Leadership

Subhakar Kurly, Chairman
Operating from Bangalore and USA, Subhakar is the Chairman of the Wissen Board and is responsible for the overall profitability and growth of Wissen. With a handle in new business development, nurturing partnerships with potential partners and marketing activities in USA, Subhakar is always on the top of the situation to lead Wissen in the right direction. Subhakar was instrumental in bringing in the partnership of Wissen with Matrix Resources Inc. and was the key proponent and sponsor for the ISO certifications of the company, which helped Wissen in its growth in recent times. Subhakar has a Master’s degree from IIT, Roorkee and brings more than Twenty years of diversified experience in SAP Netweaver administration, Oracle Database administration, Mainframe and Client Server Applications.
Raghu Pareddy, Founder & CEO
Raghu is an executive with over 25 years of experience leveraging solid leadership and technical expertise to deliver large systems, deriving growth and cost savings for several years at Sabre/Travelocity, Verizon, Santera Systems (acquired by Tekelec), and British Telecom. Starting his career writing compilers and designing specialized languages, he went on to build several successful, multi-million businesses in the past 20 years. He oversaw delivery of technology projects worth over USD 1 billion. Raghu holds B.E (Computer Science) from Mysore University and Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University, Oregon, USA.
Anurag Sinha, Head of Banking & Finance Practice
Anurag is a technologist with over 17 years of rich experience in building solutions for financial services. Prior to joining Wissen, Anurag worked at MSCI as the head of application development group at Mumbai and led the development of key analytical capabilities for BarraOne platform. Anurag has also worked as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley for over 8 years from their Mumbai and New York offices. During his tenure, he provided leadership to development of several solutions for Equity Research, Prime Brokerage and Secured Financing groups and was also instrumental in growing the application development group at Mumbai. Anurag holds B.Tech and Master of Management in Finance from IIT Bombay.
Chaitanya Bandi, Head of Analytics Practice
Chaitanya is a renowned data scientist, is a graduate of IIT Chennai, and holds a PhD from MIT. He has worked in technology and Financial services companies such as Yahoo, Bell Labs, Lehman Brothers, and Investment Technology Group. Bandi specializes in the problems of decision making under uncertainty with applications to operations management. has focused on developing optimization based models, in particular Robust Optimization models, to formulate and solve the key problems in many of these applications. He has worked on the problems of modeling and analysis of large-scale queueing systems, mechanism design problems, optimal portfolio construction and hedging etc.
Dr. Thomas Delisi, Head of Wissen Australia
Dr. Thomas Delisi is a deeply experienced international financial attorney, university professor, business advisor and investor. As Managing Director, he is using his experience and extensive management skills to successfully guide Wissen Australia in the development its of core enterprise competencies. His vision for Wissen is to create a global delivery model centered around scalable, reliable and agile cloud architecture. As a serial entrepreneur he is currently co-founder and Chairman of Sana Health Intelligence – a medical start-up focused on using technology to promote good health and independent living.
Balaji Subbu, Head of Wissen UK
Balaji is the head of our UK business (Wissen UK Ltd.), based out of London. He is a seasoned Enterprise Architect and Strategist who has been a key initiator in delivering multi-tiered architecture based solutions across different domain in the Telecoms, Banking, Pharma and Public Sector using varied technologies. Built large portfolio teams in UK ranging from 200 to 600 members on site and off shore, spread across the globe using different engagement models involving multiple vendors and suppliers. Expert in preparation of bids and contracts, involved in deriving cost model and leading technical delivery planning against cost for budgets varying from £20M to £175M. Balaji holds Masters in Computer Applications at University of Madras.
Mohan Mummadi, VP & Head of ERP practice
In his role as Head of ERP practice at Wissen, Mohan will drive business in respect of Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft and other ERP systems. Mohan has overall 27 years of experience including 20 years experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Wissen, he worked as Director in Oracle, managing huge client projects for Maintenance & Support of their IT applications spanning multiple technologies. Prior to Oracle, he has also worked in PWC, ANZ, PeopleSoft IDC in managing the implementation & delivery of the projects. Mohan is a graduate of BITS Pilani and EGMP from IIM, Bangalore.
Sameer Patil, Executive Director
Sameer is a seasoned technology professional, with over 20 years of rich experience. Prior to joining Wissen's Banking & Finance practice, he was an Executive Director at MSCI in-charge of a critical component of their flagship product. Before joining BFSI, Sameer served as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley's Global Wealth Management Technology, building world class trading platforms. Sameer studied Computer Science at IIT-Varanasi (earlier, IT-BHU).
Pradeep Chandiramani, Executive Director
Pradeep is a senior technologist, with over 12 years of industry experience delivering top quality enterprise software for global banking corporations. He was a Vice President at multinationals like MSCI and Morgan Stanley before joining Wissen. Pradeep is an alumni of University of Mumbai.
Raviteja Garlapati, Executive Director
An alumni of IIT Kharagpur, Raviteja spent the last 15 years building complex systems for Morgan Stanley, Canopus and HeadStrong (now Genpact). He had also built an Artificial Intelligence driven company before joining Wissen's Banking & Finance practice. His specializations include complex data modeling, distributed application development, and machine learning.
Surya Prasad, Executive Director
25+ years professional experience in Banking and IT with in-depth exposure in Business Consulting, Implementation of Core Banking Solutions, Managing Global Support Business. Wide experience in Business Development, Building Capabilities and Teams, architecting solutions. Instrumental in founding bfsi Consulting and driving business across geographies – especially, CEEMEA, Central Americas, Caribbean. Hands on Implementation of CBS across geographies focused on Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Internet and Mobile Banking Solutions. Surya is graduate of Bangalore Univ in Electrical Engineering.
Krishnan S Iyer, Director
Krishnan S Iyer, is a finance professional with a combined experience of over 23 years in the fields of Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Private Equity, and M&As. Sample coursework includes managing portfolios and projects in excess of $1 billion, merger and consolidation of an aviation business valued at $3 billion, valuations of financial services businesses of >$1 billion, and advising quasi-governmental institutions on financial regulation. He is a speaker on financial regulation across continents, and has worked/interacted at a professional level with over 60 nationalities. Krishnan is a graduate of BITS (Pilani) India, and a post-graduate alumnus of MIT-Sloan School of Management.