Management – India
- Kamal K. Singh
Chairman & Managing Director
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.
- Laxmidhar V Gaopande
President – Defence Software Development
Laxmidhar V Gaopande joined Rolta as Director Operations for EITS in June 2008. He has successfully handled multiple responsibilities like product development, consulting, global delivery and new initiatives in Rolta over last 5 years. He also initiated Rolta Innovation Forum at Rolta. He now handles Defense, Safety & Security Solutions and User Experience (UX) areas at Rolta. These involves Defense products and solutions covering all Remote Sensing and Imaging product and Solutions and Rolta Safety and Security Solutions involving CAD systems like Rolta GeoCAD and Rolta Command and Control (C2) for homeland security, coastal security, critical infrastructure and border security.
Laxmidhar has overall 28+ years of rich experience with various Global companies and MNCs in India, USA and UK like Tatas, NYBC New York, Computer Vision R & D India Ltd., and UK, KPIT Cummins, Geometric, NeilSoft, CalSoft, Syntel etc. and has been involved in product strategy, product development, consulting, setting up multiple offshore development centers (ODCs) and global delivery models for fortune 500 companies. He has been part of executive management teams in various companies.
Prior to joining Rolta, Laxmidhar was the Vice President & Chief IP Officer (CIPO) with Syntel, where he was involved in large state of art product development in Healthcare with multi-locational team across USA and India. Prior to joining Syntel he was Vice President Operations with CalSoft Inc. Pune looking after VMWare ODC, Business Development, Strategy, HR and Operations. He also setup ODC for IMLogic in Pune which was later acquired by Microsoft.
Laxmidhar holds Bachelor of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE) Nagpur, Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai and Industrial Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He is a recipient of various scholarships and prestigious Dr.Vaidyanathan Memorial Award at IIT Chennai for his academic excellence.
Laxmidhar has attended many national and international conferences, CEO and CIO summits, NASSCOM Product summits and has published multiple papers in national and international conferences.
He also holds the honor of being invited as Visiting Professor of IT for Global MBA students in Middle East in early 2008.
- Lt. Gen. KT Parnaik, (Retd)
Defense & Security & Member of the Board
Lt. Gen. KT Parnaik, (Retd) is the Joint Managing Director for Defense & Security & Member of the Board. He has been one of the most respected and dignified generals of the Indian Army with over 41 years of experience and domain knowledge, especially in the areas of modernization and transformation.
Prior to joining Rolta, Lt Gen KT Parnaik, (Retd) held several leadership positions in field operations and prestigious staff appointments. He commanded the 2 Rajputana Rifles in Rajasthan Sector (Udaipur) and Jammu and Kashmir, an Infantry Brigade during Operation Parakram on the Line of Control, and a Mountain Division in Sikkim. Before his tenure as Director-General of Perspective Planning, the General Officer commanded the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) in Bhutan and a corps in the North-East. He has also held various instructional appointments at the Indian Military Academy, IMTRAT and Army War College, Mhow. The General held the most prestigious appointment as the Army Commander of the highly active Northern Command, a 450,000 strong force dealing with military operations and logistics along 3,500 kms. of most sensitive borders.
- S.K. Shirguppi
Executive Vice President
Geospatial & Engineering Business
Mr. S K Shirguppi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University. He has an Overall industry experience of over 25 Years with strong technical credentials. For over 10 years he has been leading a large Global Engineering and Geospatial services delivery operations with a pool of over 800+ multi-discipline engineering resources at Rolta India Limited.
Mr. Shirguppi is a highly accomplished, innovative, seasoned, results-oriented Senior Management professional with a successful background in design and engineering, project management, product sales, business development, marketing, planning, and financial management.
Currently, Mr. Shirguppi is designated as Senior Vice President and Head of Engineering & GeoSpatial Business Group at Rolta and is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Project Management and Business Operations including P & L responsibility. He has a rich experience of handling customers and has spearheaded business opportunities for Rolta in the Power and Nuclear Industries apart from its normal business lines such as Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Refinery and Process Industries.