ASHOK SYAL — Co-Founder & Managing Director
Ashok Syal is the co-founder of Waterneer. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Ashok is an accomplished visionary with domestic and international experience in operations, management, technology development, acquisitions, and strategic planning. His has a long and distinguished record as one of the original platform architects of the HCL Group (India). Ashok’s accomplishment has included setting up and growing manufacturing and sales organizations in India, Japan and the Americas across the technology spectrum.He has undertaken multiple M&A activities for HCL, India. He runs a flourishing company, Sumpraxis in USA focusing on Intellectual Property management, Management Consulting for new market penetration for companies in USA and EU. He is presently guiding Waterneer to expand in India and US markets.A passionate engineer with expertise in technology transfer, manufacturing migration and intellectual property.Mr Syal has formulated many Joint Ventures, unique Partnerships and Alliances in the IT and BPO services sector and is accredited with being a forerunner in creating organic and in-organic inroads for his industry globally. Ashok is frequently requested to speak at forums and alumni gatherings, to detail his experiences and thought leadership. He is recognized as an enabler. At Waterneer, Ashok brings his global network, expertise in engineering and sourcing, and his pragmatic solution sense as he builds a sustainable green business with a healthy bottom-line.
CHANDNI SOOD — Resident Director
In the last 14 years, Chandni has handled assignments involving Program & Operations Management, Partnership Program Development, Business Development, Quality Assurance, Team Build-up and Training.She has managed international relationships with diverse business organizations for setting-up and managing their offshore led service deliveries.Assisted international companies to mark their presence by way of registering their Intellectual Property in India and helping them commercialize their products and services in the Indian market.She has developed indigenous marketing solutions and has been involved in product development using Indian resources Chandni has gone through a formal PMI certification process and has deployed those practices to handle Operations, Sales & Marketing, Quality Control, Internal Process Control and continued Improvement Methodologies. She is well versed with start-up projects, from idea building to implementation, sourcing, distribution and process control. She has the capabilities of understanding and implementing new technologies along with the strength of building teams, guiding strategies and developing channel partnerships.She has handled business practice assignments for Fortune 500 companies, which extended to their product and service marketing, client management, operational strategies to meet and exceed the quality and operational deliverables.She has graduated from Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication. Chandni has gone through a formal PMI certification process and has deployed those practices to handle Operations, Sales and Marketing.
A versatile management professional with the right blend of skills for people management, talent identification and sourcing. She is the Resident Director in India and presently managing the prospect relationship and business development.
AKSHAY (TOBY) SYAL
Akshay runs the operations at our manufacturing facilities. He is concurrently building out the sales and marketing desks for specific product lines. Mr Syal is recognized as a specialist in decentralized waste water treatment and is an adviser to Smart City aggregates. Akshay also has significant principal experience in assuming & managing financial and operating assets across the Asian region. His quantitative methods have been commercially deployed in building support and control functions to monitor and manage financial risk. Mr Syal is a Matsushita Scholar. He has a Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical & Electronics: Bangalore University and an MBA from International University of Japan.
Mr. Malhotra serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors. Arjun, winner of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Award, has a long string of entrepreneurial successes. He co-founded the HCL group in 1975, taking it from a six-person “garage operation” to one of India’s largest Information Technology firms.
He is currently Co-Chair of the Pan-IIT Alumni Association. He is also a Charter Member and Chairman of the Global Board of Trustees of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a non-profit network with over 10,000 members across 44 chapters in 9 countries.Mr. Malhotra studied at The Doon School, Dehradun, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He graduated from IIT with B.Tech. (Hons.) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering and received the Dr. B.C. Roy Gold Medal. In 1985, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Dr. P RAJARAM
Dr. Rajaram is an eminent Academician and highly acknowledged Technocrat with the Government of India. He is a widely published researcher and an executive board member of the Medical Council of India as well as the Indian Council of Medical Research. A reputed scholar, Doctor Rajaram, has worked on inducing and effecting significant policy at a state and national level.At the execution level we are supported by a team of energetic and eager managers who have trained in fields of technology transfer, sales and finance.