Chief Executive Officer
Jitendra Israni is a dynamic and result-oriented business leader, with over 25 years of broad and varied experience in the Telecom and IT Services industry. He enjoys excellent credibility in the technology industry, especially among key customer organizations.
Israni has a vast experience in strategy and business planning, outsourcing management, solutions selling, project planning and execution in IT Services Management. He is a technologist at heart and a skilled negotiator who places a premium on strategic selling across client organizations.
Prior to joining ISON Technologies, he was the Chief Services Officer at Tulip Telecom Ltd. Earlier, Israni was associated with IBM India, where he was Vice President (Strategic Outsourcing). He has also been with the Reliance Group as Senior Vice President for Customer Solutions Selling. He started his career as an Indian Engineering Services Officer and served the Department of Telecommunication, Govt. of India. He has worked in several high-paced domestic and multinational companies.
Israni studied electronics and telecommunication and graduated with distinction from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
President – Managed Services
Sharan is a business leader with over 31 years of experience in leading Strategic Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing, Analytics Product and Solutions, Systems Integration and IT Services in Telecom, Industrial and Petroleum sectors.
Before joining the ISON Group, he managed iConnectiva as CEO. At iConnectiva, he managed clients across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He also strategized and led product development. He participated in strategic sale of the company.
Earlier, he worked for IBM for more than 17 years, where he led the selling and management of one of the largest multi-country strategic outsourcing contracts. He managed IBM’s ITeS business in India and South Asia. He also sold and delivered IT Services and consulting engagements to a large number of clients in India and West Asia. He also worked for a major steel company in India for more than 11 years.
Sharan is known as an inspiring leader, who has led high-performance teams in various roles. He is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.
Senior Vice President - Sales
Diwakar Trivedi joined ISON in November 2013. He is responsible for building exemplary client relationships across Africa in Telecom and BFSI sectors. Trivedi has more than 21 years of globally-recognized telecom expertise in a wide array of telecommunication areas spanning from wireless to managed services. He has been instrumental in successfully concluding fairly large and complex deals worth over $10 Mn during his previous assignments.
Before joining MARA ISON, Trivedi was heading sales and business development for the northern region of IT & Telecom Solutions at Oracle India Pvt. Ltd. He built strategic relationships at CXO level with Telecom Service Providers, Network Equipment Manufacturers, Software Solution Providers and Systems Integrators for multi-million dollar multi-year deals countrywide. Before Oracle, Trivedi was employed with Siemens IT Solutions & Services Ltd, UK. In addition to heading sales for the EMEA region, he was influential in building client relationships, especially with Tier-1 clients such as British Telecom, Vodafone, C&W, Telecom Italia, BBC, Turk Telecom, etc.
He was also associated with Siemens Information Systems Ltd. India, Microland Ltd., NIIT Ltd. Trivedi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial Production & Management).
Chief Marketing Officer - ISON Technologies
Ope has over 20 years’ vast experience as a Marketing practitioner in various industry sectors such as Manufacturing, FMCG, Banking, Telecommunications, Hospitality and Consulting. In the course of her career, she has successfully taken many local and international brands to market and has spearheaded many brand building efforts on new products from inception through to maturity. In her past work experience she has built creative frameworks for brand definition and guidelines such as Brand Architecture framework, Route-to-Market strategies for new and established brands, Channel Development & Management Strategy, Communication and People Engagement Strategies and Brand Management strategy at Brand Networks Nigeria, Cross Vertizon Nigeria and Zain.
As CMO at ISON, Ope’s prime responsibility is the ideation, deployment and firm execution of Global Brand building strategies, in relation to faithfully protecting the Global brand integrity, consistently growing brand equity, promoting favorable brand imagery amongst all stakeholders and acquiring / maintaining positive associations and assets of brand fit.
Ope holds a Graduate degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka Nigeria and is professionally qualified with an MBA in Marketing from the same establishment. She is an associate member of relevant professional bodies in Management, Marketing and Public Relations (NIM, NIMN and NIPR).
Meckamalil Jacob Minu
HEAD- PROJECT GOVERNANCE
Minu heads the operations for East Africa -- Anglophone -- at ISON. He brings two decades of experience in Project Management, Data Center Operations, and Technical Support. Before joining MARA ISON, he spearheaded Data Center infrastructure projects at IBM. He led the largest Data Centre project at IBM valued at $30 Mn-plus.
Minu has successfully executed 1.6Lacs sq. ft. Data Centre space fit-out projects. He started his career as an Engineer at Johnson Controls, India; and is a certified Data Center professional from EPA.
Chief Financial Officer
Sanjay Kamboj brings 15 years of experience of working in Africa to lead key initiatives in finance for ISON Technologies.
Kamboj also has 27 years of experience and expertise in corporate finance, corporate governance, capital structuring, equity and debt funding, strategic business planning, projects funding, treasury and financial management, financial and internal control, supply chain management, budgetary control, cost control, process improvement, compliance, statutory and management reporting.
He served as Group CFO for Elektrint (Nigeria) Ltd and as CFO for Royal Spinners Plc owned by the Churchgate Group.
Early in career, Kamboj was actively involved in managing three public issues and debt funding for various projects and other programs, including transition of DCM Toyota Ltd to DCM Daewoo Ltd. and private equity investments for their real-estate project.
He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Commerce graduate from Delhi University.
CTO & PRE-SALES HEAD
Ajit Patel in his technology leadership role is responsible for introducing new products and services for ISON’s prestigious clientele across its geographical footprint. Patel along with his team is striving constantly to increase customer experience by bringing in innovative approach to different domains like Telecom, Banking, Oil and Gas, E-governance across Africa, the MiddleEast and APAC regions.
Before joining ISON, Patel served reputed organizations such as IBM, Ericsson, Idea-Cellular in various roles like Program Manager, Solutions Architect and Solutions Manager. Patel has worked in major transformation projects across India, South Asia, ASEAN, Africa and the Middle East for complex implementations like Intelligent Network Swap, HLR Swap, VAS migrations, Service Delivery Platform rollout, NGN rollout, Customer on-boarding, Billing, DSA, Analytics-driven Customer Experience, and Mobile Financial Services.
Prashant Deo Singh
Chief Human Resource Officer
Prashant Deo Singh has 19 years of experience in strategic human resources and building successful companies across sectors like Manufacturing, FMCG/D, Banking, Hospitality and Telecom.
Previously, at Panasonic India, as Head-HR & Group Affairs, he was responsible for building its employer brand in India and providing uniform employee experience across the organization. Also, he was instrumental in setting up a greenfield manufacturing plant for Panasonic in India. Prior to Panasonic, Singh was responsible for Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand Building at Airtel. He successfully executed the M&A of Warid Telecom in Bangladesh with Airtel. In his previous assignments at Coca Cola, Philips, Hindalco and Lord Krishna Bank, he was associated with all aspects of human resources, industrial relations and labor laws.
Singh holds a degree in Political Science and is a Management Graduate in PM & HR from XISS Ranchi.