Where Innovation Meets Empathy and Experience
Cloud4C has turned into the world’s largest automation-driven application-focused cloud managed service provider. The transformative vision of our entrepreneur Sridhar Pinnapureddy has helped us go beyond the ordinary and achieve world-class dominance with unique solutions for each enterprise.
Our Way Ahead
We created Cloud4C with the aim of helping enterprises grow. We plan to do this through constant digital innovation. Our commitment is not limited to an enterprise’s cloud strategy but how each decision impacts their business goals and, in turn, future.
Meet Our Team
The people who have shaped the Cloud Leadership Team
Chairman, CtrlS & Cloud4C
Sridhar is the Founder and CEO of Cloud4C, the world's leading cloud Managed Services provider serving Fortune 500 clients, and CtrlS, the world’s largest Rated 4 Datacenter with an enviable client portfolio. He is a pioneer in the information and communications industry and has spent the last two decades building innovative technology solutions in the areas of cloud computing and infrastructure, energy management and software development.
As a first-generation entrepreneur, Sridhar has founded several companies to date and has been credited with launching several industry firsts, including DR as a Service (DRaaS) and the world's 1st Community Cloud for Banks. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Pioneer Group of companies which has interests in Internet, IT services and IT Infrastructure. An entrepreneur who always looks to give back to the entrepreneurial community, Sridhar is closely involved with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages.
President and Chief Revenue Officer, Cloud4C
Debdeep Senqupta, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Cloud4C is an industry veteran and has established benchmarks and sustainable growth standards in the Indian Information technology industry, led businesses to peak performance, creating enviable shareholder value combined deep understanding of the cultural differences that exist in global organizations.
He joins us from SAP India, where he played a key role as the President and Managing Director for SAP India and South Asia, and was an integral part of SAP's Senior Executive Tear in Asia Pacific & Japan. Under his leadership SAP India and South Asia witnessed the fastest growth region globally, delivering 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth. SAP India & South Asia won the No. 1 region in PJ in 2016 and 2018. He also led SAP India to ""Great Place to Work"".
Chief Information Officer, Cloud4C & CtrlS
As CIO, Anil is in charge of Cloud4C’s product innovation and business strategy spanning AIOps, Service Augmentation, Hybrid Cloud capability, Information Assurance, and user experience. An industry veteran with 30+ years of IT experience, his glorious career began by designing computer security for the country’s armed forces in 1996.
Since the inception of Cloud4C, Anil has played a key role in enhancing innovation and strategy by adopting cutting-edge technologies and a problem-solving mindset. Prior to his current position, Anil held multiple leadership roles at CtrlS since 2008. A graduate from St. Joseph College, Anil has been honored with the Eminent CIO 2020 award, Super Hero CIO 2020 award and the ‘Most Inspiring Tech Leaders 2020’ award.
Vice President - Global Sales & Marketing, Cloud4C & CtrlS
Chanakya Levaka is a proven leader in the Information Technology and Cloud Industry and has held various leadership roles in Enterprise Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Alliances. As a Vice president of Cloud4C for Global Sales and Marketing, Chanakya is responsible for leading all aspects of Customer Engagement, Service Offerings, Sales Operation and Global Expansion.
He was instrumental in building SAP and Azure practices at Cloud4C and scaling them to 26 countries generating multi-million dollars in revenue.
Country Manager & Vice President, Cloud4C South Korea
As Country Manager & VP, Peter has been the driving force for seizing the first substantial HEC deals from South Korea for both SAP and Cloud4C. An enthusiastic IT visionary with a wide spectrum of experiences, Peter pioneered Enterprise Cloud Portfolio Establishment for top 10 Korean Companies including LG CNS HEC & SDS HEC partnership for SAP Global.
He orchestrated the VoIP Business Model Creation which was further patented for Vodafone, Japan and EMS (Emergency Messaging Solution) Service on CDMA/GSM mobile cloud.
A passionate leader and a strong advocate for enterprise level digital transformation, Peter holds a Master’s degree of Commerce (Investment Banking), a Master’s degree in International Business and Law (MIBL) and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business Information System from the University of Sydney.
