Leadership Team

“More than our technological expertise, it's our relationships, reliability, and credibility with our customers, that makes us a globally successful company. Rest is complimentary”

NIRAJ GEMAWAT, CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, – GATEWAY GROUP

  • Niraj Gemawat

    Chairman and Managing Director, Gateway Group

     

    Niraj Gemawat

    Chairman and Managing Director, Gateway Group

     

    Niraj heads Gateway Group of Companies as the Chairman & Managing Director.

     

    He is the Founder Director and Chief Architect of the team catapulting Gateway TechnoLabs as one of the best choices of offshore software development companies in India. He is responsible for consolidated growth in markets across the globe. He spells out the vision and the strategic direction of Gateway TechnoLabs and oversees the company's expansion. He is at the helm of several initiatives in technology, applications, processes, customer deliveries and business development.

     

    He is responsible for business development, management of P&L and finance function of the company. In addition to driving revenue and profitability a key part of his focus is to ensure that the appropriate structure is in place to deliver continued high levels of client satisfaction at a time of strong growth in the company.

     

    Managing the consistent growth of the company over the years while retaining 100% financial stability and continuous sustenance of the company by having the best of the teams to work for the company to retain its cutting edge technological competence in the Global markets has been his core competence. People management, financial planning and Process orientation at operational level have been his forte.

     

    We have built a philosophy of growth around the key drivers of Client Intimacy, Sustainable Relationship which delivers the highest value, Operational Excellence and Delivery of end to end IT & Business Services for our customers.

     

    For our customers it means that we are able to operate a Global Delivery Philosophy - offering our clients a choice where their services will be delivered from, doing the right things for the client within a fine set of business frameworks and values making sure our success as a business is measured by our clients' success in their business.

     

    He is an Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from one of the top 10 Management Institutes in India.

  • Indrajit Mitra

    JT Managing Director, Gateway Group

     

    Indrajit Mitra

    JT Managing Director, Gateway Group

     

    Indrajit is the Joint Managing Director of Gateway Group of Companies.

     

    He is responsible for technology transformation, quality and overall project management. He heads his super team of over 1000+ software developers. He and his team have a 100% delivery record and have brought all the name and fame that Gateway has in terms of having a powerful multi platform and multi skilled technology team. He is responsible for the Best Software Development Practices to be followed by the company.

     

    He is almost fanatical about delivering value and quality to our customers and his willingness to sacrifice business and profits to hold on to our commitment and promise. He has consistently delivered significant positive change and envisioned and built the technology team at Gateway.

     

    His leadership inspires to give shape to the collective efforts of his team, who use technology to shape standard & unheard-of solutions.

     

    Indrajit has been responsible to work and successfully complete Enterprise level applications working within Gateway.

     

    Prior to being a part of Gateway Indrajit served as Project Manager for Veritas Inc., He has over 15+ years of experience. He has done Bachelors in Science and Masters in Computer Application from Gujarat University.

  • Vipin Moharir

    Partner, Director - Gateway Group, CEO NINtec

     

    Vipin Moharir

    Partner, Director - Gateway Group, CEO NINtec

     

    Vipin is founder and CEO of NINtec B.V., The Netherlands and Partner & Director at Gateway Group Of Companies.

     

    He has over 15 years of managerial & consulting experience working across large IT-enabled business areas and also currently serves on the board of directors of The Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade (NICCT).

     

    He has previously worked with large American & British Multinationals like Logica and CSC before setting up NINtec B.V. Presently, Vipin spearheads Gateway NINtec group of companies by investing and developing clients relations, expanding domain expertise and establishing client servicing centers in multiple international geographies. Vipin holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering (India) and a Masters in Business Administration (The Netherlands).

  • Pavak Shah

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs USA Corp, USA

     

    Pavak Shah

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs USA Corp, USA

     

    Pavak is the CEO of Gateway TechnoLabs USA Corp, USA

     

    Pavak has over fifteen years of experience in the information technology industry, in both operational and entrepreneurial roles. He has had a successful career gaining valuable insights in strategic planning, global delivery operations and new business development in the North America, Europe, Middle East and India by starting and growing successful IT ventures.

     

    At Gateway, which he joined by merging his startup in 2002, Pavak heads the Global Sales organization as CSO, and provides valuable strategic inputs in formulating the successful Gateway growth plan in various markets. Pavak's expertise has been exploring and establishing new markets. He brings the entrepreneurial energy and agility to lead the team into uncharted waters and establishing Gateway's foothold in those markets. North America and DACH regions are his current passion.

