Engineer your Next with Encora

As a global digital engineering company with cloud-first, data-first, AI-first DNA, we deliver cutting-edge solutions with the agility of our nearshore collaboration model and scale of expertise in India. Our strategic partnerships with leading technology platforms allow us to harness the power of the ever-evolving tech landscape, providing a comprehensive suite of digital engineering and managed services. Whatever your vision for the future, Encora has the capabilities to bring it to life. Whether it's your next breakthrough innovation, operational excellence, or market disruption, we are here to help you Engineer Your Next bold ambition.

talk to an expert

Engineer your Next with Encora

As a global digital engineering company with cloud-first, data-first, AI-first DNA, we deliver cutting-edge solutions with the agility of our nearshore collaboration model and scale of expertise in India. Our strategic partnerships with leading technology platforms allow us to harness the power of the ever-evolving tech landscape, providing a comprehensive suite of digital engineering and managed services. Whatever your vision for the future, Encora has the capabilities to bring it to life. Whether it's your next breakthrough innovation, operational excellence, or market disruption, we are here to help you Engineer Your Next bold ambition.

talk to an expert

Facts About Encora

Global digital engineering partner building business-facing products for digital natives and enterprises.

Global Digital Engineering Partner: Encora accelerates modernization and innovation services to deliver value at scale for digital natives and global enterprises.

9,000 Engineers in 17 countries
spanning Latin America, Eastern Europe, India, and Southeast Asia

Global Nearshore presence (for Americas, Europe, Asia & Oceania) plus Deep Capabilities in India

#1 Fastest Growing Engineering Services Company in 2023 per the Everest Group 

90% of Encorians work in a certified Great Place To Work®

Global Digital Engineering Partner: Encora accelerates modernization and innovation services to deliver value at scale for digital natives and global enterprises.

9,000 Engineers in 17 countries
spanning Latin America, Eastern Europe, India, and Southeast Asia

Global Nearshore presence (for Americas, Europe, Asia & Oceania) plus Deep Capabilities in India

#1 Fastest Growing Engineering Services Company in 2023 per the Everest Group 

90% of Encorians work in a certified Great Place To Work®

Recent News

Stay tuned with the latest press releases about Encora

VIEW ALL

Encora Achieves AWS DevOps Competency Status for Streamlining Software Development Lifecycle

April 17, 2024

READ MORE

Encora Earns Kubernetes Specialization on Microsoft Azure, Elevating Its Cloud Solutions Portfolio

April 9, 2024

READ MORE

Encora Ranks in India's Top 50 Workplaces in Health and Wellness

March 20, 2024

READ MORE

Encora Attains AWS Cloud Operations Competency

March 11, 2024

READ MORE

Encora Secures Top Rankings Across Ten ER&D Segments in Zinnov Zones Ratings for Second Consecutive Year

February 27, 2024

READ MORE
Previous Previous
Next

Our Team

Our team is a diverse global community of talented and highly-committed people. We call ourselves Encorians.

Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Leadership Team

LT

Board of Directors

BOD

Corporate Leadership

CEO

Anand Birje

CEO

Anand Birje

Anand Birje

CEO

Anand Birjé is the CEO of Encora, with overall responsibility for the company’s growth, client service, and day-to-day operations.

Prior to this role, Anand was the President of Digital Business Services at HCL Technologies, where he drove the global growth of Digital Consulting, Applications & Platforms, and Data & Analytics, including strategy, practices, and service delivery.  He also led its global corporate development, strategic partnerships, Next-Gen, ITO, and digital services.   

Anand was instrumental in multiple acquisitions and investments across the US and Europe, building in-house capabilities and establishing a strong foundation for Digital Consulting and UX Design Practices.  As a founding member of its Infrastructure Services Division in North America, he helped galvanize the business to $2.5 billion+ within a decade.

Before joining HCL Technologies, Anand was a founding member of Atesto Technologies, a SaaS tools provider of application monitoring tools acquired by Infovista, and held various positions in Emerson Electric Company's MES and Process Control divisions.  

Anand's passion for technology and business is a driving force in his work.  He collaborates with Columbia Business School and UC Irvine to develop industry-level strategies around digital execution, transformation, and connected ecosystems.  He is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum in Davos and is a Strategy Officer with its Industry 4.0 and digital workforce groups.   He continues to drive engagement in Silicon Valley, forging partnerships within the ecosystem of technology firms, startups, and venture funds.  He served on the governance team at Morado Venture Fund, an early-stage investor in enterprise technology startups.

