Arun Sarathi

Arun Sarathi

Chairman of the Board and Co-founder

Arun Sarathi is the Managing Director and CEO of Sargam Metals. A graduate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, a former Round Tabler and Rotarian, he is a member of the Aluminum Association of India, the Institute of Indian Foundrymen, and the Bombay Metal Exchange.

Arun’s family owns and runs one of India’s leading English newspapers – The Hindu.

Balakrishnan Parthasarathy

Balakrishnan Parthasarathy

Director

Balakrishnan, CEO-India at an Anglo-American PLC, is responsible for strategy and business development for the group in India. He has over 41 years of experience in the metals and mining industry.

He has held leadership positions in Hindustan Motors’ earthmoving equipment division (now a Caterpillar Licensee operation), Kirloskar Electric Co., and Aditya Birla Group.

Balaraman Jayaraman

Balaraman Jayaraman

Co-founder and President

An MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C), and a mechanical engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering, Balaraman Jayaraman has more than two decades of experience in the high-tech industry. With the vision of starting a company that would provide both technology and business support services, Bala co-founded Congruent Solutions in 1999.

He has also been evangelizing the benefits of leveraging the Global Delivery Model in technology services business. Based in the Silicon Valley for a few years, he was instrumental in helping companies such as Chips & Technologies, MIPS Computers, and Mylex take their first offshore development initiative. He was part of the core team that set up the offshore development center for Covansys. Bala has been honored by the Times Group with the Pathfinder 2013 Award for his exceptional and innovative contributions to the IT/ITES sector.

Krishna Ramanthan

Krishna Ramanthan

Director

Krishna is founding partner of Fulcrum. He has been responsible for the investments under the brand since 2000. He turned investor immediately after his graduation heading his family office first and subsequently Fulcrum as a PE manager.

Over the last 16 years he has invested into Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Real Estate, Agriculture, and Information Technology. His family office investments (Fund I) have generated a stellar return of 18x of which 7x the capital invested has been returned in cash.

Krishna sits on the board of leading companies such as Curatio, Richfeel and Shield amongst many others. He is a member of Chennai Angels and TIE. Krishna holds an MBA from XIMB.

N. Jagannathan

N. Jagannathan

Director

Jagannathan is Managing Director at Fourth Dimension Technologies, a leading IT Infrastructure solution provider in India. Prior to starting Fourth Dimension, he was instrumental in setting up India’s first manufacturing plant for dot matrix printers in 1987. He is an active member of TiE, an organization that fosters entrepreneurship.

He also mentors students on new ventures and is a regular speaker at some of the management institutes in Chennai. Jagannathan, an electrical engineer, is a management graduate from IIM, a premier business school in India. As an active Rotarian, he has been involved in community service activities, such as care for the aged, polio eradication, and education scholarships for the needy.

V. Chandrasekaran

V. Chandrasekaran

Director and Co-founder

Chandrasekaran has 28 years’ experience in software development and Business Process Outsourcing. Known for his expertise in setting up large Offshore Development Centers (ODC), he has enabled Congruent to be one of the early companies to be ISO: 9001 certified for software development services. He has been advising the Company on all key initiatives supporting our business strategy, including CORE-DC development.

As part of the core team, he managed two acquisitions in the US and the consequent merger of the business operations. An industrial engineer from the College of Engineering, Chennai, he also co-founded SecovaeServices, India’s first HR-BPO company to be ISO: 27001 certified, and plays the role of a full-time Chief Technology Officer there.

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