Board of Directors

Mr. Aashish Kalra, Chairman & CEO

Aashish Kalra is the Chairman & CEO of Cambridge Technology Enterprises Limited (CT). He has dedicated his career to creating and investing in successful and socially conscious ventures in technology, real estate, energy, logistics and hospitality on a global basis. As the Chairman of CT, he foresees the global operations of the company, providing vision and leadership to the company.

Earlier as a Co-founder of Cambridge Samsung Resources, a leading systems integrator, he concluded successful partnerships with Hewlett-Packard, Marubeni, NEC and other global 1000 companies. He has been consistently quoted in leading Indian and International media and was featured in the “Young Turks” program on CNBC. In 2008, he was named one of the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business”.

Aashish holds a Master’s degree in International Finance from Brandeis University, Waltham, USA. He did his thesis on the Japanese Financial System at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Dharani Raghurama Swaroop, Whole-time Director

Dharani Raghurama Swaroop heads the overall operations in India and is responsible for the corporate governance and statutory compliances-related aspects of CT. Prior to his association with CT, Swaroop co-founded a successful IT systems integration company comprising of more than 150 personnel. He is a member of the following Committees of the board of the company viz., Audit Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee and CSR Committee. Swaroop holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.

Mr. Venkat Motaparthy, Independent Director

Venkat Motaparthy has over 30 years’ experience in the Indian and international markets. Venkat was the former CEO of NTR Memorial Trust and is presently the President of VKR College, Gannavaram. He is the President of General and Technical Education Society, Gudivada. He is actively associated with industry associations like FAPCCI, IALA and Non- Profit Organization – Anokhi Aasha. He is a member of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee and CSR Committee of the board of the company. He occupies the Chairmanship in Audit Committee. He is a Post Graduate in management.

Dr. K. Jayalakshmi Kumari, Independent Director

With a deep passion for teaching, Dr. Jayalakshmi Kumari brings 15 years of experience from the educational sector having worked for leading schools and colleges in Hyderabad. Presently, she is working with the Nalanda Educational Society as a faculty in the field of social sciences. With proven ability to constantly challenge and improve existing processes and systems, she has been participating and rendering voluntary services to many social organizations. Dr. Jayalakshmi Kumari has a Ph.D. in social sciences, an M.A in Economics, M.A in Political Science, M.Phil and M.Ed. She is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Audit Committee and CSR Committee of the Board.

Dr. Usha Srikanth, Independent Director

Dr. Usha Srikanth brings over 30 years of technological and management experience from some of the world’s largest and most respected software enterprises like Hewlett Packard, Persistent Systems, Agilent, Approva Systems, EDS. She sits on the advisory board of IIT, BBSR, IOT Based Entrepreneur Partnership for NASSCOM 10K, T-HUB Start-ups with IIT/ IIIT. Dr. Usha Srikanth also holds a U.S. patent for a knowledge acquisition system that deciphers photolithography defects. She is a Masters in Physics from IIT, New Delhi and a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, USA.

Mr. Stefan Hetges, Director

Stefan joined CT as a part of the acquisition of smartShift, the leading provider of tool-based modernization of complex IT systems. Stefan started his career as a consultant at Cambridge Technology Group. In 2001, Stefan acquired the assets of i-Cube from Razorfish in a management buyout and formed smartShift. Stefan has a Masters in Computer from University of Constance.

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