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Trivedi Joins Naaptol


Indias premier comparison based social shopping portal, has announced the

appointment of Hari Trivedi as its president with immediate effect. Based in

Mumbai, Trivedi will be responsible for overall sales and marketing at Naaptol.

He would also be initializing lowest price offers and deals on Naaptol for its

users. Haris thorough experience and Naaptols budding business enterprise

would be apt to meet the need of the consumers and sellers. Hari Trivedi is

acknowledged as an expert in managing retail, sales and software development for

e-commerce. He is famously known as the Godfather of Readers offers in India

which has now become an industry in itself.

Rajbir Switches Jobs

Rajbir Mojumdar has changed his organization from Ramsarup Industries, a
mid-sized steel manufacturer to Kalpena Industries. He was working at Ramsarup

as CIO and has joined Kalpena also as a CIO.


Khera Quits Aptech

Aptech MD Pramod Khera has recently relinquished his position in the company.
Khera steered Aptech as its CEO and MD from the year 2001, with a vision to

develop Aptech. into a recognized global leader across a spectrum of Learning

Services. Khera would continue to be associated with the company as its non

executive director and contribute for the further growth of the company. Ninad

Karpe, who was earlier inducted in Aptech as its CEO would now take over from

Khera and lead the company as its CEO and MD.

Tikoo New MD of RFS

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a provider in designing and manufacturing of

cable, antenna and tower systems, announced the appointment of Kuldeep Tikoo as

the new managing director of its Indian operations. Tikoo would be focusing on

strengthening the RFS brand in the sub-continent, as well as overseeing the

operations of two new, hi-tech manufacturing sites.

TSYS Names Sethi as MD

TSYS, a provider in outsourced payment services, appointed Amit Sethi, a veteran
of the global payments industry, as managing director of TSYS India and South

Asia. He would be based in New Delhi and would be responsible for all business

development and outsourcing activities in the region. During his 25-year career

in the payments industry, Sethi has held several executive positions with

companies such as Visa International, KPMG, Bank of America, HSBC, etc.


Airtel CEO Sells all his Holdings

Bharti Airtels chief executive officer and joint managing director, Manoj Kumar
Kohli has sold his entire stock holding in the company. According to BSE, Kohli

has sold 53,000 shares for the net value of Rs 3.11 crore and remaining 70,000

shares for the net value of Rs 4.1 crore through open-market transactions.

Mani is AMI CEO

American Megatrends India (AMI India), a provider in storage and computing

solutions, recently announced the appointment of Sridharan Mani as its director

and chief executive officer for India operations. He would be responsible for

growing business in Asian, African and Middle-Eastern markets for AMIs products

and services. His current responsibilities include leading AMI Indias

operations and increasing market share for vehicle tracking, storage, embedded

and BIOS solutions.

Mascon Appoints Mansharamani

Mascon Global (MGL), a leading IP-led domain-centric technology solutions
provider, announced the appointment of Kamal Mansharamani as CEO of Growth

Platforms and Alliances. Mansharamani will report to MGL chairman and global

CEO, Sandy K Chandra. Mansharamani will take responsibility for MGLs Technology

Solutions Group, including ERP and identity management solutions.



SYSTIME, a CMS Group company and the Oracle JD Edwards Practices, has appointed
Indu Khattar as its chief operating officer. In this position of COO, Indu will

be responsible for global delivery and resource management, global HR and

recruitment, global IT, global quality, training and workplace management group

(administration) functions. Indu brings to SYSTIME 21 years of senior management

experience with Fujitsu ICIM and Wipro.


Lindoff Quits Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has announced that its chief technology officer (CTO), Mats

Lindoff, has decided to leave the company effective from pursue new career

opportunities. March 31, 2009, to Ronald Ron Louks, currently head of

technology, Americas, and deputy CTO, Sony Ericsson, will assume the role of CTO.


ISI Appoints Sheehan

Image Solutions (ISI), a provider of software and services to streamline and

manage the regulatory approval process in the life sciences industry, has

appointed Eric Sheehan as director of its software operations, Europe. He will

manage and drive European software operations reporting directly to Adam

Sherlock, managing director, ISI Europe. Eric is responsible for ISI Europes

software-related professional services which comprise implementation,

installation, configuration, validation, project management and support.

Reshuffle at Bharti

Bharti Airtel has reshuffled top-level management to lay the foundation for the
companys next phase of growth. The company has appointed Sanjay Kapoor to the

newly created position of deputy CEO. Sanjay was earlier the companys president

for mobile services. In his new role, Sanjay will look after mobile, telemedia

and direct-to-home (DTH) television services. He will report to Manoj Kohli, the

companys CEO and joint managing director. As part of the reorganisation, Bharti

Airtel has appointed Atul Bindal as president, mobile services and K Srinivas as

joint president, telemedia services. Atul Bindal currently heads the telemedia

business, while K Srinivas is executive director (East), mobile services and

in-charge of Sri Lanka operations. Both Bindal and Srinivas will report to

Sanjay Kapoor. David Nishball will continue as president, enterprise services,

and will report to Kohli.

Mishra Joins Glodyne

Binod K Mishra has joined Glodyne as head of NREGS projects and would lead the
e-Shakti project Bihar, which Glodyne has bagged under the National Rural

Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS). He would lead the team based out of Patna,

Bihar. Mishra brings 30 years of rich experience in handling operations,

maintenance, systems planning, designing & implementation of large technology

projects. Prior to this, Mishra was head of integrated customer operations at

Reliance Communication.


