Founder, CEO & Director, Usha Martin Technologies
Mr. Prashant Jhawar belongs to a Business Family with strong entrepreneurial genes and is a 2nd generation Entrepreneur. Prashant joined the family business in 1982 and since then has created a track record of nurturing start-ups, scale-ups & buy-outs, involving wide spectrum of verticals, including Manufacturing, Media, IT/ITeS, Transport, Religion & Wellness to name a few. Prashant founded Usha Martin Telecom in 1994, a GSM cellular network in the city of Kolkata, India in partnership with Telekom Malaysia and other international investors. He successfully led the trade sale of this venture to Hutchison Whampoa in July 2000.
Prashant also acquired Eppixcomm Tech from Logica, a FTSE 250 company, in 2005. A deal which was completed in circa 5 months. Eppixcomm later became part of the UMT group and has been an integral part since then. During the early nineties, Prashant established Usha Martin Technologies (UMT), which evolved into a convergent customer care and billing solution provider, with spread across Americas, EMEA and Asia. Later he led the transformation of UMT from a legacy business into a cloud based, neo age solution provider, adding more solutions & services to its Portfolio. UMT, today is a cloud-based Billing & associated Software Solutions provider.
Prashant has been instrumental in streamlining the operations of the group, for increased efficiency and is also leading various initiatives within the organization, for sustained growth. Over the years, Prashant has been actively contributing to various UK / India Industry bodies. In the year 2001, Prashant, along with his family, moved to the UK, to spearhead the various business initiatives of the group, which culminated into more than one acquisitions in the UK. Prashant has been living in London since then.