Anand lives in Silicon Valley and is involved in philanthropic outreach that includes music and art education for children, and exploring the impact of technology on the future of society.

Vikas Tiku

Vikas Tiku

CFO

Vikas Tiku

Vikas Tiku

CFO

Vikas leads Encora's Group Finance, global operations, risk management, and strategic transactions. He brings over 30 years of experience with large, global businesses in the US, Asia Pacific, and Africa to the role.

Prior to joining Encora, Vikas served as Representative Director, Head of Transformation, Chief Financial, and Strategy Officer for Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc., successfully leading post-merger integration and transformation, modernizing operations in manufacturing, logistics, route-to-market, financial and HR systems. He was voted as the ‘Best CFO in Japan’ (Food & Beverage sector) by Investor Weekly publication in 2018.

Vikas started his professional career with The Pillsbury Company. He subsequently served as COO and CFO for Source Precision Medicine, a start-up medical technologies company based in Colorado. He joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2005 as M&A Lead for Asia Pacific before going on to serve as CFO Africa (2006-2008), CFO Japan (2009-2014), and CFO Asia Pacific (2015-2016).

Vikas has a Bachelor of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering degree from Punjab University in India and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in Spring 2019.

Melisa ribeiro

Melissa Ribeiro

Chief People Officer

Melissa Ribeiro

Melissa Ribeiro

Chief People Officer

Melissa Ribeiro has 20+ years of progressive HR leadership experience across a variety of industries and organizations, including broad international roles and significant depth in Latin America.

In her role as Encora’s Chief People Officer, Melissa provides strategic leadership to the People & Culture and Talent Acquisition functions to support the business through a period of progressive transformation.

Before Encora, Melissa was Chief People Officer at Actian Corporation, an onsite and cloud data management organization. Prior to Actian, Melissa was the Global Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Deluxe Entertainment, a private equity-owned entertainment firm. Earlier in her career, Melissa served as the Global Vice President of Human Resources at Opera Mediaworks. Before Opera, Melissa was the Head of HR for Yahoo U.S. and Latin America.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Parana University in Brazil and a Master of Science in Management from Parana State University. She also has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology.

Joshua Kanter

Joshua Kanter

CMO

Joshua Kanter

Joshua Kanter

CMO

Joshua Kanter is an accomplished marketing leader with extensive experience in leading the marketing and customer experience functions across B2B and B2C businesses, including all aspects of the company's customer engagement strategy, direct marketing strategy, digital consumer engagement, loyalty marketing, marketing technology, customer analytics, and brand creative strategy.

In his role as Chief Marketing Officer at Encora, Joshua oversees the company’s marketing, experience design, and brand communications across all service lines and geographies. Prior to joining Encora, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer at PetSmart and International Cruise & Excursions and Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy at Caesars Entertainment. Earlier in his career, Joshua was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on the loyalty strategy and customer lifecycle management practices in several service industries, including hospitality, financial services, telecommunications, and retail.

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Harvard University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Asaf

Asaf Kharal

EVP & General Counsel

Asaf Kharal

Asaf Kharal

EVP & General Counsel

Asaf Kharal is an accomplished attorney, with extensive experience working with high-growth companies including Google, Tesla, Arista, Zscaler and Nutanix over his illustrious career. Asaf specializes in helping technology companies to scale and succeed through corporate governance, international expansion, commercial transactions, licensing, intellectual property development and protection, strategic transactions and compliance. 

Prior to joining Encora, Asaf served as Vice President & General Counsel of Prysm, a next-gen display and visual collaboration solutions provider based in San Jose, California. Prior to this, he served as Senior Counsel at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, where he provided insights to clients on corporate governance, strategic transactions, licensing, protecting and transferring of intellectual property, negotiating joint ventures and financial transactions. 

Asaf holds a Juris Doctorate in Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the State Bar of California.
Lalit

Lalit Wadhwa

CTO

Lalit Wadhwa

Lalit Wadhwa

CTO

Lalit Wadhwa is an accomplished engineer with over 25 years of wide-ranging experience in modern and emerging technologies. He is a recognized thought leader and frequent speaker on a wide range of important technology topics, including platform modernization, cloud adoption, data science, AI and predictive analytics & digital services. 

As Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Lalit will strengthen the use of advanced technical tools and methods in Encora’s client services while raising awareness of the company’s thought leadership through external speaking engagements. In collaboration with the leadership team, he will create and co-lead Encora’s Technology Practices Areas, in support of the company’s sustained growth. Previously, Lalit was Vice President of Advanced Analytics at Wesco Distribution, where he was responsible for building the company’s data, advanced analytics & digital capabilities across supply chain & operations.

