Mr. Puri is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Spanco Limited. He founded
Spanco in 1995 as a Telecom System Integration company and today Spanco Limited
is a formidable force in System Integration space. Through streamlining operations,
acquiring new businesses, and ensuring that each business under the Spanco umbrella
is one of the best in its field, Spanco was able expand dramatically into the BPO
space. Mr. Puri has enhanced the company’s corporate governance policies in line
with best practices and listed Spanco on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
In addition to chairing the board of directors, Mr.Puri is responsible for managing
the company; formulating and executing long-term strategies; and for all interactions
with clients, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Mr. Puri is Spanco’s
primary decision maker and policy maker, setting the tone for the company’s values,
ethics and culture.
His vision helped the group foray into the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry
way back in 2000. He was instrumental in setting up “Sparsh” and “Respondez”, Spanco’s
domestic and International Contact center brands respectively. In 2005, “Sparsh”
was sold to the Blackstone” backed Intelenet, a deal which was the biggest in the
domestic BPO space at that time.
Under his guidance, Spanco today has a focused “Government Transformation Services”
vertical which works with various state governments and the central government assisting
it to become more efficient by the use of information Technology. Spanco is executing
large eGovernance project across various states in India and contributing in “Bharat
Mr. Puri is a visionary in true sense and responsible for sculpting a unique business
model for Spanco and contributing to the sustained growth over years.
Adarsh Bagaria is the Whole time Director at Spanco Limited.
Mr. Bagaria joined Spanco in 2000 and has been sphere heading several projects across
the group. He has been instrumental in the setting up of the BPO business. He has
worked extensively across various functions to provide Administrative, Strategy
and People support.
Adarsh has more than 17 years of work experience spanning in various sectors including
High Technology, Steel and Telecom. He has a keen sense for finance and led a cost
effective administrative and people operations across various group companies spanning
more than 8000 people. His strong relationship management has led several partnerships
and acquisitions across the globe. Adarsh was instrumental in Spanco’s acquisitions
in UK and foray into Middle East.
Adarsh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.
Vidur Sehgal is CEO for Government and Power vertical of Spanco Ltd
Vidur joined Spanco in as Sales Head and was promoted as Sr. Vice President within a year. He is responsible for the operations and Sales for business opportunities in Government and Power vertical.
Vidur started his carrier in 1992 with Punjab Power Generation Machine Ltd. a (Crompton
Greaves) Company. He was promoted as a Design Engineer and was responsible for research
on indigenous controller in collaboration with Alternate Hydro Energy Center at
Rorkee University. He was deputed to USA for technical Know How. After this in 1996
for two years he joined a Consultancy company as a Project Manager responsible for
setting up the Daweoo and Honda Siel Plants. He spent eight years with Redington
India where he managed different geographies and helped Redington to grow their
business. His last responsibility was as the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) head
for Retail. He helped Redignton India to align and grow into this new Business stream
of Large Format Retail and other Retail Channel Pan India.
Vidur holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering specializing in Electronics & Communication,
from R.V. College of Engineering Bangalore.
Pradeep Prakash Singhal is the CEO for Network Infrastructure Business Unit of Spanco Limited. Mr. Singhal is a telecom expert with more than 35 years of experience in equipment manufacturing and services. He was closely involved in the technology absorption, development of telecom equipments, I & C and services in India while the sector underwent reforms in last decade.
He joined Spanco Ltd. in 2006 to lead Spanco’s Network Infrastructure business. Prior to Spanco, he worked at senior positions with ITI (the largest telecom manufacturing company in India) and ZTE (leading Telecom manufacturing company of China) as business head.
Mr. Singhal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering specializing in Electrical
engineering, from MNNIT Allahabad, PG Dip (Finance), MDP (GM) IIM Bangalore.
Rajiv Aggarwal joined Spanco as the CEO of E-Governance business.
