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Vaidy
P. Vaidyanathan ("Vaidy"), President/CEO

With over 20+ years of experience in the field of IT Consulting and Offshore Development Services, Vaidyanathan comes with a rich background in Technology and Management working across business verticals in different continents, North America, Europe and Asia. Over the years Vaidyanathan has successfully delivered large scale enterprise systems and mission critical applications across the industries, across technology platforms.

His experience includes working at Bear Stearns, Inc. New York, USA (now part of JP Morgan Chase), as an Associate Director, and was part of the management team instrumental in setting up Software Development Center in Dublin, Ireland. Vaidyanathan was responsible for establishing and mentoring a strong technical team that worked closely with the corporate offices in New York and London. The team was instrumental in developing and delivering critical financial applications to the New York and London offices.

His formative years include working with various MNCs in US like IBM, Barclays Bank, Natwest Bank, AT&T, Allied Van Lines and Texas instruments. He was part of the AT&T Consumer Communications Services Team, New Jersey that received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1994 and has twice been the recipient of the "Applause Award" at AT&T CCS group.

As an active entrepreneur, he has set up Thapovan Info Systems, Inc and established the offshore development center, Thapovan Info Systems, Pvt Ltd at Chennai, India. Over the years through these initiatives he has helped start ups achieve their business objective, delivering high quality cost effective scalable solutions. His entrepreneurial achievements include starting up Telliant Systems and establishing its offshore development center in India.

Education:
  • Executive General Management Program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
  • BS Applied Sciences from College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India
  • Masters in Computer Application, MK University, Madurai, India
Shahed Chowdhury
Shahed Chowdhury, Executive Advisor — Technology

Engaged, highly motivated and solutions-oriented IT and Software Development Executive, with over 20 years of experience in leading IT initiatives at Fortune 500 and medium-sized firms. Shahed has proven track record of accomplishment in managing and delivering large scale, high profile and mission-critical technology solutions across business verticals that satisfy diverse technical needs and successfully contribute to business performance and revenue growth.

Skilled project manager and dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to critically evaluate and respond to continually evolving technical environments. Adept at meeting strict deadlines and maximizing available resources while driving complex integration and development projects. Having earned fast-track promotions through the programming and management ranks, he now combines strong analytical, good business acumen and technical skills (including architecture, development and product management) for leading IT development and technology organizations.

Ability to inspire others to maintain a high standard of quality and positively influence great user-centric design. His versatility allows him to thrive in fast-paced environments while maintaining his composure and focus. He strives to persist a scalable vision of technology through constant adaptation, coupled with strong but pragmatic structured approach to development and project management. He fosters an environment of individual and team empowerment and accountability.

Education:
  • Software Architecture & Development — E-Commerce — Information Security — Compliance & Change Management — Process Redesign & Automation — Project Management — Product Management — Onshore & Offshore Development — Strategic Planning — Structured Methodologies — Budgeting — Customer & Vendor Relations
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
Gopalakrishnan Karuppiah
Representative, GCC – Managing Director - Gulf Crescent Investment and management Consultancy FZ-LLC

A commerce graduate with MBA has more than 25 years of experience in handling investment and capital market operations.

Gopal had previously headed the investment banking operations of leading bank in this region, for more than a decade covering securities brokerage, portfolio & fund management, public issue management, wealth management, fund custody & administration, etc. He has an excellent rapport with Pension Funds, Banks, Corporate, Capital Markets, Security Markets, Depositories, Global custodians and investment managers in this region. In his previous assignment, he established and led the Fund Custody & Administration functions and administered assets >USD 1 billion.

Before joining Gulf Crescent, he worked for National Bank of Oman for more than a decade. Earlier to that he was employed by Amwal Investments, Doha Bank, Bank Dhofar, Gulf Investment Services, Zubair corp. and Suhail Bahwan group, in Oman and Qatar.

Education:
  • Finance and Financial Management Services(M.B.A), Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Diploma in Computers in Modern Management, Professional college of Management, England
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, University of Madras

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