CSC's India Executive Profiles
CSC's India Executive Profiles are for people wishing to find out about the leadership team spearheading and driving operations for CSC in India.
Brian J. Manning is the President & Managing director of CSC in India. His responsibilities include managing 23,000+ employees based in India, ensuring that the delivery capacity in India continues to expand with CSC's global business requirements and that CSC India's portfolio of services across diverse industry segments continues to enhance CSC's global competitiveness.
Most recently, Brian was the vice president for Capability Resource Center (CRC) within CSC's Managed Services Sector. In this role he was responsible for workforce planning, resource provisioning and aligning the CRC's strategic objectives with its customers. The mission of the CRC is to ensure that CSC's clients have the right resources in the right place at the right time.
Brian was responsible for Global Infrastructure Solutions and Technology within CSC's Global Outsourcing Services. He was responsible for all infrastructure market solutions, new business services, architecture and innovation. Brian also served as director of Global Infrastructure Services in India, where he successfully established strategic operations to grow CSC's offshore capability in India from 600 to 2,700 employees within three years, while also contributing to CSC's recognition in the Forrester Research & Leaders' Quadrant. His additional experiences at CSC include directorships for global resourcing, integrated global network and application services, and site integration.
Brian joined CSC in 1995 from Hughes Aircraft Company to work in management operations of network services. He brings more than 23 years of progressively responsible experience in information technology management, operations, strategic planning, and sales from assignments in both companies. Brian holds a BA degree in speech communication from California State University Northridge and an MA degree in communications management from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. He has earned ITIL Foundation Certification and has completed the eCornell Program in strategic analysis and planning. Brian was also a member of the Infrastructure Management Forum Steering Committee of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), India.
Shankar Vishwanathan is the Head of Application Services for CSC India and the Applications Regional Executive for Asia Pacific.
He provides the key support for new business opportunities and portfolio enablement to all customer engagements in the Applications domain at CSC India and now across Asia. He has successfully managed critical and complex assignments in IT Delivery, including IT Project Management and establishing and managing large outsourcing engagements in global delivery environments at different organizations.
Shankar has over 29 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and joined CSC through Covansys in 1994.He has significantly contributed to the growth and development earlier at Covansys and as a member of the leadership team, was instrumental in achieving Level 5 CMM® and Level 5 PCMM® assessment at the offshore operations facilities.
Shankar has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from University of Madras and a master's in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management. He has completed the Executive Leadership program of Cornell University, Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Project Management Professional, and an active member of PMI® and IEEE. Shankar also participates in the curriculum building and governance in computer education at leading institutions in India to promote industry institution interaction.
Ashish Khera is the Chief Financial Officer for Global Applications Delivery (GAD).
Prior to CSC, Ashish was with HUL, delivering across various functions including running the popular detergents business division for North India. With GE, Ashish also headed the finance centre of excellence comprising 800 people and serving over 20 GE entities. He took over as the CFO for GE services business in India in 2004. Ashish also held the position of India controller with Microsoft.
Ashish is an Engineering Graduate and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has over 20 years of experience across different domains.
Kothandaraman Karunagaran is the Vice president, Global Infrastructure and Enterprise Services (GIES) at CSC in India.
He is responsible for leading the third largest team within CSC that provides infrastructure services to CSC's global clients in Americas, Europe, and Australia. He has started the remote infrastructure management services in India in 2003 and continued to contribute significantly to its growth, both in terms of size and capabilities. He played a key role in winning several large infrastructure services deals for CSC by building and demonstrating remote infrastructure capabilities in India.
He also held several key positions within GDC India including head of Global Operations, the largest group within GDC India. Under his leadership, the team has grown 100% and has built new capabilities in several areas including mainframe services and integrated service delivery framework. Prior to starting remote infrastructure operations in India, he held the position of Service Delivery Manager for CSC India. In this role, he laid the foundation for a robust IT infrastructure that helped CSC to grow rapidly in India and to obtain ISO 9001, BS7799 and CMMI L5 certifications.
