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Leadership

Guiding Each Day With Examples

Leadership Pillars

Leaders exemplify qualities such as integrity, expertise, diversity and are committed to serve.

Their experienced footsteps, they set examples for each member associated with Tavisca.

A Diverse Team Of Leaders & Technologists

Our Captains On Deck

Whether developing company policies, providing financial support, managing global staff, or advancing the company’s strategic plan; each member of the team is dedicated, collaborating, and co-creating sustainable change.

Chief Executive Officer

Akash Sureka

Akash Sureka serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tavisca. He’s a serial entrepreneur with a successful exit to a public company. He comes with a strong background with more than 20+ years of varied technology products and business leadership experience in global technology companies like NVIDIA, Bilcare, Persistent, Nokia, & Motorola and start-up unicorns like Icertis.

Prior joining to Tavisca Akash was a Founder & CEO of a global product start- up company in the mobile internet ecosystem, acquired by Persistent Systems. Akash, was also the CEO of a SAAS company, later acquired by Software AG.

Akash has been nominated for Young Entrepreneur by Business World, Top 100 Asian Companies, and also as a Top Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum. He recently got nominated as corporate game changer by European Corporate Vision magazine for his new corporate thought leadership. Akash has co-authored international publications like “Everything Guide To Mobile Apps” published by International publishing agency Adams Media. Akash Sit on board of many global start-ups and also advisory to Accelerators, VC’S, Angel Groups, and similar organizations across the globe.

Head of Technology

Nikhil Prasad

Nikhil Prasad is CTO of Tavisca. In his role, he drives the technology and engineering culture vision at Tavisca, with a deep impact on product vision. For Nikhil, Tavisca is an embodiment of what he considers as his life’s work and reflects his personal desire to create products that leave a significant positive impact on people. What he loves at ‘Tavisca’ is the constant ability to balance ambition with Tavisca’s core philosophy of excellence and doing the right thing in the best interest of Tavisca’s people and its customers. He loves cooking, teaching and evangelising technology. Nikhil is married with 2 children. He is a graduate of Pune University.
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Chief Human Resource Officer

Amit Bakshi

Amit is an HR professional with about 20 years of experience in diverse sectors, that include aviation, telecom, BFSI, FMCG and ITES. He has handled leadership roles in areas of Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Management and International Mobility across geographies, which encompass India, UK and Philippines. His areas of expertise include setting and scaling up businesses, spearheading organizational changes and transformation and global leadership & diversity. In his current role as Chief HR Officer at Tavisca, he works towards ensuring Tavisca is a happy and productive workplace, along with developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the strategic direction of the organization.
Amit has a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management from School of Finance and Management, London. He has also completed the Leadership Development Program in Human Resources and Business Strategy from London Business School, UK and MDP from XLRI. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and when not in office, he is busy taking long road trips across the country.
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Head of Platform Product Management

Glenn Dsouza

Glenn is the Head of Platform Product Management at Tavisca. With a wide-ranging background as a business consultant and product strategist, he has in the past, helped multiple enterprises build and establish their product strategy from scratch. He is known in the product fraternity for his humility and contagious passion for the ‘impact’ that every feature creates on the lives of users. A hands-on proponent of the Lean Start-up model and a servant leader to product managers, Glenn is a firm believer that it's as important to be a great human being, as it is to be a thorough professional. When he is not thinking and breathing ‘products’ at Tavisca, he is busy mentoring product enthusiasts and indulging in cooking, gardening, guitar, singing, dancing, and reading.
Head of DevSecOps Practices

Divjot Singh

Divjot Singh is Head of Cloud Engineering at Tavisca. In his role, he drives the technology and engineering culture vision at Tavisca, with a deeper involvement in Cloud,Security, and Performance Practices in the Product vision . Divjot finds Tavisca to be a place where he likes the innovation and ideation culture in all the Products, practices and processes which are embedded making it a delightful experience to work with the organisation.

Divjot’s personal desire of building a culture of Mastery is an art that he sees Tavisca being the early adopters and example of taking track for epiphony. For Divjot, Tavisca’s People and its customers are the two most important currencies and all the decisions taken inside and outside the workplace revolve around it. Divjot loves meeting new people and thus runs a technology meetup at Tavisca, organise and participate in Hackathon’s, Dev-Days and Conferences to understand others perspectives and discuss solutions to the problems outside the organisation boundaries as well.

In his free time, he loves giving trainings or teaching people, travelling to some new places and exploring the emerging technology and Product trends

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Head of Delivery

Kameswara Rao

Kameswara Rao is the Head of Delivery, Loyalty. In his current role, he spearheads Product Delivery for the Loyalty Business Unit at Tavisca and is responsible for building innovative delivery practices across the organisation.
He is a serial entrepreneur, with over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience and has held ample leadership stints in the IT Services, Consulting, Product Engineering & Delivery domains. Prior to his assignment at Tavisca, Kameswara has worked in organizations like Shell Markets India Pvt ltd, Sapient Consulting, Infosys, IBM, VeriSign. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer science and is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. When he is not working, he enjoys cooking, travelling, and exploring emerging technologies and trends.
VP Technology

Rahul Pilkhwal

Rahul is passionate about technology and finding ways of utilising the right technology for addressing user needs.

As a co-founder of Tavisca and Cuspion he has spent most of his professional life 15+ years in startups, conceptualising and creating products and platforms for large scale use working with great teams.

Rahul’s interests include learning newer things especially around technology, business of technology, design thinking and playing sports.

He has graduated in Computer Science from AIT, Pune

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Head of Engineering

Ajay Dixit

Ajay Dixit is the Head of Engineering for the Loyalty Platform at Tavisca. He is passionate about employing technology to solve customers’ problems. In his current role, he is responsible for building a strong team of motivated engineers, who build world class products for their businesses and customers. He loves Tavisca’s culture of “Product- led- Technology,” that focuses on solving the right set of problems and steers the organization in right direction.
Ajay is a tech enthusiast, who comes with 20+ years of work experience in the field of technology. Some of his prior engagements include stints at organizations such as iFlex Solutions, Oracle, Amazon and Expedia. In his free time, Ajay loves reading philosophy, travelling and spending time with nature. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta.
Head of Finance

Priyanka Ratnaparkhi

Priyanka Joined Tavisca in 2014 as a Head of Finance. In her role, she oversees business finance, accounts, regulatory and legal compliances for the organization. She brings more than a decade of experience in corporate banking, FP&A, fundraising, and CFO roles across technology and edtech companies. Priyanka has been instrumental in streamlining finances and enabling data-driven decision making across business verticals.

Over the years, she has helped define strategic direction, devise business plans and create monitoring and accountability systems. In her free time, she loves reading memoirs and travelling.

Chief of Staff

Maninder Singh Hira

Maninder Hira is the Chief of Staff at Tavisca and takes care of Strategic initiatives and Capacity planning . In his role he ensure healthy organisational & team structures, staff planning and other strategic initiatives to ensure the organization is future ready.
He brings 12 years of experience in managing transitions, capacity planning and service delivery. Maninder is an expert at implementation of standardised frameworks and processes to ensure strong governance and organisational change management. He is married with 1 kid and in his free time he loves adventure and sports along with many other interests.