Lalit holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honors from the Delhi College of Engineering, specializations from the University of California and Johns Hopkins University, and over 20 technology related certifications.

In his free time, his passions include reading & discussing quantum physics, cosmology, quantum computing, and following the sport of cricket

Krish

Krish Anand

EVP & CIO

Krish Anand

Krish Anand

EVP & CIO

Krish Anand is the Executive Vice President and & Chief Information Officer at Encora. Passionate about digital transformation, Krish leads the global Technology Transformation, IT and Security initiatives and oversees the implementation of wide-ranging business priorities, including enterprise-wide systems and processes. In addition, he is responsible for technology security, compliance and related enterprise risk management. 

Krish has extensive experience working with high-growth technology companies, especially in the Banking and Financial Services vertical. He is highly experienced in business automation solutions. Krish was part of the founding team of Indecomm and served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. 

Krish is an Electrical Engineer by training and has completed the Strategic Management program at IIM (Ahmedabad) and the Leadership Management Program at Wharton. He is also an active member of ISACA and an avid keelboat sailor.

Business Leadership

Rohit

Rohit Nichani

Chief Growth Officer & President
HiTech, Retail & CPG, and
Energy & Utilities

Rohit Nichani

Rohit Nichani

Chief Growth Officer & President
HiTech, Retail & CPG, and
Energy & Utilities

Rohit Nichani has been a key member of Encora’s leadership team since its inception. He has contributed to the significant growth of the OPD business at the company.

Rohit is responsible for managing several key client relationships and programs. He plays a critical role in helping shape the company's core focus areas, go-to-market strategy, innovation & product management, and client engagement. Rohit is the creator of our Test Automation products, AutomationNG and ManageNG. Additionally, he is responsible for the eLearning offerings in the US, with primary focus on Platforms and Managed Learning.

He brings with him over 20 years of solid IT experience, which includes delivery management, executive relationship management, technology thought-leadership, sales, and business development. Rohit is considered an authority in the areas of software product design, architecture definition, and engagement process definition.

augusto

Augusto Cavalcanti

President
Telecom & Media, and
Automotive

Augusto Cavalcanti

Augusto Cavalcanti

President
Telecom & Media, and
Automotive

Mr. Cavalcanti is an accomplished business executive and technology leader with 30+ years of experience. Mr. Cavalcanti has been the co-founder of four successful companies. Underscoring the success of all of Mr. Cavalcanti’s ventures has been the development of innovative technologies, defining strategies for sustainable growth and solid execution. His most recent company, Daitan, was acquired by Encora in 2021. 


Mr. Cavalcanti is the President, Americas for Encora’s Brazil Division where he provides the visionary guidance for the company’s future and drives management’s execution of Daitan’s technology, financial, operational, and market objectives. Across the organization, his leadership instils a deep loyalty to a culture based on Principles & Values that build trust, industry-recognized expertise, quality, and reliability. Since 2004, Mr. Cavalcanti has scaled the Brazil-based business into a profitable and thriving global organization that serves leading global customers. 

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez

President
Travel, Transportation & Logistics

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez

President
Travel, Transportation & Logistics

Roberto Martinez has been working in the software nearshoring industry for 20+ years. As a senior executive, he is familiar with the needs, obstacles, and challenges faced by small startups as well as big teams.

As a leader at Encora, Roberto has helped the company acquire important clients such as OpenTable, Siemens, ZED Connect (Cummins), MDLive, Choice Hotels, Points International and others. His focus has been on helping companies to innovate, and not just perform the required task. This has helped his clients improve their output and increase their revenue.

Roberto gives great importance to the empowerment of talent and fostering of a great work culture; this has led to the company being listed as a Great Place to Work in Mexico for the last 8 years.

Roberto has a software engineering background from the prestigious Tecnologico de Monterrey and strategic direction from IPADE.

Alvaro

Alvaro Lang

EVP
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance

Alvaro Lang

Alvaro Lang

EVP
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance

With more than 20 years of experience in leading organizations, Alvaro Lang has proven his expertise in business strategy, business development, start-ups growth and consolidation of operations in Latin America.

Currently, Alvaro is in charge of generating business for Encora, by working in coordination with Sales, Marketing and the rest of the organization. He joined the company in 2017 and since then, has generated a historic increase in sales with his team of specialized software engineering services for Latin America and the United States.

Previously, Alvaro stood out as the first Microsoft employee in Central America. As part of his efforts, he grew the operation and managed to open offices in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador and Honduras.

