BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia
Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia is the Chairman & Director of Lumina Datamatics Ltd. He founded Datamatics Group in 1975, prior to which he was instrumental in the setting up of Tata Consultancy Services in 1967. As Chief Mentor at Datamatics, Dr. Kanodia drives all innovation, new product development and quality initiatives.
Dr. Kanodia is an Executive Member of NASSCOM, the apex body of the IT-BPO industry in India. After obtaining a degree in engineering from India’s premier technology institute, IIT, Bombay, Dr. Kanodia completed his doctorate in management and post-graduation in computer science from MIT (USA).
Sameer L. Kanodia
Managing Director & CEO
Sameer L. Kanodia is the Managing Director and CEO of Lumina Datamatics Limited. He has been with the Datamatics Group for more than 25 years and as the Executive Director at Datamatics Global Services Limited for more than 10 years until 2019. He continues to remain a Non-Executive Director at Datamatics Global Services Limited. Sameer was a member of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Bryant University, USA, for 10 years until 2017 and has been a member of the Association of Governing Board of Universities and Colleges, USA, since 2012. Sameer was a member of the IT Committee at the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 3 years since 2017-2018 and was a Member of the Knowledge (Skill & Education) Committee for the year 2021-2022. He is currently a Member of the Managing Committee of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the year 2022-2023.
Mrs. Anju Kanodia was appointed as an Executive Director by the Board of Directors with effect from November 12, 2018. Mrs. Anju S. Kanodia is a post graduate in Commerce from University of Mumbai and also holds the Honors degree of Master in Business Administration from Bryant College, Rhode Island, USA with specialization in Finance. She brings rich and varied experience to the Board in the field of finance.
Rahul L. Kanodia leads all strategic and corporate initiatives globally, leading to the long-term growth, profitability and industry leadership of Datamatics Global Services Limited. He has over 20 years of professional experience and has held progressively senior and leadership positions.
Rahul holds an MBA from Columbia University (USA), with a major in business strategy and marketing. He has bachelor’s degrees from H. R. College (India) with a specialization in finance and accounting, and Babson College (USA) with a specialization in management information systems.
Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav has over 40 years of experience building brands, developing teams, expanding market share, and raising companies from the grassroots upwards. He is presently the co-founder and managing partner at Cornerstone Venture Partners, a global technology venture capital fund, a National Advisor to the SME Chamber of India, and an Honorary Exec Chairman to the Start-ups Council of India, amongst other groups.
He was associated with Reliance Industries Limited’s GenNext Venture Fund as Head of the Ecosystem & Partnership Development, was the first regional head of Mumbai at NASSCOM, a co-founder of TiE, Mumbai. Mr. Vaishnav has worked with the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, and two U.S. freight forwarding giants, Emery Worldwide and Air Express International. He is a Science graduate of Mumbai University.
Mr. Vinay Aggarwal has an MBA in Finance from North Eastern University, USA. After a stint with Unisys in Detroit, he became the Vice President of Tata Unisys Ltd. (1981- 89). Thereafter he was appointed as CFO of TCS (1990- 2003). Mr. Vinay Aggarwal, was the Chief Financial Officer at TCS for more than a decade, and also worked briefly as CFO of Flag Telecom, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications. He is now an Independent Consultant.
Mr. Atul Joshi is the Founder and CEO of Oyster Capital Management. Mr. Joshi is a renowned economic policy veteran and an experienced banker with more than 30 years of experience. Earlier, he was the Managing Director & CEO of Fitch Ratings Group, heading India and Sri Lanka operations. Prior to Fitch Ratings, Mr. Joshi worked in ICICI Bank Group and ING Vysya Bank in different functions such as Project Finance, Currency trading desks, Debt Capital Market, etc.
Mr. Joshi is a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC). He has been a part of several committees, including CII, FICCI, Indo-American Chamber, and Indo-French Chamber. He regularly speaks at national and international events. He is the All India 12th Rank holder in the Chartered Accountants exam and a double graduate from Bombay University with a Bachelor’s degree in General Law.