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Ganesan - Founder & CEO

Ganesan Kaliyan
Founder & CEO

Ganesan is a serial entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience working across the globe, specializing in strategizing new business initiatives and handling Global Business Development. His experience revolves around product development, delivery of services and consultation – predominantly in the e-Learning and Information Technology sectors.

He founded GA Software Technologies in 2009 with a vision of creating a global enterprise to serve the learning and development needs of the 21st century. Has nurtured an intrapreneurial culture at GA Group of Companies through the meticulous pursuit of his mission statement which is to ‘ideate, innovate and integrate’.



Althaf Basha – SVP - APAC

Althaf Basha
Sr Vice President - APAC

Althaf is the head of Global Business Development activities. He holds a dual Masters in Computer Applications and Management. He utilizes more than a decade of experience in the e-learning industry to create an effective marketing mix and generating active leads for IT, ITeS, BPO and KPO sectors.

He is often called to participate as a speaker at International e-learning Conferences because of his extensive experience in unearthing new markets and revenue streams. He is a key member of our delivery think tank and sets the highest standards on quality.



Hari Saravanan Ranganathan - SVP – Product & Strategy

Hari Saravanan Ranganathan
Sr Vice President - Product & Strategy

Hari is an IT professional with over 22 years of experience in pioneering innovation in communication and helping clients exploit emerging technology to better serve their customers. He has been a key contributor in strategizing, designing and launching successful software products across multiple industry verticals for global enterprises like NOKIA, TATA Speech & Software Technologies, Talisma, and July Systems, to name a few.

Hari has been a key contributor in strategizing, designing and launching successful software products across industry verticals for global product companies like NOKIA, TATA Speech & Software Technologies, Talisma, July Systems - to name a few.
He holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Science from Bharathidasan University, and has a Bachelor's in Electronics from Bharathiar University, in addition to a Senior Management Programme (SMP) certification from IIM Calcutta.



CA Syed Faisal Zahid

CA. Syed Faisal Zahid
Head of Finance

A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Faisal has over 17 years of experience in handling Financial Planning & Control, Project Finance, Fund Management, Working Capital Management and Strategic Partnership.

His proficiency in financial accounting and operations enables him to demonstrate an exceptional acumen in managing financial operations and contributing to a higher rate of organic growth at GA Group of Companies. He is a strategic planner with special expertise in designing and implementing financial systems to facilitate enhanced financial control.



Dr. Paulsharma Chakravarthy - Principal Solutions Architect

Dr. Paulsharma Chakravarthy
Principal Solutions Architect

A Doctorate in Life Science, Dr.Paul has over 18 years of experience spanning teaching, training, learning content and learning platform solutions. As a certified Learning and Development Professional, his strength primarily lies in providing end-to-end solutions for the Learning & Development function.

Over the years, he has played a key role in capturing specific training needs and offering suitable solutions for global clients. His specialization lies in the areas of training design, learning platform, capability building, knowledge transition management, content management & assessments.



Lokesh Sharma

Lokesh Sharma
Head of Sales - India

His proficiency lies in serving Corporate and Government clients with end-to-end IT solutions for their IT infrastructure by understanding their pain points and requirements. He has been working closely with clients in understanding their specifications, and providing them consultation and support with the right solutions, and aiding in the deployment and installation. He has over a decade of experience in handling sales of Enterprise Solutions at the national and international levels.

He is a Master of Business Administration in International Marketing and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology. At GA Software Technologies, he is heading GA’s Sales division and is contributing towards taking the organization to next level in the education sector.



Ashwin Kumar

Ashwin Kumar
Head of Assessment Services

Ashwin Kumar is the Head of Assessment Services at GA Software Technologies. He has more than 15 years of experience in Client Relationship Management and of working in the areas of Staffing, HR Consulting & Outsourcing, Staff Augmentation, etc. He is adept at identifying potential prospects across multiple verticals and developing effective strategies to close business deals.

A Master of Business Administration, Ashwin has served clients all across the globe and has played multi-functional roles such as organizational structuring, policy manual designing, competency mapping etc.



Vignesh Subramani

Vignesh Subramani
Head of Corporate Communications

A MarTech Professional with Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Vignesh heads Corporate Communications at GA Group of Companies. With years of experience in product & services marketing, his marketing and communications proficiency lies in the fields of Education, IT, Forensics, Staffing and Political marketing campaigns.

His expertise lies in consulting start-ups and established companies across the globe, along with training a varied range of learners, right from students to Fortune 500 professionals in different strategies of Digital Marketing.