Our leadership team is drawn from amongst some of the best minds in core banking, banking IT, and financial industry.

Alex Dembitz

Chairman

Alexander Dembitz was appointed Executive Chairman, in February 2008. Dembitz was a partner and chairman, Deloitte & Touche Central Europe.

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Alex Dembitz

Chairman

Alexander Dembitz was appointed Executive Chairman, in February 2008. Dembitz was a partner and chairman, Deloitte & Touche Central Europe.

After a career in banking and software engineering, Dembitz founded the IDOM Group in 1988. The firm specialised in the selection, implementation and support/maintenance of IT systems for banks. IDOM grew to becoming the largest consulting firm in Central Europe, and was acquired in 1993 by Deloitte & Touche.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Manchester University, UK and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

The purpose of Tech Mahindra/SOFGEN should be and should be seen to be delivering the highest quality of services and thereby exceed client expectations, while assuring the standards consistent with that of a premium employer adhering to the highest moral standards.

Ravi Vasantraj

Ravi Vasantraj

General Manager, Asia-Pacific Region, EVP, SOFGEN Group

Ravi heads the Asia-Pacific region of SOFGEN. He brings over 23 years of experience cutting across IT, BPO & Infrastructure in banking and financial services (BFSI) industry.

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Ravi Vasantraj

Ravi Vasantraj

General Manager, Asia-Pacific Region
EVP, SOFGEN Group

Ravi heads the Asia-Pacific region of SOFGEN. He brings over 23 years of experience cutting across IT, BPO & Infrastructure in banking and financial services (BFSI) industry.

As a part of the management team of SOFGEN’s parent – Tech Mahindra, he also heads their Global Banking, Financial Services (BFSI) domain unit – one of the four focus verticals for Tech Mahindra. He has been instrumental setting a rapid 18% CAGR over last 4 years for the vertical. He is hands-on in fostering & creating innovative offerings / platforms, creating niche partnerships and inorganic scale-ups in BFSI. He is entrusted to deliver growth for SOFGEN, APAC and to exploit synergies between the SOFGEN & Tech Mahindra to deliver long-term value to clients & partners.

Alina Cernat

Alina Cernat

Managing Director

Alina heads the SOFGEN SaveTax and Avaloq practice for Europe business units. Having spent almost 15 years with the firm, Alina has provided technical expertise fulfilling different roles in core banking implementation projects for some of SOFGEN’s biggest clients.

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Alina Cernat

Managing Director

Alina heads the SOFGEN SaveTax and Avaloq practice for Europe business units. Having spent almost 15 years with the firm, Alina has provided technical expertise fulfilling different roles in core banking implementation projects for some of SOFGEN’s biggest clients.

In 2012 she took over the management of the SaveTax business unit, being responsible for the development and maintenance of the SaveTax product.

Alina holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from Technical University Gheorghe Asachi, Iasi Romania.

Danny Galezer

Senior Advisor

Danny Galezer joined SOFGEN in January of 2011 as Managing Director, Projects & Delivery. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and overseen the development of several highly successful software companies.

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Danny Galezar

Senior Advisor

Danny Galezer joined SOFGEN in January of 2011 as Managing Director, Projects & Delivery. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and overseen the development of several highly successful software companies.

Prior to joining SOFGEN, Mr. Galezer owned TIS Consultants, where he delivered end to end solutions in the Globus/T24 space. Over a period of 7 years, Danny implemented T24 for banks in Central America, Europe and Africa, as well as in the Middle and Far East. Under his direction, TIS developed and sold numerous T24 add-on modules in the areas of data warehousing, security management and event processing.

Mr. Galezer has a B.Sc. in Industrial & Management from Technion, Haifa, Israel. By making use of Danny’s significant management experience and banking domain knowledge, SOFGEN will enhance its delivery capability as the company grows in size and in reach.

RamMohan Duraikannu

CTO, India Unit Head

RamMohan Duraikannu joined SOFGEN in August 2001 after working for 8 years in the IT and engineering industry. He is responsible for SOFGEN’s India-based operations, namely the provision of offshore services for the SOFGEN group’s T24™ practice and the development and maintenance of SOFGEN’s product suite.

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RamMohan Duraikannu

CTO, India Unit Head

RamMohan Duraikannu joined SOFGEN in August 2001 after working for 8 years in the IT and engineering industry. He is responsible for SOFGEN’s India-based operations, namely the provision of offshore services for the SOFGEN group’s T24™ practice and the development and maintenance of SOFGEN’s product suite.

Immediately prior to joining SOFGEN, Ram worked for American Express Bank, where he was leading the GLOBUS™ support team in India.

His extensive experience in the T24™ practice and long association with the company enables him to manage the operations of SOFGEN India effectively. Ram holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, India and a Master of Science degree from BITS, Pilani.

Marcel McCann

Executive Chairman, UK and Ireland

Marcel McCann, Executive Chairman of SOFGEN and Ireland, MSc (Mgt) has over 35 years’ experience in Financial Services.

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Marcel McCann

Executive Chairman, UK and Ireland

Marcel McCann, Executive Chairman of SOFGEN and Ireland, MSc (Mgt) has over 35 years’ experience in Financial Services.

He joined SOFGEN from Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, prior to which he was Head of Operations and Technology at Allied Irish Banks plc and a member of the Group Executive Committee. Marcel has extensive experience in the delivery of enterprise programmes across Europe, U.S.A and Asia.

Mark Paterson

EVP, Integration

Mark has been with SOFGEN and its predecessor companies since 1990. He has enjoyed a 35 year career in banking and financial services, with 25 years’ global project management experience in packaged system implementations.

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Mark Paterson

EVP, Integration

Mark Paterson has been with SOFGEN and SOFGEN’s predecessor companies since 1990. He has enjoyed a 35 year career in banking and financial services, with 25 years’ global project management experience in packaged system implementations.

He is responsible for the integration of people and processes within SOFGEN as a whole as the group grows organically and by acquisition.

Paterson was previously a partner in Deloitte & Touche Central Europe managing one of the firm’s largest clients in the region. Prior to joining Deloitte & Touche, Paterson worked for 17 years with the International arm of Barclays Bank Limited. He held various key positions within the Trade Finance and International Payments departments before being promoted to the bank’s IT Division as a Project Manager.

Ashok Sharma

Managing Director, SOFGEN Americas

With over 25 years’ experience in banking and financial services IT consultancy, Ashok Sharma joined our group in 2009.

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Ashok Sharma

Managing Director, SOFGEN Americas

Currently holding the post of Managing Director SOFGEN Americas and with responsibility for expanding our footprint in North and South America, Ashok Sharma joined our group in 2009.

Ashok has over 25 years’ experience in banking and financial services IT consultancy. After completing his studies, he worked for several large consultancy companies in the USA, including Logica, Inc. In 2000, subsequent to the sale of Hatcher Associates Inc., a company of which he was a co-founder, Ashok incorporated HAI Associates Inc. serving as President. Until HAI’s acquisition by SOFGEN, Ashok was able to develop a global banking consulting practice, counting top tier banks as customers.

Mr. Sharma holds a Masters degree in Economics and an MBA in Information Technology from Webster University.