Our Leadership

Rao Sadhureddy, CEO

Rao throughout his career of 35+ years has been responsible for leading, developing and creating organizations with deep engineering acumen. Rao has led world class global Engineering and Product Management Teams. He has a track record of rolling out Enterprise Software Applications, SaaS Cloud based Software Applications, E-Commerce Marketplace Solutions.

Rao is globally recognized for turning Product and Professional Services around. He was responsible turning around the product at a Product Lifecycle Management company that led to a half billion dollar acquisition by Oracle.

Rao believes in delivering products and solutions with high quality with high velocity, done right first time and every time which was the key motivation for him to found Nirman Technologies.

On a personal front Rao believes in giving back to the society. To this effect, he is involved in contributing towards mid-day meals for school children and supporting institutions that empower visually impaired children.

Ramakanth Desai, Director – Strategy and M&A

Ramakanth is a Global MNC executive with over 35+ years’ experience in the IT industry (details attached ). His strengths include business P&L, business strategy, large strategic deals, senior executives mentoring, outsourcing to name a few. 

Some of his significant achievements include

  • Founded Happiest minds & helped Chairman in raising 35m USD. Built the sales team, Hunting initial clients, Incubated the verticals of 

BFSI, Retail… 

  • Led the global strategic Deals team at Wipro, with revenue targets of 750m+, Winning 100m+ deals across like British Petroleum, CitiGroup, Alcatel Lucent & National Grid. 
  • Led Business strategy & M&A for a USD 1 billion business division at WIPRO  - Was involved in Acquiring USD 450m Info-crossing business  
  • Built a Business of 500m USD at WIPRO (E-business solutions)  

Ramakanth has an undergraduate degree in Electronics & communication Engineering from JNT University, MBA from Clarkson University, and a Masters in Business Law from National Law School in Bangalore. 


Srinivasan Desikan, Senior Vice President – Products and Services

Srinivasan is a software engineering professional with 32+ years of experience and has served multinational companies such as Wipro, Novell, HP, Siebel & Agile. He has authored the one of the best-selling books "Software Testing: Principles & Practices (English & Chinese)" which is being used by more than 50 universities across the world. He has served as Board member to many IT companies in India and was instrumental in their growth. He was the founder of two successful start-up companies “Rolling Rock Software” and “QualPlayers” where he joined as first employee. He has authored two patents and credited with many international publications. He serves as Syllabus committee member/Advisor/Visiting Professor to few Universities in India and has created pedagogy driven courseware for colleges through Govt of India – HRD dept. He is currently working as Senior Vice President of products & Services, at Nggawe Nirman Technologies.

Jayant Chonkar, Senior Vice President

Jayant has 28+ years of industry experience in multiple Business Domains of High-tech industry across various legacy and emerging Technologies. He has led large global delivery teams delivering complex IT transformation programs.

Jayant has proven delivery track record in Program Delivery, Transition Management, Business Development and Operations. He has recently led teams of over 1500+ software professionals working across entire enterprise technology stack for Application Development and Support.

Jayant has passion for people and customers and believes in building strong relationships to achieve business goals. He dislikes excuses, meaningless metrics, lack of ownership & lack of sense of urgency.


Sridhar Babu Kolapalli, Co-Chief Technology Officer

Sridhar comes with over 18 years of hands on experience in building and leading the teams from ground zero on emerging technologies like Blockchain, IOT, Cloud and Enterprise Applications.

Sridhar believes that Blockchain, IOT & AI technologies is going to disrupt the industries and early adopters of this technologies is going to be the game changers in the respective industries. Right now, he is focusing on building the products leveraging these technologies for better humankind.


Raam Baranidharan, Co-Chief Technology Officer

Raam is a leader with over fifteen years of experience in creating technology transformation, evolving product strategy and building teams.
He has hands on experience in building consumer and enterprise products that scale to millions of users.

Raam is a strong believer in lean strategies, iterative development, customer fixation and data driven approaches. He is able to navigate seamlessly from business strategy through to the depths of implementation at any level.


Shashidhara Sastry, Enterprise Architect

Shashi has over 26 years of IT experience building Enterprise Solutions. Passionate about giving intelligent Digital Transformation solutions for enterprises to support ever changing Business needs.

Shashi has built large secured global solutions that is highly scalable, performance driven, near real time integrated with various SaaS solutions keeping high focus on end to end monitoring.

Shashi believes reliable composed team will always be successful.


Santhosh Chandan, Vice President – Cloud Transformation and DevSecOps

Santhosh is a DevOps Expert and hands on practitioner in areas of Cloud Transformation, Digital Transformation, Software Development, Deployment, DevSecOps, Automated Testing and Operations Management.

His specialities include AWS, GCP, Azure, Cloud Computing, DevOps and DevSecOps, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, ChatOps, TFS, Architect-Build-Manage High Availability Applications/Platforms, J2EE and Linux.


Santoshkumar Hanaji, Chief Operating Officer

Santosh is a seasoned technology leader with more than 16 years of industry experience.

He brings in, deep experience in multiple key disciplines - product engineering, professional services, customer success and support operations. Having worked in some key roles at both large and small sized MNCs and having had an opportunity to work with and be coached by some of the best people in the industry, Santosh gained significant expertise in building and running high performance teams. He strongly believes success is a team effort.

On a personal front Santosh believes in giving back to the society. He actively contributes to multiple non-profits working in the areas of education, health and social upliftment.