Advisory Board

Rajan Anandan

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.

Dan Sandhu

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

Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph. D

Founder, Chairman & CEO WSO2

Sanjiva advices Eureka Technology Partners on Open Source strategy and technologies also the Founder, CEO and Chief Architect of WSO2.

Prior to starting WSO2, Sanjiva worked for nearly eight years in IBM Research, where he focused on innovations in middleware and emerging industry standards. At IBM, he was one of the founders of the Web services platform, and he co-authored many Web services specifications, including WSDL, BPEL4WS, WS-Addressing, WS-RF and WS-Eventing. In recognition for his company-wide technical leadership, Sanjiva was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 2003.

Sanjiva also has been committed to open source development for many years. An elected member of the Apache Software Foundation, Sanjiva was the original creator of Apache SOAP, and he has contributed to Apache Axis, Apache Axis2 and most Apache Web services projects.

In 2003, Sanjiva founded the Lanka Software Foundation, a non-profit organization formed with the objective of promoting open source development, not usage, by Sri Lankan developers. He is currently its chief scientist and a director. LSF’s success stories include many Apache Web services projects and Sahana, the predominant disaster management system in the world. In recognition of his role in promoting open source participation from developing countries, Sanjiva was elected to the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in April 2005, where he served for two years.

Sanjiva also teaches and guides student projects part-time in the Computer Science & Engineering department of the University of Moratuwa, and he is a member of the university’s Faculty of Engineering Industry consultative board.

Prior to joining IBM, Sanjiva spent three years at Purdue University as visiting faculty, where he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1994.

Mafaz Ishaq

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.

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