Having worked in Australia, Japan, Dubai and USA, Peter retains strong cultural and interpersonal skills. When he’s not innovating, he’s either golfing or spending time with his wife and his sons.
Senior Director Sales, Cloud4C LATAM
Marc is an energetic and highly engaged sales leader with international business development experience in areas such as Service Provider Hosting, Cloud, SaaS, IaaS, Software, Big Data, Analytics, and Managed Services. He is a highly driven and inquisitive leader keen on helping clients identify competitive gaps to turn them into opportunities.
He is often referred to as a ‘technology-guru’, leading thought around new methods to generate revenue streams from upstart to established companies. He is an avid learner continually looking for greater challenges to increase his contribution with an insatiable desire to be fluent with new and future disruptive ideas.
Country Manager, Cloud4C Indonesia
Audy is involved in leading Cloud4C Indonesia’s business growth – advising and serving organizations with their digital transformation along with IT managed services.
Prior to joining Cloud4C, Audy served in senior management roles in numerous IT organizations including Cloud Comrade, an ST Telemedia Company, KPMG, Oracle, Openport, Epicor, Zebra Technology with a diverse background in mid-market growth companies, enterprise, large publicly traded companies within various high-profile sectors.
His 20 years’ experience spans various technology solutions on future-proofing business operations through digital transformation and introduction of Cloud, IoT applications and software business applications in multiple industries such as Consumer, Telco and Financial Institutions.
President - Sales, Cloud4C & CtrlS
Paresh is a highly successful, dynamic and Transformational Country Business Unit Manager and an Executive Coach. He is in possession of over 25 years of both Sales and Strategic management experience across IT, Digital and Telecom industries.
At Cloud4C Paresh heads Sales and Inside Sales and also Retail Colocation business at CtrlS. His focus is on enhancing market share in both India and Global Markets through technology partnership, alliances and collaboration.
His role revolves around creating a blueprint for constant growth as Cloud4C moves towards becoming a billion dollar enterprise by 2023.
SVP – Global Alliances & India Business Head, Cloud4C & CtrlS
An out of box thinker with a strategic mind-set, Vikas Bakshi comes with 24 years of vast experience in driving large & complex customer projects in Infrastructure, Cloud Services & Networking services and currently holds the position of Senior VP at Cloud4C.
As a creative & successful global business leader driving business, solutions, strategy & sales across global markets, Vikas has bagged a bunch of accolades - Best People Manager for two consecutive years in Schneider Electric, Best Innovative Minds Award in Sify. Not only this, as a Cloud Leader in Wipro, Vikas delivered 7X growth in Cloud Performance in 2 years in APAC, Middle East & India. He has also grabbed two major deals on AWS Cloud, a $450M TCV deal with Olympus and a $165M deal with NSW Transport.
Vikas has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from RV College of Engineering and has completed PGDM in Marketing from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal. Vikas is an excellent leader with a strong acumen to solve customer problems.
Global Head, Digital Transformation Services, Cloud4C
Ram Sajja as the Global Head, Digital Transformation Services spearheads all transformation projects especially in the areas of SAP Operations, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC), Automation, AIOps, DTS solutions at Cloud4C. Prior to Cloud4C, Ram was the VP of Engineering at Zyme Solutions in Austin, Texas. Ram is a SaaS business leader and is a renowned Infrastructure Maintenance and Software Engineering specialist with more than two decades of experience in the USA.
Ram’s experience spans across multiple industries and technologies such as AI/ML, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Technology Operations (SRE/DevOps). He pioneered and developed commercial software for Automated Technology Management of Data Centers in a SaaS model and has successfully implemented this model in Telecom, Banking, Healthcare and Retail verticals.
He recently received MINT | TECHCiRCLE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION AWARDS 2021 for the category- COMPETITIVE EDGE in Process Innovation.
With a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Virginia Tech University, Ram has held senior positions in Morgan Stanley, Verisign, Mohawk, metroPCS, IBM Global Services, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Alcatel Network Systems before joining Cloud4C.
