Management – Europe
- Kamal K. Singh
As Chairman and CEO, Kamal K. Singh has spent the last four decades creating the Rolta group of companies as a multi-faceted organization with a strong base of fundamentals and a wealth of Intellectual Property. He is also Founder Promoter of the Group with Rolta India Ltd., the flagship company of the group, which is listed on the BSE, NSE, LSE and Singapore Stock Exchanges.
An Engineering Graduate with a Masters in Business Administration, Kamal is an Executive Committee Member of FICCI, ASSOCHAM and several other prominent trade organizations of India. He is the President of the “Association of Geospatial Industries”, a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Indore and NITIE, and the Honorary Consul-General of Ukraine in Mumbai for the territory of certain Indian States. He has also served as a Govt. of India nominee Director on the Board of one of India’s largest banks – Punjab National Bank.
Over the years, Kamal has been the recipient of various industry honours, including the “The Best IT Man of the Year 2005” award by the Foundation of Indian Industry & Economists, the “Oceantex 2006 Leadership & Excellence” award for Technology Service Provider, the “Amity Leadership 2007” award, the “Glory of India” award by the Institute of Economic Studies and the “2007 IMM Award for Excellence as Top CEO” by the Institute of Marketing Management. He has also been bestowed with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Honorable Vice President of India, at Map World 2009. Recently he was conferred with the Geospatial World Leadership Award for Entrepreneurship at the Geospatial World Forum 2012 by the Honorable former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
- Preetha Pulusani
President – International Operations
In her current position, Preetha Pulusani is responsible for all operations for the Americas with a charter to increase business returns and growth from integrated synergies and differentiated solutions for key vertical segments in North America.
Previously, Preetha served as Chief Strategy Officer of Rolta India Limited, focusing on technology and go-to-market strategies that fueled the company’s growth and transformation into an IP-based solutions company.
In February 2006, Preetha culminated 25 years with Intergraph Corporation, where she had begun her career as an entry-level programmer. At the time of her retirement there, she was President of their largest division, Security, Government and Infrastructure which achieved global revenues of over $400 million. A member of several professional organizations, she has served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), from 2001 to 2006. She was recognized as the AITA (Alabama Information Technology Association) IT Top Executive of the Year in 2006.
- Reida Elwannas
With over 15 years of experience in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GIS, Reida Elwannas oversees Rolta’s Photogrammetry and GIS operations from Dubai. He is responsible for business development and responding to customers’ inquiries, proposals, quotes and technical support needs.
Prior to Rolta, Reida worked at IIC Technologies (USA) between 2002 and 2006, where he founded the Geospatial Division and worked as Director, Geospatial Solutions. Today, this division functions as a centre of excellence, providing a complete array of photogrammetry solutions. He has also worked at various other reputed international organizations, including SPOT and Earthdata International, and was involved in the migration of the entire production workflow of EarthData. Reida is capable of supervising all types of mapping projects, right from inception to final product delivery, including the QA/QC steps.
- Shafik Jiwani
At Rolta, Shafik connects customers with uniquely tailored spatial data solutions. He possesses a dynamic vision of what the GIS industry can become, the energy and drive to make it happen, and an inspiring integrity in leadership that invites the ingenuity of others.
Shafik previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Orion Technology Inc., a company he founded with three partners in 1998. Orion established itself globally as an innovative GIS solutions provider, most notably for their flagship web-GIS product, OnPoint, which Rolta acquired in 2007. Shafik continues to apply his vision and drive by helping customers connect with the innovations Rolta has to offer.
- Tim Dyson
SVP – Sales, Europe
Tim Dyson is Senior Vice President, Sales for Europe and is based out of our Reading, UK office.
Tim joined Rolta after 6 years at SAP where he led a sales team focused primarily on the UK Energy & Utilities market. With an MBA under his belt and 30 years of experience in the IT industry, he held sales leadership positions at Logica, ICL and Digital, before joining SAP. He has led successful sales campaigns to win projects in the £5m- £20m bracket.
- Jigar Thakkar
Finance & MIS
Jigar Thakkar is the Divisional Director (Finance and MIS) of the company, with 15 years of experience in auditing under various GAAS’s (like US GAAS, IAS and Indian GAAS), accounting under various GAAP’s (IFRS, US GAAP, Indian GAAP and UK GAAP), budgeting & MIS, project management, financial planning and analysis. Thakkar is a commerce graduate, and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and member of Association of Certified Chartered Accounts (ACCA) UK.