MANAGEMENT


Jitendra Israni

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.

 

Dious Emmanuel

Vice President - Sales

Dious Emmanuel joined ISON Technologies in 2015 and is responsible for driving sales and business development processes with astute focus on East African markets.

 

Dious is a seasoned business professional with over 15 years of industrial experience, in presales, sales and business development, split across geographies including Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has been developing new business initiatives in ICT verticals for MEA region, at organizations of global reputation. His key responsibilities included strategy formulation for ERP sales, Global Relationship Management with Infrastructure OEMs, GTM strategy for services, Key Client & Partner Relationship Management.

 

Prior to joining ISON Technologies, Dious was holding an active assignment with Dhanush Infotech in Kenya at the capacity of Vice President and was responsible for sales & strategy for business unit of the Group. He has also been associated with Gestaltgild Limited, a Kenyan ICT firm at the capacity of General Manager. Other notable professional stint includes Rolta India limited, Mumbai at the capacity of Executive Manager, where he was responsible for Transfer of Technology and other major business development initiatives across Asia Pacific in Aerospace and Defense Industry while working majorily with US & European OEMs. An ex-Army officer from the Indian Army, he was associated with Signals Corps as a "Major", managing the military telecommunications along Jammu & Kashmir cities; predominantly in counter insurgency operational areas.

 

Some of his noted accomplishments at various organizations include, transformation of the sales process to successful strategic deals in Africa, mentoring high impact sales teams across Sub-Saharan Africa, building and closing Consultative Solutions on Software Processes, ERPs and CMMI, Enterprise and Program Management for various large, prominent and revered business clients across Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

 

Dious has done his Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Pune University and holds Post-graduation degree in Business Management from Symbiosis Institute, Pune and Executive Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow.

Opemipo Alebiosu

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).

Raghvendra Kumar Verma

Legal Head and Company Secretary

Raghvendra brings in 16 years of prior experience in leading key initiatives in Legal, Secretarial and Compliance that supports overall strategic goals; ensuring compliances and execution of strategy.

 

During his career, Raghvendra was actively involved in managing Public Issues, Merger, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Private Equity, Corporate Structuring, Corporate Governance, Planning for the investment across globe, ensuring compliance, Conducting compliance Audit, Contract Management, Litigation Strategy, Legal and Contractual Risk Management, Protection of IPR and various other legal issues.

 

At ISON, Raghvendra is responsible for corporate structuring, corporate law, business law, labour law and contractual law, mergers & acquisitions, compliance management, litigation strategy and loan documentation etc.

 

Prior joining to ISON he was assciated with DLF, JMD, Insecticides India Limited and ITCOL Limited.

 

Raghvendra is a qualified Law Graduate and Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

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.

Ajit Patel

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.