Board of directors

Our Board of Directors is highly engaged and dedicated to creating long‑term, sustainable value based on strong principles of governance. Our corporate governance framework is carefully constructed, and continually evaluated and updated, to ensure that it promotes accountability and supports our strategy to foster long‑term value and sustainable growth for the benefit of all shareholders.

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Ralph Gillessen

Ralph Gillessen is the Chairman & Non-Executive Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

Ralph Gillessen is Board Member of Expleo Germany Holding GmbH providing the global leadership of the sales teams and is responsible for assuring client delivery and resource management for all Expleo Quality and Management Consulting activities

He ensures that the company has the proper operational controls, procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency

Ralph has joined SQS in 2002 and has worked in various senior sales and consultancy positions. He entered the SQS management board in January, 2013 and is a member of Expleo Group Executive Committee since January, 2018.

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Ralph Gillessen is the Chairman & Non-Executive Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

Ralph Gillessen is Board Member of Expleo Germany Holding GmbH providing the global leadership of the sales teams and is responsible for assuring client delivery and resource management for all Expleo Quality and Management Consulting activities

He ensures that the company has the proper operational controls, procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency

Ralph has joined SQS in 2002 and has worked in various senior sales and consultancy positions. He entered the SQS management board in January, 2013 and is a member of Expleo Group Executive Committee since January, 2018.

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Prof. K. Kumar

Kumar is Deputy Chairman and Independent Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

He has over three decades of experience as a corporate manager, consultant, entrepreneur and in academia. Kumar holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Madurai Kamaraj University) and obtained both the PGDM and Fellowship (Doctoral level) qualifications from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B). He served as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B) till his recent retirement and was involved in teaching, research and entrepreneurship promotion initiatives. His corporate experience includes a management consulting role at Tata Consultancy Services (1991-95) and as CEO (1995-2001) and President (2005-2006) of Trigent Software Ltd

Deputy Chairman & Independent Director

Kumar is Deputy Chairman and Independent Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

He has over three decades of experience as a corporate manager, consultant, entrepreneur and in academia. Kumar holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Madurai Kamaraj University) and obtained both the PGDM and Fellowship (Doctoral level) qualifications from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B). He served as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B) till his recent retirement and was involved in teaching, research and entrepreneurship promotion initiatives. His corporate experience includes a management consulting role at Tata Consultancy Services (1991-95) and as CEO (1995-2001) and President (2005-2006) of Trigent Software Ltd

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Balaji Viswanathan

Experienced in Consumer & Market Research, Branch Banking, Sales, Product Management, Operations,

Information Technology and Overall P&L Ownership.

In a career spanning 27 years (30 years including Market research and Field sales while in Evening college), Balaji has been with the Banking and Payment Card Industry for over 16 years and with Technology and Process Outsourcing for over a decade.

Played a pivotal role for 12 plus years in developing two start-up Banks (HDFC Bank and YES Bank) and three years with a Global Payment Franchise (MasterCard) supporting their Operations and Technology for the South Asia market. In the Tech and Process outsourcing Industry, associated with IBM Daksh (later acquired by Concentrix) for nine (9) years across Solutions, Pre-Sales, Global Delivery for the BFSI sector.

Held Global and Regional Leadership positions responsible for setting up Systems and Processes for Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Cards, Risk Management, Customer Relationship Management, Technology and Process outsourcing.

In a nutshell, a technology enthusiast and keen to understand the business application of technology.

Recent accolades:

  • Certified in Automation using open source, Data Science and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.
  • Recognised twice (2021 & 2022) as Asia’s Most Promising Business Leader by Economic Times.
  • Inducted into the Economic Times India Leadership Council.
Managing Director & CEO

Experienced in Consumer & Market Research, Branch Banking, Sales, Product Management, Operations,

Information Technology and Overall P&L Ownership.

In a career spanning 27 years (30 years including Market research and Field sales while in Evening college), Balaji has been with the Banking and Payment Card Industry for over 16 years and with Technology and Process Outsourcing for over a decade.

Played a pivotal role for 12 plus years in developing two start-up Banks (HDFC Bank and YES Bank) and three years with a Global Payment Franchise (MasterCard) supporting their Operations and Technology for the South Asia market. In the Tech and Process outsourcing Industry, associated with IBM Daksh (later acquired by Concentrix) for nine (9) years across Solutions, Pre-Sales, Global Delivery for the BFSI sector.

