Bharat Desai, is a co-founder of Syntel and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Desai is the spouse of Ms. Sethi.
Mr. Desai was named Entrepreneur of the Year by The University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business and was named IIT Alumnus of the Year award by the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He was also the recipient of the Michigan Entrepreneur Award from Harvard Business School and recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by USA Today and NASDAQ.
Mr. Desai is a Board Member of several educational institutions, including the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He also sits on the Board of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).
Mr. Desai holds an MBA in Finance from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai, India.
Vice President and Co-founder of Syntel, Inc.
Neerja Sethi, is a co-founder of Syntel and has served as a Vice President and a director since Syntel's formation in 1980. Ms. Sethi is the spouse of Mr. Desai.
Executive VP, COO, CFO and Board Member, Atel Capital Group
Elected 1997 Paritosh K. Choksi is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director of ATEL Capital Group, a financial services management company, and has served in those capacities since April 2001. Mr. Choksi has served as a director of Syntel since August 1997. Mr. Choksi has also been named the Lead Director of the Board of Directors and in that capacity chairs the Board of Directors in the absence of the Chairman of the Board and also chairs the executive sessions of the independent members of the Board of Directors.
Elected 2009 Thomas Doke served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dematic Corp., USA (formerly Siemens Logistics & Assembly Systems, Inc). From 1989 to 2004 he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Ltd., China. Mr. Doke has been a director of Syntel since August 2009.
Elected 2010 Raj Mashruwala formerly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TIBCO Software Inc., an enterprise software company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. His experience in the software industry includes sales, marketing, product engineering management as well as corporate leadership. Mr. Mashruwala was elected to Syntel's Board of Directors in June 2010.
Elected 2009 George R. Mrkonic, Jr. is currently self-employed and previously served as the Vice Chairman of Borders Group, Inc., a retailer of books, music, and educational and entertainment media products headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from December 1994 until January 2002. Mr. Mrkonic is also a director of Autozone, Inc., Brinker International, Inc., and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. Mr. Mrkonic has served as a director of Syntel from August 1997 until June 2007 and since June 2009.
Chief Executive Officer and President, Syntel, Inc.
Prashant Ranade was appointed CEO and President of Syntel in February 2010. Prior to that, he founded Indus Ventures, LLC, a strategic directions consulting firm. Mr. Ranade served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Group Logistics and Assembly Systems, NA (currently Dematic GmbH & Co. KG), a company that is principally involved in material handling logistics and automation, from May 2003 to November 2006. Mr. Ranade served on the board of directors at Dematic until July 2007. Mr. Ranade has served as a director of Syntel since June 2007.