Dr PG Poonacha

Leadership Team

Dr PG Poonacha

VP - Technology

Poonacha has close to three decades of experience in Signal and Image processing as well as digital wireless communication areas.

Apart from being an industry veteran with a career spanning 14 years, he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay between 1986 and 1996. During that period he taught PG level courses in the area of Digital Communications, Adaptive Signal Processing and Neural Networks.  He was with Sasken from 1996 to 2002. At Sasken he became the Vice President of its R&D division in 2001, responsible for R&D initiatives and patents in the area of 4G wireless, MPEG7 and Software Defined Radio (SDR).  He was also a member of the management council at Sasken in 2001.

At Sasken, Poonacha will be bettering our technology portfolio. While he will be working in 5G, Computer Vision, Big Data and Analytics, he will also look after the continuance and development of our patent portfolio.

Poonacha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from KREC (now known as NIT, Karnataka) Surathkal.  He also holds a Master’s degree as well as a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He is a senior member of IEEE.

When he gets some time off from work, Poonacha loves to take long walks. He also enjoys reading and listening to music.

Ashwin Ramachandra

VP and Head - Product Engineering Services

Hari Haran

President - Global Sales, Marketing and Business Lines

Krishna Kumar

VP and Head - Global Delivery

Manoj Damodar

VP and Head - Global Sales

Narendra Khandekar

Senior VP and Head, Semiconductor Practice


AVP and Head - Business Operations

Ramkumar B

VP - Finance

Ram Ramaseshan

Senior VP and Head - Automotive and Industrials BUs

Sanjiv Pande

VP and Head - Marketing

Srinivas Prasad

VP and Head - Communications & Consumer BU

Swami Krishnan

VP - Employee Engagement & Development and Corporate Communication

Toni Varila

CEO and Delivery Manager - Sasken Finland