He has more than 30 years of experience in working on Government Projects and has successfully managed the entire IT spectrum from Products, Solutions to Services. During the last four decades, he has been involved in large citizen centric projects covering the Urban and Rural parts of the country.
In his last assignment, he was associated with the State Services Delivery Gateway which is the basic IT platform necessary for connecting citizens to the Government and facilitating the process of rendering services to the Indian citizens.
As a consultant to various State Governments, he and his team advised the State on selection of partners, Business Process Engineering and the impact of citizen services on the existing Government infrastructure.
He was instrumental in launching the first Smart Card based system in the country and overseeing the roll- out of CSCs across the country.
Mr. Aggarwal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with specialization in Electronics from BITS- Pilani.
Partho Mullick is Senior Vice President and Head of Transport, Security & Surveillance.
Partho joined Spanco in November 2009. He has wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in verticals that cover Traffic and Transportation solutions including traffic management, tracking, surveillance, tolling solutions & Automatic Fare collections systems. He has been involved in Security and Surveillance for mass transit (buses and trains), large installations like Airports, Ports, Oil Terminals etc, these cover video analytics and alarming systems, Sourcing, Technology tie-ups world-wide, development activities.
Partho has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, from MS University, Baroda. He is a keen traveler, avid reader and loves to experiment on various world cuisines. He speaks besides English four other Indian languages fluently.
Kamal Maheshwari is Director Spanco Power Distribution Limited.
Kamal Maheshwari joined Spanco Ltd in 2003, as General Manager IT and is promoted
as Director, Spanco Power Distribution Limited. He has a sound background
of Networking, BPO, software and IT project management. He is also responsible for
Spanco’s foray into Power segment.
Kamal Maheshwari has a strong techno commercial background and is a dynamic leader
with good command on IT management skills. He has wide exposure to complex solution
designing and implementation of Large LAN and multi location WAN setups. His vast
experience also includes BPO and Call center technologies and has a track record
of successful execution of big projects with 5000+ seats.
He is also instrumental in setting up the capabilities in solution designing for
OSS BSS for telecom players and software for business process automations.
Mr. Maheshwari brings to Spanco 16 years of Technology experience.
Mr. Maheshwari holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Pravin Kumar is the CEO of Spanco BPO Services Private Limited and a member of the
Board of Directors of Spanco BPO Services Private Limited.
Mr. Kumar is an Industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience during which
he has been credited with the creation of three large business empires. Mr. Kumar
today is widely respected name in the Business Process Outsourcing space and is
regarded as a pioneer in the Domestic Call Center Services in the Country.
Praveen Kumar started his career in 1974 with the Flowmore group for 12 years. He
was instrumental in conceptualizing and setting up diverse businesses like Capital
Goods, Power and Polyester firms. He spent 19 years with the Dalmia group where
he spearheaded various business units ranging from Cement to Textiles to paging
services. He was the Managing Director of DSS Mobile Communications; which was a
JV between Dalmia's, Samsung and Sunkyong of South Korea. DSS, in 2000 was the largest
domestic call center in the country.
Mr. Kumar is also credited with the creation of the "Mobilink" paging brand in India.
In 2002, he was one of the shortlists for the Ernst & Young Manager of the year
award. Just before joining Spanco, Mr. Kumar was the CEO at Omnia BPO Services,
the BPO arm of the Spice Telecom group.
Mr. Kumar is a MBA from BITS Pilani specialization in Finance, Advertising & Sales.
He was the first President of Indian Paging Services Association & was also an active
member of the Telecom Committee of CII.
Anil Wadhwa is CEO & Executive Director of Spanco Respondez BPO Pvt Limited and
CEO & Director Spanco Europe Limited (Respondez UK).
