Octaware has a powerful management team with over 150 person-years of experience and knowledge. The management team approaches new challenges with proactive thinking and strategic planning, keeping the larger picture in perspective.
The Octaware management team can be summed up in a quote from Jack Welsh, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”
Every successful business signifies a courageous decision, and it was the courageous decision of Mr. Aslam Khan, supported by a few young entrepreneurs who have ensured that Octaware has grown to where it is today, and continues to grow to new heights.
Mr. Aslam Khan is a man with a mission and a vision. It was this vision that germinated in Octaware Technologies. And the vision was not just to establish a profit-making business but to serve, add value and create growth for the society as well. His Vision is shared by, and he is supported in this mission by the team of able and dedicated professionals each an achiever in his own right.
Anwer Bagdadi is the Chief Executive Officer at Octaware Technologies Limited. Anwer brings strong exposure and experience of software operations, strategy, infrastructure services, and game-changing partnerships to his position as Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for setting corporate strategy, driving revenue, and helping to maintain the company’s key relationships with customers, vendors, and shareholders.
He has over 40 years of experience in Information Technology and related management functions across various industrial domains such as Manufacturing, Software Development, Security & Risk, Infrastructure, BFSI, Health care, and BPO. He has served as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer at large national and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies like Godrej & Boyce, Godrej-GE Appliances, Lawkim, Epicentre Technologies – Provident Bank, Countrywide Financial Corporation (CFCI), Bank of America Continuum (I) Ltd. (BACI), and was heading the India operations of Intertec Software Pvt. Ltd. He has also done some major consulting stints at corporations in UAE & Bahrain, including ADNOC, Batelco-BBK, Dubai Health Authority & ZonesCorp. His diverse background also includes management consultancy at corporations in UAE and Bahrain, including ADNOC, Batelco-BBK, Dubai Health Authority, and ZonesCorp.
He has successfully envisioned, designed, developed, executed, and managed IT and Business technology services including building complete technology infrastructure from zero-level for providing organization, efficiency, effectiveness, and cost advantage for the business being served.
Anwer is a postgraduate in Management and has graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He is a certified six-sigma black belt; Internal Security & Risk auditor and Balance scorecard implementer. He is a recipient of a Japanese government scholarship for a postgraduate course in Software Engineering at AOTS-CICC conducted in Tokyo, Japan.
Sajid uses his diversified range of technology engineering, marketing, sales and management experience to oversee Octaware global business operations. He has to his credit, growing the Microsoft based business quickly to INR 300 Million account working with fortune 500 companies. During his nearly 25+ year distinguished career, Sajid has worked extensively with established companies, high-growth organizations and Fortune 500 accounts around the globe, successfully building strategic sales and product divisions, and leading international expansions.
Sajid is a managed risk taker, who believes in going to the fullest and finest level of details to grow the Octaware globally.’The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure’ and Sajid believes in this to the core. He is never afraid of failure and this is the reason that he has always been able to achieve success in whatever endeavour he has undertaken. With a strong presence and a towering personality, he has always been Octaware’s pillar of strength.
As he likes to put it, “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart”. Sajid is a voracious reader and likes to keep himself abreast of the latest happenings in the field of technology.
Sajid holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai and Master of Business Administration -Finance from SMU. He has also completed the Executive Education program in Customer Management from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Siraj leads and manages engineering divisions at Octaware. He has extensive experience in solution design, product development and enterprise delivery across multiple verticals. He is a technology specialist with over 25 years of experience in information technology industry working for leading financial and government organizations such as Commercial bank, GIS Centre of excellence in Qatar and Department of Science & Technology, India.
He was instrumental in expanding Octaware operations in Middle East and making inroads into various government and private sector conglomerates in the region. With his vast expertise and experience in diverse technologies, Siraj has been able to expand Octaware service offerings across multiple domains. He leads the research and innovation center at Octaware and has initiated the mobility and GIS service practices which augment Octaware overall strength in enterprise delivery.
Prior to joining Octaware, Siraj founded CodeNTest Technologies, a leading IT consulting, training and software development company in Pune. He leads and manages the Global development facilities in India using his extensive experience in solution design, product development and IT services industries.
Siraj is an avid reader and passionate on technology innovations and has delivered keynote addresses on various topics. He firmly believes that hard work is the key to success and that there is no substitute for hard work. As he likes to put it, “If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.” Siraj holds BS from the Karnataka University, India.
Shahnawaz, a highly skilled and adaptable solution architect is General Manager of Engineering at Octaware. In this capacity he is responsible for developing and implementing technical strategy and provides effective leadership in delivering IT solutions that optimize business value for organizations. A PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP), Shahnawaz is managing global development center in delivering value-driven solutions in various business domains for customers in the Enterprise, ISV, and SaaS segments.
He has been also responsible for establishing Project Management Organizations (PMOs) that have served as the center of excellence for project execution for the customers.
Shahnawaz has formerly served in roles throughout the project life cycle including consultant, project manager, Solution architect and business manager with both private and public sector in India and Middle East with a passion of delivering innovative solutions that provide faster time to market with lower risk and increased ROI. His diverse background provides him a unique perspective in assisting teams and organizations to achieve optimum results utilizing their full potential in developing a product or service.
He is passionate about helping people with their career choice leading a social initiative of Job readiness program and has delivered presentations on career preparedness, interview coaching, industry academia partnership and decision-making for engineering students in several institutes.
Shahnawaz holds BS from the Mumbai University and a member of the Project Management Institute.
Haroon has been with Octaware since its inception. He is responsible for leading cross-functional operations, including strategic alliances, account management, risk management, operational budgeting, customer care and quality. He is also responsible for instituting best practices and processes across the organization to ensure operational excellence. In addition, he has responsibility for strategic human resources activities, including workforce development and organization effectiveness, benefits and compensation, global inclusion and diversity, and HR processes and information management.
Haroon has a long history of leading new business initiatives for Octaware. Under his leadership, Octaware launched business units targeting enterprise customer communication and Microsoft SMB solution group. He also led a number of major functional organizations, including project management, technology enablement for operation and field teams, and, most recently, the Solutions and Integration Solutions Group.
A management guru and technocrat with extensive experience of 23 years in the industry, he always tries and takes initiatives to create an inspirational work environment fostering team spirit, motivation and confidence along with skillfully handling multiple operational and projects tasks simultaneously. He previously worked with a reputed institute in Mumbai where he held several leadership positions.
He holds M.S in Computer Science from Mumbai University and presently sits on the governance board of community school focused on girls’ education.
Before Octaware, Meraj held numerous technical leadership positions at Du Telecom, leading messaging, unified communication, and software business solutions. His role included leading teams worldwide, and hands-on experience building applications, and platforms, working directly with the developer community. Earlier in his career, Meraj served as head of Information Technology at the “Global Retails” division of the Al-Rajhi Investment Group, UAE. He was previously Information Technology Manager of Al-Hokair Group, Saudi Arabia. He also held technical expert positions at Microsoft Corporations, Mumbai and Citicorp India.
With a track record of leading successful enterprise solutions, implementation, and launching new products, Meraj is passionate about bringing the advantages of a digital transformation to the end-customers. He is committed to helping customers successfully adopt digital transformation strategy and cloud governance.
Meraj holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from ICFAI University in India