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”.
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 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.
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. .
Mr. Vinu Divakaran spearheads growth initiatives at Skillmine as the Vice President- Business Growth. His charter is to expand the business across geos, drive customer acquisitions, build alliance partnerships and scale up growth and profitability for the organization.
Vinu carries 23 years of leadership experience in Enterprise and Channel Sales, across the whole spectrum of ICT Services. He has been associated with Organizations like Siemens, Tata, Wipro and Dimension Data in various Business leadership roles driving profitable growth. An alumnus of NIT Calicut & IIM Kozhikode, Vinu turns out to be a hands on sales leader, with the perfect blend of technology know how and commercial acumen.
Vinu spends his leisure time on travel and exploring culinary heritage of places traversed. He is married to Jency, and the proud father of Ashwin (SW Engineer, Digital Factories @ Siemens) and Athul (12th Grade, DPS East).
Mr Nandkumar, likes to be addressed as Nand. He is based out of Pune, Maharashtra office. As a Vice President, he owns the business opportunities in application services such as Implementation and Managed services.
He has about 20+ years of experience in Application services and Implementations in business domains like Banking, Telecommunication, FMCG, Manufacturing and Automobile sectors. He brings in immense experience in delivery roles like Application Integration architect, Solution Architect and Technical Architect. He has led number of project deliveries as a Practice lead and Engagement Manager. He joins us from Tech Mahindra Limited and has worked in organizations like Capgemini and HCL technologies previously. He brings in cross cultural experience from America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Nand is technical at heart, he likes to work on DIY electrical and electronic projects too. He is married to Meera and a proud father of 2 lovely daughters.
Mr. Samir Mehta leads delivery initiatives at Skillmine as the Deliver Manager - Majorly deals with Client Requirement and has been addressing client needs effectively, also identifying new triumph for the organization. With his hands on Delivery, Talent Acquisition, Client Resource Management. He has worked as Vice President (IT OPERATION) for 7 years in MSCI, As Service Delivery Manager for 4 years in ZENITH Infotech, As an Assistant Manager for 3 years in WNS. .
Samir has a Charismatic personality, with Commendable Delivery Skills, IT Skills and outstanding Service management Skills. He always maintains Amiable relationship with his team members, support team in their queries and problems and plays overall role of Team Player, he is very motivational a person. Samir is known to be Perspicacious individual, more with Acumen, as per Client “Protean” Requirements . Shifting focus on his personal life, Samir is married to Hema Mehta and is the father to one beautiful daughter Hiah Mehta.
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