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 8,500 professionals with major offices in 13 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.

Ashutosh Vaidya

Ashutosh Vaidya

Chief Delivery Officer

Ashutosh Vaidya is the Chief Delivery Officer at Tata Technologies. In his current role, he is responsible for operationalizing Tata Technologies’ global delivery model for engineering services outsourcing and product-centric IT. Ashutosh’s rich experience of over three decades in the technology industry spans a variety of businesses, including products, solutions and services across global markets.

Ashutosh joined Tata Technologies in November 2017. In his earlier role, he was the Chief Delivery and Operations Officer at Dell Services, where he was responsible for global delivery for all lines of businesses for Dell Services - Applications, Infrastructure & Cloud Computing and BPO. Prior to Dell Services, he was Vice President and Global Head – Wipro BPO. His experience includes leadership assignments in India and the U.S. and successful roles with IBM, Microsoft and HP.

Ashutosh holds a BE in Electronics from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology and a post graduate management degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

J K Gupta (JK)

J K Gupta (JK)

Chief Financial Officer

JK Gupta was named Chief Financial Officer for Tata Technologies, arriving from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) where he was the CFO for CMC Limited till its merger with TCS and subsequently as the Vice President (Legal) for TCS. CMC Limited was a $390mn and 12000+ employee strong subsidiary of TCS before it was merged with TCS in 2015.

He brings over 38 years of deep functional experience across multiple industries (Engineering, Steel, Entertainment and IT). He has spent the last 15 years with CMC (and now TCS) playing a key role in the transformation of CMC from PSU to one of the best performing mid cap companies. His strengths include corporate finance, strategic and business planning, business and transaction structuring, compliance, investor relations and team building.

Prior to CMC, JK has had stints with the Zee Network, Steel Authority of India and Jay Engineering Works. He is an MBA from FMS Delhi, an LLB from the University of Delhi and a gold medal winning Cost and Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has earned many laurels and professional recognitions including “Most Influential CFOs of India” award by CIMA in 2015 and 2016 and “Roll on Honour” by CFO India Magazine in 2013 and 2015.

Anupal Banerjee

Anupal Banerjee

Chief Human Resources Officer

Anupal Banerjee brings more than 18 years of experience to his role as Tata Technologies’ Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

As CHRO, Mr. Banerjee leads the company’s human resources strategy and worldwide HR activities in support of the overall business, with particular focus on organizational design and effectiveness, total rewards, learning and organizational development, talent management and acquisition and technology-led HR processes and analytics.

Prior to joining Tata Technologies, Mr. Banerjee was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Viacom18 Media. He also has held leadership roles at global technology and professional services firms Capgemini, WNS and Infosys. Earlier, he worked with automotive manufacturer Ashok Leyland Ltd. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Banerjee’s embrace of lean operating principles and smart organizational alignment strategies has helped him improve people performance and productivity and drive employee engagement.

Mr. Banerjee has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and also completed the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program at University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Hemanth Ananth Ram

Hemanth Ananth Ram

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Hemanth Ananth Ram leads the Legal & Compliance functions. He is responsible for all legal support, serving as Principal Counsel to the CEO and the Board of Directors.

In his role as Chief Compliance Officer, Hemanth is responsible for overseeing the statutory and regulatory compliance programs that enable the Company to conduct its business operations across various jurisdictions, whilst adhering to the highest ethical standards. He is also a member of Global Executive Leadership team.

Hemanth has held leadership positions in the Legal, Corporate Secretarial and Finance departments, during the course of his career with Companies forming part of the Blackstone Group, the Hewlett Packard Group, the Accenture Group. CEOs, CXOs, Committees of the Board and Boards have benefited from his wise counsel and sage advice, on a broad range of complex corporate law matters.

Hemanth is a Lawyer, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, by training and education.

Sonal Ramrakhiani 

Sonal Ramrakhiani 

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.

Arun Krishnamurthi

Arun Krishnamurthi

President – Sales, Europe

As President- Sales, Europe, Arun is responsible for all sales, business development and customer management activities for the territory. He is passionate about customer success and in using innovation to bring new business models to outcomes. He brings many years of global experience in running large business transformation programs for customers.

Prior to joining Tata Technologies, he has held various leadership roles in the Sales and Customer Management within Wipro Technologies and Patni Computers. His most recent stint has been with Wipro Technologies, as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Utilities, where he was responsible for the global Utilities business, new business development and account delivery globally.

Arun is a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Mathematics and a Masters in Computer Applications from University of Pune.

Anand Bhade

Anand Bhade

President - APAC Sales and Global Marketing and Communications

As President APAC Sales and Global Marketing and Communications, Anand Bhade is responsible for all sales and business development activities for global services and technology solutions in the region. Mr. Bhade draws on more than 24 years of experience in the engineering and IT services field managing executive relationships with key customers in India, Europe and North America.

Mr. Bhade joined Tata Technologies in 1997 as one of the first few hundred employees to work for the company. Past roles include Director of Global Delivery at INCAT (acquired by Tata Technologies), Vice President of Strategic Business and Operations – North America and a number of sales and operational leadership positions worldwide.

As Head of Global Offshore Business, Mr. Bhade led a successful initiative to accelerate offshore revenue growth and designed a process called the Tata Value Innovation Framework, an engineering approach that ensures low cost for product innovation and launch. Mr. Bhade has also been a keynote speaker on the topic at various academic institutions

Mr. Bhade holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pune and an MBA from Oakland University, Michigan with specialisation in international business.

Pawan Kumar Bhageria

Pawan Kumar Bhageria

President, Tata Motors Group Strategic Business Unit

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.

Mr. Bhageria has held senior leadership positions in global OEMs and Tier 1 companies in India and abroad.

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.

Mr. Bhageria received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering-Gold Medalist from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India and a MBA in Finance and Systems from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India.

Steve Haywood

Steve Haywood

Executive Vice President – Global ER&D

Steve Haywood is Tata Technologies’ Executive Vice President of Global Engineering, Research & Development (ER&D). He is responsible for delivering complete vehicle programmes from concept design to full series production, supply chain optimisation and value management. Mr. Haywood's career spans over 30 years in the premium automotive sector.

Mr. Haywood has a proven track record for managing multibillion pound turnover programs on a global basis, leading the delivery of complex vehicle projects from concept to market. Mr. Haywood has extensive global knowledge of the automotive industry and has worked with companies such as BMW, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, Proton and Tata Motors as well as international consultancies and major global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Mr. Haywood has also gained global knowledge through collaborative work and overseas working experience with Japanese, German and North American OEMs.

Mr. Haywood holds a Bachelor’s degree in Combined Engineering from Coventry University and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.