Anand is an entrepreneur and senior business strategist with a proven 27 year record of implementing high value transformational business. In his most recent role in HCL, his award winning leadership accounted for multimillion dollar sales growth in IT/ITeS, systems integration, managed services and software delivery projects.
Anand has a track record of handling strategic level organizational development, change management, turnaround management and business development by identifying and strategizing new business opportunities. His demonstrated success is a testimony of his strong acumen and adeptness in establishing key business processes with a strong focus on quality, in his previous roles.
Anand has spent more than two and a half decades of his professional career at HCL. Having worked in the IT & ITeS, distribution, retail infrastructure services and systems integration sectors, he believes in creating enduring businesses through sensitive leadership that are team driven. He also served as Director and C.E.O. of LGS Global.
A Mechanical Engineering graduate and a PGDBM, Anand is the recipient of “Sir Chewing Scholarship”. Anand has also written papers on “Devolution”.
President - Managed Services
At MARA ISON, Jitendra is responsible for effective service delivery across geographies and customer segments. He also drives the value added services business for the organization.
Jitendra is a dynamic results-oriented leader with strong performance over last two decades in start-ups as well as well established high-paced organizations such as IBM, Siemens, Reliance, Iridium etc. In his most recent role at Tulip Telecom as Chief Services Officer, his overall responsibility encompassed services delivery, O&M, IT and technology functions. Prior to that he led the business growth in telecom accounts pertaining to 3G & MNP for IBM India in their strategic outsourcing business. He has played instrumental and influential role in driving transformation within organizations. Jitendra has excellent credibility in the technology industry, especially among key customer organizations globally.
Senior Vice President-Sales (BFSI ,Government & Public Sector Undertakings)
Amarnath heads the Sales for BFSI, Government and Public Sector verticals at MARA ISON. He brings more than two decades of experience in Technology Sector dealing with Service Support, Business Development & Sales. He has been successful in securing projects worth USD 500+ Million of systems integration business from SI Government identities in his past assignments.
Prior to joining MARA ISON, he was holding an active assignment with DIMENSION DATA India Ltd( NTT Group Organization), at the capacity of Head-Public Sector Enterprise for India &SAARC, based out of Delhi, India. He is an accomplished professional with experience in P&L Account for Service Support and Business Development & Sales. He started his career with HCL and later headed the Government Vertical prior to Dimension data. He is an Electronics Engineer by profession and attained various certifications in the technology and business management.
Senior Vice President - Geo. Head East Africa
Diwakar joined MARA ISON in November 2013. He is responsible for building exemplary client relationships, across Africa in Telecom & BFSI vertical, by bringing the best of MARA ISON to them. Diwakar has more than 21 years of globally recognized telecom expertise in a wide – array of telecommunication related areas spanning from wireless to managed services. He has been instrumental in successfully concluding fairly large and complex deals worth over USD 10 Mn during his previous assignments.
Before joining MARA ISON, Diwakar was heading sales and business development for the northern region of IT & Telecom Solutions vertical of Oracle India Pvt. Ltd. He built strategic relationships at CXO Level with Telecom Service Providers, Network Equipment Manufacturers , Software Solution Providers and Systems Integrators for handling multi-million USD and multi-year complex deals countrywide. Prior to Oracle, Diwakar was employed with Siemens IT Solutions & Services Ltd, UK. In addition to heading sales for EMEA region, he was influential in building client relationships, specifically Tier-1 clients as British Telecom (BT), Vodafone, C&W, Telecom Italia, BBC, Turk Telecom, etc.
He was also associated with Siemens Information Systems Ltd. India, Microland Ltd., NIIT Ltd, during his professional career.
Diwakar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial Production & Management).
Meckamalil Jacob Minu
V. P. - Anglophone Countries
Minu heads the operations for East Africa- Anglophone at MARA ISON since 2011. He brings two decades of experience in Project Management, Data Center Operations, and Technical Support. Before joining MARA ISON, he spearheaded Data Center infrastructure projects at IBM. He led the largest Data Centre project at IBM valued 30Million USD+.
Minu has successfully executed 1.6Lacs sq. ft. Data Centre space fit-out projects. He started his career as an Engineer at Johnson Controls, India; and is a certified Data Center Professional from EPA.
VP operations - WAANGLO
Divanshu heads the operations for West Africa- Anglophone at MARA ISON since 2010. With 13 years of experience, he has strong expertise in IT Infrastructure Management, Client Management, Vendor management, People management, Project management, Network management, Data center management, Asset management, VAS Node Management, and Voice & Data Roaming operations. Prior joining MARA ISON, Divanshu served at various service providers and blue chip companies in India, like Idea Cellular and IBM.