     

    Pavak also takes up additional responsibility as EVP Strategic Initiatives. He works closely with the Board of Directors and  focuses on charting a path to help achieve the company’s growth, including organic and inorganic opportunities. Currently, he is scouting for Joint Venture partners in Germany, USA and UK.

     

    He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA and Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Gujarat University, India.

  • Rahul Ganatra

    Director, Global Software Sales

     

    Rahul Ganatra

    Director, Global Software Sales

     

    Rahul Ganatra currently handles global sales organization within Gateway and very specifically the Scandinavian, Middle East, Australia, South Africa and DACH regions and also heads the Gaming, Search Engine and Online Digital Marketing (SEO/SMO/SMM) and Strategic Technology divisions at Gateway.

     

    In his profile he drives the actual sales process within the geographies he heads which involves relationship management with customers and partners and ensures a high degree of repeat business generation. His team is responsible for sales, presales and deliveries within his domain of operations.

     

    Rahul has over 18 years of experience in IT and has worked across various geographies with prominent multinational companies. He has spent over 9 years operating and heading professional services operations in Australia and pacific countries focusing on ERP Solutions, Consulting and IT infrastructure. His strong techno commercial background in IT solution sales has been instrumental in formulating and executing strategies for growth.

     

    After spending almost a decade working abroad, he has returned to India and has settled back in Ahmedabad where he hails from.

     

    Rahul is very passionate about people oriented and people focused growth and ensure that the very philosophy of “Customer Delight” is achieved at all levels of Gateway operations.

     

    He also believes that every individual should absolutely enjoy his or her work and finding the perfect balance in one's professional and personal lives, can sustain an individual's growth and thereby the growth of the organization.

     

    He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics engineering from SP University, V.V. Nagar and MBA in marketing from MS University, Baroda.

  • Vilas Nagar

    CTO & Head, Resource Management Group

     

    Vilas Nagar

    CTO & Head, Resource Management Group

     

    Vilas Nagar is the CTO & Head, Resource Management Group with Gateway Group of Companies. He is also an active member of Resource Management Group (RMG) which is core group having responsibility of ensuring smooth deliveries and future growth of the company.

     

    He also plays a crucial role as Client Success Director in ensuring smoother delivery process and win-win situation for both client and Gateway. His rich exposure to various engagement models helps delivery team devise the strategies for optimal delivery and execution model.

     

    In the era of technology world when a new technology is born very often, constant focus on emerging and higher technology is critical for the overall growth of the company in the future ahead. It would be his visions along with the Jt. Technology Director of the company which will be responsible to ensure that the company remains on the cutting edge of technology.

     

    He joined Gateway in 1997 as a project engineer and has played key role in Gateway's Education & Training endeavor to prepare future IT force. Prior to taking the current role few years back, he has been instrumental and active participant in architecture and project management for the development of many critical and large scale projects in the field of Financial, Insurance, Banking, e-commerce and IT services sector.

     

    Vilas holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication from Gujarat University.

  • Pratik Mehta

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs Canada Limited, Canada & Global Accounts

     

    Pratik Mehta

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs Canada Limited, Canada & Global Accounts

     

    Pratik is CEO at Gateway TechnoLabs Canada Limited, Canada & Global Accounts

     

    With 14 years in the global IT industry, his experience spans across handling key functions like devising corporate strategies, managing customer relationship and delivery operations. In addition, Pratik also focuses on growing Gateway’s relationships with Key Strategic Accounts across all Geographies while maintaining “Customer Delight”.

     

    Known for his capabilities in creating high performance teams, delivering quality solutions and nurturing strong client relationships, Pratik spearheads the global delivery organization at Gateway by playing a pivotal role in offering innovative solutions, institutionalizing process initiatives, proactively nurturing key alliances and leveraging business partnerships.

     

    Passionate about overachieving expectations, Pratik works actively with the Resource Management Group to cultivate a culture of over-achievement at Gateway there by enabling “ordinary people do extraordinary things” and ensuring optimal use of Human Resources for competitive advantage and achieving that extra mile

     

    A keen lover of sports and an avid cricket fan, Pratik holds Bachelors in Science (Electronics) & Masters of Computer Applications.

  • Pentti Heikkinen

    Chairman of Board, Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy

     

    Pentti Heikkinen

    Chairman of Board, Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy

     

    Pentti is the Co-founder and the Chairman of Board, Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy of Finnish joint venture Gateway TechnoLabs Finland.

     

    He has an extensive 27 years of experience in IT Service and Product businesses, of which more than 20 years is in Executive Group Management positions in international IT service companies, like TietoEnator Corp (current Tieto) where Pentti latest held Group CEO Position and CapGemini Finland.