Prior to CSC, he held the position of Vice President (IT) with DishnetDSL Ltd. and Deputy General Manager (Networks) in Unicorp Industries Ltd. He has 29+ years of experience in the IT industry including hardware, software, network design, and maintenance. KK is a Mechanical Engineer from Anna University.
Narendra Nayak is the Director, India Sales at CSC India.
In this role he is responsible for building the services business in the India domestic market for CSC. Narendra has a 26 year career in the Information Technology and Telecom Industry. He has held managerial and executive positions in sales, business development, and marketing functions.
Prior to CSC he was with IBM in the Global Process Services where he played multiple roles. He was also with Motorola in various capacities in the Paging and Mobile Devices Business. As Country Operations Manager and Director – Distribution for the mobile devices business he led the rebuilding of the team and the business in the country. Narendra is also a founding member of the Indian Cellular Association. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications from REC Trichy and a PGDBM from IIM Bangalore.
Gitanjali Puri is the Director, Marketing and Communications for CSC in India and is responsible for marketing activities for CSC India Global Applications, Global Infrastructure Enterprise Services and India domestic business. Gitanjali drives the marketing plan for India which includes building the CSC brand with key target groups, demand generation and business development with offshore clients.
Gitanjali was a part of the core team with Lenovo Global Marketing Hub. Prior to Lenovo, Gitanjali led the marketing function for Xerox India. In her role as head, Integrated Marketing at Xerox, Gitanjali successfully led the demand generation, marketing communication, brand and channel marketing initiatives. Gitanjali has in depth expertise in B2B marketing with 22 years experience in planning and deployment of product and solution marketing programs.
She is a management graduate from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research and a commerce graduate from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.
Neelam Gill Malhotra is the Vice President, Human Resources for MSS Global Applications. She is responsible for design, development, and deployment of all HR programs and policies for India. Neelam joined CSC in 2006.
Neelam has experience in the areas of human resource strategy, HR management and development, personnel management, organizational development, training and related activities. Her areas of expertise include design, development and implementation of human resource strategies and interventions, performance and reward management, organization diagnosis, talent management, training and development and change and culture management.
Neelam previously worked with IBM, PWC, and Balmer Lawrie. Neelam has over 25 years of experience in HR. She has worked in the IT, consulting, manufacturing, services industries, and also in MNC, private and public sectors.
Sumeet Parashar is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for CSC India and GSS India lead.
As CISO, Sumeet is responsible for driving Information Security, Business Continuity, and Data protection initiatives. Sumeet has been associated with CSC since 2003 and he championed the BS7799 certification and later transition to ISO 27001 for CSC in India. He has over 12 years of IT and Information Security Management experience. Since 2007, Sumeet led the setup of GSS offshore capability and grew the team to over 110 employees. His contribution has been recognized through the GSS's Director's award for "Excellence in Leadership".
Before CSC, Sumeet worked for Amway. At Amway, he led setting up of ecommerce enabling infrastructure for Amway's business in India. Sumeet is a Delhi University Graduate and an expert in the field of information risk management. He is a Certified CISM, ISO 27001 LA, CISA, and CISSP.
Ganesh Swaminathan is the Director, Office of Innovation for CSC India.
His responsibilities are to enable Innovation and help on tools, process, and frameworks for industrialized service delivery for global applications organization. Ganesh has led strategic projects and initiatives across industry domains on leading edge, and trend setting technologies. He has nurtured and groomed multiple CoEs and has also managed strategic alliances and partnerships with technology vendors.
Prior to CSC, Ganesh was with Tata Unisys Ltd., in the Systems and Networking Solutions group working on customer engagements involving architecting and designing of messaging and data communication products and frameworks for Airlines, Financial Services, and entertainment industries. He also worked in the R&D division of Indian Telephone Industries, designing and developing real-time switching software for voice and data switching to run on ITI's proprietary microprocessor based switching systems. Ganesh holds a degree in Engineering – Electronics and Communication.