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  • Our Core Service and Solutioning focus areas – IT Infrastructure Management, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Skill Development
  • 200+ Employee/Consultant base
  • Operating since 2008 serving various industry verticals
  • 75+ Clients served so far
  • Partnership with key product vendors
  • Very high Client retention


  • SAP ACE 2015 award winner in the category “Enterprise Analytics”
  • “20 Most Promising SAP solution providers in India” –  CIO Review 2016
  • “20 Most promising Microsoft Solution providers in India” – CIO Review 2016
  • “The 10 most valuable SAP solution providers in India” – Insight Success 2017

Management Team

Umashankar Malligere

Founder Director & MD

With over 20 years experience in IT, Umashankar has previously worked in various industry verticals like Telecom, Retail, Healthcare and BFSI across several geographies and comes with a strong background in Database/EDW Technologies. Some of the companies he has previously worked includes L&T, Wipro & JPMC and has been responsible for managing very large engagements including outsourcing, setting and managing offshore centres and innovation. Since inception of Ahana in 2008 he has been key in driving Ahana’s growth and delivering many key assignments addressing many pain areas of Ahana’s customers.

Vivek Hegde

Founder Director & CEO

Over 20 years of experience in IT Infrastructure Management, predominantly in the areas of Systems and DataCentre Management, TCO/CAPEX and OPEX Management, Vivek has previously served in organisations such as Wipro, JPMC, Citi, Bank of America ML and holds a Engineering Bachelors degree from University of Mysore. He has been responsible for delivering many turnkey projects in the areas BCP/Disaster Recovery & DC Optimisation. Vivek’s rich experience in IMS has been instrumental in delivering quality Infra services at lower cost for many Ahana’s customers.

N Ravindra

COO & Head, Education Services

Over 30 years of corporate experience with over 26 years at Wipro Technologies in senior leadership positions where he built and lead Testing and IMS teams for Fortune 500 companies. Has nurtured and grown technology practices and managed operations of over 10,000 professionals with a key focus on delivery excellence. Over the last 4 years spearheaded the operations and training delivery team at Vimarshana Technology Solutions. Created and delivered specialized boot camps for deployment ready IMS engineers.

Murali SN

Executive Director, US Operations

An accomplished IT professional with over 25 years of core IT experience across varied industry segment  like Telecom, Banking & Finance, Retail and R&D .  Collaborative leader with Proven expertise in drawing IT Strategy and road map by  enhancing the customer/User experience, Built  IT infrastructure end-to-end with Global Operations interconnect.
Murali’s  great passion is to deliver business value. Few of the companies for which he has contributed are Microland, GE ,HP, Wipro and HCL Technologies.
As an  Executive Director at Ahana , he has the responsibility  for US business and operations.

Ranjiet Singh Khokhar

VP – Sales and Marketing

Ranjiet is having a work experience of 10 years+ in IT Software and Hardware Sales. He has worked in well known IT companies including HP Enterprise, Microfocus, SAP, Sybase, Oracle and Redington. His latest achievement includes selection for HPE Presidents club which was awarded to him on overachieving the target . He has also won several other awards including the Sybase Salesperson of the year for closing 50 Sybase deals in 1 year, best HPE Newhire in the Induction program.

Srinath Venkataramaiah

CTO, Digital Transformation Services

Srinath comes with over 24 years of experience in IT industry and has worked on various verticals like Manufacturing, Resort Management, Investment Banking and Retail banking.  He has architected various in-house and web applications using Oracle and SAP stack products for both nationaland international clients.Currently as CTO at Ahana, Srinath leads the technology initiative around EDW, BigData, BI Analytics and Visualisation.

Chidananda Murthy

 VP, Database Practice

Chidananda Murthy heads the Database Practise at Ahana and he has been instrumental in building IMS – DB practise with in Ahana. Prior to joining Ahana he has been working for Vijaya College, Bangalore University and later transformed himself as IT Professional leading many Corporate and Inhouse Database trainings both in the area of Sybase and Oracle achieving very good feedback from delegates.He is now responsible for running the team which supports multiple databases across various locations around the globe. Also under his leadership team has built many niche skill sets such as Sybase ASE, Replication Servers, Sybase IQ, HANA etc.

Makesh Kannaiyan

A Techno functional consultant with over all 35 years of experience including core industry experience in Utilities, Gas based power plants, Desalination plants and Petroleum refineries. His Experience spreads across SAP Implementations, upgrade, setting up SAP landscapes and application maintenance teams for large clients. His domain knowledge includes Automobile, Retail Manufacturing, Health care, Construction, Oil & GAS, Utilities and IT industries.
Has successfully handled Senior leadership roles such as SAP practice head, Technology leader, Team lead and System Analyst.
He has served in Government of India, Madras Refineries, Large Desalination plants, NIIT, Satyam, Tech Mahindra (Shanghai, China) and Sonata Software. Some of the IT clients served Gas and Fuel oil based power stations, J&J, Good Year, GM, Nestle, Mars, World Bank, Holcim Asia Pacific& CIBA Projects, BMW China,FCA China
Holds Bachelor Degree in Engineering in Electronics and Communication. He is a SAP certified professional.

Sujatha prakash

 VP, Infrastructure Management Services

An experienced engineering program manager with a unique blend of leadership, Program / project management, Software development, release management, vendor management with good interpersonal skills.  Hands on proactive leader focused on customer and business needs

Venkatesh R A

VP, Infrastructure Management Services

Venkatesh has 20+ years of experience in leading Infrastructure Design, Implementation, Upgrades, Migrations and Technical Audits. He has been key in various turnkey projects handling from Infrastructure Design to Go-Live and has mentored & built the teams to deliver projects efficiently.

Antony Chacko

VP, Education Services

Prior to joining Ahana, Antony has worked in various roles within IT for 18+ years, off which 8+ years in Microsoft managing around 10 Vendor Technical Teams across various EMEA regions. He holds many technical certifications and in Microsoft has won many awards and recognition for his services. Currently as head of Education Services, Antony has been instrumental in initiating and running many programs like Ahana Skill Academy and Highend Training Programs with gauranteed placements.

Kanchan Shetty

Head, HR Dept

Has around 15 years of experience in various Human Resources Functions  in majorly IT Product & Service Industries as well in  Aerospace, Realty and Digital Marketing Companies.Expertise in Building and Transforming HR,  with rare acumen in Building startup companies to High Growth Companies.She holds a MBA degree from MAHE University Manipal. She is also Digital Marketing Certified Professional.

Subramanya G

Head, Finance & Accounts

Subramanya has  20+ years of Experience in IT, Accounts and Administration Field and he has worked previously in State Education Department managing IT Team at District and State levels.

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