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Leadership Team

Mr. Vishnu R. Dusad
Mr. Vishnu R. Dusad

Managing Director

Mr. Vishnu R. Dusad

Managing Director

Mr. Vishnu R. Dusad is one of the main founders of Nucleus Software Exports Ltd. and has served as a Director since the inception of the Company.

Mr. Dusad completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and has been associated with the development of the software industry in India since 1983 as an entrepreneur. He was appointed Managing Director of the Company in January 1997. 

Mr. Dusad has enriched Nucleus with his technology background and over three decades of valuable professional experience in the exciting space of Information Technology Solutions for the BFSI sector. He has a deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of fellow Nucleites, and through Nucleus, to the world around. His success in concluding business deals for implementing Nucleus Products globally owes much to a deep sensitivity to cross-cultural nuances. 

His experience encompasses areas of software development, creation of strategic alliances, business development, and strategic planning.

Mr. Dusad attributes the success of Nucleus to teamwork, entrepreneurial skills and the ability to leverage opportunities in the marketplace.

Mr. Parag Bhise
Mr. Parag Bhise

CEO and Executive Director

Mr. Parag Bhise

CEO and Executive Director

Mr. Parag Bhise is the Chief Executive Officer at Nucleus Software. In his most recent role as EVP Product Engineering, he has been responsible for ensuring that our flagship products – FinnOne Neo and FinnAxia – are developed using the latest technologies and techniques.

 

He combines three decades of experience with a passion for leveraging technology to solve business problems. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a range of areas – including software development, delivery and quality assurance as well as IT infrastructure management and internal systems. As a result he brings a unique perspective to ensuring that our products are high quality, resilient and future proofed.


A strong advocate of life-long learning and continuous improvement he has recently completed MIT’s Professional Certificate in Innovation & Technology, which adds to his Master’s Degree in Computer Applications from BIT Mesra and his MBA from the Management Development Institute – Gurgaon.

Mr. Anurag Mantri
Mr. Anurag Mantri

Executive Director and P&L Head - Services

Mr. Anurag Mantri

Executive Director and P&L Head - Services

Mr. Anurag Mantri started his career with Nucleus Software in 1994 and today leads the company’s Services Business. In addition to providing executive oversight to Customer Engagements and expanding the business to cover new geographies, he is responsible for the strategy of the Services Business where he is focusing on shaping the company’s Digital Transformation services. Anurag also leads the SEPG & SQA functions at Nucleus Software.  

 

Throughout his career at Nucleus, Anurag has handled a wide range of areas across professional services, sales and customer services. In addition to managing complex global and regional transformation programs, Anurag managed the Global Customer care centre of excellence for Transaction Banking, and led sales for FinnOne Neo and FinnAxia in South East Asia.

 

Anurag is a post graduate in Statistics from prestigious Banaras Hindu University (BHU). In addition to this, he gained post-graduate degree in Computer Science Applications (PGDCSA) as well from BHU. Anurag strongly believes in the power of technology to transform and that the critical factors in turning vision into an implemented reality are a combination of domain expertise, business acumen and a relentless focus on customers.

Ms. Prema Rajaraman
Ms. Prema Rajaraman

Chief People Officer

Ms. Prema Rajaraman

Chief People Officer

Ms. Prema Rajaraman is the Vice President and Chief People Officer at Nucleus Software. She is responsible for overseeing people strategy, organization transformation activities and rolling out effective initiatives to facilitate an open and conducive learning environment.

Prema brings over 28 years of experience in  the IT industry, which is a mix of Account management, Delivery responsibilities and Learning & Development initiatives. Before joining Nucleus Software, Prema was the General Manager, Projects, at Keane India Ltd. (now Entity data), and was looking after prestigious accounts from US geography. Earlier, she had started her career with Nucleus and was a keen player in several successful implementations for Citibank.

Mr. Brajesh Khandelwal
Mr. Brajesh Khandelwal

P&L Head - FinnOne Neo

Mr. Brajesh Khandelwal

P&L Head - FinnOne Neo

Mr. Brajesh Khandelwal is the business head for the FinnOne Neo suite of products. He has been part of Nucleus growth journey for over two decades with 25 years of industry experience. He has handled multiple large engagements such as ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Amex, Citi Financials, Tokyo Star Bank amongst over 50 customer engagements. Brajesh is a lending domain expert with deep understanding of customer business processes, technology platforms, product design thinking and solutioning. 