     

    He has an extensive international business experience having run businesses in 27 countries and wide knowledge in M&A, divestments and outsourcing with a track record of close to 100 transactions and 3 cross-border mergers. Pentti took his first steps in offshore field in late 1990´s.

     

    His favorite hobby is playing football. He has played for almost 35 years in different football teams.

     

    Pentti holds a Master’s Degree at University of Jyväskylä 1985; Master of Science (Econ.) majored in computer science (Business Economics and Marketing).

     

    Pentti is also currently a member of the board in many companies including Tecnotree plc and CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.

  • Anssi Seppänen

    CEO, Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy

     

    Anssi Seppänen

    CEO, Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy

     

    Anssi is Co-founder and CEO of Finnish joint venture Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy.

     

    He has close to 20 years of experience in multiple roles within IT sector including running businesses of various sizes. Prior becoming entrepreneur at Gateway Technolabs Finland, he worked almost 10 years in Finland’s biggest IT company Tieto Ltd. At Tieto Anssi held various positions including head of IT Service Centre in Ostrava, Czech Rep and Vice President of Manufacturing Business Unit. Majority of his roles have included, and including, leading teams from various cultures and countries.

     

    Anssi is passionate over opportunities that challenge us out of natural comfort zones and keep on growing us continuously further. During free time his twins are keeping life entertaining, as well as hobbies like running, cross-country skiing and golfing.

  • Makoto Ogawa

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs Japan Limited, Japan

     

    Makoto Ogawa

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs Japan Limited, Japan

     

    Mr. Ogawa was with Japanese think-tank and SI for over 7 years.

     

    He was with multiple US technology companies for 10 years including country manager role for Japan operation for three years. He was also the Japan operations representative for an Indian IT vendor for 9 years.

     

    He established his own Company in India to help Japanese companies operations in India especially in manufacturing and entertainment area.

     

    He has joined Gateway TechnoLabs Japan Ltd. (NIPPON GTL) as a CEO to lead the operations in Japan.

     

    He was CEO of a Japanese IT company for 3 years.

     

    He will make use of his long experience and knowledge for accelerating growth of business in Japan. He will strive to enhance the development environment for a Japanese system in India and possibility of collaboration of Gateway TechnoLabs and Japanese companies in global environment.

     

    He is Bachelor of Engineering and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Noko University.

  • Elvar Thorkelsson

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs ehf, Iceland

     

    Elvar Thorkelsson

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs ehf, Iceland

     

    Elvar has about 30 years IT experience and over 15 years of managerial, sales and consulting experience with companies like Capacent, Oracle and Microsoft.

     

    Elvar spearheaded Microsoft Iceland for the first 3 years, then lead Microsoft Information Worker Business in Russia and Microsoft Office business in Central Eastern Europe, covering 27 countries. For the last three years Elvar has been doing business consulting in Iceland, both independently and with Capacent Iceland. Before Microsoft Elvar lead his own company Teymi, mainly in Iceland but also in Sweden and Denmark. Teymi was acquired in 2002.

     

    Elvar holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (California State University, Chico, USA) and a Master of Business Administration (Kent Business School, Canterbury, UK).

  • Steve Covers

    CEO, Gateway Technolabs UK and Ireland

     

    Steve Covers

    CEO, Gateway Technolabs UK and Ireland

     

    Stephen Covers, is the CEO of Gateways Technolabs, UK and Ireland. Steve, as he likes to be called, has extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance and General Management and has enjoyed a successful business career spanning more than 25 years in the Global ICT Industry. His passion is to create significant business advantage for his clients using innovative services and solutions for his clients.

     

    Steve believes, that in order for a company to deliver optimised, competitive and strategic solutions to its customers, its’ people should strive hard to gain in-depth knowledge of their client’s business and its needs, before asking for one.

     

    Steve has led several profitable and high growth business outsourcing divisions for over 10 years of his career, and while this has been his primary focus, he has personally led many successful global business programmes across many different verticals; including securing and delivering several ICT outsourcing projects and contracts, each in excess of $150m value or more.

     

    Steve has a degree in Physical Science (Hons) from Coventry University, London. In 1982, soon after his graduation, Steve started his career as a Software Graduate Engineer for a Digital Equipment Company. Thereon, Steve has supported a series of senior roles in sales, commercial, and operational in companies like Sprint, Equant, Verizon Business and Getronics.

