Balakrishnan V

Non-Executive Independent Director

Balakrishnan V is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has several years of experience in the field of corporate finance. He has received the Best CFO award from Finance Asia in 2011 and Best Performing CFO Award for IT and ITES sector from CNBC in 2009. He is the founder and chairman of Exfinity Venture Partners LLP and has also served as the group chief financial officer and member of the board of directors of Infosys Limited.

Sanjay Nayak

CEO & Managing Director

Sanjay Nayak is the CEO & MD of Tejas Networks. Sanjay has several years of experience in the field of telecommunication and networking. Prior to Tejas Networks, Sanjay was Managing Director of Synopys (India) Private Limited.Sanjay received the “Technovation Sarabhai Award” from India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and the “Electronics Man of the Year” from ELCINA in 2011. He is the Co-Chairman of India’s Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) and was a member of CII’s National Committee on ICTE for 2016-17. He is also a member of the FICCI start up committee.

Sanjay has a Master of Science degree from North Carolina State University, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, where he was awarded the institute gold medal for standing first in the electronics and communication engineering batch

Gururaj Deshpande

Non-Executive Director

Gururaj Deshpande has obtained Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a Master of Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick and a doctor of philosophy degree from Queen’s University. He has several years of experience in heading a private family investment group. He is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group MA LLC. He also serves as a life-member of the MIT Corporation, USA.

Chetan Gupta

Non-Executive Additional Director

Mr. Chetan Gupta is a Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of RAK Logistics. He is also an Investment Committee member of the Samena Special Situations Funds. Prior to joining Samena Capital, he was an Equity Research Analyst at Tricolor India Fund focusing on companies in the manufacturing, commodities, consumer and pharmaceutical sectors. Previously, he was a part of the General Electric Financial Management Leadership Program, focusing on financial planning and analysis. 

Mr. Chetan Gupta is a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds a Masters in Management (Finance) from the University of Mumbai.

Leela K. Ponappa

Non-Executive Independent Director

Leela K Ponappa has obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from the University of Madras. She has been an officer of the Indian Foreign Service for several years. She has served as the ambassador of India to Thailand and Netherlands. She has also held the post of Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. She was also appointed as a permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.