He was also responsible for opening offices in Central America for Sun Microsystems and Unisys, one of the world's largest technology companies in the early 1990s. In addition, he served as general manager of the companies Teksol and Fusionet Corporation.

Alvaro has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Systems Engineering, as well as in Electromechanical Engineering (Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica).

Nick - Leaderboard

Nick Sharma 

President
Healthcare & Life Sciences

Nick Sharma 

Nick Sharma 

President
Healthcare & Life Sciences

A creative, seasoned business leader with exceptional technical, commercial and motivational skills focused on innovative change to deliver results, drive growth and profitability. He has extensive experience delivering creative information technology solutions to both government and commercial HealthTech, FinTech& Insurtech and EntrepriseTech) sectors. Nick has been a successful CEO in multiple companies and recently was the CEO of Excellarate which was acquired by Encora. Nick has been successful in managing acquisitions and has a strong background working with P/E firms and has been on several Boards.

Nick is the President of the newly formed Digital Application and Platform business Unit and will be responsible for DAPs financial, operational and market objectives. Nick will continue his unwavering focus on people and clients which has led to tremendous growth for excellarate over the past two years and has set up a base platform for future growth. He will continue to provide support to the leadership in shaping the strategies and driving growth

Nick has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Industrial Engineering from University of Texas and completed Certificate of Special Study in Business Management from Harvard University. He is married with two children and lives in the New England area.

Aditya-Srivastava

Aditya Srivastava

President
Asia Pacific & Middle East

Aditya Srivastava

Aditya Srivastava

President
Asia Pacific & Middle East

Aditya Srivastava has an extensive track record of creating and establishing successful technology services companies in the Asia-Pacific region. He brings in strong experience of delivering software & technology services in various domains; ranging from Logistics & Transportation to Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Under his leadership, Encora has grown steadily year on year and added new locations and lines of business in APAC. Prior to Encora, Aditya served as Associate Director at Apar Infotech (Ness Global).

Aditya is an engineering graduate from the University of Nagpur and has a Post Graduate Diploma from Henley Management College (UK).

Adrian Blidarus - bg

Adrian Blidarus

EVP
Europe

Adrian Blidarus

Adrian Blidarus

EVP
Europe

Adrian has played a pivotal role in driving the growth of data-centric digital transformation enterprises by leading the strategy, methodologies, and service delivery. With 20+ years of experience in digital transformation, he has gained a profound understanding of several industries and sectors, such as Insurance, Banking or Telecom, leading companies to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to accelerate its clients’ business and technological progress on a global scale.

As a leader, Adrian believes in leading by example and spending as much time as possible with his team. He believes visionary leaders have the ability to see the silver lining in every situation and determine what really matters.

Adrian has always emphasized the significance of the human element in the success of digital initiatives, recognizing the crucial role of culture and community in driving success. To that end, he has been a proponent of several educational pursuits, such as supporting Romania’s national robotics team or acting as an Associate Professor in the Romanian Academy of Economic Studies.”

Venu Raghavan

Venu Raghavan

Founder & Executive Chairman

Venu Raghavan is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Encora. Since founding the company in 2005, he led Encora’s growth and evolution through an unwavering commitment to client value creation, unmatched quality of delivery, and a people-first culture. During Venu's tenure as CEO, Encora delivered industry leading performance, driven primarily by organic growth, and augmented by a series of strategic acquisitions, expanding the company's technical capabilities and geographic footprint.

 

Encora is now an established leader in Digital native services, core product engineering and digital experience services industry. Encora's unrivaled digital engineering capabilities include Data Science & AI, Analytics on the Cloud, Edge computing, Platform Modernization, Digital Experience and DevOps. In December 2021, the company joined the portfolio of Advent International, a leading global private equity firm with a successful track record of backing growth-focused businesses in the high-tech and next-generation IT space. Encora's previous private equity sponsor, Warburg Pincus, retains a minority share of the company and remains active on Encora's Board.

 

Venu has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry in both operational and advisory roles. Venu's keen interest and accomplishments in innovation, M&A, leadership, and strategy have won him numerous accolades. He was awarded the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in 2008 in the Emerging category in Orange County/Desert Cities. He won 'CEO of the Year Award 2018' and one of the 'Most Admired Leaders in 2022' by the Phoenix Business Journal for his contributions to Encora and the region’s growth in technology.

