Rajan Anandan guides Eureka's Management team on strategy. Rajan's professional career has spanned across high technology and management consulting. He was the Managing Director of Microsoft India until August 2010. In this role Rajan was responsible for Microsoft's Sales, Marketing and Services Group in India. Microsoft is the largest software company in India. Under Rajan's leadership Microsoft became the highest performing subsidiary for Microsoft in the Large Emerging Markets in 2009. During his tenure Microsoft launched its Cloud Services portfolio across all three layers of the cloud: saas, paas and iaas and quickly became the leading Cloud Services provider in India.
Prior to joining Microsoft Rajan was a Vice President with Dell Inc. He joined Dell as the Executive Assistant to Chairman Michael Dell. He then held several global leadership roles in Dell International Services - Dell's off shoring division. Rajan was also the Vice President and Country General Manager of Dell India where he grew the Dell business from $250million to over $800 million and made Dell into the leading player among corporates in India.
Prior to joining Dell, Rajan was a Partner with McKinsey & Company in Chicago. At McKinsey he worked with companies across a broad range of industries including technology, industrial and business services. Rajan leverages his direct investing experience, professional experience leading large technology businesses and his passion for technology to help Eureka expand globally. Rajan has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. Rajan returned to Asia in 2006 after spending two decades in the US.
Sanjiva advices Eureka Technology Partners on Open Source strategy and technologies. After having spent nearly 8 years in IBM Research where he was one of the founders of the Web services platform, Sanjiva founded his own company WSO2. With an equity investment of US$4 Million from Intel Capital WSO2 became the first IT Company in Sri Lanka to attract a major US VC.
Sanjiva has been involved with Open Source software both in IBM and in Apache for several years. In recognition for his contributions to Apache, he was elected as a member of the Apache Software Foundation in 2003. Sanjiva founded the Lanka Software Foundation in Sri Lanka and in recognition of his role in promoting Open Source participation from developing countries; he was elected to the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in April 2005.
Prior to joining IBM, Sanjiva spent 3 years at Purdue University as visiting faculty, where he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1994.
Dan Sandhu, former CEO Vertex India, advices Eureka on raising funds and building its offshore service model. Dan is an energetic business leader with a dogged commitment in people, processes and partnerships. He combines a sharp acumen in seeking business opportunities with a keen hand in commercial and financial controls.
Dan has extensive experience in leading portfolios in business consulting, project, media and BPO businesses across Asia, Europe and the United States. He has been involved in a number of start-ups both in the UK and India, being instrumental in institutional fund raising rounds and managing investor relationships while building the businesses.
As CEO, Vertex India, he led the India business from startup to a team of more than 2,500 and developed a formidable leadership team. After the sale of Vertex Dan moved back to the UK where he joined a private equity backed technology business, ACIS, as CEO. He built up an exceptional management team to help transform this business to deliver significant contract wins in the UK and International markets. ACIS was acquired by Vix Technology in 2010.
He is currently actively involved with the UK India Business Council and is a Regional Ambassador of the Next Generation Initiative in the East of England. He remains an active member of the Indian Angel Network having been part of the founding group and is a Charter member of TiE.
Mafaz is a partner of Calanader Group, Private Equity in Singapore. Prior to that he was the Global Head of IT Audit at Holcim, a Global 500 company. Mafaz advices Eureka on the development of its Global Delivery model for Remote Infrastructure Management Services. At Holcim Mafaz managed a team of Regional IT Auditors covering the globe. Prior to heading the Global IT Audit function, Mafaz was responsible for Holcim's Asia Pacific IT Services Center for remote IT Infrastructure Management and SAP shared services. The center services nine countries and was responsible for US $1.5 Billion in business.
Mafaz attended school at Harrow in England. He received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics, and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He also attended IMD's program on Building a Smarter Company.