Siva Appoints Swaminathan

Siva Ventures (SVL), the flagship company of the C Sivasankaran promoted

Sterling Infotech Group announced the appointment of P Swaminathan as the

president of Siva Ventures. Swaminathan will be a part of corporate senior

management and will be closely associated with the groups strategy and growth

plans in its varied activities.

Deshmukh at SAP

SAP India has announced the appointment of Sanjay Deshmukh as vice

president, business user, SAP, Indian subcontinent. In his new role Deshmukh is

responsible for driving the growth of the SAP Business Objects suite of products

in India targeting the business user. SAP BusinessObjects comprises business

intelligence, enterprise performance management and governance, risk and

compliance solutions. Sanjay also leads a team focused on using the SAP

NetWeaver platform to help customers accelerate business innovation and

efficiency through strategic IT solutions.

Two New Directors at Moser Baer


Moser Baer has appointed Frank E Dangeard and Viraj Sawhney as its board of

directors. Frank Dangeard was chairman and CEO of Thomson, a provider of digital

video technologies, solutions and services, from 2004 to early 2008. Earlier, he

was senior executive vice president of France Telecom, a global

telecommunications operator. He is chairman or member of a number of boards or

advisory boards of international companies and non-profit organisations.

Dangeard was educated in France and the United States.

Bartz Resigns from Intel Board

Intel has announced that Carol A Bartz, CEO of Yahoo!, has resigned from the

companys board of directors and from the boards audit committee and finance

committee. Intel has appointed John J Donahoe, president and chief executive

officer, eBay, and Frank D Yeary, vice chancellor, University of California

Berkeley (UC Berkeley), to serve on the companys board of directors.

CSC Appoints Brady

CSC has appointed Bryan Brady as vice president of investor relations. In his
new role, Bryan Brady will report to Mike Mancuso, chief financial officer. Bill

Lackey, director of investor relations, will retire after a transition period.

Brady has held several executive positions with the company, including corporate

controller and vice president of finance for CSCs European operations.

NXP Appoints Paliwal

Neeraj Paliwal has been appointed as the new country manager and vice president
of NXP India and also the SoC design manager in the firm. Rajeev Mehtani, vice

president and country manager, NXP India, has quit from the post. He resigned

from the company in January. Headquartered in Bangalore, with operations in

Delhi and Mumbai, NXP India is a player in the semiconductor space. Prior to

joining NXP Semiconductors, Rajeev Mehtani was the product line manager at

Philips Semiconductors.

Oracle Elevates Comfort

Oracle Financial Services Software, a provider in business software

solutions, announced the appointment of William T Comfort, Jr, as the chairman

of the board of directors with effect from March 24, 2009. Prior to this

position, Comfort was associated as independent director of the board.

Ratan Tata Steps Down from TTML Board

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra has announced that Tata group supremo, Ratan Tata,
has exited from the board of Tata Teleservices Maharashtra (TTML) as chairman

and director of the company. AR Gandhi has also ceased to be a director of the

company, effective from the close of business hours of March 23, 2009. Amal

Ganguly has been appointed as an independent director of the company and Kishor

A Chaukar has been appointed non-executive director and chairman of the board of

directors effective from March 24, 2009.

New Members at WiMax Forum

WiMax Forum, a worldwide consortium focused on global adoption of WiMax,
announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors. The new

members are Ali Tabassi, senior vice president of global ecosystem and standards

for Clearwire; Dave Williams, senior vice president of wireless technology at

Comcast Cable; Thomas Lee, vice director of industry standards department for

Huawei Technologies; and Bao-Shuh Paul Lin, vice president and general director

of the Information and Communications Research Laboratories at Taiwans

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). WiMax forum board has members

from Airspan Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Aperto Networks, British

Telecom, Fujitsu, Intel, KDDI, KT, Motorola, Nokia-Siemens Networks, Samsung,

Sprint, and ZTE.

Indian Geek Invents Sixth Sense

Pranav Mistry, a researcher at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
hailing from Gujarat, has created a digital prototype of a portable sixth

sense device that can seamlessly channel Internet information into daily

routines. The invention is being currently evaluated by corporations including

Google, Microsoft, HP and Samsung. This sixth sense device can turn any

surface into a touch-screen for computing, controlled by simple hand gestures.

UST Names Varghese as India Country Head

UST GlobalSM (UST), a provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000

enterprises, has announced that Alexander Varghese will take on the role of

country head, India where he will be responsible for managing the UST

development centers in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Chennai, and Bangalore.

Varghese will focus on people and process management as well as compliance.

Chandra Joins BIGFlix

BIGFlix, a provider in online and offline movie rental service, recently
announced the appointment of Pankaj Chandra as the chief lead for its online

business. He would be responsible for driving the performance of online movie

rental service at, said a press release. Pankaj would also be

spearheading the marketing function for the movie rental service of,

it added. Pankaj brings with him over 15 years of experience in media,

e-Commerce and marketing. Prior to joining, Pankaj was working with

Kuoni Travels Group.

Dutton as GM, VMware

Vmware has appointed Andrew Dutton as general manager of VMwares Asia Pacific
and Japan region. Dutton is responsible for strategic planning, business

development and management of key functions for the region, including sales,

channels, services, finance and marketing. Dutton joins VMware from Computer

Associates where he was senior vice president and general manager of

international business, responsible for sales and business operations throughout

the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) regions

Intuit Appoints Bedi

Intuit has established a Global Business Division for India and appointed

Umang Bedi as managing director for India operations. Bedi will be leading the

marketing of the companys products in India. According to Brad Smith, Intuit

president and CEO, the companys focus is to improve the financial lives of

people whether it is personal income tax planning or managing finances for small