Wong Siew Foong
AVP Channels and Alliances, Cloud4C ASEAN
Siew Foong (SF) Wong is the Assistant Vice President of Channels and Alliances of the ASEAN region. In her current role, Siew Foong is responsible for building successful CSP alliances, ISV alliances and GTM partnerships in Malaysia. An industry veteran with a career in Sales and Partner Management spanning across two decades, Siew Foong provides leadership to Cloud4C’s Malaysia team. She has built the channel ecosystem for Quest ASEAN by recruiting, managing and growing the source revenue contributed by channels and alliances in the region.
Prior to her current role, Siew Foong served as the SEA Regional Channels and Alliances Manager at Quest Software, and held a managerial position at Microsoft for 10 years.
Siew Foong earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from La Trobe University.
Regional Director, Cloud4C MEA
Executive Vice President - Alliances, Cloud4C MEA
Karim Kalaawi is an industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in business development, technology and sales management spread across various geographies. In 2020, Karim took on the role of Executive VP of Cloud4C, accelerating engagements and maximizing various programs as the lead for the Microsoft partnership. This partnership played a crucial role in driving Cloud4C as a leader in the category.
He invests himself in developing relationships with partners such as Azure, AWS, GCP and OCI and customers across the markets that he has worked – including Europe, Middle East and Africa. A family and work-oriented person, he is a geek at heart whose interest in tech pushes him to pick up new technical skills.
Vice President - Cloud Solutions and Services, Cloud4C ASEAN
Hitesh Bhardwaj is a technology strategist with more than 16 years' experience in various technical roles across Singapore, India and China. He has embarked on an array of technical leadership deliverables for large multinational clients in Southeast Asia, Europe, China and India, working for or alongside some of the world’s leading technology organizations including Rackspace, SoftwareONE , Accenture-Avanade and HCL technologies.
Before joining Cloud4C he was a Principal Consultant at Rackspace APJ. His career has spanned across strategic IT consulting, Solutions Architect, Cloud Architect, Professional Services, Solution Sales, IT & delivery management and Information Security. Hitesh is a certified enterprise architect and holds a master’s degree in information technology along with a strong passion and knowledge about enterprise technology transformations.
Ravi Shankar K
VP, Head-Global Marketing, Cloud4C
Ravi is the Global Head of Marketing for Cloud4C. In his role, he is responsible for the PR, brand communication and improving the brand’s demand generation.
In a career spanning over 2 decades, Ravi has cut his teeth with technology leaders like Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, IBM and Adobe, helping drive brand engagement and demand programs across products, sectors and segments. In his previous role, Ravi has set up and led B2B marketing practices for one of the leading global agency networks in SouthEast Asia.
Post-work he likes to spend time reading, listening to music and adding to his cooking skills.
Vice President - Global ISV and BFSI, Cloud4C & CtrlS
Successfully managing relationships with partners and alliances since 2017, Muneebuddin is our passionate leader in charge of developing and driving new opportunities, mapping digital transformation journeys and mentoring high performers.
Muneebuddin joined CtrlS Datacenter in 2007 as the Assistant Manager. Since 2015, he has held the position of VP - ISV, SAAS & Cloud Alliances. He has also played a key role in the launch of Cloud4C.
Muneebuddin earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Osmania University. When not solving business puzzles, you can see this eminent thought leader and speaker scaling mountains or rejuvenating in nature. "
Kotilingeshwar Rao Vudhari
Senior Vice President, Cloud4C
With a rich repertoire in establishing and managing global IT, SaaS, DevOps & Security/Compliance ventures and an admirable leadership graph spanning two decades across enterprises such as AT&T, SingTel, BT, C&W and MCI-WorldCom, Kotilingeshwar Rao is the visionary Sr. Vice President pioneering strategic transformation in cloud service delivery.
As a seasoned cloud leader, Kotilingeshwar believes in visualizing the larger picture but at the same time is not weary of rolling down his sleeves with the finesse of the execution. When not contributing towards the ever-evolving technology industry, he devotes his time towards channelizing the human potential in building strong communities.
