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Prashant Jhawar

Prashant Jhawar 
Founder & Director, Usha Martin Technologies

Mr. Prashant Jhawar, is a 2nd generation Entrepreneur and is also a Director of Usha Martin Limited.

Prashant joined the family business in 1982 and has been specifically responsible for the IT and Telecom diversification of the group. He founded Usha Martin Telekom 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 founded Usha Martin Technologies (UMT), which has evolved into a convergent customer care and billing solution provider for next generation communication and broadband service providers.  He also lead the team of Usha Martin Group Associates that acquired EppixComm, the customer care and billing solution provider from LogicaCMG in 2005.

Under Prashant’s leadership, UMT continued its domain expertise in billing and later diversified into emerging areas like Analytics, Digital Commerce etc. UMT has recently partnered with SAP Hybris, for providing Digital Solutions across the globe, on the Hybris platform.

Recipient of the honorary Life Time Achievement Award from ASSOCHAM, India (2018), for his outstanding contribution in the field of Information & Communication Technology, Prashant is also the Chancellor of Usha Martin University.

Paul Beaumont
Director, Usha Martin Technologies

Paul is a highly accomplished ‘C-Level’ Executive with 30 years’ experience in the IT sector (Hardware, Software, Services, Telecoms) including 25+ years as MD, CEO in SME to blue chip companies in B2B, B2C, direct and indirect. Paul has 25 years’ experience of running complex Global P&L’s including R&D, Manufacturing, Professional Services and Support. Proven problem – solver and start-up, turnaround and growth specialist with a successful track record of introducing measures to increase profitability, long-term growth and shareholder value with immense international experience gained in UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Ravi Goenka
Director, Usha Martin Technologies

Being a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by profession, Ravi has been with Usha Martin Group since 1988 and has played significant leadership roles in a number of company-wide initiatives. He has an experience of 30+ years in Corporate Finance, M&A and restructuring of businesses that have been acquired during working in various business belonging to the Shareholders of UMT Group.

Niraj Basotia

Niraj Basotia 
Chief Operating Officer, Usha Martin Technologies

A business and technology driven professional, Niraj has global experience of 20+ years in Consulting and IT Services business, spanning across domains, of which more than 10 years were devoted to Consulting businesses within India and abroad. Niraj joined NIIT Ltd in the year 1991. After a successful stint of around 15 years with the NIIT group, during which he performed various roles in India, APAC and Europe, Niraj moved to IBM India in the year 2007.

Initially he performed the role of Practice Head with in the BFSI space and later moved to IBM UK to spear head their Business Development initiative again in the BFSI space. Niraj joined Usha Martin Group in the year 2013 and has been part of the team since then.

andy richards

Andy Richards 
Chief Operating Officer, South African Operations

Based in Johannesburg, Andy is the COO and is responsible for the complete operations of the company. He has extensive knowledge of the business and the Telecom market; he has been in charge of several departments within the organisation over the past 15 years.

Andy brings with him 35 years’ experience in IT services and software development. Before joining the company he held the position of software development head at a UK based GKN company and as a Senior Project Manager delivering financial solutions at Kalamazoo in the UK.