Leadership Team
  • Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia Dr. Lalit S. KanodiaFounder and Chairman
  • Rahul L. Kanodia Rahul L. KanodiaVice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Vidur Bhogilal Vidur BhogilalExecutive Director and Chief Financial Officer
  • Sameer L. Kanodia Sameer L. KanodiaExecutive Director

Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia, the founder and Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies is one of the pioneers in the Indian Software and Offshore Services Industry. He founded Datamatics in 1975, prior to which he was instrumental in setting up of Tata Consultancy Services in 1967.

As Chief Mentor at Datamatics, Dr Kanodia drives all innovation, new product development and quality initiatives. His inspirational leadership has led Datamatics to be conferred with various awards over the years, including the Most Innovative Software Product Award, the International Asia Pacific Quality Award and being ranked among the top 50 best managed outsourcing vendors by 'The Black Book of Outsourcing'.

Dr. Kanodia is an Executive Member of NASSCOM, the apex body of the IT-BPO industry in India. He has also been designated as the Honorary Consul General of Chile in India by the Government of Chile. In the past, he has held several eminent positions with various industry associations, which include- President of the Management Consultant's Association of India and Chairman (Western Region) of the Electronics & Computer Software. Dr. Kanodia has also been on the Board of Directors of several large conglomerates.

After obtaining degree in engineering from India’s premier technology institute, IIT, Bombay, Dr. Kanodia completed his Doctorate in Management and post-graduation in Computer Science from the MIT (USA).

Rahul L. Kanodia

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rahul L. Kanodia leads all strategic and corporate initiatives globally, leading to the long-term growth, profitability and industry leadership of the organization. He has over 20 years of professional experience and has held progressively senior and leadership positions.

He has been the Chief Architect for re-positioning and transforming Datamatics from a Service led organization to a Solutions and Product led organization focused on delivering next-generation business solutions to address customer's strategic and operational challenges. 

Rahul is responsible for driving the company's strategic process to identify, evaluate and integrate organic and inorganic business growth options, including mergers & acquisitions, partnerships and alliances.  He has also been driving the company’s foray into new geographies.

Rahul holds an MBA degree from Columbia University (USA), with a major in Business Strategy & Marketing. He has 2 Bachelor degrees from H. R. College (India), with specialization in Finance & Accounting, and Babson College (USA), with specialization in Management Information Systems.

Vidur Bhogilal

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Vidur leads the finance, legal and secretarial, administration and taxation teams at Datamatics Global Services. He plays a critical role in creating sustainable value for the organization through successful mergers, acquisitions and joint venture partnerships. He has been focusing on growth and profitability initiatives through planning, monitoring and course-correcting.

Vidur played a pivotal role in the amalgamation of the IT services and BPO divisions of the Datamatics Group.

Before joining Datamatics, Vidur worked for international organizations such as JM Morgan Stanley and Arthur Anderson, amongst others. Vidur received his B.Com. from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai and an LL.B from Government Law College, Mumbai. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ACA) and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (AICWA). He also holds a degree of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Delaware.

Sameer L. Kanodia

Executive Director

Sameer drives various strategic initiatives, expansion plans and go-to-market strategies and is actively involved in managing operations of the company. He led the team that set up and managed the first high-technology scanning R&D centre at Datamatics to test the feasibility of optical character recognition.

Sameer received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University, USA, with Marketing as a major, graduating with honors. Sameer subsequently received his Masters in Business Administration from Bryant University, USA, with Finance as a major.

  •  R. K. Saraswat R. K. SaraswatDirector
  • Sudhir Deshpande Sudhir DeshpandeDirector
  • Shahzaad Dalal Shahzaad DalalDirector
  •  Dileep Chokshi Dileep ChokshiDirector

R. K. Saraswat

Director

R. K. Saraswat has over 40 years of experience in Project Finance, General Administration and Advanced Accounts. He has held the positions of Director (Finance) at Datamatics Limited; President, S. M. Dyechem Limited and Senior Vice President, Grasim. At Grasim, Saraswat was part of the team that set up its Mangalore Refinery Project. He is a graduate in Commerce and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Sudhir Deshpande

Director

Sudhir Deshpande has over 45 years of experience in engineering design. He is an established geotechnical consultant specializing in soil / rock testing techniques. He is also engaged in conservation engineering related to heritage and archaeological structures and is a winner of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Award of Merit.

Sudhir has an M.Phil. (Mechanical Engineering) from King’s College, University of London and a Certificate of Post Graduate Study in Engineering from University of Cambridge, UK. Sudhir holds a degree in engineering (civil) from University of London.

Shahzaad Dalal

Director

Shahzaad Dalal is Vice Chairman, IL&FS Investment Managers Ltd (IIML), one of India’s leading Private Equity Fund Managers with assets under management of $3.2 billion. He guides corporates through their growth plans and other strategic developments, and advises on exits through a range of methods, including IPOs and strategic sales.