     

    Steve and his wife Mandy live with their three children to the West of London, where they enjoy walking and watching their children participate in various sporting activities. Steve is co-founder and co-owner of Gemani Ltd., a strategic partner of Gateway Technolabs in UK and Ireland.

     

  • Lina Budhwani

    Chief Financial Officer

     

    Lina Budhwani

    Chief Financial Officer

     

    Lina Budhwani is the Chief Financial Officer at Gateway Group of Companies.

     

    In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Lina is responsible for Corporate & Business Finance, International Taxation, Financial Planning and Budgetary Control and Global Treasury and Risk Management of Gateway Group.

     

    With experience of over 10 years in various segments of Finance Function, her key priorities are Revenue assurance and margin management to support the company's growth, manage critical finance function and adhere to regulatory and compliance requirements for all Group Companies across the globe.

     

    She is also a part of the Strategic Planning Team for due diligence and project viability of the new initiatives of Gateway Group for diversification, organic and inorganic growth.

     

    Lina is a Chartered Accountant by profession with Master's degree in Commerce and a Law Graduate.

  • Sonal Shah

    Director – HR

     

    Sonal Shah

    Director – HR

     

    Sonal is Director – HR at Gateway Group of Companies.

     

    Sonal is a core HR professional with over decade of experience within the Information Technology & Offshore practice vertical with global exposure. Her exposure across the Industry with domain expertise of HR has given an edge over fellow professionals by adding perspective of each industry concern and added to overall sensitivity required to function as an HR professional. She headed the India Operation with an IT MNC as her previous assignment and implemented precision in processes for smooth and easy functioning. Being a people’s person; Sonal adds the extra mile in terms of conceiving the Strategy plan and execution along with HR management, Development and execution across the border.

     

    With us Sonal is entrusted with over all Human resource planning, strategic initiatives- including workforce development and organization effectiveness, staffing and hiring top talent. With a Master’s degree in literature and Diploma in Computers, she has been a core member of management team with several IT solution providers and consulting companies. She brings high-energy, excellent work ethics and a ‘Let's do it’ attitude to the table and inspires other to the same.

  • Chandrakant Shukla

    Sr. VP – Human Resources

     

    Chandrakant Shukla

    Sr. VP – Human Resources

     

    Chandra is an HR professional with over 2 decades of experience within the IT sector and manufacturing business verticals. With expertise in HR, he has had exposure across various industries which gives him an advantage over fellow professionals in identifying the right skills & attributes required by Gateway for recruiting fresh & talented individuals. He headed the HR for multiple departments such as IT, BFSI, e-governance & manufacturing and implemented innovative HR practices and methods for smoother functioning for the same. He has always been aggressive, hardworking and dedicated for team Gateway. Well as for the hiring & resourcing needs of the company, Chandra always goes the extra mile to make sure we always get hold of the best skilled employees to join our Gateway family. Previously, he was associated as GM for HR & Admin.

     

    Chandra is entrusted with overall global talent acquisition, sourcing & recruitment tasks & staffing the top talent in their respective fields. With a Master’s degree in Business Administration & a PG Diploma in Management from Mumbai University, he has been a core member of the Human Resource Management team for several IT solution providers and manufacturing companies in Maharashtra, Rajasthan & Gujarat.

  • Rahul Gadiya

    CEO, Gateway aniMedia Works

     

    Rahul Gadiya

    CEO, Gateway aniMedia Works

     

    Rahul Gadiya is the CEO of 'Gateway aniMedia Works' (GMW) and heads the global business. Rahul is responsible for ideation, conceptualizing, visualizing concepts and creative direction for all the key projects. He is the Founder & Chief Architect of Media Flavours and Fountain Pixel Animations. These companies were floated with the aim of developing quality animation content & offering animation services to global as well as local clients.

     

    Rahul holds a Master Degree in Commerce from Pune University and has completed a PG Diploma in Advanced Computing from C-DAC, India. Rahul has 14+ years of combined experience in the Animation & IT industry.

     

    Rahul has been instrumental in creation of various IPs which were acquired by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific Inc. (Cartoon Network + Pogo), one of the leading Kids TV network in India.

  • Sameer Pradhan

    Head - Future Engineering and Technical Excellence

     

    Sameer Pradhan

    Head - Future Engineering and Technical Excellence

     

    Sameer is Head - Future Engineering & Technical Excellence for Gateway Group of companies.

     

    In his role as Head - Future Engineering & Technical Excellence, Sameer is responsible for exploring cutting edge technologies and adapting them to client solutions, bringing technology competency in the development team and preparing them to deliver state of technology solutions with adaptation of the best practices in the industry. He is also responsible for exploring new technological frameworks and upcoming technology architectures for possible utilization in client solutions.

