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Vimali Swamy
Sunday, November 2, 2008
K.K. Mookerji has been appointed as Chairman of Software Paradigms Infotech's (SPI) Board. A 40-year veteran in Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, Mookerji has been one of the pioneers in setting up technology campuses in Mysore. As a non-executive member of the board though he will not participate in the day-to-day activities of the company but will provide strategic oversight over SPI India's operations and advise the management on issues key to the health of the organization. At the same time, the company's board has nominated CEO Sid Mookerji to the additional position of Managing Director of the company.

Prior to joining SPI as the MD of the company in 1997, K.K.Mookerji had worked in CFTRI as a senior scientist. His passion for the company has been integral to SPI's success. His rich and vast experience in various leadership positions has helped him build the company from a small start up to one of the leading IT companies of Mysore. Mookerji's visionary ideas at SPI brought in a lot of employee-friendly policies to the organization during his tenure as MD. He also successfully acquired and built SPI's wholly owned facilities in Gokulam and Hebbal, which today house over 1000 knowledge workers. In 2005, Mookerji was awarded the Rashtriya Udyog Ratan Award for 2005 and recognized as "Top Industrialist of Mysore" by Rotary International.

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