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Dr. S. J. Raj - Leadership Team
Dr. S. J. Raj

Senior Vice President, HR and Operations

Dr. Raj has been with Newgen for over 25 years and manages the company’s human resources (HR) strategy, global operations, and programs aligned with HR strategy. Before joining Newgen, he worked with Eicher Goodearth, SRF Nippondenso, PCS Data Products, and Semiconductor Complex Limited. He holds a M.A., with a specialization in social work, from Jamia Millia Islamia University and a Ph.D. from Chandigarh University.
Virender Jeet - Leadership Team
Virender Jeet

Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Products

Virender Jeet has been with Newgen for over 26 years and manages the overall strategic and operational functions for the company’s entire portfolio of offerings. He oversees product development, global sales and marketing, and business enablement, and has spearheaded the filing of various patents in India and the U.S. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Savitribai Phule, Pune University.
Tarun Nandwani - Leadership Team
Tarun Nandwani

Senior Vice President, Business Management – Existing Customers and Commercials

Tarun Nandwani has been with Newgen for over 26 years and manages the company’s existing customer and commercial business areas. He is responsible for customer relationship management, commercial activities, contract management, new solution and application development, and driving business from existing customers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Delhi University.
Arun Kumar Gupta - Leadership Team
Arun Kumar Gupta

Chief Financial Officer

Arun Kumar Gupta has been with Newgen since 2010. He oversees financial planning, treasury, global taxation, investor relations, business finance, compliances, and financial reporting. He has over 25 years of experience in finance, having previously worked with companies like Maersk, Thermax, and Satyam. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Calcutta and is a qualified company secretary, cost and works accountant, and chartered accountant.
Anand Raman - Leadership Team
Anand Raman

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Newgen Software Inc.

Anand Raman has been with Newgen for over 25 years. He oversees Newgen’s operations in the Americas and is responsible for driving the company's scale, growth, and profitability in the region. He is also a director on the Board of Newgen Software Inc. Previously, Anand headed Newgen’s sales and marketing, global marketing, and product development teams. He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Pune University and a certificate in Advanced Management from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Hemant Makhija - Leadership Team
Hemant Makhija

Vice President, Marketing

Hemant Makhija acts as Newgen’s global head of marketing and has over 27 years of experience leading product strategy, management, and marketing teams for various enterprise software companies in India, the UAE, and the U.S. Before joining Newgen, Hemant worked with organizations including Sage, Yahoo, and Plex Systems. He holds a Master’s in Marketing Management from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Devi Ahilya University.
Manojit Majumdar - Leadership Team
Manojit Majumdar

Vice President, Channels

Manojit Majumdar has been with Newgen for the past 9 years, after previously working for Newgen in 1999. He has over 33 years of industry experience, having spent time at a number of companies, including IBM. Currently, Manojit is responsible for setting up Newgen’s global business partner ecosystem, expanding the partner program into new geographies, and engaging existing partners. He holds a Master’s from Symbiosis International University and a certificate in Global Business from Harvard Business School.
R. Krishna Kumar - Leadership Team
R. Krishna Kumar

Vice President, ANZ

R. Krishna Kumar has been with Newgen for over 7 years and manages business operations in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) geography. He has over 25 years of experience as an engineer and worked with various companies prior to Newgen, including Ramco, Microland, and Wipro. He held a number of positions related to software products and services during his 13 years at Wipro.
Vivek Bhatnagar - Leadership Team
Vivek Bhatnagar

Vice President, Sales – EMEA

Vivek Bhatnagar manages Newgen’s sales and business operations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) geography. He has over 25 years of experience in sales and geography management across various industries, including banking, insurance, telecom, healthcare, and manufacturing and with companies like Tata Consultancy Services. Vivek also writes industry-specific blogs and participates in active discussions with senior IT leadership across the EMEA region.
Sunil Pandita - Leadership Team
Sunil Pandita

Vice President, Sales – South Asia

Sunil Pandita manages Newgen’s sales and business operations in the South Asia geography. He has 20 years of progressive experience in the technology industry and has worked with a number of companies, including Samsung, Adobe, and IBM. Sunil is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at various industry forums. He is an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science.
Ashok Kapoor - Leadership Team
Ashok Kapoor

