Management Team

The Adrenalin Management Team comprises of highly experienced and motivated individuals

who anchor the organisation effectively by providing high quality solutions to its clients and innovation to their leadership roles. They come along with excellent domain knowledge, across the board cross functional expertise and with one single objective - Customer delight.

Krishna Giri
Krishna V Giri, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Krishna has led multi-million dollar transformational projects both in the private and public sectors across the globe and has been at the helm of large P/L’s across Asia Pacific and India.

Known for spearheading phenomenal growth of enterprises and cultivating huge markets in countries spanning across Asia Pacific (namely Singapore, India, Vietnam, Brunei, and Sri Lanka), Krishna has been deeply involved in the public policy evolution of many countries.

He has ensured that his involvement in enterprises that cover Strategy and Technology Consulting, Business Process improvement and Business and Technology Transformation was relevant and integral to their markets. Krishna’s immense attributions have woven him within the fabric of the nations he has collaborated with.

He has immense exposure with working with the top brass – including state and federal/central governments across the various Geo’s.

Krishna has also worked on Polity Consulting for some of the well-recognized political parties providing over archiving strategy, Digital campaign, and its win themes.

Krishna began his consulting career in 1990’s in the United States, and over the years, was involved in strategy consulting in Andersen Consulting, Mitchell Madison Group (by McKinsey and Company Partners), IBM Global Business Services and Accenture. Before joining Adrenalin, Krishna was Vice Chairman and Managing Partner with Accenture India. Prior to his India ascent, he was running the Health, Education, Defense and Public Sector practice, with P&L responsibilities as a Managing Partner, Management Consulting and Growth and Strategy Practice for Asia Pacific.

Krishna moved to the APAC region in early 2000 from the United States, and now has extremely deep insights of the Asian Markets including Japan. In India, Krishna has designed and implemented numerous e-governance and mission mode projects both at the central and state level that forms the fabric of the nation.

He was involved in innovative programs from the start of the Aadhar Program - unique identification project, and billion dollar transformation programs like India Post, Policing etc., along with other important e-governance programs of e district, Taxation, citizen services programs

With a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Public Policy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy – Tufts University, he is an Alumnus with Kellogg – North Western University and has completed programs with IMD and INSEAD Singapore.

He serves as the Chairman & CEO of Adrenalin eSystems Ltd and is the Co-founder of Zolog Marketplace

Global Senior Adviser to Roland Berger – Strategy Consulting Firm Board of Governors with leading Technology Design institute - IIIT Kancheepuram.

Swaminathan Santhanam
Swaminathan Santhanam ("Swami"),Executive Vice President & Chief Delivery Officer

Swami heads the global delivery organization at Adrenalin. All geography delivery and support lines report to him. Swami is a highly accomplished business leader with 21+ years of experience both in product and software services organizations and has led award-winning Sales, Delivery, Support and Engineering teams.

He has been behind Adrenalin's success right from its inception on the Microsoft platform. During the period of the last 10 years in Adrenalin, Swami has handled various roles. He drove the growth of our revenue exponentially and played a big part in us reaching the milestone of acheieving 500+ clients.

During his 4.5 years at Mahindra Satyam [a.k.a Tech Mahindra], Swami has worked in various important assignments for its prestigious clients in Microsoft platforms. Swami had his stint at Microsoft Technology Center in Boston and Redmond where he executed some turnkey projects on latest Microsoft technologies. Swami is an ardent Microsoft Technology Evangelist and has done many touch down programs in Microsoft Technologies for its various customers. Swami also managed the Microsoft India relationship for Mahindra Satyam before moving onto Adrenalin.

During the formative years of his Careers, Swami worked for Computer Rock, SRA Systems as a Programmer and executed various projects for its Japanese clients. Swami holds an Master in Computer Science and MBA in Human Resources field.

Sridhar Palani
Sridhar Palani, Product Head

Sridhar takes pride in being extremely process oriented, almost to a fault. He is a great solutions architect, has over 24+ years of experience in the IT industry, and has been a part of many cutting edge products and software services. Sridhar holds a master degree in computer applications (M.C.A) and started his career with Ritechoice Technology Private limited, a financial markets software solution provider, providing brokerage solutions in India.

While he was with Ritechoice Tech, he innovated and delivered a cutting edge enterprise solution for retail brokerage houses in India which went on to become hugely successful.

Sridhar has been with Adrenalin almost from its inception, and has held various roles in the organization prior to assuming the charge of product development head. He has previously managed product support and delivery and handled various roles like Database Solution Architect, Product support. Sridhar has played a key role in implementing Adrenalin to mega sized enterprises spread across more than 65 countries. He has a deep understanding of what clients need, and how to deliver solutions. A keen innovator, Sridhar constantly strives to make Adrenalin better and better and better.

