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 20 years and as the Executive Director at Datamatics Global Services Limited for more than 10 years until 2019. Sameer continues to remain a Non-Executive Director at Datamatics Global Services Limited. He 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 has been a member of the IT Committee at the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 3 years since 2017 and is currently a Member of the Knowledge (Skill & Education) Committee effective 2021.
Over the years, Sameer has donned many hats from being actively involved in the operations, driving various strategic initiatives, expansion plans, sales, and go-to-market strategies.
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.
R. K. Saraswat
R. K. Saraswat is a commerce graduate and a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has more than 40 years of experience (including 15 years in Mauritius, Middle East and UK) in Finance & Accounts. Prior to his retirement from Datamatics Limited as Director (Finance), he was the President of S. M. Dyechem Limited and Senior Vice President of Grasim. He is also on the Board of Datamatics Global Services as an Independent Director.
Dilip Dandekar is the Chairman of Kokuyo Camlin Ltd. and Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd. He is also the Honorary Consul of Mongolia, Mumbai, Maharashtra State. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He has served as the President of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber and Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. He has over 42 years of experience in the field of marketing, administration and overall management of companies. He is also on the Board of Datamatics Global Services as an Independent Director.
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.