Chief Executive Officer
Sunil is one of the co–founders of Ugam Solutions. As Chief Executive Officer, he has overall responsibility for developing, and delivering upon, the long–term vision and strategy of the company. He is actively involved in new business development, key client relationship management, talent management, and spearheading Ugam’s globalization initiatives. He brings with him a rich and varied 19 years of experience in Indian and international business. Prior to founding Ugam Solutions, Sunil was one of the key players in establishing Sakura Capital India Limited, a joint venture between his family-owned KVS group and The Sakura Bank, Japan. As Head of Corporate Advisory Services, his main responsibility was advising Japanese companies on their entry strategy into India.
Sunil is a graduate from the Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a member of ESOMAR, and represents Ugam in CASRO, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce, and National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM).
Sunil is an avid runner and vegetarian.
Chief Innovation Officer
As Chief Innovation Officer and Co-founder, Mihir plays a crucial role in conceiving, and incubating pioneering solutions to help retailers improve their performance. These solutions combine analytics, technology and deep domain consulting to drive superior retail performance.
In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer, he was the architect of Ugam’s world–class systems and processes, including the various proprietary tools, software solutions, and workflow management systems. Mihir was a strategy consultant with Avalon Consulting, one of India’s leading strategy consulting firms, where he worked on various engagements spanning corporate strategy, performance improvement and e-commerce.
Mihir has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai, and is a graduate from Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum where he graduated with Bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
Mihir enjoys running, and is addicted to all things Apple.
Senior Vice President and Head, Retail
Sudhir is focused on leading Ugam Solutions’ drive towards actionable insight solutions for the retail industry. He comes with a wealth of knowledge of the retail industry, having over 18 years of consulting experience helping leading retailers improve their digital commerce and supply chain performance. Sudhir has previously worked with Accenture and Infosys, where his last role was to establish and lead the multi-channel commerce practice.
An Engineer-MBA, Sudhir believes in the power of what he terms as democratic data to drive retailer decisions on pricing, assortment, and content. An avid Badminton and Yoga enthusiast on the weekend, Sudhir researches into the power of the mind to stop his 11 year and 8 year olds from squabbling.
Chief Technology Officer
Sridhar is responsible for the technology roadmap and oversees the development of the company’s next generation insights platform and product portfolio. He has worked within the retail industry for over ten years, and was most recently the Chief Evangelist and Architect with the Products and Platforms Group at Infosys. Based in Dallas, he has worked across multiple geographies including the UK, Singapore and India.
He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Mysore
When he is not tinkering with gadgets or open source software, Sridhar stays busy trying to keep up with the energy levels of his two young boys, and enjoys going on long drives.
Chief Solutions Officer
Navin is responsible for the product and solution management at Ugam. He is passionate about conceptualising new innovative retail solutions and taking them to market. His previous positions included VP of Retail at Mu Sigma, Head of Retail/CPG products and platforms in Infosys and was co-founder of Manthan systems. He comes with extensive knowledge of designing and developing analytical products and solutions for the retail and CPG industry.
He has a bachelors degree of Mechanical Engineering from Pune university and has done Marketing from U21 Global.
Navin loves to travel and is passionate about wildlife photography .
Vice President, Operations
Prior to his current position, he headed the Online Retail Solutions and Document Processing business in Datamatics Global Services. He was involved in several key product development and strategy initiatives at Datamatics. Before Datamatics, Saurabh spent seven years as a part of the start up team in Ugam. He led the Online Marketing Services business besides working on several other initiatives across Talent Development and Sales. He started his career at Cable Corporation of India in the Sales and Product Development team.
Saurabh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai as well as a Diploma in Marketing from Mumbai University.
In his personal time he has a passion towards helping underprivileged youth improve their education.
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Prior to Joining Ugam Solutions in September 2006, Irfan worked for companies like Monsanto and Hutchison Essar, where he handled varied assignments of increasing responsibilities in Finance and Accounts, across multiple countries including Singapore and Indonesia.
Irfan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant from India.
Irfan is also a social worker and in his free time works with underprivileged youth with a special focus on their educational needs. He is also passionate about implementing meaningful and practical programs, through an NGO he is associated with, to alleviate other common problems faced by destitute communities.
Vice President and Chief Talent Officer
Dharmesh has been with Ugam Solutions since its beginning, handling the operations of Data Processing services. As Chief Talent Officer, Dharmesh is responsible for all recruitment, training and employee engagement. He has over 23 years of experience spanning across Engineering, Advertising, and Operations careers.
Dharmesh started his career as a Mechanical Engineer with Post Graduate studies in Marketing and Advertising.
Dharmesh is an avid Birder and wildlife photographer. He also believes that mindful meditation has direct impact to living a great life and is a regular practitioner.
Vice President, IT
Vishal has overall responsibility of the day-to-day management of IT Infrastructure and ISMS at Ugam. He has over 18 years of experience, which includes working with organizations like Travelex, Marico, and Tata. He has various technical certifications including ITIL, CCNA, MCSE, MCNE, CNE & CLP.
Vishal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics.