Leadership Team - Tata Technologies

Leadership Team

Tata Technologies Leadership Team

The Tata Technologies Leadership team is comprised of a diverse team of globally recognised executives with a combined 200+ years of business experience in engineering and design, product lifecycle management, manufacturing enterprise IT and innovation. Committed to the principles of the Tata Business Excellence Model (TBEM) and determined to be the world’s number one partner to the manufacturing industry, the Tata Technologies leadership team guides an organisation of over 7,900 professionals with major offices in 17 countries to improve the business performance of over 5,000 clients.

Warren Harris

Warren Harris

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Warren Harris has been with Tata Technologies and its predecessor companies for more than 25 years. His roles have evolved from engineer to a number of technical management positions worldwide.

In 1998, Mr. Harris was named CEO of INCAT (acquired by Tata Technologies) and served on its Board of Directors. He managed a worldwide expansion initiative, overseeing a merger that established the company as a major force in the U.S. In 2003, he launched a joint venture in Japan that became the foundation of INCAT’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, before securing a public listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. Mr. Harris also was the driving force behind the 2013 acquisition of Cambric Corp., which solidified Tata Technologies’ position in the industrial machinery engineering services market as well as added an Eastern European delivery centre to the company’s growing global footprint. More recently, under his leadership the company acquired Escenda Engineering AB, a Gothenburg, Sweden based automotive engineering and design house, which has strengthened its presence in Scandinavia.

Mr. Harris is a recognized authority on global manufacturing. His expertise has been leveraged by media organizations including The Economist, BusinessWeek, Crain’s Detroit Business, Automotive News, and Automotive Engineering International. He also has contributed his insights to the book, “Globality – Competing With Everyone From Everywhere For Everything.”

In addition, he has presented to the National Academy of Sciences, Cambridge University, The Centre for Automotive Research, the Society of Automotive Engineers; as well as at international forums hosted by Frost & Sullivan, McKinsey & Company, and Nasscom.

Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Honors), earned in 1986 from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and is a Chartered Engineer. In October 2011, Mr. Harris graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management program. In 2016, for his distinguished achievements, he was conferred with an honorary PhD degree by Amity University. Mr. Harris currently serves the executive board of Reggie Jackson’s DETermined to Assist Foundation, and has formerly been on the Board of Overseers of the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award. Mr. Harris was also the former Chairman of the North America Tata Network Forum, a platform for dialogue between the leaders of Tata Group’s North American businesses.

Pawan Bhageria

Pawan Bhageria

President - Global HR, IT, Admin & Education

Mr. Bhageria rejoined Tata Technologies in 2012 as Senior Vice President Manufacturing and IT, and was responsible for business development in Asia Pacific.

Before joining Tata Technologies, Mr. Bhageria served as IT director at General Motors International Operations where he was responsible for IT strategies, business transformation programmes and IT for new plant launches in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pawan Kumar Bhageria is President – Tata Motors Group Strategic Business Unit. He is responsible for business growth in engineering, PLM and IT services within Tata Motors and its subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Bhageria brings more than 30 years experience in the automotive, manufacturing and IT industries, where he led business transformation programmes, business development and sales.

Savitha Balachandran

Savitha Balachandran

Chief Financial Officer

Savitha serves as the CFO of Tata Technologies. She is responsible for finance, accounting, procurement, corporate planning, business finance and internal audit.

Savitha is an experienced, successful and well-regarded finance executive who, since early 2018, has been a General Manager in Tata Motors mergers and acquisitions team. Before this, she held lead roles in organizational strategy and treasury and led the investor relations and capital budgeting functions at Tata Motors. Savitha joined Tata Motors from university in 2002 and was identified early in her career as a rising star. The combination of her experience, drive and prior knowledge of our company makes her an ideal fit for Tata Technologies’ next stage of growth.

Savitha holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore and a PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) Finance from Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD in Pune. She has completed the CFA program and received a Fulbright-CII Fellowship for Leadership in Management from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Sonal Ramrakhiani 

Sonal Ramrakhiani 

President Sales and Chief Operating Officer – Americas

Ms. Ramrakhiani is responsible for the territory’s P&L and leads all Sales, Marketing, IT, HR and Administrative personnel. She brings more than 17 years of business and management experience to her role.

Prior to Tata Technologies, she held a number of key leadership roles for IT outsourcing major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). At TCS, she managed high-end accounts across various verticals including manufacturing, energy and banking, to name a few. Ms. Ramrakhiani has also worked for Tata Teleservices and watch and jewelry maker Titan Industries.

Ms. Ramrakhiani is part of TAS (formerly Tata Administrative Services), the Tata group’s flagship leadership programme. She’s also a senior Tata Business Excellence Model (TBEM) assessor, and has led a number of assessments of Tata companies. Adapted from the renowned Malcolm Baldrige model, TBEM encourages continuous improvements through a formal benchmarking and assessment system of key business aspects from strategy and leadership to safety and climate change.

Ms. Ramrakhiani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. Her areas of expertise include Customer Experience Management, both in the B2B and B2C context.

Prahalada Rao

Prahalada Rao

President & Client Partner, TML SBU

Prahalada joins us from Mahindra & Mahindra where he was Head – Business Strategy, Transformation & Planning in Auto & Farm sector.

He joined the company in 1994 and led the concept development of several Global Platforms like XUV 500, Tivoli, Scorpio, Rexton G4, KUV 100, Bolero Pickup Trucks, THAR, and several diesel and gasoline powertrains. In his long tenure with Mahindra & Mahindra, Prahalada has held various positions in areas such as Business Strategy, Product Development, Digital Transformation, and Change Management.

Prahalada was deputed to SsangYong Motor Company in South Korea in 2011 where he led Synergy & Product Planning. He returned to India in 2015 and joined the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai where he was responsible for the entire product range as Principal Chief Engineer. In 2018, he moved into the Business Strategy & Digital Transformation domains of the Automotive Division.

Prahalada holds a PGDM from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University.

Aloke Palsikar

Aloke Palsikar

Executive Vice President & Head of Growth Industries

As Executive Vice President & Head of Growth Industries, Aloke is responsible for global sales, business development and customer management initiatives for the growth industries and the business in the Nordics. He is passionate about customer success and in using innovation to bring new business models to outcomes.

He brings in over 30 years of experience in the IT and engineering services market and several years of global experience in running large business transformation programs for customers. Prior to joining Tata Technologies, Aloke spent 16+ years with Tech Mahindra, where he held various positions including head of sales, managing the global manufacturing vertical and managing the P&L for Continental Europe. Aloke has extensive experience in areas such as industrial automation, control systems, Industry 4.0, and digital transformation within manufacturing.

Aloke holds M. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, MEP in Management from IIM Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from V.J.T.I. Mumbai.

Anjali Balagopal

Anjali Balagopal

General Counsel

Anjali serves as Tata Technologies' chief legal officer and oversees all legal matters. She also provides management and oversight of compliance. Anjali brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the legal space.

Prior to Tata Technologies, Anjali Balagopal served as the Assistant General Counsel and Associate Vice President at Infosys. During a career that spanned 15 years at Infosys, Anjali’s responsibilities included all aspects of the legal function together with assignments in both India and the United States.

Sriram Lakshminarayanan

Sriram Lakshminarayanan

President and Chief Technical Officer

Sriram serves as the President and Chief Technical Officer of Tata Technologies. He is responsible for all Practice functions - Embedded, Engineering, Industry, and Digital.

Sriram has over twenty-four years of Industry experience in handling various challenging transformational and Change management roles in consulting, sales, presales, and solutioning across Americas, Europe, and AP with a focus on Automotive & Aerospace clients since 2003.
He has been responsible for growing the top-line, building the practice & capabilities, and creating Global Industry solutions and assets. Outside of his base in India, he has spent five years in the US and an equal amount of time in Germany, working and consulting with automotive clients. As an Industry Leader and partner , he had grown the practice year over year, built Industry solutions/assets and have built Industry eminence and garages

Sriram holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Madurai Kamaraj University.

Nachiket Paranjape

Nachiket Paranjape

Executive Vice President, Sales

Nachiket serves as an Executive Vice President, Sales of Tata Technologies. He is responsible for managing one of Tata Technologies' key OEM relationship globally as well as the Germany automotive business. He is also the Global Executive Sponsor for Embedded Software.

Nachiket is an experienced and well-networked leader with over twenty-five years of global experience across the Automotive & Transportation, Industrial Products, Medical, and Telecom industries. Nachiket brings leading-edge experience and knowledge in embedded electronics within the automotive industry. In his past, Nachiket has worked in a senior client-facing role globally. He has successfully delivered market-leading growth in Europe and the rest of the world. As Executive VP and a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Nachiket manages a significant portfolio for Tata Technologies in Europe and is also the Global Executive Sponsor for Embedded Software at TTL.

Nachiket has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from Purdue University (Krannert School of Business) the USA which is a leading University in the world.