Mr. Wadhwa joined Spanco Group in July 2000 as Head of South India region to set
up and grow system integration business in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. Worked
extensively on the network side with leading ISPs and set up technology for over
15 International call centers pan India. Since January 2007 he took over as CEO
of Respondez and further established the business with partnerships across the United
States and acquisition in UK. He grew Respondez successfully from a single site
in Mumbai to two sites and doubled the revenues with a consistent & enviable profit
As a part of the founding team of Spanco’s Domestic BPO business was instrumental
in acquiring & sustaining key clients for the domestic BPO division in the first
year. Also set up the domestic BPO facility at Bangalore employing 300 call center
professionals. As Chief Operating Officer for Respondez built a team in HR, Training,
Operations & Quality which delivered consistently resulting in increased revenues
from Year 2003-04 to Year 2005-06.
Mr. Wadhwa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Osmania University, Hyderabad,
India. He has over 16 years of experience as an independent entrepreneur. In 1993
he founded a company in Hyderabad involved into office automation and telecom system
integration space. He was awarded and recognised as the youngest entrepreneur and
highest performing partner pan India with key Office Automation & Paging companies
through 1994 – 1996. In the year 1999-2000 the company had a turnover of 31 million
Tejinder Singh Bhatia is Director and CEO of Spanco GKS, in Qatar.
Tejinder joined Spanco in May, 2006 and has played a key role in growing the Spanco
GKS business. He built two BPO units Qatar and Oman respectively.
Prior to joining Spanco, he was COO & Business Head; Godrej - Upstream Ltd. He has
spent 18 years in various senior management positions. Under his leadership, these
businesses achieved significant growth faster than the market average.
Mr. Bhatia is a postgraduate in Commerce & economics from Delhi University, and
holds a Master's degree in Business Management. He has also completed MCSE+I, PGDCA
& Six Sigma – black belt.
His interests include; Cricket, Swimming, Reading, Traveling, Cooking, Teaching,
New Technology and gizmos.
Mr. Bhatia has won a number of Honors and prestigious awards. Some key awards include
Gold award in service category by Oman Web Awards, Largest OSP (>300 Seats) in Middle
East by Insights, Best Internally developed application; all are testament to his
dedication and industry expertise.
Ravi Bhatnagar is Senior Vice President - Corporate for Spanco
Ravi has wealth of experience spanning over 2 decades, in various domain. He played
a key role in understanding and catering to the telecom market. He has high degree
of expertise in the various e-governance projects from seeding to successful execution
stages. He led e-governance business at Shonkh Technologies International Ltd where
he introduced Smart Card based solutions for Driving License and Vehicle Registration
Certificates for the first time in the country. During his stint with Vertec Communications
Ltd a leading Internet Service Provider he played a pivotal role of introducing
internet services in few states of India.
Ravi holds a degree in Arts and a Post Graduate diploma in PR. He has a PG diploma
specializing in Sales and Marketing. He enjoys travelling to exotic locations and
is an ardent follower of Indian music.
Mr. Kaustubh Dhavse is the CEO of e-Governance business within Spanco Limited. In addition to this role he is also Member of the Board for the BPO business of the Group.
Kaustubh has been associated with the Spanco Group for the last 4 years during which he was the Global Head of Business Strategy and along with his Team was instrumental in all strategic initiatives within the group.
Prior to joining Spanco Limited, Kaustubh was Head of the ICT consulting practice for South Asia and Middle East at Frost & Sullivan. In that role he was responsible for the overall growth of the consulting business across this region. Kaustubh has advised CEO's of several IT/ITES and Telecom Companies helping them with their growth strategy. While at Frost & Sullivan, Kaustubh was the designated Speaker for all ICT related interactions with the media. He has been featured in prominent business TV Channels, newspapers, and Industry related magazines.
Kaustubh has also spent time at EDS (now HP) where he was part of the ITO Group leading several Offshore Program Management initiatives across multiple global locations. Kaustubh started his career as a Faculty in a reputed Engineering School in Mumbai.
Kaustubh has an Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai and has a PGDM from S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR). He achieved the distinction of featuring in the Dean's merit list while doing his PGDM from SPJIMR.