Board of Directors
Pari Natarajan

Pari Natarajan

Co-Founder and CEO

Pari Natarajan, Co-Founder and CEO of Zinnov, has successfully spearheaded engagements for Fortune 500 companies and helped them effectively globalize their R&D initiatives and bolster their business footprint in India and across other emerging markets.

Pari continues to deliver thought leadership across various facets including R&D globalization, emerging market entry and technology adoption by SMBs and consumers.By dint of his experience,Pari has exceptional expertise across multiple industry verticals such as Internet and Software, Semiconductor, Telecom, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare and others.

Prior to taking Zinnov’s helm, Pari held management positions at Praja and Centric Software. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.


Ayan Mukerji

Ayan Mukerji

President & Board Member

Ayan Mukerji was the Chief Executive of Wipro’s Media and Telecom Strategic Business Unit & Product Engineering Service until January ‘16. He was responsible for a Global P&L of $1.7B, including Sales, Delivery and Operations,Solutions and Customer Satisfaction. He has worked and lived across India,Europe and North America.

Ayan also headed Wipro’s Product Engineering service line that creates intelligent products and connected devices for customers in an era of digital disruption.Customers are spread across Manufacturing and Hi Tech, Consumers Electronics,Medical Devices, Software Products, Automotive, Industrial Automation etc.

Ayan’s experience of working with CEOs, CIOs and CTOs of Fortune 100 corporations gives him a unique and in-depth understanding of their markets and businesses. Ayan has been sharing his views on technology’s impact on changing consumer experiences at forums like The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, Oracle Open World, Zinnov Confluence etc.. He is associated with leading forums like Telecom Council Silicon Valley, TM Forum and ETC (Entertainment Technology Center) and academic institutions globally. He also advises start-ups in the Silicon Valley.

Ayan holds a management degree from The Indian Institute of Management (IIM),Calcutta and an Electrical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology IIT) – Kharagpur.
He lives in Los Gatos, California.


Harish Singh

Harish Singh

Partner and Practice Head

Harish is a Partner & Practice Head at Zinnov and has helped numerous Global Technology companies in their globalization initiatives.

He has actively engaged with Fortune 500 companies and has been instrumental in aiding several Global Technology firms in resolving their challenges and helping them make right decisions. He has also helped various organizations such as HP, Toshiba, Hitachi, Microsoft, BMC, Airbus, Intel, IBM, Vmware, Exxon Mobil, EMC in leveraging Emerging Geographies for aspects such as helping MNCs in setting up their centres, transformation initiatives, innovation and eco system enablement initiatives etc. He has been running the non linear practices such as GAP (Global accelerator platform), R2I etc. Harish has a Master’s degree in management.


Nilesh Thakker

Nilesh Thakker

Partner & Practice Head

Nilesh is a Partner at Zinnov and heads the US operations of Zinnov.

He has over two decades of executive leadership experience in technology companies and has led operations in enterprise and consumer software, Cloud Computing, Product Management. He has worked with large technology companies to help define their Go-To-Market and channel strategies in India.

He has been part of 3 startups funded by top tier VCs like Sequoia Capital, General
Catalyst Partners, Accel Partners and Rho Ventures. He was the Head of Operations at Intuit and single-handedly established Intuit’s Global Development & Business Center in Bangalore. He was also the first managing director of Intuit in India and a catalyst in Intuit’s global growth.

Nilesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering from IIT, Mumbai and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Houston.


Praveen

Praveen Bhadada

Partner & Practice Head

Praveen is a Partner & Practice Head at Zinnov driving the digital transformation vision for global enterprises including vertical businesses, technology platforms and service providers.

He has spearheaded various market expansion and advisory projects for Fortune 500 technology companies across the world. He specializes in market entry strategy, go-to-market strategy (including channels), globalization strategy, engagement model analysis, cost/ price analysis, peer group benchmarking, location analysis and total rewards analysis (including compensation & benefits).Praveen is an alumnus of IIT, Delhi.


Sidhant Rastogi

Sidhant Rastogi

Partner and Practice Head

Sidhant is a Partner & Practice Head at Zinnov and has been engaging with Fortune 500 companies in the technology space to execute their multi-location engineering globalization strategy.

He has spearheaded multi-year engineering center strategy definition and continuous transformation programs for existing MNCs and service providers in India. He has extensive experience in formulating and implementing market expansion / GTM strategy.

Prior to joining Zinnov, Sidhant has had multiple years of R&D experience with Toyota Motors and Tata Motors.

Sidhant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a management degree from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

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