The Team

Anant Agrawal – Chief Executive Officer

With an unconquerable courage and plethora of ideas, Mr. Anant Agrawal has created a mine of skilled technicians and is the CEO of Skillmine, serving clients across 4 continents and ensuring global delivery of IT services. Having a scholar engineering degree in Computer Technology from Nagpur University (India), Anant has enormous years of experience in IT exposure and managing large-scale global enterprises.

Anant has built his career in various roles across Financial Services, Capital Markets, Insurance and Retail sectors and has extensive experience as a leader of IT Services. He has successfully managed P&L responsibilities up to $200M and has handled a large scale direct team of 1000+ and matrix managed more than 3000+ distributed teams. Decorating his coat with exquisite batches, Anant has worked as Executive Director and Head of Morgan Stanley CI in INDIA. Anant has nurtured an IT company, Skillmine Technology Consulting in 2011 and has recently promoted Spice Route Capital in 2018, an Innovation Monetizing $100M target VC fund.

Currently a Mumbai Inhabitant, he is married to Neelam and is a father to 3 lovely kids. Being an appreciated orator and writer, he regularly speaks to media and in the marketplace relative to global business trends and the new business realities. Making a phenomenal space in Silicon Magazine, his articles on Business trends are a “must-read”.
Jayakrishnan – Vice President – Head Consulting & Technology Services

Mr. Jayakrishnan Menon nourishes Skillmine as a Vice President, focusing on the IT Infrastructure, Platforms, Converged Architecture, Data Centre, Cloud, Mobility, IT Service Management, Security & Managed Services. Profound in his skills with years of experience in defining, designing, building and operating best-in-class enterprise IT, Jayakrishnan has been managing large-scale programs for fortune 100 clients associated with Skillmine since 2015 and is based in Bangalore (India) office. Working as a Systems supervisor at Naval Aviation Management System, he has built and operated the best-in-class cyber security command center, designed and implemented networking & wireless infrastructure and communication technology for Naval Air stations & Naval Aircraft carriers.

As Technology Program Delivery Manager for Tesco & Fresh&Easy, he has led the design and implementation of complex and enterprise-wide IT Transformation Projects up to $50M. Adding a feather to his coat of excellence, he has worked as Head of Data Centre, Platforms and IT Security for QuEST Global Engineering: Designed, build and operated the global IT Infrastructure & mobility solutions across ten countries for various in-house fortune 100 enterprises. Talking about his better half, Jayakrishnan is married to Reshmi and is a proud father of a son.
Pallavi BS - Head- Human Resource

Pallavi BS is the Manager - Human Resource of Skillmine. She has extensive experience in managing Human Resource Function in IT Industry. She has been a core member for setting up Human resource function for Skillmine. Prior to joining Skillmine, she was associated with Neev Information Technology (Currently known as Razorfish India).

She is a perspicacious Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Showing a commendable display of skills in Human Resource Management, Executive Search, IT Recruitment and Employee Engagement, she is a strong human resources professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General from Visvesvaraya Technological University.
Sharad Agrawal - Sr. Manager – Solution and Consulting

Sharad Agrawal, Sr. Manager – Solution and Consulting. He is a seasoned IT professional. He comes with over 11+ years of experience with immense global exposure in providing strategic solutions to all sizes of organizations – small, mid and large enterprises. He possesses extensive knowledge in IT Infrastructure, IT Security, ITSM, Software Development and Business Process Automation with most of the Technology & Tools hands on.

Sharad studied Information Technology at SSCET Institute in Chhattisgarh, India. After graduation he started his carrier with TESCO as Software Engineer in the year 2007, as time rolled up he served Tesco for eight years and became one of the youngest Engineering Manager in the year 2015. Later he moved for another challenging opportunity and worked with Indecomm for a short period. In the year 2016, Sharad joined Skillmine and soon became part of the leadership team. His successful drive on IT Project Deliveries & Customer Management has brought tremendous changes on achieving quality process development and timely deliverables of projects and eventually contributed towards organization growth significantly. Sharad had an early style of doing things in a unique and structured way, he works with the highest degree of agility and keeps him prepared for changes. He always looks beyond scope and follows two key mantras - “Don’t just say -- do it” and “Being my Own customer.” He believes in improving the lives of others and is a natural go-to person in his professional and personal environment.

Sharad lives in Bangalore (India), he is married to Khusbu Jain and has two lovely daughters – Yuvika & Yogika.
Abhishek Yadav - Sr. Manager - Service Delivery & Project Management

Mr. Abhishek Yadav heads the Service Delivery & Project Management - Data Centre & IT Infrastructure of Skillmine. Polishing and enhancing his skills since many Years in Project Management, designing, implementing, administering and supporting large scale high Performance compute infrastructure, he is a certified PRINCE2® and PMP® - PMI practitioner. Having remarkably done his Bachelors of Computer Science from a renowned Mumbai University, he has a strong and diverse technology background with excellent understanding of IT Infra Projects, Data Centre Operations & Management.

Lighting his educational qualifications further, Abhishek holds an International Master of Business Administration (Information Technology) degree from United Business Institute, Brussels, Belgium – Europe. Adding to his cup of achievements, he also is specialized in leading IT Infra Projects & DC Operations and Management for BFSI, Telecom & Engineering sectors. The list of his talent acquisitions elongates him as being an ITIL - V3, VMWare – VCP, IBM Certified Specialist and Redhat Certified Engineer, Abhishek lives in Bangalore. He is happily married to Asha and is a proud father of a daughter.



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