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Group Chief Financial Officer
Bimal Desai is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years' experience having exposure in the areas of Treasury Management, Corporate Taxation, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions, IPO, FOREX Management, Reporting & Budgeting in Media & Entertainment, Pharmaceuticals and Engineering & Contracting industries. He has gained his experience with both MNCs (German Remedies, Otis Elevators, ITD Cementation) and leading Indian Corporates (Crompton Greaves, INOX Group and INDOCO Remedies).
He has experience of dealing with all of the big four audit and leading lawyers' firms for various activities like M&A, Overseas fund raising and IPOs. He has handled complete end to end IPO process at Nimbus Communication and at INOX Leisure Ltd.
Bimal has handled buy side major M&A deals at INOX Leisure of acquisition of FAME CINEMA and sell side M&A while divestment of parent Company stake at German Remedies.
He has been working as Chief Financial Officer for past 10 years.
Chief Financial Officer
A Finance professional with over 20 years work experience across finance and business roles in the financial services industry. He has functional expertise in resource mobilization, corporate finance, management accounting, financial accounting, taxation, treasury and company law. Further, Farroukh had also handled business roles involving business strategy, customer management, industry regulation, regulatory advocacy and general management.
Farroukh is an accomplished Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Management Accountant. Prior to joining EPS, he held managerial positions with leading MNCs and Indian organizations. He joins EPS from GE Capital where he was Vice President handling loan syndications. Prior to that he worked with REACH (Telstra, PCCW JV) as Country Representative, IL&FS group, Godrej & Boyce and Hindalco Industries.
Chief Operating Officer
Primarily a Global Banker with senior level operating experience in South Asia, he has over 25 years of Business Development, Operating & Leadership experience in diverse businesses of Transaction (Including Global Payments), Institutional Banking, Investment Banking & Corporate Finance with banks such as JPMorgan Chase Bank (In India and US), Trans Arabian Investment Bank, Mashreq Bank, India (Middle Eastern Banks) and Credit Agricole Indosuez (French Bank) in South Asia.
With a specialization in both the global wholesale and Indian retail payments space, he also has an in-depth understanding of the principles/practices of global banking/financial services and trends as well as the rapidly changing landscape of the ‘Financial Technology’ sector, primarily pertaining to the retail payments space in India.
Till recently (March 2014 - March 2016), Harish was involved in the exponential business growth for India’s premier ‘Rural Banking Payments Technology Solutions Company’, providing RUPAY Debit/Kisan Credit Cards, IMPS, UPI, Mobile Banking, POS/Micro-ATMs and eKYC/Aadhaar Enabled Payment System i.e: solutions on the ‘NPCI Retail Banking Payments Platform’ to over 400 Semi-Urban/Rural Banks (including Co-operative, Local Area, Private, Public Sector Banks and Urban Credit Co-operative Societies) in 25 Indian states & 2 Union territories.
Prakash M. Joshi
Business Head - ATM Services
A renowned industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry, with a keen focus on the Financial Services sector. He also has experience in business development of ATM Hardware, Software and Services product line across the country and has managed the Western Region as Profit Center Head for Diebold operations in India.
He has also been involved in ATM installations on turnkey basis with various banks. Prakash has attended several trainings and workshops including Banking Business Training conducted by NIBM , Pune, the Holden ‘Power Base Selling Workshop’ in NCR Atlanta and ‘Strategic Negotiations’ Training by Think Inc. USA
President – Technology
Manohar holds over 20 years of overall experience in IT Projects & Operations, with 16 Years in ATM Transaction Switching, Processing & Operations Management. He has rich experience in implementing multiple switching platforms, managing large-scale ATM operations, SLA management and customer co-ordination. He was instrumental in setting up the first shared network payment system and ATM outsourcing project in the country and has also setup ATM Managed Services Centers for various organizations.
At EPS, Manohar is responsible for centralized operations and technical infrastructure of the company. An electrical engineer by training, Manohar has earlier worked for TCS, Euronet India, FSS and India Switch Company (ISC).
President – Services
Chandresekaran has over 25 years of experience in the Banking and ATM industry and worked as a senior banking professional in Union Bank for over 16 years, in various capacities and areas of commercial banking of which 5 years was in the IT division of the bank, in its top-level policymaking and implementation division. Prior to joining EPS, he headed the ATM Field Services of FSS where he headed a team of 150 professionals and was highly instrumental in rolling out more than 5000 ATMs under the end to end outsourced model. Previously, he held the position of Assistant Vice President at India Switch Company (ISC). He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science - Agriculture and a Diploma in Banking Technology from Indian Institute of Bankers. He is also a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and has many firsts to his credit; from the 1st shared ATM network to the 1st IT Outsourcing in Banking in the year 2000. He also has to his credit the setting up of shared payment network systems i.e. BANCS and CASHTREE.
President, Banking Relations at EPS, emanates as a visionary and a strategy revolutionist in the Indian ATM Industry, with expertise in driving corporate strategies to new initiatives in the payments domain thus contributing towards organic business growth by maintaining strong customer engagement, relations and excellence. He proactively paved way for Brown Label ATMs in collaboration with other notable leaders by introducing new business models in the industry. With a very strong interface with Ministry officials, policy makers and regulatory bodies, he has established sound relationships for a robust organisational progress. He has been successful in enforcing connections of EPS as a first board level member with ATMIA, a global ATM Industry Association to further facilitate ATM penetration in India to fulfil the Digital India initiative.
With more than 28 years of meritorious expertise and prudence, Thyagarajan is an active contributor and spokesperson at various national level forums, conferences and symposiums to amplify company credentials, introduce agile methodologies and reach new heights in the payments industry.
Along with being an avid reader, his interests and hobbies dwells in basketball, travelling etc.