CGI in India – Management team

Meet our Leaders

Jennifer Mecherippady, Vice-President and Business Unit Leader – Asia Pacific Solutions Delivery Center

Jennifer is responsible for strategy, growth, operations and governance for the Solutions/ Products group which supports 75+ CGI Products across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. She is also an active APAC SBU representative for CGI’s Global Application Services Council and is a champion of ProAction training and workbench adoption at APAC.

Jennifer is an accomplished professional with 22 years of in-depth IT experience managing product engineering, business development, and support services across multiple domains. Her strong focus on operational and delivery excellence has established a track record of solid growth, high quality and strong levels of member satisfaction. Her effort in enabling transitions from traditional practices to Agile and DevOps with greater focus on digital transformation for Public Sector Solutions at CGI is noteworthy. Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore University.

Suprio Sengupta, Senior Vice-President and Business Unit Leader - Asia Pacific Global Technology Operations Delivery Center

Suprio is tasked with driving growth and delivering services for clients across multiple industries, such as Communications, Manufacturing and Retail, Oil and Gas, Financial Services and Public Sector. As the business leader of the GTO business unit, he collaborates closely with CGI’s onsite partners to help drive value excellence and maintain client satisfaction. Suprio has over 30 years of experience and has held various leadership roles in the infrastructure space with reputed organisations. He has a track record of driving innovation through automation, including Cloud and Cloud-related modernisation of managed services.

Rakesh Aerath, Senior Vice-President and Business Unit Leader – Asia Pacific Financial Services Delivery Center

Rakesh’s business unit is responsible for delivery to financial services clients, including global banking and insurance. He is also the Innovation Leader for the Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centers of Excellence SBU and as part of the global innovation council, is responsible for driving the culture of innovation. Rakesh is a professional business leader with over 23 years of experience in account and delivery management, innovation, business development, operations and member management. He has vast experience in working closely with global clients and partners, and over the years, has held various leadership positions in multiple industry sectors globally. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA in finance from leading institutes.

Gopal Chhetri, Senior Vice-President and Business Unit Leader – Asia Pacific Multi-Industry and Government Delivery Center

Gopal Chhetri is the business unit leader for CGI’s Asia Pacific Multi-Industry and Government (MIG) Delivery Center. His team is responsible for ensuring successful delivery of all offshore services for multiple large industry sectors including Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Services, Oil and Gas, Government and Healthcare. Some of the large global accounts such as Shell, Volvo, Michelin, LVMH, Ikea and others are part of the MIG business unit’s portfolio. MIG is one of the fastest growing business units in APAC with high satisfaction ratings returned by clients, onshore partners and members.

Gopal played an integral role in building up CGI’s offshore capability and has played multiple roles. Prior to becoming a business unit Leader, he led the Shell account in India, which he grew ground up to over 1000 members. Gopal has been with CGI for over 14 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and an MBA in IT.

Sudhir Subbaraman, Senior Vice-President and Business Unit Leader – Asia Pacific Communications, Media and Utilities Delivery Center

Sudhir’s team is responsible for ensuring successful delivery of all offshore services for CGI’s Communications and Utilities industry clients worldwide, as well as offshore ERP-related (SAP, MS Dynamics, Oracle) services for customers across industry sectors. Additionally, his unit provides application support and delivery services for CGI’s internal applications, and is also home to CGI’s offshore Testing Center of Excellence. Sudhir is active in NASSCOM forums, IIBA and several Indian government bodies on various initiatives.

Sudhir has more than 20 years of experience, with a strong track record for producing business results throughout his career. Prior to joining CGI, he worked with Revenue Solutions Inc. (RSI) as the program manager for a multi-million dollar account, managing teams across South Carolina and California on a benefits-funded model.

Sudhir is a mechanical engineer from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. He also holds a Master’s degree in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA with highest honors from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Pradipta K Banerjee, Vice-President – Human Resources

Pradipta leads the Human Resource function for CGI in the Asia Pacific region and is responsible for shaping the ‘People Practices’ vision. He is a key member of the CGI HR Global Leadership team. Pradipta has more than 16 years of industry experience, having held leadership roles in various multinational organisations. He has been with CGI for over ten years and has been instrumental in its growth and success.