     

    Sameer has over 18 years of industry experience in information technology and telecommunication and has a B. Tech Information Technology and Master in Computer Science from Pune University. He is very determined to ensure that solutions presented to the clients adapt the right technology and are scalable to adapt to new platform requirements of the ever growing Information Technology industry.

  • Ashit Shah

    Vice President, Operations and Projects, NINtec B.V.

     

    Ashit Shah

    Vice President, Operations and Projects, NINtec B.V.

     

    With over 12 years of experience in the global IT industry Ashit has had a dynamic management career with strong leadership, problem-solving, planning, team building and Account management skills.

     

    As VP Operations, Ashit is responsible for all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation and support globally as an integral component of business plan, transform IT into strategic business partner, manage and deliver multiple large scale projects.

     

    He has been highly successful in developing, motivating and retaining diverse staff and structuring them in teams that deliver results. Ashit has strong expertise in implementing end-to-end complex technology projects in Automotive, Banking, Hospitality and Retail verticals.

     

    Client relationship is an area of utmost importance to Ashit. He builds excellent relationship with clients and partners as well as secures the performance of global deliveries. Ashit strongly believes that clients are not restricted to a span of timeframe but are for life. Ashit has the fine knack to strike a balance between the importance of professionalism and the benefits of being friendly and sociable with key customers and clients. From his personal experience he is of the opinion that a less formal attitude is often a benefit in forming stronger relationships.

     

    Ashit is an articulate communicator at all organization levels. He is a technically savvy enthusiast with analytical skills combined with a proven track record of solving complex, unique and business crippling issues in short times. Culturally sensitive with experience of working in Europe and Asia. Highly respected for team-based management style, value based leadership skills and visionary based organizational design.

     

    In addition, Ashit also spearheads Global Automotive vertical for Gateway Group. Under his leadership and expertise, the Automotive vertical has grown tremendously over the last few years. Not only has Ashit’s leadership resulted in the organization penetrated into new areas of businesses within Automotive but also grow the traditional business areas towards new heights and innovations.

     

    Die-Hard fan of Manchester United FC, it is quite evident to all around when the team has not done too well the previous evening. However, being a good sport, takes the banter from his colleagues with a pinch of salt (hoping for a comeback the week after). Ashit holds Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Information Technology (MIT) along with bachelor in Accounting and finance.

  • Amit Raje

    Sr. VP Strategic Accounts

     

    Amit Raje

    Sr. VP Strategic Accounts

     

    Amit is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience and has worked in various roles throughout his career, both as an employee and an entrepreneur. His expertise includes designing & developing solutions, developing credible IT vendors, assessing commercial feasibility, liaising with government and getting statutory approvals.

     

    After completing his engineering in Electronics and Computers, Amit worked in a number of industries such as Embedded, Telecom, Test & Measuring equipment, and finally IT. While working with a reputed Indian multinational, he established two high-technology joint venture companies—one with a German telecom major and another with a British firm for electrical test equipment manufacturing.

     

    During his 8 years of entrepreneurial stint, Amit established a successful embedded development organization employing over 100 engineers, which he later exited with a great sense of satisfaction.

     

    Amit is a strong process-oriented operations person. He is a certified Lead Accessor as well as SPiCE certified. Understanding client’s expectations to create a win-win situation comes naturally to him, and he displays great zeal in taking on challenging assignments and completing them successfully.

     

    At Gateway, Amit leads the Resource Management Group responsible for Delivery, Quality, Profitability and Team success.

  • Bharat Thaker

    SVP Corporate Affairs

     

    Bharat Thaker

    SVP Corporate Affairs

     

    Bharat is working as Senior Vice President- Global Financial Management & Corporate Affairs with Gateway Group of Companies. He has over 14 years of industry as well as functional experience, expertise and successful track record in incubating and managing Corporate Accounts and Finance function.

     

    He is an experienced and adept professional handling major Global functions like Corporate Advisory, Risk Management, Internal and Management Audit, International Accounting, Treasury operations and surplus management, International Taxation, Overseas investments, Transfer pricing, Setting up operational and process Control functions, etc.

     

    In addition to above, he is also a part of the Management Core Team for strategic planning and control as well as working on new initiatives & organic as well as inorganic growth. His major role consists of preparation of Annual business plans, cash flow projections, forecasts and long term plans, Budgeting and analysis, Secretarial and statutory compliance, Accounts and MIS, Planning and Budgeting including budgetary controls & Management and Financial Reporting

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