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”.
Jitendra heads the Middle East Business for MARA ISON. He also heads the business development for large telecom deals across the geographies. Jitendra is responsible for technology and alliance function at MARA ISON in addition to his other roles. Jitendra Israni is a dynamic and results-oriented leader with strong track record of performance in start-ups as well as large organizations. His experience spans over two decades.
In the past, Jitendra has held leadership positions in IBM, Reliance, Tulip, and Siemens. He enjoys excellent credibility in the technology industry, especially among key customer organizations. He holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications and is also an Ex. Indian Engineering Services officer of the Government of India.
President – Managed Services MARA ISON Technologies
Arunesh Sharan is President, ISON Group for West Asia. He is leading MARA ISON Technologies and ISO BPO in West African Region. Arunesh is a recognised business leader with over 31 years of exeperince of leading Strategic Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing, Analytics Product and solutions, System Integration and IT services businesses in Telecom, Industrial and Petroleum sectors.
Before joining ISON Group, he has managed iConnectiva as CEO. During this period, he manged clients across Africa, Middle East and South Asia. He also strategised and led the product development. He participated in strategic sale of the company.
He has worked for IBM for more than 17 years. During this period he led selling and management of one of the largest multi-country strategic outsourcing contract. He managed IBMs ITES Business in India south Asia. He also sold and delivered IT services and consulting engagements to large number of clients in India and West Asia.
He has also worked for a large steel company in India for more than 11 years. He is known as an inspiring leader, who has led high performance teams in various roles. He is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.
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, Francophone Countries MARA ISON Technologies
Joseph Samake is the VP of Operations for Francophone countries of MARA ISON Technologies. With proven ability to establish and oversee organization’s programs and mission critical projects; Joseph’s key responsibilities includes reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving profitability across business processes and operations in the organization.
An accomplished ICT Executive, Joseph brings in 15 years+ of strong business background and core technical expertise in both private and public sectors. His strong proficiency across varied technology domains including IT Organization & Governance / Technology & Corporate Operations / B2B Technologies / Systems Integrations / Software Engineering / Risk & Change Management has led to accomplishment of several technology transformation projects within stipulated times.
As a software architect at IBM, he led teams implementing complex e-commerce portals in B2B context. As a seasoned IT Strategy consultant at IBM, Joseph led the adoption of CMMI compliant full life cycle management of applications for large customers. An accomplished CIO at various government agencies in Mali, Joseph established PMOs and led transformation initiatives to woven best practices in all phases of ICT management. As CTO in his previous capacity of a start-up he managed a gamut of innovative products that were first in the Malian market such as mobile data collection in elections and M2M infrastructure in rural water points.
Joseph holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from University of Central Oklahoma and Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.
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.