Leadership Team

“More than our technological expertise, it's our relationships, reliability, and credibility with our customers, that makes us a globally successful company. Rest is complimentary”


  • Niraj Gemawat

    Chairman and Group CEO


    Niraj Gemawat

    Chairman and Group CEO


    Niraj heads Gateway Group of Companies as the Chairman and Group CEO.


    He is the Founder Director and Chief Architect of the team catapulting Gateway TechnoLabs as one of the best choices of offshore software development companies in India. He is responsible for consolidated growth in markets across the globe. He spells out the vision and the strategic direction of Gateway TechnoLabs and oversees the company's expansion. He is at the helm of several initiatives in technology, applications, processes, customer deliveries and business development.


    He is responsible for business development, management of P&L and finance function of the company. In addition to driving revenue and profitability a key part of his focus is to ensure that the appropriate structure is in place to deliver continued high levels of client satisfaction at a time of strong growth in the company.


    Managing the consistent growth of the company over the years while retaining 100% financial stability and continuous sustenance of the company by having the best of the teams to work for the company to retain its cutting edge technological competence in the Global markets has been his core competence. People management, financial planning and Process orientation at operational level have been his forte.


    We have built a philosophy of growth around the key drivers of Client Intimacy, Sustainable Relationship which delivers the highest value, Operational Excellence and Delivery of end to end IT & Business Services for our customers.


    For our customers it means that we are able to operate a Global Delivery Philosophy - offering our clients a choice where their services will be delivered from, doing the right things for the client within a fine set of business frameworks and values making sure our success as a business is measured by our clients' success in their business.


    He is an Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from one of the top 10 Management Institutes in India.

  • Indrajit Mitra

    Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, CHRO


    Indrajit Mitra

    Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, CHRO


    Indrajit is the Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, CHRO at Gateway Group of Companies.


    He is responsible for technology transformation, quality and overall project management. He heads his super team of over 1000+ software developers. He and his team have a 100% delivery record and have brought all the name and fame that Gateway has in terms of having a powerful multi platform and multi skilled technology team. He is responsible for the Best Software Development Practices to be followed by the company.


    He is almost fanatical about delivering value and quality to our customers and his willingness to sacrifice business and profits to hold on to our commitment and promise. He has consistently delivered significant positive change and envisioned and built the technology team at Gateway.


    His leadership inspires to give shape to the collective efforts of his team, who use technology to shape standard & unheard-of solutions.


    Indrajit has been responsible to work and successfully complete Enterprise level applications working within Gateway.


    Prior to being a part of Gateway Indrajit served as Project Manager for Veritas Inc., He has over 15+ years of experience. He has done Bachelors in Science and Masters in Computer Application from Gujarat University.

  • Vipin Moharir

    Group Chief Strategy Officer, CEO - Europe


    Vipin Moharir

    Group Chief Strategy Officer, CEO - Europe


    Vipin is Group Chief Strategy Officer, CEO - Europe at Gateway Group Of Companies.


    He has over 15 years of managerial & consulting experience working across large IT-enabled business areas and also currently serves on the board of directors of The Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade (NICCT).


    He has previously worked with large American & British Multinationals like Logica and CSC before setting up NINtec B.V. Presently, Vipin spearheads Gateway NINtec group of companies by investing and developing clients relations, expanding domain expertise and establishing client servicing centers in multiple international geographies. Vipin holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering (India) and a Masters in Business Administration (The Netherlands).

  • Rahul Ganatra

    Group Chief Executive - EMEA


    Rahul Ganatra

    Group Chief Executive - EMEA


    Rahul Ganatra currently handles global sales organization within Gateway and very specifically the Scandinavian, Middle East, Australia, South Africa and DACH regions and also heads the Gaming, Search Engine and Online Digital Marketing (SEO/SMO/SMM) and Strategic Technology divisions at Gateway.


    In his profile he drives the actual sales process within the geographies he heads which involves relationship management with customers and partners and ensures a high degree of repeat business generation. His team is responsible for sales, presales and deliveries within his domain of operations.


    Rahul has over 18 years of experience in IT and has worked across various geographies with prominent multinational companies. He has spent over 9 years operating and heading professional services operations in Australia and pacific countries focusing on ERP Solutions, Consulting and IT infrastructure. His strong techno commercial background in IT solution sales has been instrumental in formulating and executing strategies for growth.


    After spending almost a decade working abroad, he has returned to India and has settled back in Ahmedabad where he hails from.


    Rahul is very passionate about people oriented and people focused growth and ensure that the very philosophy of “Customer Delight” is achieved at all levels of Gateway operations.


    He also believes that every individual should absolutely enjoy his or her work and finding the perfect balance in one's professional and personal lives, can sustain an individual's growth and thereby the growth of the organization.


    He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics engineering from SP University, V.V. Nagar and MBA in marketing from MS University, Baroda.

