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Nominee Director / Chairman of the Board
Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director
Nominee Director


Prof. S. Sadagopan, Independent Director

Prof. S. Sadagopan is currently the Director of IIIT-Bangalore. He is a product of Madras University, India and Purdue University, USA. He taught for 30 plus years at IIT-Kanpur, IIM-Bangalore, IIT-Madras and IIIT-Bangalore in addition to short teaching assignments at RUTGERS, USA and AIT, Bangkok.

He has authored seven books, several book chapters and papers.

He is a Fellow of IEE (UK), Computer Society of India and Institution of Engineers (India). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM. He was a Fulbright Fellow in 1995.

He consults widely to corporations in the automotive, power, oil, software services, banking and the social sector. He lectures extensively on all aspects of IT and invited by corporations, universities and foundations both in India and abroad. He has traveled widely across all the continents.

He serves on the boards of KBITS and KEONICS. Earlier he was on the Board of BEML, Bharat Electronics, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Indian Renewable Energy Agency, NMDC and Bank of India. He is on the Board of IIIT-Gwalior, IIIT-Bhubaneswar, ISIM-Mysore, earlier he was on the Board of IIIT-Delhi, IGNOU and VIT University.

He serves as a Member of the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), Karnataka Knowledge Commission, and ACM India Council. He was the General Chair for World Wide Web (WWW) Conference 2011 and International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) 2007. He does not hold any equity shares of the Company.


Dr. S. Venkateswaran, Independent Director

Dr. S. Venkateswaran is a Mechanical Engineer and holds double-doctorate with a specialization in foundry business.

Dr. Venkateswaran carries a rich mix of academic and industrial experience. Presently he is the Principal of BMS Evening College of Engineering, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, and earlier he was the Principal of BMS Institute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bangalore, during June 2008 to February 2014. He also served as Professor and HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering in BMS Institute of Technology. Prior to his academic and teaching experience, he served in various industries for about 18 years including exposure to foundry line of business. His first employment was with M/s BEML during 1983-85 as Development Engineer, R&D Department. He is widely travelled and participated in the national and international conferences and published various technical papers in the journals.


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