Expertise. Experience. Eknovate.


S.Adeni is the CEO of Eknovate Solutions and also Partner at Ineda Venture Group, the lead investor of Eknovate. He is responsible for the overall vision and strategy of the company and leads major client relationships. He has been one of the pioneers of global outsourcing and has the unique experience of being an outsourcer, an outsourcing provider as well as a global consultant and advisor on outsourcing.

He has over 25 years of diverse experience doing business in Americas, Asia, Europe and ANZ having helped in growing and transforming start-ups as well as large (>$100MM) businesses to successful divesture, sale, or M&A. He is on the board or an advisor at portfolio companies such as Omnivea, Cakemall, and Healthjinni. Previously, he was the Managing Director and CEO of SITEL in India and Pan Asia. His Sitel innings started as CEO Sitel India, a JV between Sitel Corp and Tata group (Tata group is a $100 Billion global conglomerate). Subsequently, he was MD for Sitel India and Sitel Singapore, Sitel Hong Kong, and Sitel Asia Pac investments with responsibility for growing Sitel’s Pan Asia strategy and managing operations in China, India, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. Additionally, he assumed the role of MD and CEO for Clientlogic ITC infotech limited, a Joint Venture with ITC Corporation (ITC is a ~$50 Billion conglomerate) and Clientlogic corporation, USA. By the end of his tenure, his operations had grown 8 times with over 7000 employees. His career includes long management tenures as a Director at fortune 500 global companies like Dell Computer Corporation, Texas, USA, (where he was led the outsourcing and operations of ~17,000 FTEs across India, Philippines and Latin America) and York International Corporation (now Johnson Controls, Inc.), Pennsylvania, USA, as well as other entrepreneurial stints as the founder Chairman & CEO of a B2C2B services start-up Cuibono in early 2000. He has also been the President at TIE- The Indus Entrepreneurs, Hyd, on the board of YPO – Young Presidents Organization as Development Chair, and on the board of FICCI – APT council as chairman of ICT and SME committees.

Safir obtained his Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, USA, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Honors. He graduated with a B. Tech from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India in the Top 5% of his University Class and was a valedictorian in his “A” levels. He has completed the GAMP program from Kellogg School of management, Northwestern University, Chicago and Indian School of Business. He is also a Certified Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, USA, and Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineers, India.

His recent speaking engagements include CNBC, CNN, Doordarshan, TIE, FICCI, CII, YPO and Nasscom events, Times of India and Economic Times Knowledge forums, China ICT/BPO/Financial Services forums, Dataquest/Cybermedia Conclaves, International Contact Center and Global IT/Telecom/BPO/KPO Outsourcing/Off-shoring Conferences, in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, China, UK, USA, etc. He was a co-panelist with Phil Kotler on Marketing 3.0. and a Chief Guest or Keynote Speaker at several conferences or institutional events of IIT, IIIT, IPE, etc. He has been profiled on CNBC’s “Young Turks” show and on the cover of outsourcing2india magazine.

P. Chivate, an expert in global Information Technology and Program Management with over 20 years of experience leading various Technology Projects at Accenture, Morgan Stanley, Bell South and AT&T. He is a Dynamic Information Technology Professional and Senior Executive with successful track record in business analysis, solution definition, planning and implementation of large scale, complex Fortune 100 client solutions and change management. His Extensive experience in management consulting, managing senior client relationships and account development has bolstered our IT staffing and ITO practice. His problem solving, analytical, organizing and people focus has enabled many successful and efficient client engagements.

His Expertise spans Big Data Analytics, Data Warehousing, Information Technology (IT Management, Product Development, Technology Delivery, IT Governance), Project / Program Management (Project Management Lead, PMO Leadership, PPM Products Implementation, Process Re-engineering).

His other skills are in: IT Management, Technology Delivery, Program Management, Project Management, SDLC, Software Development, Business Process Re-engineering, Management Consulting, Business Analysis, PMO, PMP, Team Building, Cross Functional Team Management, Project Risk Management, Contract Management, Release Management, Organizational Change Management, Executive Reporting, PPM Tools, MS Project Server, Financial Regulatory (Fed/OCC).

He holds a PhD from Pennsylvania State University, University Park; graduated Summa Cum Laude with a MS from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and has a B.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He lives with his family in Princeton, NJ and actively volunteers in local community and social groups in New Jersey area.

A. Shaikh, is a proven Expert in BPO and Call Center operations and Work Force Management having delivered world-class customer service and operational excellence through innovative and cost effective solutions over the last 20 years in both domestic and international contact centres and BPOs. He has directly led operations of 2000+ agents performing various outsourced services for global fortune 500 clients in Technology, Telecom, Insurance, Retail and Healthcare verticals. He has headed centres in Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad and supported centres in Philippines, Canada, UK, France and Brazil.

S. Kulkarni has 25 years’ experience in marketing technology and payment services across BFSI and Telecom sectors. He has held senior Exec roles at VISA, American Express, Sprint, First Horizon, Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young. Earlier he was the country manager – India and VP APJ for Fiserv Earlier, he was a VP at Mahindra Comviva where he led deployments in over 10 new markets in Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Central Asia. He has a MBA from SMU, Dallas and is a certified PMP.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Osmania University, India and received his master’s in Environmental Engineering from USA and MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is also a certified PMP from Project Management Institute, USA as well as a certified Professional Engineer, in USA.

J. Casey, Board Advisor, helps with our North American Client Relationships and engagements in Telecom and Media Sector. Joe has 28 years of experience in Telecom, IT and BPO Services having held executive roles at Sitel, WDS (Xerox), Working Solutions and Circle Media. As President of Telecom and Media BU of Sitel for 9 years, he has helped numerous Fortune 500 Companies implement their global outsourcing strategies in North America, Canada, India, and Philippines. He had helped many such companies realize $100s of millons in savings while ensuring superior customer experience and other KPIs. He graduated from University of Nebraska, - Lincoln and shuttles between Austin, TX and Omana, NE.

W. Lopuch, Board Advisor helps ensure that scaling of our global operations are balanced with sustainability and responsible sourcing. As Chairperson of the Global Sourcing Council, headquartered in New York, she is a global expert on sustainable outsourcing and regularly speaks at global forum on this topic. She is a senior global executive with multinational business experience in strategy, multi-level operations including global supply chains, product life cycle and globa M&As,

She has worked extensively with for-profit, non-profit, governmental and inter-governmental bodies including the UN ecosystem advocating profit with purpose through empowerment and philantro-capitalism; She is an Impact Investor with an experience in measurement of social impact of business activities; She is also a successful entrepreneur with international experience in life sciences, IT/CT and FMCG sectors combined with inter-cultural sensitivity and experience in risk management, risk mitigation, market research and cybersecurity. She is a Member of the Women in the Boardroom; affiliate of NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors; a Thought-leader, researcher and lecturer exploring operational excellence in global enterprises, sustainable development, responsible business and competitiveness, and profit with purpose.

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