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Bhaskar Panigrahi
Chairman

Bhaskar has a rich experience of more than 25 years as a serial entrepreneur Bhaskar has an extensive experience in setting up, building, formulating corporate strategy and direction for various successful organizations.. He is currently Chairman of ConnectM Technology Solutions and Cambridge Energy Resources . He is also a General Partner in Avanti Holdings, Cambridge Energy Holdings, and Southwood Partners.

Bhaskar was co-founder and Chairman of Cambridge Technology Enterprises, global business and technology Services Company specializing in enterprise transformation and modernization services. Bhaskar led a successful IPO of Cambridge Technology Enterprises on both Bombay and National Stock Exchange in India. Under his leadership during five years, Cambridge Technology had grown at 100% CAGR. Prior to Cambridge Technology Enterprises,. Bhaskar also served as CEO of CellExchange, an enterprise systems developer to Government enterprises and a Washington Technology Fast 50 company. Before that, he served as the CEO of Unique Computing Solutions and e-Solutions Integrator, Internet technology and services firms. Unique Computing was named twice on Inc. 500 List of fastest growing private companies, Deloitte Regional Fast 50 and National Fast 500 rosters. He promoted many other technology companies: 1Efficiency (Energy Monitor in Commercial Buildings), Mascot Networks (product and solutions provider in education space) and Trading Research Design (financial risk management solution provider).

Bhaskar holds a BS in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, India. Besides his entrepreneurial interests, he enjoys golf, keenly follows cricket and loves social networking.

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Sriram Chidambaram
CEO - APAC and MEA

Prior to joining ConnectM, Sriram Chidambaram worked for different multinational companies such as Philips Electronics, Cadence Design Systems and Parametric Technology Corporation. At Parametric Technology Corporation, he was the Regional Manager for the Strategic Segment, responsible for the business from Automotive, Aviation, HiTech and Defence customers. Prior to that, he worked for Cadence for about 8 years, where he was responsible for the business from Global customers like Texas Instruments, IBM, Philips & Samsung and key Indian customers like Wipro, HCL & the TATAs.

For the last 17 years, Sriram Chidambaram has handled high value sales of technology products and services. He has driven multi-million dollar sales campaigns successfully. He has a rich experience of orchestrating multi-geography sales campaigns and handling customers with a global footprint. He has an engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and a management degree from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His other interests include matters of public policy, specifically, areas of Urban Governance and the Economics of poverty alleviation schemes. He has presented papers in international conferences on public policy.

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Vinay Kumar
President - Global Services

Vinay has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience with strong focus on meeting client needs. He has extensive experience in architecting enterprise solutions for solving complex business problems across multiple industries, including Financial services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Retail, Higher Education.

Current projects involve helping clients map out data driven strategies to transform themselves into innovative and harmonized businesses using emerging technologies (IOT, Big Data Analytics and Cloud) to gain competitive advantage.

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Girish Subramanya
COO - APAC and MEA

Girish came on board ConnectM in November 2007. Before joining ConnectM, Girish was with Core Objects, India Pvt. Ltd. as the development lead.

While at Core Objects, he has lead teams in delivering a variety of software products ranging from, hosting an online platform for selling high value Indian artworks to global customers, to working on a highly scalable web based auction platform built for a US client to sell various items sourced from US police department and retailers.

Prior to CoreObjects he was with Integral Software India Pvt. Ltd., where again he worked on a number of projects. At Integral, he was associated in building a cross operating system based FOREX trading platform along with UI frameworks to interact and deliver real time content to the application layer. He has also worked at i2 technologies where he was involved in SRM and Content Management Solutions development.

Girish brings with him 18+ years of overall experience in software industry including 14 years of focused experience in software product development. He has extensive exposure to Microsoft, Java and open source technologies.

He holds a Master of Computer Applications from DOEACC, New Delhi.