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Director René Gawron

René Gawron

Chairman and Director (Non-Executive)

René is a Chairman and Director of SQS India BFSI Limited.

He is currently a Board Member SQS (Software Quality Systems) and is responsible for the Europe North region on Assystem Technologies Group.

René has held various positions at Siemens AG between 1985 and 2000, including, among others, Head of Business Development for its mobile telecom networks. In addition, he was Member of the Management Board of a software company as well as an electronics company.


Deputy Chairman & Independent Director K. Kumar

Prof. K. Kumar

Deputy Chairman & Independent Director

Kumar is Deputy Chairman and Independent Director of SQS India BFSI Limited.

He has over three decades of experience as a corporate manager, consultant, entrepreneur and in academia. Kumar holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Madurai Kamaraj University) and obtained both the PGDM and Fellowship (Doctoral level) qualifications from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B). In his current role as Professor of Entrepreneurship at the NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B), he is involved in teaching, research and entrepreneurship promotion initiatives. His corporate experience includes a consulting role at Tata Consultancy Services (1991-95) and as CEO (1995-2001) and President (2005-2006) of Trigent Software Ltd.

Managing Director and CEO Balaji Viswanathan

Balaji Viswanathan

Managing Director and CEO

Balaji is the Managing Director and CEO of SQS India BFSI Limited.

Balaji comes with over 24 years of professional experience in the financial services domain of which 16 years have been in the Financial Services Industry and 8 years in the Outsourcing/Offshoring of Financial Services. His last assignment was as Senior Director in charge of Global Delivery for BFSI services at Concentrix which is the outsourced business division of SYNNEX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company listed on the NYSE.

Balaji also worked with Serco, Reliance Jio Payments Bank, Yes Bank and HDFC Bank where he has garnered a strong domain knowledge of Core Banking Systems, Cards, Transaction Switching apart from being responsible for operations and technology at Master Card International on the payment network side.

Independent Director Ms. Lilian Jessie Paul

Lilian Jessie Paul

Independent Director

Jessie Paul has 25 years of experience as a marketer. She was Global Brand Manager of Infosys, headed marketing for iGATE (now part of CapGemini) and was Chief Marketing Officer of Wipro Technologies. She commenced her career with Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.

In 2010, Jessie Paul founded Paul Writer (www.paulwriter.com), a marketing advisory firm that works with clients to design targeted outreach campaigns that result in business impact. Clients include Adobe, IBM, LinkedIn, Manipal Global, and Oracle. She now drives the Paul Writer Impact Network, an agency network dedicated to managing and optimising the complete buyer journey.

Jessie is frequently cited as a marketing expert in publications and is the author of No Money Marketing, published by Tata McGraw-Hill. She publishes a newsletter that reaches India's top marketers and has crossed 400 issues.

She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy.

Olivier Aldrin

Director (Non-Executive)

Olivier Aldrin is the Director (Non-Executive) of SQS India BFSI Limited.

Olivier Aldrin is the Chief Executive Officer of Assystem Technologies.

After starting his career at Arthur Andersen, Olivier Aldrin has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at various digital services companies (Serete, Thales IS, Ingenico, Econocom). His previous roles include, Deputy General Manager in charge of Finance at Altran Technologies.

Olivier is a graduate of Neoma Business School (France).

Independent Director Prof. S Rajagopalan

Prof. S Rajagopalan

Independent Director

Rajagopalan is an Independent Director of SQS India BFSI Limited.

He is a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru and he has earned doctorate titled "Innovations in Multi Organisational Settings" from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was the CEO of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology for 14 years and also was Founder and Chairman of TIDE an NGO. He was awarded Ashoka Fellowship in the year 1984, Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in the year 1999 and finalist of Social Entrepreneur of the year in 2006. Prof. S. Rajagopalan was elected as one of the 50 pioneers of change by India Today Magazine in the year 2008. Since 2008, he is a professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru.

Independent Director Rajiv Kuchhal

Rajiv Kuchhal

Independent Director

Rajiv is an Independent Director of SQS India BFSI Limited.

He has more than 30 years of management experience with 16 years in Infosys. He was instrumental in establishing of product engineering services practice at Infosys, heading the practice till 2001. Rajiv was one of the founding members of Infosys BPO (earlier Progeon), the business process outsourcing (BPO), subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, where he was the Head of Operations and subsequently, the Head of Business Transformation. He subsequently worked with OnMobile as its Chief Operating Officer. Rajiv is an angel investor, and a General Partner at Exfinity Ventures.

He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Additional Director (Non-Executive)

Ralph Gillessen

Director (Non-Executive)

Ralph Gillessen is the Director (Non-Executive) of SQS India BFSI Limited.

Ralph Gillessen is Chief Operating Officer of SQS Software Quality Systems AG providing the global leadership of the sales teams and is responsible for assuring client delivery and resource management.

He ensures that the company has the proper operational controls, procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

Ralph has joined SQS in 2002 and has worked in various senior sales and consultancy positions. He headed SQS' largest profit centre, Central Europe Middle East (CEME), for two years before he entered the board as CMO by internal promotion in January 2013.

Independent Director Ulrich Bäumer

Ulrich Bäumer

Independent Director

Ulrich is an Independent Director of SQS India BFSI Limited.

He is a qualified lawyer and a partner in the technology group of the international law firm, Osborne Clarke. He advises the clients of the firm mainly in the areas of information technology and outsourcing. He drafts and negotiates complex international IT project (especially outsourcing and licensing) contracts and assists the technology clients of the firm in M&A transactions. He also advises in all other aspects of technology and licensing law. He advises many German and International companies on all aspects of IT law.

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