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Board of Directors

Since its inception, Allsec has believed in creating an active and participatory Board of Directors, consistently maintaining high standards of corporate governance and transparency in the process. The Board is a representative group of eminent professionals who contribute extensive and relevant skills from their varied backgrounds.

Padmashree Dr. Bala.V.Balachandran, Chairman of the Board

Padmashree Dr. Bala.V.Balachandran

An Eminent Economist, distinguished Professor of Accounting, Information System and Decision Sciences and Director of the Accounting Research Center at J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Illinois, USA), Dr. Bala has over 40 years of experience in accounting and expertise in management. As Chairman, he brings to Allsec his vast experience in critical decision making on Strategic Issues and Corporate Governance.

T. Anantha Narayanan, Director

T. Anantha Narayanan

Mr. T Anantha Narayanan, former Executive Director of Ashok Leyland Limited. He joined the Allsec Board on October 20, 2005. He is a chartered accountant by qualification and was with Ashok Leyland group for over 25 years.

He is in the Board of IndusInd Bank and a few companies of the Ashok Leyland group while being the Ombudsman of Ashok Leyland Limited. He is an expert in corporate planning and financial structuring and shall guide the company in corporate governance matters.

Dr. Krishnakumar Srinivasan, Director

Dr. Krishnakumar Srinivasan

Dr. KK Srinivasan is the Founder and CEO of Lux Analytics which helps organizations make better decisions through the use of analytics. Currently the company specializes in verticals such as financial services, health insurance, retail and telecom. Previously he ran the credit card business at Atlanticus a specialty finance company based in Atlanta. He has degrees from IIT Madras, IIM Calcutta and University of Pittsburgh. In addition he is an angel investor and advisor to Atlanticus, HelpTone and Kabbage.

Mahesh Parasuraman, Director

Mahesh Parasuraman

Mr. Parasuraman is a graduate in Commerce from Bangalore and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.

Mahesh Parasuraman is a Vice President of The Carlyle Group focused on Asia Growth Capital opportunities based in Mumbai. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Parasuraman was working with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance as an Associate Vice President focused on the IT Services and the Business Process Outsourcing space for four years. He was closely involved in most of the large M&A engagements in the IT services sector such as the acquisition of Customer Asset by ICICI OneSource, FirstRing by ICICI OneSource and Net-Kraft by Adea Solutions. Prior to Ernst & Young, Mr. Parasuraman worked with Arthur Andersen in their Tax and Business Advisory Group for over four years where he was involved extensively in the United Kingdom and India corporate taxes, cross-border structuring, business restructuring, joint venture partner search and India entry strategy.

Mr. Parasuraman is currently on the Boards of Newgen Knowledge Works Private Limited, Elitecore Technologies Ltd and Repco Home Finance Ltd.

Manish Gaur, Director

Manish Gaur

Manish Gaur is a Vice President with the Carlyle Asia Growth Capital Group. He is based in Mumbai.
Mr. Gaur has previously worked with Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank as an Equity Research Analyst. In his five-year career as an Equity Analyst, Mr. Gaur has covered the pharmaceuticals, media, auto and auto components, and information technology services sectors.
Mr. Gaur holds a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

S. Premkumar, Director

S. Premkumar

Mr. S Premkumar is currently the Chief Executive Officer of HCL TalentCare, a new initiative of the HCL Group and the Non-Executive Director of HCL Infosystems Ltd. Prior to this, he was the Group CEO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., where he worked closely with the Board and was actively involved with the transformation agenda across Strategic Go-to-Market initiatives, Customer Experience, Strategic Partnerships and Globalization. His remarkable career spans over 30 years and he had also held important leadership positions at HCL, prior to Apollo Hospitals. His vast experience in HCL and outside that spans Healthcare, FMCG and Consulting space.

Mr. Premkumar is a member of CII National Committee on Healthcare and helps contribute in shaping the agenda for the Healthcare sector. He is also a member of CII National Committee on Marketing. He was a member of CEOs Mission to the United States that coincided with the annual meeting of the U.S-India Strategic Dialogue.

Mr. Premkumar is a Charter Member and member of the Governing Council of TiE Chennai, involved with their various activities. He was one of the mentors of the TyE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Team which won "TiE 2013 Global Business Plan Competition" representing TiE Chennai. He has also been independently mentoring young entrepreneurs. A sports enthusiast, he has been associated with Cricket in various capacities.

Mr. Premkumar is a Master in Psychology. A peoples' person to the core, his doctoral research has been on talent development. It is this passion that got him actively involved with the World Economic Forum, where he was part of the Global Council on Talent Mobility and Diversity. He is a much sought after speaker in Industry circles and is on the Consultant panel of some global leaders.

A. Saravanan, Founder & President

A. Saravanan

Adi is a co-founder at Allsec Technologies and continues to spearhead the Business Development and Strategic Finance functions at Allsec.

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Adi had partnered Jagadish in building and managing a highly successful Financial Advisory firm, for over a decade till 1999.

As a Finance professional, Adi has a proven track-record of nurturing client relationships and exploring new horizons in structuring services. These well-honed skills from previous assignments at Ashok Leyland and Sanmar, are put to good use in driving business at Allsec.

Allsec Technologies still draws on his entrepreneurial instinct and creative abilities to pitch the value-proposition, as they move towards establishing a differentiated BPO model.

R. Jagadish, Co-Founder & CEO

R. Jagadish

As co-founder & CEO, Jagadish oversees the Operations, HR and Client Servicing functions at Allsec. This is a logical extension of the execution and control responsibilities he earlier shouldered at the Financial Advisory firm.

As a Chartered Accountant from India and a Certified Cost & Management Accountant from London, Jagadish wears his qualifications lightly; crediting the initial days at Ashok Leyland for his well-disciplined, steady approach to building value.

Jagadish in his second venture as an equal partner with Adi, continues to play the sheet-anchor role, sustaining and continuously enhancing service excellence at Allsec.

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