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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

September - 2010 - issue > Movers and Shakers

Passionate to make a difference

Juby Thomas
Monday, September 6, 2010
Juby Thomas
Symphony has recently appointed Sanjay Dhawan as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dhawan steps into the role against the backdrop of impressive business results for Symphony Services. He has driven the success of both large companies and start-ups, and he is a highly successful serial entrepreneur. Before joining Symphony Services, Dhawan served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Aricent, a KKR owned privately held company with global operations in over 25 countries and over 10,000 employees. At Aricent, he was responsible for company strategy, sales, marketing and the management and oversight of several high-growth business units and various functional units.

“I’m very excited to welcome Sanjay Dhawan to Symphony Services,” said Pallab Chatterjee, Chairman of the board of Symphony Services. “Over the last year we have virtually transformed the company to ensure we commit to delivering on business outcomes for clients that span multiple technology and industry sectors and Sanjay’s leadership will help us accelerate growth in the ISV, embedded and engineering services markets.”

Prior to Aricent, Dhawan was the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Inkra Networks, a company credited with defining the virtual networking market segment. Dhawan also held chief strategy, development, sales and management roles at Netopia, StarNet and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He has authored several networking-related publications and books and has chaired IEEE 802 and ANSI X3T9 standards sub-groups. He holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, England, and a BS degree in Electronics and Communications from REC Kurukshetra, India.

“There is a fundamental shift happening in the software industry as independent software vendors ISVs look for strategic partnerships in engineering services. Symphony Services’ award-winning innovation, deep industry and domain expertise and broad service offerings strongly differentiate us against our competitors. Our board and investors have given us a clear mandate to drive organic and inorganic growth, and see Symphony Services reach a $500 million revenue run rate and beyond. I look forward to working with our team and our clients to ensure we achieve our goal.”
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