  • Pratik Mehta

    Group COO, Chief Executive - Client Success


    Pratik Mehta

    Group COO, Chief Executive - Client Success


    Pratik is Group COO, Chief Executive - Client Success at Gateway Group.


    With 14 years in the global IT industry, his experience spans across handling key functions like devising corporate strategies, managing customer relationship and delivery operations. In addition, Pratik also focuses on growing Gateway’s relationships with Key Strategic Accounts across all Geographies while maintaining “Customer Delight”.


    Known for his capabilities in creating high performance teams, delivering quality solutions and nurturing strong client relationships, Pratik spearheads the global delivery organization at Gateway by playing a pivotal role in offering innovative solutions, institutionalizing process initiatives, proactively nurturing key alliances and leveraging business partnerships.


    Passionate about overachieving expectations, Pratik works actively with the Resource Management Group to cultivate a culture of over-achievement at Gateway there by enabling “ordinary people do extraordinary things” and ensuring optimal use of Human Resources for competitive advantage and achieving that extra mile


    A keen lover of sports and an avid cricket fan, Pratik holds Bachelors in Science (Electronics) & Masters of Computer Applications.

  • Pentti Heikkinen

    Chairman, Gateway TechnoLabs Finland


    Pentti Heikkinen

    Chairman, Gateway TechnoLabs Finland


    Pentti is the Chairman at Gateway TechnoLabs Finland.


    He has an extensive 27 years of experience in IT Service and Product businesses, of which more than 20 years is in Executive Group Management positions in international IT service companies, like TietoEnator Corp (current Tieto) where Pentti latest held Group CEO Position and CapGemini Finland.


    He has an extensive international business experience having run businesses in 27 countries and wide knowledge in M&A, divestments and outsourcing with a track record of close to 100 transactions and 3 cross-border mergers. Pentti took his first steps in offshore field in late 1990´s.


    His favorite hobby is playing football. He has played for almost 35 years in different football teams.


    Pentti holds a Master’s Degree at University of Jyväskylä 1985; Master of Science (Econ.) majored in computer science (Business Economics and Marketing).


    Pentti is also currently a member of the board in many companies including Tecnotree plc and CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.

  • Anssi Seppänen

    CEO, Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy


    Anssi Seppänen

    CEO, Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy


    Anssi is Co-founder and CEO of Finnish joint venture Gateway Technolabs Finland Oy.


    He has close to 20 years of experience in multiple roles within IT sector including running businesses of various sizes. Prior becoming entrepreneur at Gateway Technolabs Finland, he worked almost 10 years in Finland’s biggest IT company Tieto Ltd. At Tieto Anssi held various positions including head of IT Service Centre in Ostrava, Czech Rep and Vice President of Manufacturing Business Unit. Majority of his roles have included, and including, leading teams from various cultures and countries.


    Anssi is passionate over opportunities that challenge us out of natural comfort zones and keep on growing us continuously further. During free time his twins are keeping life entertaining, as well as hobbies like running, cross-country skiing and golfing.

  • Steve Covers

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs UK


    Steve Covers

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs UK


    Stephen Covers, is the CEO of Gateways Technolabs, UK. Steve, as he likes to be called, has extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance and General Management and has enjoyed a successful business career spanning more than 25 years in the Global ICT Industry. His passion is to create significant business advantage for his clients using innovative services and solutions for his clients.


    Steve believes, that in order for a company to deliver optimised, competitive and strategic solutions to its customers, its’ people should strive hard to gain in-depth knowledge of their client’s business and its needs, before asking for one.


    Steve has led several profitable and high growth business outsourcing divisions for over 10 years of his career, and while this has been his primary focus, he has personally led many successful global business programmes across many different verticals; including securing and delivering several ICT outsourcing projects and contracts, each in excess of $150m value or more.


    Steve has a degree in Physical Science (Hons) from Coventry University, London. In 1982, soon after his graduation, Steve started his career as a Software Graduate Engineer for a Digital Equipment Company. Thereon, Steve has supported a series of senior roles in sales, commercial, and operational in companies like Sprint, Equant, Verizon Business and Getronics.


    Steve and his wife Mandy live with their three children to the West of London, where they enjoy walking and watching their children participate in various sporting activities. Steve is co-founder and co-owner of Gemani Ltd., a strategic partner of Gateway Technolabs in UK and Ireland.


  • Elvar Thorkelsson

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs Iceland


    Elvar Thorkelsson

    CEO, Gateway TechnoLabs Iceland


    Elvar has about 30 years IT experience and over 15 years of managerial, sales and consulting experience with companies like Capacent, Oracle and Microsoft.


    Elvar spearheaded Microsoft Iceland for the first 3 years, then lead Microsoft Information Worker Business in Russia and Microsoft Office business in Central Eastern Europe, covering 27 countries. For the last three years Elvar has been doing business consulting in Iceland, both independently and with Capacent Iceland. Before Microsoft Elvar lead his own company Teymi, mainly in Iceland but also in Sweden and Denmark. Teymi was acquired in 2002.