Shanmugham N, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Shanmugham N has been handling the Treasury Management and ensuring the Corporate Governance requirements at Adrenalin. He drafts the legal contracts and commercial agreements and takes care of both direct & indirect taxation of the Company. He liaisons with Bankers, Lawyers, Secretarial & Statutory Auditors and Advocates.

Shanmugham is a Fellow Member of ICAI & ICSI. He has more than two decades of experience in raising funds by Bank Borrowings for creation of assets & for working capital requirements and by Private Equities and IPO. He had experience of working with Service Sectors including IT Product & Service Companies in the past. He has implemented the ERP accounting software during his employment with MNCs and also was instrumental in introducing Management Policies and Migration of Accounts into ERP.

Asif Mohammed
Asif Mohammed, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Asif is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Adrenalin. As CIO he oversees the technology services division of Adrenalin and is responsible of driving the organizations digital transformation strategy and implementation of the latest technologies.

Asif has been associated with Adrenalin since its inception in 2002, and has worked in product development, business analysis, sales, support, and implementation at various levels. During the 20 years of his experience in Information Technology industry a significant part has been with building relationship and supporting customer from across industries.

Asif is very good at listening to customers and deriving what they exactly want, and works closely with them on HR solutions and designing the best in class system architecture. Indeed, Asif’s has a zero tolerance towards any lapses in commitments to clients.

With a good understanding of technology, and backed by several years of experience in the space of human capital management products Asif lead the team that successfully built Adrenalin’s cloud application environment. Today as CIO for Adrenalin Asif's responsibility includes adopting newer technology and designing rich features for Adrenalin on the cloud.

Prior to Adrenalin, he worked for 5 years with Polaris Software Labs. During this stint he worked with quality assurance for its retail product, was the global system administrator for messaging and collaboration platforms, and had a major role in the development of HR Solutions for customers.

Asif started as computer programmer in Innovator India Digital Technologies, and later worked for a Crompton Greaves group company as network center controller. Asif holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and post graduate diploma in computer application.

P. Srikanth
P. Srikanth, Senior Vice President & Business Head - Middle East

Srikanth has over 20 years of experience in the IT Solutions and Services Industry. He heads the Middle East operations for Adrenalin based in Dubai. In his current role, he is directly responsible for all business from the territory and also for developing and enabling the Channel Partner Network across the Middle East.

Over the last year he has established Adrenalin as the preferred HR Software in the UAE and with a strong network of partners in the GCC. Prior to Adrenalin, Srikanth worked in multiple capacities in Hexaware and Zensar Technologies.

Gautam Banerjee
Gautam Banerjee, Senior Vice President & Business Head - South Asia

Gautam is a customer-focused articulate individual who possesses strong time management skills and the ability to listen carefully to client requirements. He has nearly three decades of successful domestic and international Sales & Marketing experience.

This includes executive level accountability for P&L, Budgeting, Cost Control, Strategic Partnering, Business Development, Team Building and OEM relationships. Starting with Xerox Corporation, followed by Akay Industries, his experience covers the field of Office Automation, Engineering Equipment & FMCG products.

Venkatachalam Subramaniam
Venkatachalam Subramaniam, Senior Vice President & Business Head - APAC

Venkat comes with a unique blend of business, technology and customer centric consultative approach with a global work experience. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in delivering Multi Country Solutions to derive numerous business benefits like standardizing process, setting up the best business practices and aligning workforces. All of this reflects in the fact that huge conglomerates entrust their ERP, HR, Payroll & Business Transformation to him almost after their first meet!

Venkat has had a successful stint in NIIT Technologies, Bahwan CyberTek, was the Head of Sales for South Asia in Adrenalin and served as Vice President, Polaris, USA. Before his re-entry to Adrenalin, Venkat was working as Division Vice President – South Asia in ADP, heading sales for large services business.

Currently Venkat Heads Sales for Asia Pac Region besides driving Multi Country Captive Opportunities worldwide.

Chaitanya Krishna
Chaitanya Krishna, Head, Human Resources

Chaitanya heads Human Resources in Adrenalin, and provides strategic support in building high performance teams to drive Adrenalins’ success.

Chaitanya is an aggressive and result-oriented HR Leader with over 14 years of experience spanning across Hospitality and IT industries. He is a trusted advisor to the Executive Leadership team and is specialized in change management & organizational development.

Chaitanya is a post graduate HR from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He is a Computer Science graduate from Andhra University, a Law graduate and PG Diploma holder in Cyber Laws from Osmania University.


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