BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Mangesh Wadaje
Mr. Mangesh Wadaje is Director & CEO at Highbar Technocrat Ltd, the associate company of Highbar Technologies (An HCC group company). Mangesh is the key person who drove SAP business of Highbar Technologies as business head and now steering Highbar Technocrat to focus on SAP business taking it to the next level. As an employee with an entrepreneurial mindset, he has been instrumental in convincing the HCC Group management in starting IT business through Highbar Technologies. With more than 21 years of experience in Construction, Infrastructure and IT Industry, he is one of the pioneering change leaders to adopt world class ERP for Infrastructure and Construction Industry in India. He led ERP implementation project at HCC which has become international reference case-study. He is honored as one of the three Asians on SAP’s global advisory committee on product improvements for Infrastructure industry. He was also recognized by CIO Magazine -IDG group as one of the top 20 upcoming CIOs.
Mr. Satish Pendse
Mr. Satish Pendse is Director at Highbar Technocrat Ltd, an associate company of Highbar Technologies (An HCC group company). Satish’s vision for Highbar is to make it the most preferred information technology solutions provider for the infrastructure industry. He believes in channelizing entrepreneurial instinct and passion of employees to facilitate sustainable future growth. Under his leadership as former president, Highbar has acquired more than 100 customers in a span of 6.5 years from the start of the business. Gartner, the world’s most renowned IT research agency, has taken a note of successful transformation of HCC’s internal IT function into Highbar Technologies with a case study on “How to manage risky spinoff from captive internal IT to ESP (Enterprise IT Service Provider)”. Now Satish mentoring Highbar’s journey as an honorary director at Highbar Technocrat.
Satish has a total experience of over 29 years in the field of Information Technology. Satish is also handling the responsibility of Group CIO of HCC Group over a decade. He has been responsible for driving and implementing large IT initiatives including India’s 1st comprehensive SAP ERP implementation for Infrastructure industry at HCC Group. Satish has also headed IT function for various leading Indian and MNC organizations across multiple industries for past 25 years. During this tenure he has been accredited with large IT implementations and most importantly successfully managing the change to make businesses benefit from the IT investments. Satish is also governing body member of CIO Klub.
Mr. Pramod Chorghe
Mr. Pramod Chorghe is Director at Highbar Technocrat Ltd, an associate company of Highbar Technologies (An HCC group company). Mr. Pramod is dynamic professional with around 22 years of rich experience in Strategic Planning & Management. Being a supply chain professional he has diversified experience in Strategic Sourcing, Materials Management, inventory management & quality control, SAP Implementation & support, import export operations with standard knowledge of the government policies & regulations, provisions of Customs & STPI. With his expertise he has lead operations at RAC Ceramics P.S.C. in UAE as Head Engineering Procurement, at H & R Johnson (India) as General Manager- Supply Chain & Logistics, etc. His expertise is in managing the wide spectrum of tasks including Purchase, Procurement, Vendor Development, Inventory Management and Quality Control across the supply chain. With his experience in operations & procurement, he has been instrumental in numerous cost saving initiatives which helped organisations to grow. From 2016 Owards, Mr. Pramod is mentoring Highbar’s journey as non-operational Director with a vision to make it as leading end to end IT solution provider for infrastructure & real estate industry.
Mr. Upagupta Patnaik
Mr. Upagupta Patnaik is Delivery Head at Highbar Technocrat & is responsible for delivery of SAP / ERP implementation at various strategic projects in infrastructure & construction industry. Mr. Patnaik was the integral part of various Infrastructure projects for IT implementation at HCC group including HCC’s Sankalp initiative. With more than 20 years of experience in construction, infrastructure & IT industry, he has led various IT implementation projects . His expertise in project management, execution & on time project delivery helped to gain customer delight & cemented long term relationship.
Mr. Kaustav Das
Mr. Kaustav Das heads the “Prime Business” vertical at Highbar Technocrat and is responsible for Delivery of SAP implementation at various infrastructure and construction projects. Mr. Kaustav was an integral part of India’s 1st comprehensive SAP ERP implementation for Infrastructure Industry at HCC group from its initiation to implementation, through stabilization and ensuring ROI. He has more than 19 Years of experience across construction, infrastructure and IT industry and has led numerous IT implementation projects in this domain. His expertise in Project management, on-time and quality project delivery and successful change management for business benefits from IT investment has helped to gain customer delight and built long term relationships. With his leadership, HCC has been recognised with SAP Customer Centre of Expertise (SAP CCoE) amongst top 10% SAP CCoE customers across industries. In 2011, Kaustav was recognised by IT NEXT magazine as one of the next 100 CIOs to look out for.
Mr. Joydeep Banerjee
Mr. Joydeep Banerjee is Business Development Head at Highbar Technocrat and is responsible for driving Sales Presales at Highbar. Apart from business development he is also providing his expertise as Enterprise Solution Architect leading presales team providing solution architecture for customers. Joydeep has also experience in SAP implementation, project management & program management for around 12 years. Joydeep was core team member of SAP implementation project at HCC which is India’s first infrastructure industry implementation. Joydeep is from cost accounting background with more than 20 years of experience in finance SAP field. Having SAP solution architecture and Delivery background, he was the driving force in designing solution of Digital Project Management Platform (Integration of 5D BIM & ERP) for Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation. Under his guidance Highbar received SAP partner awards for ‘Best Presales Customer Engagement’ through its Solution Architecture capability. It’s a testimony of Highbar’s solutions appealing to the industry creating value to the end customer.
Mr. Anilkumar Jeur
Mr. Anilkumar Jeur is Program Manager at Highbar Technocrat and is responsible for delivering SAP services for Strategic Business at Highbar. Anilkumar is basically from Finance background (MBA Finance) and has diversified experience in areas like Finance, Construction, SAP Implementation, etc. He is having 20+ years of experience in construction & SAP field. He has offered his technical & domain expertise in various projects at HCC and Highbar as SME (Subject Matter Expert), Program Manager, Project Manager, etc. Currently he is part of Highbar’s prestigious Project of India’s first 5D BIM & ERP integration project at Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation (NMRCL) as program manager. Anilkumar was also integral part of SAP Implementation at HCC which is Asia’s first SAP ERP Implementation. In his association with Highbar he as lead many remarkable SAP Implementation projects from infrastructure and real estate industry and taken them to the next level.