Ajay Sathe, PGDM, IIM Ahmedabad, is CEO of Cytel Statistical Software & Services India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cytel Inc. USA. His management experience includes applications development, product management and the supervision of outsourced analytic services.
Prior to his current assignment, Ajay Sathe was Founder and Technical Director at Spectrum Business Support Ltd., where he led teams building both WordMiner, an information retrieval library, and Jurix, a law information service.
Ajay Sathe studied Electronics Engineering at Banaras Hindu University, India, and received an MBA from The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Shrikant Athavale, Mechanical and Industrial Engineer, is Vice Chairman and Director of TechKnit IT Enabled Services Pvt. Ltd. and spearheads new initiatives in IT enabled services, especially in eLearning. Shrikant has more than four decades of experience in a variety of industries and businesses.
Starting his career in the Industrial Engineering function in a Manufacturing set up, he rose to become the Vice President of Operations at Indian Card Clothing Company Ltd, a high-technology engineering company in Pune. In the meanwhile, he served in managerial functions in several reputed companies like Crompton Greaves, Rallis, Siemens, Murphy and Johnson & Johnson.
Shrikant studied Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from Bombay University / NITIE, and later added qualifications in Statistical Quality Control, Operations Research and Financial Management. He is qualified as a Lead Assessor for ISO 9000, and contributes on executive councils of several professional associations of Engineers and Managers. He has traveled extensively in Europe for techno-commercial business transactions and has substantial contributions in strategic turnaround of a business in UK.