SVP, Digital Transformation and Global Customer Success, Cloud4C
Srini Reddy is the Senior Vice President for Global Customer Success and Global Program Management at Cloud4C. He leads project execution in areas such as SAP, DevOps, Banking solutions. He helped extend our SAP HEC portfolio to 26 countries and launched new products like Bank in a Box, DR On Demand, Payment Gateway services, Automated SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud delivery etc.
Working closely with pre-sales, he established the culture of Zero Delivery Miss for complex programs and projects. His expertise lies in executing projects in cross-cultural environments with teams based at different locations. He has deep expertise in Datacenter Build and Datacenter Migrations/Transitions, IT Audits, Datacenter Audits, PCI-DSS Audits and ISO Audits.
Srini Reddy has held senior positions in AT&T, SAP Ariba, Nihar Info Global Ltd. before joining Cloud4C.
Country Manager - Vietnam, Cloud4C
Chaitanya is an accomplished business leader with over 17 years of strategic research and consulting experience. He has pervasive experience in sales, marketing, strategy, customer experience management, business transformation and change management. With a customer-first focus and a firm belief in building agile & sustainable businesses, Chaitanya is on a mission to establish Cloud4C as the trusted cloud evolution partner providing end-to-end cloud managed services for businesses in Vietnam.
Before joining Cloud4C, Chaitanya was with Kantar, Bain Capital – WPP group company for about 12 years in India and Vietnam. Since 2012 he has been based in Hanoi, Vietnam and transitioned into different roles within Kantar including a regional role focused on Public Affairs business development across the Mekong region.
On the pro-bono side, Chaitanya is a member of the Advisory Council of United Nations International School (UNIS) in Hanoi, Vietnam. The high-profile advisory council includes leaders from the Vietnamese Government, businesses and ambassadors from various countries.
Vice President – Cloud Practice, Cloud4C
Meet the think-tank behind our futuristic services and frameworks that have been helping enterprises become agile, secure and scalable for years. Ravi also steers the wheel of modernization by developing hybrid cloud adoption and transformation framework.
With more than two decades of experience in IT Infrastructure development, modernization and Managed Services, Ravi has held a variety of leadership roles. Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President of Technology at CtrlS. He has also played a key role in setting up nation-wide networks for leading ISPs in India and SaaS services for US federal agencies.
Ravi earned a Master's degree in Information Systems Management from National Institute of Information Technology. A travel-enthusiast by heart, Ravi spends his free time reading about history and science.
Head, GTM and Partner strategy for SAP Private Cloud for SAP Asia, Cloud4C
Aseem heads the SAP Global Sales and GTM practice for Cloud4C. He focuses on driving SAP services revenue growth, establishing strategic relationships with customers and partners along with building high performance teams. His key focus areas are sales, go-to-market and customer adoption.
Aseem has been an evangelist and member of the core group of SAP Global Cloud Leadership team that was established in 2008. He is a firm believer in the GROW model - ""get clarity on the goal; stay close to the reality, generate options and agree on the way forward. In this role, he has overseen 40% YoY growth for 5 consecutive years.
B.Tech graduate from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Aseem, is a club-level gold medallist in running, likes to spend his free-time running a few laps. He also owns an NGO – The Utopian Dream.
Vice President, Cloud4C
An automation technology evangelist who strives to create high value efficiency for organizations, Kamalakar Gunupati is a certified SAP specialist and Cloud Architect with over 2 decades of hands-on IT experience. He currently holds the position of Vice President at Cloud4C and believes in building different centres of excellence to support the business.
Considered to be a technological thought leader in the Cloud space, he has a knack for staying highly composed and focused on the objectives to be achieved. He does not succumb under pressure and is an expert at leading teams. He loves taking on technically challenging work and stepping outside his comfort zone to push the limits of innovation.
RS Prasad Rao
Director, CtrlS & Cloud4C
With a glorious career sprawling across 5 decades, starting from the second generation of computers to today's cloud technology, RS Prasad Rao played a key role in building the brand image for CtrlS. His customer centric focus and value based dealings aligned the processes in CtrlS and Cloud4C with the best international practices.