 

In addition to working extensively on enhancing our lending product set, Brajesh was the driving force in our sophisticated suite of mobility products. He conceptualized and rolled out our solutions which have generated tremendous business results for our customers and in the process have earned lots of awards. He is the pillar behind the creation of the FinnOne Neo suite of products with extensive focus on digitization and automation. In his current role, Brajesh is responsible for all aspects of FinnOne Neo’s go-to-market strategy. He also covers the full product strategy process, including Product PLM, Product ROI, Product roadmap, Requirement Prioritization, Product build, Product Quality Management and Release. 

 

Brajesh has been instrumental in ensuring the on time delivery, every six months of new FinnOne Neo product releases. Each of these releases contains a wide range of value-adding business features and technology enhancements. Brajesh is passionately committed to ensuring that our customers get the maximum return from their investment and is closely involved with some large FinnOne Neo transformation projects.

Mr. Ashwani Arora
Mr. Ashwani Arora

P&L Head - Global Customer Success Team

Mr. Ashwani Arora

P&L Head - Global Customer Success Team

Mr. Ashwani Arora, SVP - Head of Global Customer Success Team, is responsible for the full range of post implementation engagements for more than 150 customers in 50 countries worldwide. He also leads the Captive Auto Finance business and is focused on ensuring that our customers gain the maximum business benefits from our sophisticated software products. A passionate believer in the power of technology, Ashwani helps customers drive digital transformation programmes to improve business processes while enabling them to deliver outstanding digital experiences to their customers.

 

Ashwani has been with Nucleus for more than 25 years and has extensive experience in the using advanced technology to address business challenges. During his career, he has also led all stages of system development efforts and has worked across multiple international geographies and business environments. This has equipped him with the skills to rapidly understand and quickly resolve strategic business challenges in different parts of the globe.

Dr. Ritika Dusad
Dr. Ritika Dusad

Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director

Dr. Ritika Dusad

Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director

Dr. Ritika Dusad is leading Marketing and Innovation at Nucleus with a focus on data-based decision making and ideation. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of California, Los Angeles and thereafter pursued a PhD in Physics at Ivy League- Cornell University, USA. During her PhD, she worked on both theoretical and experimental aspects of magnetism and designed and built a novel cryogenic spectrometer to detect magnetic monopoles. She has been awarded the prestigious Springer Thesis Award which recognizes outstanding PhD research to be published in a series that brings together the best PhD theses from around the world. After her PhD, she then worked on quantum magnetism as a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, managed by UC Berkeley,  as a postdoctoral researcher. As a researcher in Low Temperature Physics, a predominantly male dominated area, she lived and led innovation for seven years and created a benchmark by publishing her research paper in the renowned journal- Nature. She has been contributing to the board deliberations by highlighting the importance of diversity and fairness in creating the right environment for world class research. Her areas of expertise include Governance, Global Business and Technology. Dr. Dusad joined the Nucleus Board in July 2016.
Mr. Sanjeev Kulshreshtha
Mr. Sanjeev Kulshreshtha

Head of Engineering

Mr. Sanjeev Kulshreshtha

Head of Engineering

Mr. Sanjeev Kulshreshtha, SVP - Head of the Product Development for FinnOne Neo and FinnAxia product range. Sanjeev brings over 30 years of rich experience and is responsible for Engineering and Development of Nucleus’ flagship products. Sanjeev, in his role, is responsible for introducing new technologies, tools and practices to the engineering organization.

In his 25 years of association with Nucleus, Sanjeev has played multiple roles in Product Development, Implementation and Product Management. He has been part of many large and critical customer implementations across Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, Japan and India. He is considered as a pioneer in the lending technology.

Sanjeev is a post graduate in computers (MCA) from Aligarh Muslim University, from the batch of 1990. Sanjeev is passionate about people, their growth and is focused on building new capabilities in the organization. In his leisure time, he loves spending time with his two lovely daughters, who are also avid sports persons, and his wife.