Management Team

Hemendra Aran CEO & Founder

hemendra-aranHemendra founded Aranca in 2003 with an ambition to provide high quality research and analytics to global clients. Having started his career with Infosys where he worked with global corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Reebok and Thomson Electronics, he garnered extensive experience in outsourcing. He has authored several books on the topics of outsourcing and global financial markets. He is a regular commentator and has appeared in prestigious media channels including The BBC, CNBC and The Economic Times. In addition, Hemendra has also delivered talks at top-tier institutes such as London School of Economics, the IIMs and the IITs. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and aspires to build Aranca into a market leader in research. Hemendra is an alumnus of London Business School (MBA), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and Indian Institute of Technology (Madras).

Madhusudan Rajagopalan Director, India Operations

madhusudanMadhusudan has been part of Aranca since inception and has overseen the scale up of Aranca's operations in India. He manages the delivery of a range of research solutions to global clients. Madhusudan started his career as a management consultant with Accenture where he served large clients across sectors in a range of strategy and business performance improvement assignments. Madhusudan is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and IIT Madras (B.Tech).

Neeraj Bhardwaj Director, Business Development

neeraj-bharadwajNeeraj is an entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in financial services, outsourcing and consulting. Neeraj started his career with the Bank of England as a bank analyst working with a leading US financial services firms operating in the UK. He then founded one of the first business process outsourcing companies and subsequently an outsourcing consulting firm. Most recently, he was the CEO of a leading business research provider based in the UK and India. Neeraj brings considerable experience in capability building and business development to Aranca. Neeraj has a Bachelors in Finance from the London School of Economics and an MBA from London Business School.

Christopher Kingsman Non-Executive Director

christopherChristopher started his career at Fidelity International, London, where he worked till 2002, before setting up and managing a hedge fund till 2005. He currently works with a private investment partnership in Germany. Christopher graduated from Cambridge University in the UK.

Kannan Sivasubramanian Executive Vice President

kannan-sivaKannan has over 18 years of experience in strategy / performance improvement consulting and managing service delivery in the outsourcing industry. He started his career with Avalon Consulting (Mumbai) where he worked for 11 years and managed over 200 consulting assignments across a diverse range of industries and clients. As the President of Nirvana Business Solutions, a Bangalore based BPO, Kannan was part of the senior management team that grew the company from a fledgling startup to a 400+ man organization in a period of three years. He joined Aranca after a stint in Cable&Wireless, where he was responsible for establishing the company's Dedicated Service business and other strategic initiatives. At Aranca, Kannan's responsibilities include research delivery, operational effectiveness enhancement, business development and developing strategies for the company's growth.

Ashish Sethi Global Head of Sales

ashish-sethiAshish has over 13 years of experience in sales, spanning consumer products, financial products and financial services. He has built teams and grown businesses in three different organizations and has substantial experience in working with both Indian and global clients, including at firms such as ICICI Lombard and UTI MF. Most recently, he was Director-Business Development with Crisil Research.

Ashish has an MBA in Marketing & IT from LBSIM and a certification in Negotiation Strategies from ISB.

Srinivas Macha  Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corp. Communications

srinivas-machaSrinivas brings strong experience in diverse professions including business and technology journalism, media and advertising, research, operations management and IT leadership to the table. During his 18-year career, he has led the India edition of an international technology magazine titled MM-The Industry Magazine belonging to Vogel Media Group, Germany as the Executive Editor; managed a medium-sized ad agency; and served as a Senior Analyst with ARC Advisory Group Inc, a Boston-based global manufacturing consulting company. Prior to joining Aranca, Srinivas successfully launched and managed a publishing services BPO for a graphics firm in Mumbai. At Aranca, Srinivas's functional responsibilities include Marketing and Corporate Communications, IT and Knowledge Management related activities.

Mona Bose Vice President (Human Resource Management)

mona-boseMona has more than 14 years of professional experience in Human Resource Management, and has led teams of young professionals in both multinationals as well as Indian entrepreneurial organizations. She helped build several small and large format organizations from scratch. Prior to Aranca, Mona worked with one of India’s leading business conglomerates, and a premier online travel portal, among others.

At Aranca, Mona provides leadership for building a scalable HR infrastructure in order to support the growth and profitability of the business. She has worked extensively in nurturing the performance and accountability culture through an integrated framework comprising talent management, performance management and employee engagement initiatives.

She was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Talented HR Professionals in India, at the 21st World HRD Congress.

Ritesh Rawal Head of Finance

ritesh-rawalRitesh has over 14 years of experience in Finance. Most recently, he was working with Boston Analytics as Vice President, with overall responsibility for Finance / Admin / IT functions of the company. Prior to his stint with Boston Analytics, he was working with Ipsos India, with responsibility for all the support functions of the organization in his capacity as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors for Ipsos India. During this tenure, he was also awarded as the Best CFO in Asia within Ipsos Group. During his career he has handled the entire gamut of finance and accounts related responsibilities, from day-to-day challenges to strategic initiatives such as completion of M&A transactions.

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