Held Global and Regional Leadership positions responsible for setting up Systems and Processes for Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Cards, Risk Management, Customer Relationship Management, Technology and Process outsourcing.

In a nutshell, a technology enthusiast and keen to understand the business application of technology.

Recent accolades:

  • Certified in Automation using open source, Data Science and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.
  • Recognised twice (2021 & 2022) as Asia’s Most Promising Business Leader by Economic Times.
  • Inducted into the Economic Times India Leadership Council.
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Lilian Jessie Paul

Jessie Paul has 27 years of experience as a marketer. She was Global Brand Manager of Infosys, headed marketing for iGATE (now part of CapGemini) and was Chief Marketing Officer of Wipro Technologies. She commenced her career with Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.

In 2010, Jessie founded Paul Writer (www.paulwriter.com), a marketing advisory firm that works with clients to design go to market strategies and brand blueprints.

Jessie is frequently cited as a marketing expert in publications and is the author of two books on frugal marketing - Marketing Without Money, published by Bloomsbury in 2021 and No Money Marketing, published by Tata McGraw-Hill in 2009. She publishes India’s longest running marketing newsletter that reaches India’s top business leaders.

She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy. Jessie has been invited to serve on the boards of multiple listed organizations as an independent director.

Independent Director

Jessie Paul has 27 years of experience as a marketer. She was Global Brand Manager of Infosys, headed marketing for iGATE (now part of CapGemini) and was Chief Marketing Officer of Wipro Technologies. She commenced her career with Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.

In 2010, Jessie founded Paul Writer (www.paulwriter.com), a marketing advisory firm that works with clients to design go to market strategies and brand blueprints.

Jessie is frequently cited as a marketing expert in publications and is the author of two books on frugal marketing – Marketing Without Money, published by Bloomsbury in 2021 and No Money Marketing, published by Tata McGraw-Hill in 2009. She publishes India’s longest running marketing newsletter that reaches India’s top business leaders.

She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy. Jessie has been invited to serve on the boards of multiple listed organizations as an independent director.

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Prashant Eknath Bramhankar

Prashant Bramhankar is the Director (Non-Executive) of Expleo Solutions Limited.

Prashant is Director of Expleo Group Subsidiary in India, Expleo India Infosystems Private Limited, responsible for the company’s operations in India.

Prashant is a Mechanical Engineer, started his career in 1988 with Premier Automobiles, spent 10 years with Indian Automotive companies including Tata Motors. He also spent 16 years with Siemens Industry Software in multiple capacities in Software Product Development environment.

Prashant joined SQS in 2015 to head the global “Automotive and Manufacturing” business, post SQS merger with Assystem, he is focusing on running the two group subsidiaries in India focused on Software Quality and Engineering services.

He is very passionate towards the new areas in Engineering, especially in Automotive.

Non-Executive Director

Prashant Bramhankar is the Director (Non-Executive) of Expleo Solutions Limited.

Prashant is Director of Expleo Group Subsidiary in India, Expleo India Infosystems Private Limited, responsible for the company’s operations in India.

Prashant is a Mechanical Engineer, started his career in 1988 with Premier Automobiles, spent 10 years with Indian Automotive companies including Tata Motors. He also spent 16 years with Siemens Industry Software in multiple capacities in Software Product Development environment.

Prashant joined SQS in 2015 to head the global “Automotive and Manufacturing” business, post SQS merger with Assystem, he is focusing on running the two group subsidiaries in India focused on Software Quality and Engineering services.

He is very passionate towards the new areas in Engineering, especially in Automotive.

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Prof. S Rajagopalan

Rajagopalan is an Independent Director of SQS Expleo Solutions Limited.

He is a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru and a Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was the CEO of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology for 14 years and also was Founder and Chairman of TIDE an NGO. He was awarded Ashoka Fellowship in the year 1984, Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in the year 1999 and finalist of Social Entrepreneur of the year in 2006. Prof. S. Rajagopalan was elected as one of the 50 pioneers of change by India Today Magazine in the year 2008. Since 2008, he is a professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru

Independent Director

Rajagopalan is an Independent Director of SQS Expleo Solutions Limited.

He is a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru and a Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was the CEO of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology for 14 years and also was Founder and Chairman of TIDE an NGO. He was awarded Ashoka Fellowship in the year 1984, Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in the year 1999 and finalist of Social Entrepreneur of the year in 2006. Prof. S. Rajagopalan was elected as one of the 50 pioneers of change by India Today Magazine in the year 2008. Since 2008, he is a professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru

Rajesh Krishnamurthy
Rajesh Krishnamurthy

Rajesh Krishnamurthy is the Non-Executive Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

Rajesh Krishnamurthy joined Expleo Group as Chief Executive Officer on July 15, 2020. He will accelerate
Expleo Group strategic transformation roadmap, with a strong focus on digitalizing its services and scaling its global delivery capabilities.

