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ASPL leadership

Leading by listening

The leadership team at ASPL understands that the foundation behind great leadership lies in listening. Our leadership team has built a unique work culture by leading from the front - through example. An open-door policy and concepts such as a leadership hot-seat, allows our employees to offer direct feedback to senior management, and take on a driving role in building the organisation.

Leadership profiles:

  • Chetan Garga, Managing Director
  • Irshan Mohamed, Deputy General Manager IT Operations
  • Sabu Thomas, Chief People Officer
  • KV Gopinath, Head Facilities & Administration
  • Chandar Natarajan, Head - Infrastructure
  • Mohit Ranjan, Site Leader - Pune and Country Head (BPM)
  • V S Poornima, Chief Financial Officer
  • Manjula Nanjappa, Sr. Manager Enterprise Testing and Release Management

ASPL Chetan Garga

Chetan has a strong techno-functional background. He plays squash, soccer and table tennis in his spare time.

Chetan Garga

Managing Director, ASPL

Chetan has a strong background in international leadership, financial services and product engineering & services. In the past, Chetan has served as the Senior Vice-President of Wealth Management and Banking at SunGard in India, where he managed teams throughout India, China and Tunis.

He brings over twenty three years of experience in financial services and IT product development to ASPL, and has spent more than fifteen years in building technology solutions across London and Singapore, as well as setting up operations for multi-nationals in India. Chetan holds a Bachelor's degree in computer-engineering from the Mumbai University, and is a Sloan Fellow from the London Business School.

Outside of work, Chetan participates in social initiatives such as micro-finance and supports schools for the under-privileged. He is an active sportsman, and spends his spare time coaching his children in squash, soccer and table tennis. He also enjoys traveling, and sampling wine & cuisines from around the world.

ASPL Irshan Mohamed

Irshan is an expert at setting up global delivery teams for enterprises. He loves the visual-arts, travel and photography.

Irshan Mohamed

Deputy General Manager, IT Operations, ASPL

Irshan has over seventeen years of IT experience in managing, consulting and delivering enterprise IT services. He is vastly experienced in setting up global delivery teams for enterprises, and has demonstrated this ability at various stages in his career. Irshan has significant leadership experience in building multi-cultural, globally integrated, high performance teams.

As the Deputy General Manager, Irshan and his team work very closely with Allstate Technology & Operations to deliver and drive key engineering initiatives in building competency within the enterprise.

In his spare time, Irshan enjoys the visual arts, specifically drawing, painting and photography. He also travels extensively, a passion that he says, fuels his creativity.

ASPL Sabu Thomas

Sabu's strength lies in building global talent pools from scratch. He is also a passionate social activist.

Sabu Thomas

Chief People Officer, ASPL

Sabu is a seasoned Human-Resources professional with twenty two years experience in a variety of national and multinational organisations, including manufacturing and knowledge industries. At ASPL, he plays a key role as a part of the senior leadership team in formulating strategies, structure and systems in building human capital. His key strengths are: building organizations from inception to completion, developing internal leadership competencies through appropriate HR programs, assisting in mergers & acquisitions, and developing appropriate talent acquisition strategies.

When he is not engaged at work, Sabu is a passionate social activist, focused on solving community problems. He currently chairs the Board of the Bangalore Chapter of Unitedway - a multinational philanthropic organization, actively involved in improving the quality of life in it's areas of operation and in creating substantial social change through it's programs.

Prior to joining Allstate Sabu served as the Senior Director, Human-Resources at Century Link India (CTLI).

ASPL KV Gopinath

Gopinath's strength lies in the field of real estate management, procurement, logistics, facilities & administration. He also has a pretty nifty green thumb.

KV Gopinath

Head - Facilities & Administration, ASPL

Gopinath has over twenty-four years of experience in real-estate management, procurement, logistics, facilities management and administration. He empowers cross-functionality across various departments and organisational sectors. In the past, Gopinath has worked in manufacturing & supply chain, IT product development & IT Services, and ITES & BPO segments. Gopinath was instrumental in driving critical initiatives such as site strategy & capacity utilization, operational risk management and Six Sigma projects in his prior roles. In addition, he has spearheaded projects on corporate social responsibility.

During his spare time, Gopinath enjoys the study and practice of agriculture. He is especially interested in organic farming, and spends his time experimenting with new ideas on sustainable cultivation.

ASPL Mohit Ranjan

Mohit Ranjan

Site Leader - Pune and Country Head (BPM)

Mohit comes with an interesting career spanning 15 years in consulting, operations, transitions, program management in insurance, investment management, custody and finance and accounting domains. Mohit has a Business Management degree from the Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad, with a specialization in Finance and Financial Management Services.

Prior to joining us, Mohit was with HCL, where he was the Operations Director and Head of Operations Excellence for investment management and custody operations services for a large global custodian. He was instrumental in setting up operations in Pune and Manila, managing a business of over 600 FTEs. During this tenure he was based in Pune and recently in Boston.

Mohit worked for 10 years with AXA in various capacities. He set up life insurance and asset management operations CoE in AXA's shared services entity. He was also responsible for AXA's global IT offshoring program from AXA headquarters in Paris. In addition to this, Mohit worked with ICICI in Mumbai and Deloitte Consulting in Philadelphia.

ASPL V. S. Poornima

V S Poornima

Chief Financial Officer, ASPL

Poornima has a diversified career of 19 years in Finance and Legal, helping the stakeholders for value creation as a Strategic Finance Partner, setting up Finance processes and controls, Change Management, Taxation, Management Reporting, Budgeting and Analysis along with Treasury and Forex Management. She is a chartered Accountant and has done an Advance Diploma in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics. She has worked in different roles with Tata AutoComp, Cummins India Ltd and Tieto Software Technologies Ltd, a Finnish IT Company, where she was responsible for India, Malaysia and Indonesia Finance Operations as Director Finance. She is joining us from Premium Transmission Ltd, where she was a CFO.

Poornima is also a Six Sigma - Trained Green Belt professional and has done her certification in TQM (Total Quality Management in support areas),ISO 9001, 14001 (Related to Finance and legal Function).

ASPL Manjula Nanjapp

Manjula Nanjappa

Sr Manager Enterprise Testing and Release Management, ASPL

Manjula comes with extensive experience in multi faceted roles of Service Delivery Manager, Program Manager and Business Analyst involving various technologies fulfilling routine and complex programs. She has been involved in the complete Software Development Life Cycle of projects; right from initial estimations, requirement specifications, requirement analysis, through to design, implementation, testing, release management, deployment, documentation and final hand-over to the client.

Manjula doubles up as the Chairperson of Internal Grievance Committee and Internal Compliance Committee.

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