Chairman & Non-Executive Director
Ralph Gillessen is Board Member of Expleo Germany Holding GMBH providing the global leadership of the sales teams and is responsible for assuring client delivery and resource management.
He ensures that the company has the proper operational controls, procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Ralph has joined SQS in 2002 and has worked in various senior sales and consultancy positions. He headed SQS' largest profit centre, Central Europe Middle East (CEME), for two years before he entered the board as CMO by internal promotion in January 2013.
Prof. K. Kumar
Deputy Chairman & Independent Director
He has over three decades of experience as a corporate manager, consultant, entrepreneur and in academia. Kumar holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Madurai Kamaraj University) and obtained both the PGDM and Fellowship (Doctoral level) qualifications from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B). In his current role as Professor of Entrepreneurship at the NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B), he is involved in teaching, research and entrepreneurship promotion initiatives. His corporate experience includes a consulting role at Tata Consultancy Services (1991-95) and as CEO (1995-2001) and President (2005-2006) of Trigent Software Ltd.
Managing Director & CEO
Balaji comes with over 24 years of professional experience in the financial services domain of which 16 years have been in the Financial Services Industry and 8 years in the Outsourcing/Offshoring of Financial Services. His last assignment was as Senior Director in charge of Global Delivery for BFSI services at Concentrix which is the outsourced business division of SYNNEX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company listed on the NYSE.
Balaji also worked with Serco, Reliance Jio Payments Bank, Yes Bank and HDFC Bank where he has garnered a strong domain knowledge of Core Banking Systems, Cards, Transaction Switching apart from being responsible for operations and technology at Master Card International on the payment network side.
Lilian Jessie Paul
In 2010, Jessie Paul founded Paul Writer (www.paulwriter.com), a marketing advisory firm that works with clients to design targeted outreach campaigns that result in business impact. Clients include Adobe, IBM, LinkedIn, Manipal Global, and Oracle. She now drives the Paul Writer Impact Network, an agency network dedicated to managing and optimising the complete buyer journey.
Jessie is frequently cited as a marketing expert in publications and is the author of No Money Marketing, published by Tata McGraw-Hill. She publishes a newsletter that reaches India's top marketers and has crossed 400 issues.
She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
Prof. S Rajagopalan
He is a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru and he has earned doctorate titled "Innovations in Multi Organisational Settings" from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was the CEO of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology for 14 years and also was Founder and Chairman of TIDE an NGO. He was awarded Ashoka Fellowship in the year 1984, Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in the year 1999 and finalist of Social Entrepreneur of the year in 2006. Prof. S. Rajagopalan was elected as one of the 50 pioneers of change by India Today Magazine in the year 2008. Since 2008, he is a professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru.
Additional Director (Non-Executive)
Rajesh Krishnamurthy joined Expleo Group as Chief Executive Officer on July 15, 2020. He will accelerate Expleo Group strategic transformation roadmap, with a strong focus on digitalizing its services and scaling its global delivery capabilities.
He has started his career in 1992 at Infosys, a global IT and consulting major and was an integral part of the Infosys success story and growth. In Infosys, he was President of company’s four industry divisions, responsible for Energy, Utilities and Telco markets, across engineering, quality and consulting services. Also, he was responsible for the European region and Infosys Global Consulting organization.
Since February 2018, Rajesh was Chief Technology and Transformation Officer for the CMA CGM Group, the French container transportation and shipping leader. He was mandated to harness organizational change to embrace digital transformation and drive new growth. He was responsible for Group IT, digital and shared services centres across the globe.
Rajesh Krishnamurthy is a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune, India.
He has more than 30 years of management experience with 16 years in Infosys. He was instrumental in establishing of product engineering services practice at Infosys, heading the practice till 2001. Rajiv was one of the founding members of Infosys BPO (earlier Progeon), the business process outsourcing (BPO), subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, where he was the Head of Operations and subsequently, the Head of Business Transformation. He subsequently worked with OnMobile as its Chief Operating Officer. Rajiv is an angel investor, and a General Partner at Exfinity Ventures.
He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
He is a qualified lawyer and a partner in the technology group of the international law firm, Osborne Clarke. He advises the clients of the firm mainly in the areas of information technology and outsourcing. He drafts and negotiates complex international IT project (especially outsourcing and licensing) contracts and assists the technology clients of the firm in M&A transactions. He also advises in all other aspects of technology and licensing law. He advises many German and International companies on all aspects of IT law.