National Defense Committees of FICCI and CII and represents Industry’s interests in refining the DPP, DPM, offset policy etc.


  • Sharadhi Chandra Babu
    COO - Offset & Strategic Technology

    Sharadhi Chandra Babu P is the COO - Offset & Strategic Technology, managing technology, delivery and ensuring value addition, synergy among various delivery programs across different verticals. He manages large deals and key customer relationships. Sharadhi is an Aeronautical Engineer, a Software Professional and an Entrepreneur with over 25 years of industry experience.

    Sharadhi has served as an Aeronautical Engineering Officer in the Indian Air Force handling technology and operations of Radar, Communication, Data Handling and associated systems. His work experience in the field of Software Engineering spans across several cutting edge technologies, Product Development, Systems and Application Development, Designing, Architecting, Building and Delivering several innovative products and many huge, complex Software Systems of Networking, Wireless and Wire-line Communications and blend of Open and Embedded Systems domain expertise. Sharadhi co-founded M/s Adamya Technocrats and worked as its Chief Operating Officer, managing the IP and Services Divisions, overseeing Global Business and Revenue Strategy, handling Product Development, working with worldwide Customers, during his career he has worked on several important programs with leading global clients.

    Sharadhi has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications branch from Mysore University and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Bangalore University.


  • Mantha Venkataramana
    Sr VP - Aerospace

    Mantha is Senior V.P in the Aerospace vertical responsible for client acquisition, engagement and deliveries. Mantha is associated with AXISCADES for last 3 years, He has a strong technical background and record having served with the Indian Air forces for 18 years a majority of the time as Flight Test Engineer on various combat aircraft. Mantha transitioned successfully into the industry over the past 11 years he was associated with companies like QuEST Global and HCL Corporation involved in running large Overseas Development Centers for international clients.

    At AXISCADES Mantha has acquired developed and scaled various client businesses, A stickler for discipline he is a double post graduate with an M.Tech from IIT Mumbai and M.S from BITS Pilani and a recipient of Vishist Seva Medal (VSM) for excellence in his contribution to flight testing.

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  • Srinivas Pulikam
    Sr. VP & Global Head - Heavy Engineering, Automotive & Industrial Products

    Srinivas Pulikam is the Senior V.P with AXISCADES. As a Global Head - Heavy Engineering, Automotive and Industrial Products (HEO & AIP), Srini spearheads efforts to integrate AxisCADES strengths in Engineering Solutions globally in the areas of Heavy Engineering, Automotive and Industrial products.
    Srini has over 20 years of experience in large IT/ITES organizations. He was associated with Tech Mahindra his previous assignment before joining AXISCADES four years ago, His previous companies include Intergraph Inc. and Techspan. A Results-driven executive in global business management leadership and directing full life cycle businesses for complex, multisite programs. Srini has extensive experience in setting up and scaling new businesses – Automotive and Industrial practice apart from initiatives and operations from a large number of industry verticals

    Srini holds a Master’s degree in Computer Aided Design of Structures from Mysore University and is a Certified Global Business Leader from Harvard Business School & U21Global. He is Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified PMP from PMI®.


  • Visweswara Rao. A
    VP & Global Head – Human Resources

    Vishu is VP & Global Head – Human Resources for AXISCADES with over 19 years of experience in set up and scaling of the human assets across several IT and Telecommunications global majors.
    Vishu was extensively involved in the delivery and scaling of human resources for multiple business units in Satyam Computers(now Tech Mahindra), He established a robust scalable recruitment function for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) spreading to managing human resource function for the financial services group before moving to Deloitte Consulting wherein he was extensively involved in setting up the HR systems and process for the SAP consulting group, Vishu built up the HRD function incubating telecom sales, IT, ITES and KPO units for British Telecommunication(BT Plc) in India and managed parts of South Asia geography for a period of time. Vishu is associated with AxisCades for two years.

    Vishu is a B.S (Microbiology) Nizam’s College and an MBA (Human Resources) from JNT University.

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  • Sreedhar Ellentala
    VP - IT, Commercial and Administration

    Sreedhar is VP with AXISCADES responsible for IT, Commercial and Administration, in a multi career experience spanning 25 years. Sreedhar has been an entrepreneur specializing in Network and IT /IT enabled environment for several private and public organizations, He was associated with Satyam now Tech Mahindra leading on Private – Public Partnership project wherein he set up a state of art IT infrastructure to support over 4500 users working in multi - vendor multi location set up. He has served as director on board of a private bank, helped set up Export oriented units.
    Sreedhar and MBA in marketing has been extensively involved in all facets of the business in AXISCADES from 2009 and was involved in a IT system integration project, Headed business P&L responsibility for aerospace verticals, Was an officer of the company, Headed the Human Resources portfolio and currently is the Head of IT, Commercial and Administration for the company.


  • Malcolm Moore
    General Manager – UK

    Malcolm Moore is a veteran for over 36 years in the engineering space and is General Manager – UK, AXISCADES. He holds the P&L responsibility of the UK geography.

    Malcom has built a robust business model working with and across Automotive, Aerospace and Heavy Engineering engagements in the European union apart from UK, he is associated with axis for over 3 years. Malcolm was associated with EME Sitec/Sitec Designs at Enderby, UK.
    Malcolm is a diplomate in CAE ONC, Mechanical and Electrical engineering.


  • Abhay Sharma
    Vice President – Aerospace, Europe

    Abhay Sharma, Engineering graduate with PMP certification has 18 years of experience, primarily in Aerospace field. He started his carrier with H.A.L. and worked over several prestigious Indian aerospace program like LCA, HJT and Kaveri Engine. In his earlier assignment he was associated with Tech Mahindra ( Formerly Mahindra Satyam) and one of the key members to grow Bombardier Aerospace account to maturity and established the different project management processes to smooth deliveries from offshore. Abhay is currently engaged to AXISCADES as Vice President Aerospace and delivering the Account focal responsibilities with Airbus group. Under his leadership AXISCADES is again identified as E2S preferred partner in April 2014.

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