Shahzaad is a Management Graduate from the USA.

Dileep Chokshi

Director

Mr. Dileep C. Chokshi, [Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bachelor of Law & Member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India], a leading Chartered Accountant by profession, has over 35 years of experience. Dileep is on the Board of Directors of several leading private sector organizations, including State Bank of India, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited, and NSE.IT Limited. He was also the Vice Chairman of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in India before the setting up of C3 Advisors Private Limited.

  • Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia Dr. Lalit S. KanodiaFounder and Chairman
  • Rahul L. Kanodia Rahul L. KanodiaVice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Vidur Bhogilal Vidur BhogilalExecutive Director and Chief Financial Officer
  • Sameer L. Kanodia Sameer L. KanodiaExecutive Director

Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia, the founder and Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies is one of the pioneers in the Indian Software and Offshore Services Industry. He founded Datamatics in 1975, prior to which he was instrumental in setting up of Tata Consultancy Services in 1967.

As Chief Mentor at Datamatics, Dr Kanodia drives all innovation, new product development and quality initiatives. His inspirational leadership has led Datamatics to be conferred with various awards over the years, including the Most Innovative Software Product Award, the International Asia Pacific Quality Award and being ranked among the top 50 best managed outsourcing vendors by 'The Black Book of Outsourcing'.

Dr. Kanodia is an Executive Member of NASSCOM, the apex body of the IT-BPO industry in India. He has also been designated as the Honorary Consul General of Chile in India by the Government of Chile. In the past, he has held several eminent positions with various industry associations, which include- President of the Management Consultant's Association of India and Chairman (Western Region) of the Electronics & Computer Software. Dr. Kanodia has also been on the Board of Directors of several large conglomerates.

After obtaining degree in engineering from India’s premier technology institute, IIT, Bombay, Dr. Kanodia completed his Doctorate in Management and post-graduation in Computer Science from the MIT (USA).

Rahul L. Kanodia

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rahul L. Kanodia leads all strategic and corporate initiatives globally, leading to the long-term growth, profitability and industry leadership of the organization. He has over 20 years of professional experience and has held progressively senior and leadership positions.

He has been the Chief Architect for re-positioning and transforming Datamatics from a Service led organization to a Solutions and Product led organization focused on delivering next-generation business solutions to address customer's strategic and operational challenges. 

Rahul is responsible for driving the company's strategic process to identify, evaluate and integrate organic and inorganic business growth options, including mergers & acquisitions, partnerships and alliances.  He has also been driving the company’s foray into new geographies.

Rahul holds an MBA degree from Columbia University (USA), with a major in Business Strategy & Marketing. He has 2 Bachelor degrees from H. R. College (India), with specialization in Finance & Accounting, and Babson College (USA), with specialization in Management Information Systems.

Vidur Bhogilal

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Vidur leads the finance, legal and secretarial, administration and taxation teams at Datamatics Global Services. He plays a critical role in creating sustainable value for the organization through successful mergers, acquisitions and joint venture partnerships. He has been focusing on growth and profitability initiatives through planning, monitoring and course-correcting.

Vidur played a pivotal role in the amalgamation of the IT services and BPO divisions of the Datamatics Group.

Before joining Datamatics, Vidur worked for international organizations such as JM Morgan Stanley and Arthur Anderson, amongst others. Vidur received his B.Com. from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai and an LL.B from Government Law College, Mumbai. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ACA) and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (AICWA). He also holds a degree of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Delaware.

Sameer L. Kanodia

Executive Director

Sameer drives various strategic initiatives, expansion plans and go-to-market strategies and is actively involved in managing operations of the company. He led the team that set up and managed the first high-technology scanning R&D centre at Datamatics to test the feasibility of optical character recognition.

Sameer received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University, USA, with Marketing as a major, graduating with honors. Sameer subsequently received his Masters in Business Administration from Bryant University, USA, with Finance as a major.

  • Dr. C M Dwivedi Dr. C M DwivediPresident and Global HR Head

Dr. C M Dwivedi

President and Global HR Head

A Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, P.G Diploma in Guidance & Counseling and a trained Lead Assessor of SEI P-CMM, Dr. Dwivedi has 25 years of professional experience in the areas of Human Resource Management in leading organizations.

Prior to joining Datamatics Global Services Limited, Dr. Dwivedi was Group Head – Human Resources with Financial Technologies Group and from July 1997 to Jan 2007, he was associated with Datamatics Group as Senior Vice President and Head – Corporate HRD.

Dr. Dwivedi has been awarded the most coveted HR Professionals and HR Leadership Awards, some of them include: Global HR Excellence Award, Super Achiever Award,Young Scientist Award from Govt. of India etc.  Under his guidance, recently, Datamatics Global Services Limited also won the Global HR Strategy Award. Dr. Dwivedi is a member of Governing Council of leading Business Schools and Universities.