Saurabh Srivastava to Mentor Development at CA

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 06, 2009

CA, Inc. has appointed IT industry veteran Saurabh Srivastava as chairman of CA India, effective April 6. He will lead and mentor CA’s India sales and development operations.

Srivastava will report directly to Michael Christenson, CA’s president and chief operating officer.

Srivastava’s appointment is in line with CA’s long-term strategy of maximizing its penetration in emerging IT markets such as India, said Christensen. Saurabh’s wealth of knowledge and experience about the Indian market and IT industry will be invaluable as we seek to expand our operations in India and position ourselves appropriately with the country’s technology elite, government and venture capital communities, he said. "He is widely accepted as one of the architects of the Indian software industry and a role model for entrepreneurship," Christensen said.

CA maintains offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi and a state-of-the-art R&D facility in Hyderabad. Currently, more than 30 percent of CA’s worldwide development is performed in India and India is CA’s fastest growing geography.

"CA is on the leading edge of the software industry in helping companies effectively manage the IT services required to drive business success," Srivastava said. "The company has made a substantial investment in India and is a perfect partner for not only Indian companies, but India’s growing IT service providers."

Srivastava’s IT career spans corporate and start-up companies, and industry associations.  He worked extensively in the US, UK, India and Singapore in senior positions with leading international companies such as IBM and Unisys before becoming an entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

He founded IIS Infotech, one of India’s most successful software companies, which in 1998 merged with Xansa, an outsourcing and technology company. He co-founded Infinity Ventures India’s first and most successful early stage fund and is chairman of the Indian Venture Capital Association.

Srivastava also has played an important role in promoting technology in India and with the Indian government. He co-founded Nasscom, and was chairman of the Indian government’s Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council. He has also chaired the IT Committee of the Federation of India Chamber of Commerce and Industry.