Dr. Louis Christodoulides
Dr. Louis Christodoulides is a Director and co-founder of JKT Gulf.
Dr. Christodoulides is based in the Sultanate of Oman where he has a number of business interests in the Engineering, ICT, Real Estate, and Tourism Sector in the Gulf Region.
Prior to his return to Oman in 2007 he worked seven years for Vodafone Group in UK and Germany. He also worked six years for the world’s leading provider of mobile satcoms, Inmarsat, based in the UK. He held a number of leadership roles in both companies including customer facing roles. He managed global ICT manufacturers, service providers as well as innovators to deliver industry leading solutions to Inmarsat’s and Vodafone’s customers. He also worked on the other side of the fence where he helped find the Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) business unit serving Vodafone’s Multinational Corporate (MNC) customers. He spent three years in that role leading the technology team and delivering solutions that helped MNCs transform the way they communicate globally. His interactions with CIOs/CTOs and other decision makers ensured Vodafone’s success in securing the long term provision of global communications services with a number of household names.
He holds an M. Eng. in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Telecommunications from Southampton University, UK. He is also an Alumni of IMD Switzerland. He has three patents in his name.
Rajiv is a director in JKT Gulf and also holds leadership position in JKT. As CEO of the JKT Consulting (JKTC), he is responsible for strategic leadership and overall operational management of JKTC. He is also director on board of JKT Learning & Solutions Ltd. Rajiv is based in Delhi NCR, India.
Earlier as Vice President, Rajiv was responsible for formulating long term and short term Corporate Strategies and spearhead Strategic initiatives of the company. In this role, Rajiv has helped organization to diversify its service offerings and increase geographic reach through strategic partnerships.
Before joining JKT, Rajiv was Functional Head of the worldwide delivery organization Blue Star Infotech, as Vice President – Delivery Operations. He was managing the Project business of Intiqua (an e-business consulting firm) where his role included strategic leadership to creative, strategy and technology team, owing up revenue center, business development, delivery and sales support.
He started his career with HCL and during his 13 years of association with HCL, he spearheaded the organization foray into eBusiness services domain, program managed different ODCs, championed CMM L4 initiatives, project management and pre-sales support.
He holds a Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) from Delhi University. Rajiv has undertaken Executive Leadership Programs from ISB, Hyderabad and XLRI, Jamshedpur.
S. Ramesh joined JKT in 2004. As Director – Enterprise Solutions, Ramesh is responsible for managing our Enterprise Solutions division globally, with operations, delivery teams and clients around the world. Ramesh has been instrumental in setting up our ERP capabilities and division. He setup one of our world class ODC’s at Bangalore and has built strong framework for providing offshore application support to Global companies.A 31 year career within the IT industry and 5 years with manufacturing industry, he brings a wealth of industry knowledge and know how. He began with Mukand Iron and Steel Ltd, Mumbai where he spent 12 years, initially with production department and later with IT mainly using IBM mainframes for building business applications. He then moved on to Ajay Piramal group Mumbai for 8 years and was one of the founder members of Piramal System Technologies, a software division of the group and headed a profit centre providing IT solutions to the varied Industries of the group. which included Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Glass, cutting tools, Auto parts etc.He built a mini ERP which ran in all these industries. He also built two products, one for share accounting and another for factory maintenance management during the period. He then joined ITTI Ltd, Bangalore as Vice President and was with them for 8 years.
He setup the company’s ERP practice from scratch, bagging many global projects with companies like Unilever, Ford, Visteon etc and was instrumental in starting the company’s Middle East operations based out of Dubai. He is a member of several IT /ERP forums.