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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.

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.

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.

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.

Arvin Wijay, Director

Arvin Wijay

Arvin Wijay has more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, successfully leading growth strategies, operations and sales/marketing initiatives in startup, turnaround and Fortune 500 companies. His leadership has driven culture change initiatives that foster team empowerment and accountability, while producing dramatic leaps in productivity, quality and profits.

Wijay formed Retreat Capital Management in 2008 as a single-source solution for reducing costs and mitigating loss at any stage of a loan. Retreat Capital has quickly won a reputation for expertise and agility, providing immediate benefits to lenders as an outsourced, efficient process to rapidly address the mortgage default crisis.

Previously, Wijay served as EVP, Production and Strategic Management for Morgan Stanley where he led the identification, due diligence and acquisition of $706 million NYSE-listed Saxon Mortgage. Wijay’s financial, risk, marketing and product development team increased Saxon’s sales loan volume from $96 million to $500 million in 90 days, while simultaneously improving product performance.

Prior to Morgan Stanley, Wijay led the $10 billion Residential Real Estate Division of Fremont Investment and Loan where he facilitated growth in monthly volume from $900 million in 2003 to over $3 billion in 2005, with PBT increasing from $177 million in 2002 to over $650 million in 2005.

While with Transglobal Consulting, Wijay successfully facilitated the IPO of Day Corporation, a software company based in Switzerland.

He earned his Executive MBA and Bachelor of Commerce in Business from Chapman University, where he was also an Emerging Entrepreneur award winner. He has served on the boards of two emerging-growth companies and is a founding partner of The Resource Board, a mentoring entity for emerging-growth businesses. Arvin was elected to Young President’s Organization (YPO) and is an active member.

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.

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