Shweta Jalan

Shweta Jalan

Managing Partner
Advent India PE Advisors Private Limited

Shweta Jalan joined Advent in 2009. She previously worked for ICICI Venture, which at the time was the largest private equity firm in India. Shweta has experience in sourcing and negotiating transactions, and advising on the management and successful exiting of investments through both sale to strategic buyers and listing of companies. She has experience of working across a wide range of sectors including industrials, media, business services, and IT/BPO. Before joining ICICI Venture, she was working for a year at Ernst & Young in their corporate finance division.

 

Shweta has an MBA from the National Institute of Management, Calcutta (NIMC) and a BSc Economics from St Xavier's College, Calcutta.

Michael Sutcliff

Anand Birje

CEO and Director

Anand Birje is the CEO of Encora, with overall responsibility for the company‘s growth, client service, and day-to-day operations.

 

Prior to this role, Birje was the President of Digital Business Services at HCL Technologies, where he drove the global growth of Digital Consulting, Applications & Platforms, and Data & Analytics, including strategy, practices, and service delivery. He also led HCL's global corporate development, strategic partnerships, Next-Gen, ITO, and digital services.  

 

Birje was instrumental in multiple HCL acquisitions and investments across the US and Europe, building in-house capabilities and establishing a strong foundation for Digital Consulting and UX Design Practices. He continues to drive HCL's engagement in Silicon Valley, forging partnerships within the ecosystem of technology firms, startups, and venture funds. He serves on the governance team for HCL's investment in Morado Venture Fund, an early-stage investor in enterprise technology startups.  

 

As a founding member of HCL’s Infrastructure Services Division in North America, Birje helped galvanize the business to $2.5 billion+ within a decade. Before joining HCL Technologies, he was a founding member of Atesto Technologies, a SaaS tools provider of application monitoring tools acquired by Infovista, and held various positions in Emerson Electric Company's MES and Process Control divisions.  

 

Birje’s passion for technology and business is a driving force in his work. He collaborates with Columbia Business School and UC Irvine to develop industry-level strategies around digital execution, transformation, and connected ecosystems. He is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum in Davos and is a Strategy Officer with its Industry 4.0 and digital workforce groups.    

 

Birje lives in Silicon Valley and is involved in philanthropic outreach that includes music and art education for children and exploring the impact of technology on the future of society.  

Viraj Sawhney

Viraj Sawhney

Managing Director, Warburg Pincus

Viraj Sawhney, based in Mumbai, joined Warburg Pincus in 2005 and evaluates investment opportunities across TMT and business services. Sectors covered by him include logistics, telecom, technology services and BPO. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Viraj was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company where he spent five years serving clients across India, S.E. Asia and Australia. He is a Director of Encora Holdings Limited (earlier known as Indecomm Corporation), Tide TopCo, Inc., Princeton Digital Group, Ecom Express, Rivigo and Stellar Value Chain Solutions. He holds a BA degree in Mathematics from St. Stephens College (Delhi University) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad.

Atin

Atin Jain

Director at Advent International

Atin is a Director at Advent International and covers Technology Investments across US & India and Healthcare investments in India. He joined Advent in 2019 from Bain Capital, where he spent over three years working across Technology and Healthcare investments. Prior to that, he has worked at Bain & Company (Consulting) and Accenture (Technology). Atin has worked on numerous investments during his time at Advent and Bain Capital including Encora, Tredence, Brillio, QuEST Global, Bharat Serums & Vaccines, Cohance Lifesciences, Suven Pharma, amongst others. He currently serves on the Boards of Encora, Tredence, and Avra Laboratories.

 

Atin holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India & M.Sc in International Management from Bocconi, Italy and a B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Mumbai University, India.

Investors

Investors

Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has invested in over 380 companies across 42 countries, and $81 billion in assets under management. With 15 offices in 12 countries, Advent has established a globally integrated team of over 245 investment professionals across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on investments in five core sectors, including business and financial services; health care; industrial; retail; consumer and leisure; and technology.

Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $54 billion in private equity assets under management.

The firm’s active portfolio of more than 185 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Encora is devoted to making the world a better place for clients, for our communities and for our people.

At Encora, we seek to enhance people’s quality of life and general wellbeing, whether they belong to our internal communities or our external ones. While our CSR activities vary by country, the scope of our actions addresses a range of important issues, including food insecurity, primary and vocational education, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.

 

  • Technology fluency training programs for youth

  • Food security programs within our communities

  • STEM programs supporting women in the workplace

  • Education and skills training for rural and underserved populations

Accelerate Your Path
to Market Leadership 

Encora logo

+1 (480) 991 3635

letstalk@encora.com

Innovation Acceleration

Encora logo

+1 (480) 991 3635

letstalk@encora.com

Innovation Acceleration