During his broad career, Rao has handled various responsibilities like CIO, COO, and Director for elite multinational corporations. Presently he is helping in the capacity of Director in charge of Compliances and as a member of the high level committee in overseeing the governance of the business operations.
Rao has widened the business horizon for CtrlS and Cloud4C by fostering partnerships through skilful negotiations both at domestic and international levels. An avid believer of Indian philosophy and Vedic literature, Rao enjoys listening to Carnatic music in his free time.
Senior Vice President, ANZ and Japan
A leader known for his discipline and dedication, Satish’s professional mantra has been to “Communicate and then communicate again.” Before joining Cloud4C, Satish has led critical IT projects for the Indian Army, Shell, Exxon Mobil and BP across 13 countries in EU and ANZ. He is the mastermind who is ceaselessly working towards stepping up the brand value of Cloud4C in the shortest possible time while giving the leading tech giants tough competition across Australia and New Zealand regions.
Besides being a leader of strict ethics and integrity, Satish is also a nature enthusiast who derives energy by tending plants, scaling the mountains and capturing the world through his lens. When not solving critical business matters, you can find him engrossed in books or paratrooping.
Dr. Ram Pujari
Director Corporate Affairs, Cloud4C
A business leader with over 42 years’ experience, Dr Ram Pujari handheld companies during their corporate transformation including envisioning, business and financial planning, process configuration, policies formulation, and organization structuring.
A CEO-coach now, Dr Ram Pujari, in his stint as a banker for 25 years headed state operations for Punjab, directed Organisational Planning and HRM in SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd and was a senior international banker for 5 years in Germany.
He has also shared his financial expertise by teaching international finance, risk management, behavioural science and corporate management at Administrative Staff College of India, ISB, State Bank Staff College and other reputed institutions since 1996.
A leader with empathy for people and respect for their innate talents, Dr Ram Pujari holds a PhD in ‘Use of Derivatives in Risk Management’ and supervises corporate affairs for Cloud4C.
Senior Program Manager, Cloud4C & CtrlS
Senior Program Manager at CtrlS, Abhilash lives by the moniker of Mr. Dependable for all design, development, delivery, and maintenance concerns of fast-growing enterprises. He is also the mastermind behind India’s largest Financial Transformation project - the GST.
An accomplished leader, Abhilash comes with 13+ years of experience in Global IT Operations, Service Delivery Management, Delivery Management, and Project Life Cycle. Prior to Cloud4C, his rich cross-functional career spanned several verticals including Banking, Pharmaceuticals, Office Automation, Advertising, Manufacturing, and Travel & Tourism.
A B.Tech graduate from Jawaharlal Technological University, if he is not busy chalking out an agile approach to transform the IT landscape you can find him geeking out on tech blogs on emerging innovations.
Board of Advisors
With an extensive work portfolio spreading across 4 continents and multiple organisations - Patrick Pitcher is renowned for his leadership, inclusive team-building style, clear strategy and stellar business results.
Patrick has held mighty directorial roles. He was the worldwide executive board CEO for The Asia Pacific and Africa regions for Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising for 21 years. Under Patrick’s leadership, Saatchi Asia Pacific was ranked No1 globally in new business revenues for the group and for-profit improvement. He transformed management in Asia and upgraded talent by appointing 7 highly successful female country CEO’s.
Patrick had also been a board director for Singapore Tourism Board and has worked for WPP The Asia Pacific and Unilever & Johnson & Johnson in the early stages of his career.
Married for 40 years and blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren, Patrick loves traveling back to his home country, South Africa with his family every year.
Board Member, Chairman - Malaysia
Terrence Yong has recently joined Cloud4C as a Board Member to help Cloud4C pursue the strategic vision for the Malaysian region and deliver greater value to the shareholders. Terrence is responsible for shaping up strong organizational culture and ethos to help Cloud4C create a differentiated market position.
Terrence brings with him 22 years of vast industry experience spread across product marketing, operations, strategic management of the SME and Enterprise business. Terrence is the former Managing Director of SAP, Malaysia. He also holds multiple advisory positions.
Terrence earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne, MBA in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School, and Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University.
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