Board of Directors

An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company's strategy and philosophy.

His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience, helped Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading providers in their respective competencies - IT Services and Telecom Solutions to the global telecom ecosystem.

In a career spanning 32 years, he has held several leading positions with HCL Hewlett Packard Limited, Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd. An outstanding people's manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He tends to focus on people's strengths to bring out the best in them. 'Work hard and play hard' is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion.

A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, he is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute.

Sujit Baksi is an accomplished business leader with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. A stalwart in the areas of people management, operations management and corporate strategy, Sujit is the President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Executive of the BPO (BSG) division at Tech Mahindra.

A visionary and natural strategist, Sujit has played a significant role in managing the rapid growth of the organization and is a key member of the executive management team at Tech Mahindra.

Prior to Tech Mahindra, Sujit was with Lehman Brothers where he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer.

His highly impressive track record includes being President - Global Operations, vCustomer Services and CEO, HCL Technologies (BPO Solutions and Services). He was also EVP HR, HCL Technologies and has worked with TCS, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Bank of India and Union Carbide.

Sujit is a graduate from Presidency College, Kolkata and holds a Master’s degree in Personnel Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Milind Kulkarni is the Chief Financial Officer at Tech Mahindra and has been with the company since 2002.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Milind has over three decades of experience in Finance and General Management. He has worked with companies like Cadbury’s India Limited, The Standard Batteries, and served as the CFO of Mastek and Venkateshwara Hatcheries.

A senior finance professional, he has essayed senior management roles and brings in a broad functional experience and excellent business acumen.

Nikhilesh Panchal heads the Capital Market Practice area of the firm and is involved in a number of high value capital market transactions including public, domestic and international offerings by Indian companies, related procedures and regulations framed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, international listing of Indian/foreign group companies having domestic presence.

He has rich experience in structuring acquisitions, Joint Venture and expertise in acquisitions, takeover and mergers, foreign collaborations and joint venture transactions and related procedures under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). He has also been involved in contract negotiations and regularly advises on corporate and commercial and Corporate Law matters. Nikhilesh also looks after and supports the IP practice of the Firm.

Starting his career as an Intellectual Property lawyer, he has advised clients on a number of IP acquisitions, technology transfers and associated matters such as registration, assignments, licenses, franchise, confidentiality agreements, distribution and marketing arrangements.

Nikhilesh also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of several Indian public listed companies.

Ujjwala Apte has been working with JBF Industries Ltd as Company Secretary, since September, 1986. A keen analyst, Ujwala’s work experience includes secretarial functions like conducting Board/ Committee/ General meetings, compliance with Company Law requirements, Listing & SEBI requirement, drafting legal documents, Execution of consortium documents, Registration of charges, FEMA Compliance, liasing with Government authorities, Banks & Financial Institutions. Her expertise lies in handling issuance & listing of shares.

Prior to this, she has worked with Madras Petrochem Ltd. as Asst. Company Secretary handling secretarial work and compliances.

Ujjwala also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of other public listed companies.