B Ramkumar, a seasoned Sasian, serves as the Company's Chief Risk Officer. Ramkumar is currently responsible for the Risk Management function in Sasken including formulating the Risk Policy of the organization, establishing a framework for risk identification, management, and mitigation of those risks. In this function he works closely with the Risk Management Committee of the Board and with other Departments within the organization. He continues to head the Taxation and Procurement & Logistics Function. Prior to this he was Head of Finance function responsible for Financial Accounting & Reporting, Systems & Control, Legal & Compliance. In addition, Ramkumar has managed the Treasury and Information Systems functions in the past and in this role, he focused on business processes, using tax, legal, and information systems to enhance business value. Additionally, he is a Trustee in the Trusts that Sasken has set up for ensuring employee retirement benefits and the Sasken Foundation, a Trust set up for carrying out CSR activities of the Company.
Ramkumar has close to three and a half decades of rich work experience in several industries. He began his career in the Internal Audit function of Ramco Cements Limited before assuming responsibility for the Financial, Commercial & Cost Accounting functions and Taxation. He then moved on to BPL Mobile Cellular Limited, where he was the Corporate Controller and was also responsible for Finance Operations in two circles, before joining Sasken in 2004. At Sasken, he was part of the core team that was involved in Sasken’s IPO in 2005 and was also part of the team responsible for various acquisitions.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant & Cost Accountant and holds a Diploma in Management from INSEAD, France.