Padma currently heads the global consulting team at Tech Mahindra – a team of 2,500 people engaged in business & technology consulting, and process advisory & re-engineering services. As a sponsor and mentor for TechM’s DigitAll program, the development and execution of digital transformation strategy and plans, both internally, and for clients, is one of her key focus areas.
Padma joined Tech Mahindra in 2006, as Vice-President, Strategic Markets & Initiatives, where her responsibilities included expansion to new geographies, as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2009, Padma moved to the then newly acquired Satyam organization, to lead the post-acquisition program and the integration activities between Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam. She planned and coordinated a range of programs to turn the company around and lay the base for future growth and integration. Padma worked with various cross-functional implementation teams to rapidly deploy a series of initiatives across marketing, HR, finance, sales, legal and operations to successfully carry out this role.
Between mid-2010 and early 2015, Padma was a consultant with Tech Mahindra, working on developing new strategic lines of business in BFSI, especially in the wealth and superannuation space. In particular, she led the creation of a platform-based outsourcing business servicing the Australian investment and retirement savings market.
An alumna of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the University of Bombay, Padma has more than 28 years of experience in consulting and technology & business process optimisation. Padma joined Tech Mahindra from financial services consulting firm Capco, where she was Country Manager in India, responsible for Capco’s offshore services to global clients such as AXA, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, ING, as well as consulting services for domestic clients.
Prior to Capco, Padma was Vice-President of Strategic Accounts and Initiatives at Perot Systems’ Indian subsidiary. She was responsible for the creation of the financial services practice in the company, which grew to account for more than half the business of the organization, servicing clients such as UBS, Bank of Ireland, MBNA, Merrill Lynch and VOCA. Padma started her career in 1988 with Citicorp Overseas Software in Mumbai, one of the pioneering organizations in offshore technology services for large multinational universal banks, where she specialized in business analysis and application development for the investment banking business.