Mr. B V Naidu - Chairman and CEO

Mr. B V Naidu is currently the Chairman of the Sagitaur Ventures India Pvt Ltd., a holding company which has interest in IT/Telecom, Semiconductor, Green Energy and core infrastructure. He nurtures the entrepreneurial talent, in building the business in these sectors. He brings in 25 years of rich experience and is well networked, also proactive amongst the Govt-industry-Academia community collaboration.

Currently he is also Co-Chairman of the “Karnataka ICT Group” set-up by the Chief- Minister of Karnataka to strategize the road map for the Karnataka ICT growth for 2020.

In the past, Mr. Naidu has played a seminal role for the growth of the IT Industry in India, in his capacity as Director of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Bangalore/Hyderabad. He has created effective Techno Economic Eco system, by actively engaging with the Industry, Government Departments and Academic Institutions. He has facilitated the growth of the software exports from less than $8 million with 13 companies in 1991 to $12.0 billion from more than 1800 companies in Bangalore by 2007.

Mr. Naidu has been at the fore front of building the Karnataka / Bangalore IT as a global brand through active participation in internal trade shows and speaking at various international road shows and conferences.

He has not only participated in creating many policies both at Govt. of India as well as State Govt. level to promote IT Industry. He held several important key positions for supporting the industry and to name a few:

Member of Chief Minister Task Force (Karnataka) on Information Technology

Founding Trustee of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Bangalore

Former Director of Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS)

Founding Trustee of TiE-Bangalore Chapter

Former Chairman of Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA)

Founder Director of Karnataka IT Fund

Chairman of National Task force Sub-committee for report on “Electronics product Design and Manufacturing (ESDM).”

In his initial days at STPI he was instrumental in breaking the monopoly of VSNL by creating an alternate international communications carrier for the IT industry. Prior to his stint at Bangalore, Mr. Naidu served at Delhi in project ERNET, created first ever E-mail network and first Internet Node into the country.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics (Applied Electronics) from Madras Institute of Technology and Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication from Andhra University.

Mr. Manas Pattnaik - Director

Mr. Manas Pattnaik, is one of the Director in Sagituar Ventures India Pvt. Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Anthem India Infopoint Pvt. Ltd. and he is also the Promoter and Chairman of the Anthem Global Technology Services Pvt Ltd. He brings in 30 years of rich experience in IT Sector.

Manas Pattnaik had started his professional career from the year 1981. During 24 years of his service, he has served in various organizations like HAL, REC-Rourkela, OCAC, STPI as well as accomplished foreign assignments at California State University and Carepo Systems, San Diego, USA.

He was Director and Chief Executive Officer of STPI-Bhubaneswar. During his tenure at Bhubaneswar, STPI has achieved an unprecedented growth in IT exports from Nil to Rs. 188 Crores during the year 2000-01 putting Bhubaneswar in the IT map of the Country.

After Bhubaneswar, he was holding the position of Director, STPI-HQrs at New Delhi. During this tenure, his responsibility includes of overall technical, financial and administrative management of the 43 centres of STPI including Market assessment on various policy and technological issues for development of strategic plans, diversification of services and technology adoption.

He was deputed to various countries like Mauritius, Nepal, Ivory Coast, Algeria and Botswana by the Govt. of India for various International Consultancy Project Management assignments. He has also travelled extensively and visited 15 countries in his mission.

He has published and presented more than eight papers in various national and international publication/forum and Published articles and papers in various technical journals, magazines and periodicals. He is also member and associated with various organizations and actively working for the betterment of deprived children.

He has done M.S (Computer Science) from California State University, San Diego, CA, USA and B.Sc. (Engg.) in Electronics and Telecommunications from University College of Engineering, Orissa.

Mr. Ravi Thakur - Vice President

Over 14 years of Leadership and Entrepreneurial experience in Global Strategic IT outsourcing. Versatile experience landscape in Strategic Initiatives, P&L Oversight, Sales & Business Development, Operations & Partner Management focused on Telecommunication and IT services companies.

In the past, he has worked and held key positions with organization like SISPL, TechMahindra, Verizon Business, SingTel and STPI Bangalore.

He Holds PGDBM from ICFAI, India and Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from NMU, India.