Board of Directors
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.


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.


Vijay Swaminathan

Vijay Swaminathan

Co-Founder & Board member

Vijay has extensive experience in the areas of Product Life Cycle Management, Operations Research, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Strategic Management. Developing business heuristics for offshore ROI analysis and Total Cost of Ownership Analysis for global initiatives, performing business case modeling for various offshoring scenarios for multiple Fortune 1000 companies and developing simulation models to enable optimal BPO operations of various companies are among his notable contributions. During his tenure at KPMG, Vijay formalized and implemented various ERP and CRM solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to this, his work at QuestOne gave him an opportunity to help its clients like General Motors reduce time-to-market by formalizing and implementing innovative solutions using TOC techniques. Vijay holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.


Vamsee Tirukkala

Vamsee Tirukkala

Co-Founder & Board member

Vamsee has worked closely with multiple Fortune 1000 and reputed SMB companies assisting them with their offshoring strategy and operational optimization. Vamsee has been instrumental in successfully establishing strategic partnerships with large consulting organizations and venture firms. In his earlier years in the industry, Vamsee has held various positions with Centric Software, Inc and has hands-on experience in remote vendor management, product management, remote process design and new technology & tool evaluation. He has a US government patent on “Virtual Three-Dimensional Display for Product Development”, and holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Iowa State University.

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