    Elvar holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (California State University, Chico, USA) and a Master of Business Administration (Kent Business School, Canterbury, UK).

  • Lina Budhwani

    Chief Financial Officer


    Lina Budhwani

    Chief Financial Officer


    Lina Budhwani is the Chief Financial Officer at Gateway Group of Companies.


    In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Lina is responsible for Corporate & Business Finance, International Taxation, Financial Planning and Budgetary Control and Global Treasury and Risk Management of Gateway Group.


    With experience of over 10 years in various segments of Finance Function, her key priorities are Revenue assurance and margin management to support the company's growth, manage critical finance function and adhere to regulatory and compliance requirements for all Group Companies across the globe.


    She is also a part of the Strategic Planning Team for due diligence and project viability of the new initiatives of Gateway Group for diversification, organic and inorganic growth.


    Lina is a Chartered Accountant by profession with Master's degree in Commerce and a Law Graduate.

  • Rahul Gadiya

    CEO, Gateway aniMedia Works


    Rahul Gadiya

    CEO, Gateway aniMedia Works


    Rahul Gadiya is the CEO of 'Gateway aniMedia Works' (GMW) and heads the global business. Rahul is responsible for ideation, conceptualizing, visualizing concepts and creative direction for all the key projects. He is the Founder & Chief Architect of Media Flavours and Fountain Pixel Animations. These companies were floated with the aim of developing quality animation content & offering animation services to global as well as local clients.


    Rahul holds a Master Degree in Commerce from Pune University and has completed a PG Diploma in Advanced Computing from C-DAC, India. Rahul has 14+ years of combined experience in the Animation & IT industry.


    Rahul has been instrumental in creation of various IPs which were acquired by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific Inc. (Cartoon Network + Pogo), one of the leading Kids TV network in India.

  • Sameer Pradhan

    Chief Architect Technology & Innovation


    Sameer Pradhan

    Chief Architect Technology & Innovation


    Sameer is Chief Architect Technology & Innovation for Gateway Group of companies.


    In his role as Head - Future Engineering & Technical Excellence, Sameer is responsible for exploring cutting edge technologies and adapting them to client solutions, bringing technology competency in the development team and preparing them to deliver state of technology solutions with adaptation of the best practices in the industry. He is also responsible for exploring new technological frameworks and upcoming technology architectures for possible utilization in client solutions.


    Sameer has over 18 years of industry experience in information technology and telecommunication and has a B. Tech Information Technology and Master in Computer Science from Pune University. He is very determined to ensure that solutions presented to the clients adapt the right technology and are scalable to adapt to new platform requirements of the ever growing Information Technology industry.

  • Amit Raje

    Client Success Director and Head - Talent Management


    Amit Raje

    Client Success Director and Head - Talent Management


    Amit is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience and has worked in various roles throughout his career, both as an employee and an entrepreneur. His expertise includes designing & developing solutions, developing credible IT vendors, assessing commercial feasibility, liaising with government and getting statutory approvals.


    After completing his engineering in Electronics and Computers, Amit worked in a number of industries such as Embedded, Telecom, Test & Measuring equipment, and finally IT. While working with a reputed Indian multinational, he established two high-technology joint venture companies—one with a German telecom major and another with a British firm for electrical test equipment manufacturing.


    During his 8 years of entrepreneurial stint, Amit established a successful embedded development organization employing over 100 engineers, which he later exited with a great sense of satisfaction.


    Amit is a strong process-oriented operations person. He is a certified Lead Accessor as well as SPiCE certified. Understanding client’s expectations to create a win-win situation comes naturally to him, and he displays great zeal in taking on challenging assignments and completing them successfully.


    At Gateway, Amit leads the Resource Management Group responsible for Delivery, Quality, Profitability and Team success.

  • Bharat Thaker

    SVP Corporate Affairs


    Bharat Thaker

    SVP Corporate Affairs


    Bharat is working as Senior Vice President- Corporate Affairs with Gateway Group of Companies. He has over 14 years of industry as well as functional experience, expertise and successful track record in incubating and managing Corporate Accounts and Finance function.


    He is an experienced and adept professional handling major Global functions like Corporate Advisory, Risk Management, Internal and Management Audit, International Accounting, Treasury operations and surplus management, International Taxation, Overseas investments, Transfer pricing, Setting up operational and process Control functions, etc.


    In addition to above, he is also a part of the Management Core Team for strategic planning and control as well as working on new initiatives & organic as well as inorganic growth. His major role consists of preparation of Annual business plans, cash flow projections, forecasts and long term plans, Budgeting and analysis, Secretarial and statutory compliance, Accounts and MIS, Planning and Budgeting including budgetary controls & Management and Financial Reporting

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