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Mansoor Khan, President & CEO
Mansoor brings more than two decades of experience in the Technology Services industry. Along with it he brings a breadth of knowledge & understanding of different industries & the technology evolutions impacting their transformation.
As CEO of Wavelabs, he drives the strategy, vision, growth & future direction of the company ensuring a performance driven culture and generating tangible value for all stake holders … employees, customers, partners & investors.
His career spans a diverse range of roles spanning Strategy, Corp Dev, Business Dev, Sales & Operations Mgmt. In his earlier role as Executive VP & Business Head at Terralogic, he played a key role in taking the company from inception (as Infonam) to a 1000+ people company, both organically & inorganically. He spent the first 14 year of his career at Aricent (now Altran) across its evolution from Hughes to Flex to Aricent traversing diverse functions such as Operations & HR, Product Mgmt, Business Development & Sales culminating as Head of Americas, Western Region building it to one of the largest revenue generating region & managing Strategic Accounts for the company.
Mansoor has a Masters degree in Management Studies from BITS, Pilani and also serves as the CEO for BITS Alumni Association, Silicon Valley Chapter.
Harsha Avvari, CTO & Head of Engineering
Harsha brings a wealth of hands-on Technology & Engineering excellence to the company. He has more than two decades of experience in creating and leading large engineering teams across the globe and building a culture of Innovation & Product development.
At Wavelabs, he led the evolution of the company to the Design Led, Digital Culture we are today. In addition to heading all Engineering & Technology initiatives, he will continue to drive the Design & Digital Engineering Practise for the company.
His prior experience spans across many continents where he headed Engineering teams across US, India, China and Europe. Before joining Wavelabs, Harsha was part of the Cognizant Digital team and helped several large global enterprises in their Digital transformation journey.
Harsha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Nagarjuna University and is deeply passionate about building Product & Platform Development. He plays a significant role in competency building initiatives across the company. Harsha is also an active participant in the startup community and he is currently leading a Not for Profit initiative MaLAI Club that focusses on developing Machine Learning and AI competency in Hyderabad.
Debiprasad Banerjee, SVP & AI Head
Debi has built his career at the intersection of Business & Technology, incubating companies, building practices & growing businesses in large organizations. Over the last two decades, he has managed large customer portfolios and delivered on strategy and consulting assignments for customers across the globe.
At Wavelabs, Debi leads our AI practice, building it into a key differentiator for the company. He also plays a significant role in building our business in India & Asia-Pac region for all our practices.
In his most recent experience as Chief Strategy Officer at NicheAI, a startup in the Artificial Intelligence space, he was responsible for strategy, business and customer advisory teams. Prior to which, he has worked in many large Consulting and Technology Services organizations like PWC, Cognizant etc., managing customer relationships and delivering large scale projects to clients in BFSI & Telecom industries.
Debi has studied Advanced Strategy at IIM Calcutta and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from BIT Ranchi.
Sekhar Kari, VP - Engineering
Sekhar brings a wealth of technology expertise & architectural know-how to Wavelabs. He has a passion for putting together solution architectures that build large scalable solutions. He has more than 18 years of experience in engineering & technology and has led many large customer engagements.
At Wavelabs, as VP of Engineering & Architecture, he leads many Digital engagements in Cloud native & Micro-services driven development. Over the last two years, he has built a Product centric engineering culture with special focus on DevOps and CI/CD pipelines. He also built architectural practices & competencies for Containerized application delivery using Cloud PaaS platforms such as OpenShift, Cloud Foundry and PCF. He plays a key role in hiring, training and competency building initiatives across the company in various technical areas such as Digital, BigData, ML and AI.
Prior to Wavelabs he spent over a decade in consulting for various Financial, Retail and E-commerce clients across US in capacities such as Strategic technology leader, Solution Architect and Agile Coach, leading large size transformation projects to help customers leverage modern architectures such as Domain Driven Designs, Event driven data streams, cross-platform mobile application development and Customer centric DevOps.
Sekhar holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Osmania University and has a great passion for coaching and mentoring.
Vineel Nalla, Founder, Executive Chairman & Board Member
Vineel is a serial entrepreneur in his own right. He is the original Founder of Wavelabs and currently the Executive Chairman & Board Member. He is an avid investor through the investment arm, 50K Ventures, which he founded. 50K ventures gives flight to entrepreneurs’ ideas and dreams by investing in their first product-market fit journey.
Vineel spent many year in Boston, MA building cutting edge products for the companies he worked for before returning to India to be a part of the vibrant startup culture emerging there.
Vineel is a visionary leader who believes in starting companies, establishing them and then bring the right leadership team to scale them. A model he has successfully implemented at Wavelabs and many of the other companies he has founded. He is currently an active investor in Digi Locker, Automate, Jiny and Bookmybai.
Sanjay Jesrani, Advisor
Sanjay Jesrani is the Founder & CEO of Go North Ventures. Go North is an advisory firm, focused on investing in and mentoring startups. It also provides strategy inputs to high-growth, early-stage companies and small and medium-sized businesses moving into the next orbit.
A Charter member at TiE, Hyderabad (The Indus Entrepreneurs), he is also a member of the Executive Council at IIIT Hyderabad Foundation. An independent Director on the board of Unimed Health (Star Hospitals), he has also joined the Business Advisory Council at Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad.
Sanjay was the CEO, Executive Vice President of Hitachi Consulting India. As a member of Hitachi Consulting’s Leadership Team, Sanjay was actively involved in the company’s growth strategy and M&A programs targeted at reaching the $1B plus size. He was a core member of the India and South Asia Hitachi group company CEO network. He also brings in over 20 years of solid execution experience from his previous role at Sierra Atlantic as the CFO- Asia & China.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). A keen golfer and art enthusiast, he was also a founding member of Sierra Atlantic’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative at India.