Prior to joining Expleo, Rajesh was Chief Technology and Transformation Officer for the CMA CGM Group, the French shipping and logistics leader since February 2018. He was mandated to harness organizational change to embrace digital transformation and drive new growth. He was responsible for Group IT, digital and shared services centers across the globe.

He started his career in 1992 at Infosys, a global IT and consulting major and was an integral part of the Infosys success story and growth. At Infosys, he was President of the company’s industry divisions, focused on Energy, Utilities and Telco markets globally. He was also responsible for the European region and the Infosys Global Consulting organization.

Rajesh Krishnamurthy is a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune, India.

Non-Executive Director

Rajesh Krishnamurthy is the Non-Executive Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

Rajesh Krishnamurthy joined Expleo Group as Chief Executive Officer on July 15, 2020. He will accelerate
Expleo Group strategic transformation roadmap, with a strong focus on digitalizing its services and scaling its global delivery capabilities.

Prior to joining Expleo, Rajesh was Chief Technology and Transformation Officer for the CMA CGM Group, the French shipping and logistics leader since February 2018. He was mandated to harness organizational change to embrace digital transformation and drive new growth. He was responsible for Group IT, digital and shared services centers across the globe.

He started his career in 1992 at Infosys, a global IT and consulting major and was an integral part of the Infosys success story and growth. At Infosys, he was President of the company’s industry divisions, focused on Energy, Utilities and Telco markets globally. He was also responsible for the European region and the Infosys Global Consulting organization.

Rajesh Krishnamurthy is a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune, India.

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Rajiv Kuchhal

Rajiv is an Independent Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

He has more than 30 years of management experience with 16 years in Infosys. He was instrumental in establishing of product engineering services practice at Infosys, heading the practice till 2001. Rajiv was one of the founding members of Infosys BPO (earlier Progeon), the business process outsourcing (BPO), subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, where he was the Head of Operations and subsequently, the Head of Business Transformation. He subsequently worked with OnMobile as its Chief Operating Officer. Rajiv is an angel investor, and a General Partner at Exfinity Ventures.

He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Independent Director

Rajiv is an Independent Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

He has more than 30 years of management experience with 16 years in Infosys. He was instrumental in establishing of product engineering services practice at Infosys, heading the practice till 2001. Rajiv was one of the founding members of Infosys BPO (earlier Progeon), the business process outsourcing (BPO), subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, where he was the Head of Operations and subsequently, the Head of Business Transformation. He subsequently worked with OnMobile as its Chief Operating Officer. Rajiv is an angel investor, and a General Partner at Exfinity Ventures.

He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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Ulrich Bäumer

Ulrich is an Independent Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

He is a dual qualified (Rechtsanwalt - Germany; Attorneyat-law - New York) lawyer and a partner in the technology group of the international law firm, Osborne Clarke. He advises the clients of the firm mainly in the areas of information technology. He drafts and negotiates complex international IT project (especially outsourcing and licensing) contracts and assists the technology clients of the firm in M&A transactions. He also advises in all other aspects of technology and licensing law. He advises many German and International companies on all aspects of IT law. Ulrich is the Justiziar (inhouse lawyer) of VOICE e.V., the German CIO association. Ulrich is a lecturer at law (IT law) at the University of Cologne, the WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management, Columbia University (NY/Paris) and the National Law School University of India (Bangalore).

Independent Director

Ulrich is an Independent Director of Expleo Solutions Limited.

He is a dual qualified (Rechtsanwalt – Germany; Attorneyat-law – New York) lawyer and a partner in the technology group of the international law firm, Osborne Clarke. He advises the clients of the firm mainly in the areas of information technology. He drafts and negotiates complex international IT project (especially outsourcing and licensing) contracts and assists the technology clients of the firm in M&A transactions. He also advises in all other aspects of technology and licensing law. He advises many German and International companies on all aspects of IT law. Ulrich is the Justiziar (inhouse lawyer) of VOICE e.V., the German CIO association. Ulrich is a lecturer at law (IT law) at the University of Cologne, the WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management, Columbia University (NY/Paris) and the National Law School University of India (Bangalore).