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ST Team
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Most acquisitions call for a management change and the same holds true for Virinchi Technologies who, after its acquisition of the U.S.-based KSoft Systems Inc. in a unique blend of stock and cash deal, have now acquired a new Chief Executive Officer.

Anil Kumar Pinapala takes over from Vishwanathan Kompella as the CEO of the e-business solutions company. Pinapala makes an entry close on the heels of the company’s announcement of its plans to grow into a $100 million organization in the near future. Applying what he calls ‘Vanilla-Tequila’ strategy, Pinapala is aiming to accelerate growth of the company through the normal organic development with sudden shots of acquiring companies with similar profiles that will compliment the eventual expansion.
Stoic and pragmatic, expectation management ranks number one in his key to being a good leader. “Clarity of thought and having the ability to act on it are very important aspects of being a good leader,” he remarks.

At the end of the day, it is all about “maintaining high integrity while being aggressive.”

An avid lover of Tennis, Pinapala is all set to use his aggressiveness to help Virinchi reach the $100 million mark.
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