Vice President, Global Delivery

Ashok Kapoor has been with Newgen for over 5 years and manages software delivery organization. He has expertise in managing operations, building strong teams, and working with customers across various geographies, including the U.S., Europe, India, EMEA, and APAC. Within the IT industry, Ashok has worked with both products and services at various organizations, including NIIT Technologies, Interglobe Technologies and Headstrong Ltd. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from IIM Calcutta and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from BITS Pilani.
Shanmugam Nagappan - Leadership Team
Shanmugam Nagappan

Vice President, Software Development

Shanmugam Nagappan manages the Newgen’s Chennai-based development center and focuses on delivering projects for customers in South East Asia, Australia, and South India. He has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software implementation and IT consulting. Shanmugan has held executive positions at multiple companies, including Replicon, Insight, and KPMG. He holds a Master’s in Engineering from University of Houston and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Trichy.
Diwakar Nigam - Leadership Team
Diwakar Nigam

Chairman and Managing Director

Diwakar Nigam co-founded Newgen in 1992. He is also a founding member of NASSCOM, India’s apex IT industry association, and was a member of NASSCOM’s Anti-Piracy Task Group. Prior to joining Newgen, he founded Softek and was associated with the company for 12 years. Diwakar has served on Newgen’s Board of Directors since 1993 and has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry. He is an alumnus of University of Allahabad, IIT Delhi, and IIT Madras.
T. S. Varadarajan - Leadership Team
T. S. Varadarajan

Whole-time Director

T. S. Varadarajan co-founded Newgen in 1992 and has been on the company’s Board of Directors since its incorporation. Prior to promoting Newgen, he promoted Softek Private Limited and was associated with the company for 13 years. He has more than 35 years of experience in software designing and development. He is an alumnus of Bangalore University, IISc Bengaluru, and IIT Madras, and holds a Master’s in Technology (computer science).
Priyadarshini Nigam - Leadership Team
Priyadarshini Nigam

Whole-time Director

Priyadarshini Nigam has served on Newgen’s Board of Directors since 1997. Previously, she was a journalist with over 10 years of experience. She has freelanced and published with the South-North News Service and Depthnews Press Foundation Asia. Priyadarshini holds a Master’s degree in Economics.
Subramaniam Ramnath Iyer - Leadership Team
Subramaniam Ramnath Iyer

Independent Director

Subramaniam Ramnath Iyer is the sole proprietor of S. R. Iyer & Associates, Chartered Accountants and has over 36 years of experience in the fields of finance, accounting, and corporate law. He holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce and is a qualified chartered accountant, company secretary, and cost accountant.
Kaushik Dutta - Leadership Team
Kaushik Dutta

Independent Director

Kaushik Dutta is the founder and co-director of the Thought Arbitrage Research Institute and boasts over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, having previously served as a partner at both Lovelock and Lewes and Price Waterhouse. He has consulted as an expert with the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and the Serious Fraud Investigation Office within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Kaushik has also authored the Handbook of Independent Directors: Upholding the Moral Compass, co-authored Corporate Governance: Myth to Reality and India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned Its Stripes, and acted as a contributing author of CR Data and Company Law (VII Edition).
He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College and University of Calcutta, a qualified chartered accountant, and a member of ICAI.
Saurabh Srivastava - Leadership Team
Saurabh Srivastava

Independent Director

Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading IT entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. He is the founder and director of the Indian Angel Network and a former chairman of NASSCOM. He has also been honored with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. Saurabh is an alumnus of Harvard University and IIT Kanpur.
Padmaja Krishnan - Leadership Team
Padmaja Krishnan

Independent Director

Padmaja Krishnan has more than 40 years of experience as a global business leader and innovator in the technology sector. She has managed the business portfolios of many organizations, including Tata Consultancy Services, Perot Systems, Genisys Group, Steria Group, CSC, and various entrepreneurial ventures. Padmaja is a guest faculty member at FMS, BIMTECH, and NIFM. She holds a Master’s in Physics from University of Delhi and a Master of Philosophy in Computer and Systems Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University.