Management Team

Chandra Sekhar P

Co-Founder & CEO

Chandra has more than 20 years of business, technology and delivery experience with large scale enterprise systems in disaster recovery, storage, server and networking areas.

He is driving forces behind Sanovi’s successful transition from a start-up to the industry leader in Disaster Recovery Management space.

He earlier worked with a Sanrise Inc, Sequent (now with IBM), Sun and Wipro in diverse functions.Chandra holds a BS in Computer Science. He has also co-authored five patents.


Vinod K


Vinod has over 18 years of experience in software product development, with expertise in database recovery and administration.

Before joining Sanovi, he led and developed enterprise software products in the US and also in India. Vinod has earlier worked for Telcordia Technologies, Digital Equipment Corporation, and the UB Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.


Raja Vonna

Sr. VP Engineering

Raja comes with over 20 years of experience in the field of Disaster Recovery and Data Protection, having executed various enterprise deployments in India and in the US. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and DR expert, who successfully built enterprise DR and Data Protection products and solutions from the ground up.

As VP – OEM Engineering, Raja has successfully translated the initial concepts of Sanovi DRM to an enterprise-class product running at the offices of top financial, manufacturing, and media giants.


Amarjeet Gill

President - India, SAARC & Europe

Amarjeet Gill has more than 20 years of sales experience in the technology industry.

He is specialised in large account management, building channel strategies and growing new markets with rich experience of handling business across India for more than 15 years.

Amarjeet has earlier worked with market leaders like Apara, Veritas, Sun Microsystems and CommVault.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Mech. Engineering.


Lakshman N

VP Strategy
Lakshman is armed with over 20 years of experience in the networking, information and storage management, and IT recovery and Disaster Recovery Solutions spaces.

Before Sanovi, Lakshman co-founded Sanrise and has held engineering and technology strategy positions at Auspex, Silicon Graphics, and the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Lakshman holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, USA, and has five patents to his credit in the area of Storage and Data Management


Karpagam Venkataraman

Vice-President - Product Management
Karpagam has over 20 years of industry experience.

In past 15 years she has been working in the areas of database systems, replication, data consistency management for relational and non-relational data management.

She has earlier worked for Sequent(US) and Yahoo India.

Raji Iyengar

Vice President - Global Alliances & Partners
Raji has over 27 years of experience in IT industry.

Prior to joining Sanovi, Raji was General Manager, Alliances- HP Asia Pacific and Japan.

She worked with HP for 13 years. Preceding this she was with IBM and other leading IT organizations in India.

Raji earned a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics) India, and subsequently graduate courses in Astronomy & Astrophysics .

George Lee

Sr. Director of Alliances and Sales for North America
George comes with a rich infrastructure background from several large companies in US. George has over 20 years of business development, sales, marketing and consulting experience, working in the Cable, Media and Telecom industries. He held key sales positions in top technology companies, including Microsoft, HP, Sun Microsystem, EMC and Digital Equipment Corp. Most recently, George was VP of Sales at Innova Solutions.

George received several awards and accolades including Microsoft’s Circle of Excellence for top sales in addition to its highest customer satisfaction survey.

Manasi Telang

Sr. Director - Sales and Alliance for ME & Africa
Manasi has 22 years of experience in sales of Banking solutions, Enterprise Applications and Services, Infrastructure management, Enterprise Products and Services

She joined Sanovi from Infosys Technologies where she was heading business development for MiddleEast, Levant and Turkey region for Finacle division based in Dubai.

Manasi is a Master of Engineering from L&T Institute of Technology.

Shashank Dandekar

VP-APAC, Sales
Shashank has over 25 years of experience in Sales, Business development, technology Services, IT & business management. He has won IT Managed services deals at HP, BT and Dell

Shashank has expertise in deal structuring & shaping of multi-million dollar Managed services contracts across APJ.

Prior to Sanovi, he also worked for NIIT and S.H. Kelkar & Co. in Mumbai.

He has completed BSc. and Diploma in Management from Mumbai University

Annadani Patil

Vice President - Services
Annadani has over 20 years’ of experience in leading and managing initiatives in areas of Disaster Recovery, Storage, Backup & Databases with Customer Delight as the driving force. Anna is responsible for implementation and post implementation services.

Prior to Sanovi, Annadani worked with HP, EMC, Wipro & Tata Infotech, managing delivery of Professional Services for OEMs such as HP, HDS, EMC, Sun/Oracle, Symantec.

Annadani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Karnataka University.

Srinivasan Raju

Sr.Director – Services & Presales, ME
Srinivasan has over 17 years of experience in technology delivery, Software quality Management and pre-sales.

He has delivered end to end DR solutions for large and complex environments.

He is also responsible for successful delivery of all Sanovi services using industry best practices and enabling customer DR process, with a special focus on the meeting customer DR needs and customer satisfaction.

Srinivasan is an MBA from Anna University.

Anurag Kuthiala

Sr. Director - Presales
Anurag has over 17 years of experience in Presales & Services in data centre technologies like Storage, OS, Backup & Archiving, Disaster Recovery etc.

Anurag has been delivering and selling complex enterprise class solutions across verticals like BFSI, Manufacturing, Telecom, Government & PSU etc.

His previous stints have been with Tata Infotech Ltd, EMC Corporation (US), Symantec (Veritas) etc. Anurag is a Bachelors of Technology from NIT Jalandhar.

Rahul Pikle

Director - Sales
Rahul has over 25 years of experience of sales of IT Products, Software solutions and Distribution.

He is well-versed with many technologies and solutions like Banking applications, Enterprise Web and Infrastructure Services.

He has worked with various companies like Siemens, Wipro, Alpha Data and Westcon across industry verticals like BFSI, Retail, Engineering & Government.

Rohit Thakur

Director - Marketing
Rohit has over fourteen years of experience in Business Development, Program Management, Marketing and Corporate communications.

He has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Marketing Technology Leaders by World Marketing Congress in 2015.

He has earlier worked for Newgen Software, Electrobug Technologies and GATI Ltd. in diverse functions.

Rohit is a Master's in Business Administration and has completed the Executive Leadership Program (ILPSE) from INSEAD.