We are among the leaders of mobility solutions. With an expansive suite of productized solutions, we cater to over two billion mobile users globally.
Manoranjan ‘Mao’ Mohapatra
Chief Executive Officer
We exist because we create value for our customers. And will continue to do so. Our success will be defined by our ability to help our customers deliver value to their customers.
Prior to joining Comviva, Mao was President and COO at Aricent, where he enjoyed a 15 year career and was instrumental in building the company from a relative start up to a globally recognized brand, with over US$300 million in revenues. At Aricent, Mao led teams in the areas of R&D, product management, operations, and sales and marketing, gaining hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of the software and communications industries and honing his leadership talent. Before moving to Aricent, Mao was a core member of the Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT), where he made a significant contribution to research and development in telecom switching, and where he began his career. Mao has been recognized with prestigious 'Distinguished Fellow' award by The Institute of Directors (IOD) in the year 2012 and in 2013 he was named “India’s Top 20 CEO 2013” by Haryana IT, Telecom, and Enabled industries Confederation (HITEC) India for spearheading the company's growth as an industry leader and for setting benchmarks in the mobile VAS industry.
Mao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
Sandyp’s personal vision is to evolve self continuously while influencing positive change, unhindered by any boundaries. He loves mentoring empowered & capable teams; and believes in building trusted relationships with stakeholders. He is a strong advocate of business KPIs led people initiatives. Sandyp likes to thrive in ambiguous & demanding work situations; with a focus on simple user experiences, backed by out-of-the-box solutions approach.
Sandyp brings multi-industry capability across very large scale to entrepreneurship driven start up environments; spread between manufacturing/process industry, consulting, technology, fin-tech, payments and analytics domain. Prior to Comviva, his HR career has been with dominant players like Aricent Technologies (Altran), Satyam Computers ( TechMahindra) and IPCL- Reliance (Reliance Industries). At Comviva his role includes being closely involved in nurturing the multiple-start ups /incubation environment. He has further been the executive sponsor to two start-ups, one of which was in the Mobile Learning & Engagement domain. He was awarded a joint patent in this space.
Sandyp has been involved in extensive leadership journeys at a global level, covering complex areas like competency framework implementation & management, Compensation for over 50 countries, Transformation & Change Management, Performance Management, M&A - due diligence and integration; Leadership & Talent Development ; and integrated HR Systems implementation across large IT applications landscapes.
Sandyp has many ‘youngest firsts’ to his credit. At Aricent, while setting up the Corporate HR Function, he became one of the youngest leaders in a truly global role. Still at Aricent, he was one of the youngest professionals to win the CEO’s Global award. Additionally, he was among the youngest HR professionals in the industry to occupy a Management leadership position, when he became part of Comviva’s Apex Leadership Team in 2008. Under his leadership, the organization has won several prestigious people awards like ‘Great Places to Work Top 25 Women Employer’, Brandon Hall, UK -Learning Award, Multiple CSR awards, International Tech Culture Award by TMCnet, etc. He has also been individually awarded several times(Top 50 HR Leaders, Top 50 Tech Minds, Most Influential HR Professional, etc).
Sandyp holds a Masters degree in (Personnel) Management, from Pune University. Over the years, he has contributed to HR field through articles, interviews and panel discussions in print, digital and electronic media.
Sandyp loves to read and write fiction and non-fiction. In his writings, he touches upon myriad aspects, while criss-crossing between genres. Sandyp enjoys watching movies and thrives on music.
He brings to the table over 17 years of experience in new business, finance and talent development, largely spanning the technology and ITeS sectors. Prior to joining Comviva, he worked at Microsoft for over six years. During this time, he played multiple roles, which helped him build sound leadership, business and financial acumen. His last role was that of Group Finance Controller for Microsoft India.
Prior to Microsoft, his other stints include Convergys and Jubilant.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.
Board of Directors
He has been associated with Tech Mahindra for more than 19 years and played a key role in taking Tech Mahindra’s Telecom services business to wider geographies and a diverse clientele.
He has been involved in creating the strategic direction to the Telecom & the Networks Services business and in driving various Organic & Inorganic growth initiatives. Manish has co-authored Technology papers on ‘Network Innovation’ with CXOs of Networks-based companies, and published several blogs on the Future of the CSPs.
Jagdish Mitra is a Non-Executive Director at Comviva and Heads the Strategy for Tech Mahindra and along with it responsible for new growth businesses at Tech Mahindra. He served as the CEO of CanvasM, the mobility unit of Tech Mahindra founded in 2006 as a joint venture with Motorola and was heading the Large Deals Business of TechM before taking up this role.
Jagdish has over 20 years of IT industry experience in the areas of business development and marketing in the global information services market. He has handled several responsibilities within Tech Mahindra for the last 20 years, including opening up new markets like North America, Middle East and Asia along with the Global Marketing function and has been actively involved in building several strategic business relationships with key accounts for Tech Mahindra worldwide.
Jagdish holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications from Birla Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of London.
Vivek has been with Tech Mahindra since 2004 and took a 2-year sabbatical in between to create an early-stage technology venture. He has been an integral part of Tech Mahindra’s journey over the last 15 years, leading and structuring some of the largest multi-year outsourcing deals and some of marquee acquisitions. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Tech Mahindra’s European Telecom business.
Vivek pursued Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology from Ranchi and Post-Graduation from IIM, Kolkata.
Rajat Mukherjee is currently an Independent Director at Comviva and a partner in the Merger and Acquisition Practice Group at Khaitan & Co. In this capacity, his areas of expertise include acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. Prior to his current role, he worked with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP at their New York and Hong Kong offices.
His clientele span several sectors, including media (print and digital), information technology and information technology enabled services, defence, logistics, pharmaceuticals, education and retail. A notable recent transaction was advising the Blackstone Group on its investment in Jagran Prakashan Limited and the subsequent acquisition by Jagran of Naidunia, a Madhya Pradesh daily.
Sunita Umesh is currently an Independent Director at Comviva and senior partner at UCC & Associates LLP. In this capacity, her areas of function include conversion of existing Indian GAAP accounts into IFRS compliant ones, the COSO Framework, including framing of policies and procedures and SOX narratives.
Prior to her current role, she worked at AF Fergusons and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She brings to the table over 25 years of work experience in the field of chartered accountancy. During this time, her areas of expertise included finance, tax, compliance and corporate governance. Other areas of focus included providing audit and consulting services relating to Indian GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP. She also renders consulting and advisory services relating to various other areas like SOX and COSO Framework, corporate risk management, FEMA, company law, expatriate taxation, direct and indirect taxation and transfer pricing
She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a qualified and licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information System Auditor. She holds a graduation degree in commerce from Delhi University.