Leadership

Tech Mahindra's CSR Committee

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C.P. Gurnani is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra Limited. …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. C.P. Gurnani is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra Limited. A lifelong learner and a disrupter, CP is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. He led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian corporate history – the acquisition and merger of Satyam, which has also been featured as a case study by Harvard Business.

CP’s inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading digital IT solution providers of India.

In a career spanning over 40 years, CP has held several leading positions with Hewlett Packard, Perot Systems (India) and HCL Corporation. CP has also served as a Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2016-2017. He is also on the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra, a promoter of Tech Mahindra. An outstanding people manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He has always focused on his team’s strength to bring out the best in them. ‘Work hard and play hard’ is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion.

A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, CP is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute. He has also been felicitated with an honorary doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology and Sharda University. His passion for education is resonated in the various honorary positions he holds. He is on the board of Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI) and a member of the Board of Management of Mahindra University, a private university promoted by MEI to educate future citizens for and of a better world. He is also Chairman at IIM Nagpur and Founding Trustee at Plaksha University.

CP’s clinical leadership strategies have always been honoured across various platforms over the years. His endeavours has won him numerous accolades, such as winning Gold at the CEO World Awards 2018 for his organization-wide reskilling initiative, and being conferred the Best CEO’ Awards 2019 in IT and ITES by Business Today. He has been recognized as the ‘Icon of India’ by VARINDIA and ‘Influential Leader of New India’ by CNNNews18 in 2021, ‘Asia One Global Indian of the Year – Technology’ in 2016, ‘Best CEO of the Year’ at the Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2015, Business Standard’s ‘CEO of the Year’ in 2014, Ernst and Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, CNBC Asia’s ‘India Business Leader of the Year’, Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ in 2013.

CP has been conferred with CEO’s Choice ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ 2021 – the nation’s highest independent civilian honour – instituted by SKOCH Group and CEO’s Association for Inclusive India (CAII). He was listed among the top 100 global CEOs by The Wall Street Journal CEO Council in 2016, and awarded ‘Corporate Leader of the Year’ at the 14th (I-ACE) Awards 2018.

CP has also been recognized as ‘Inspiring CEO’ at The Economic Times CEO Conclave, and as ‘Leader of the Year’ in IT at CEO Today Magazine Middle East Awards in 2021

CP strongly believes in promoting child education. He is on the Board of Tech Mahindra Foundation – launched in 2007 to help the underprivileged children with 116,000 beneficiaries & counting. CP, along with his wife Anita, have founded ‘Titliyan’, an NGO located in Noida spreading smiles, happiness and education to more than 240 under privileged children – a dream project for the Gurnanis.

CP is highly active on social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, and you can connect and follow him on the same.

Leadership 1

Mr. Haigreve Khaitan

Mr. Haigreve Khaitan is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. He is a Senior Partner of Khaitan……

Leadership 2

Haigreve Khaitan

DIRECTOR

Mr. Haigreve Khaitan is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. He is a Senior Partner of Khaitan & Co and leads the Firm’s Corporate, M&A and Private Equity practices. He is an elected member of the National Executive Committee of the Firm, which is responsible for the Firm’s strategic growth and development. He is also one of the co-founders of the Firm’s Mumbai office. He advises companies, boards of directors and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate governance, corporate restructuring and other corporate and securities laws matters.

Haigreve has been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex M&A and private equity transactions in India and is sought after for his expertise by some of the most prominent Indian promoters, Indian and international companies, Indian regulatory agencies as well as some of the largest global funds investing in India. He advises a range of large Indian conglomerates and multinational clients in various business sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, infrastructure, steel, software and information technology. A well-known name in India’s legal industry, Haigreve is counted among the top lawyers of the country.

Haigreve has been consistently recommended by many of the world’s leading law chambers and accreditation bodies. Sources also praise him as an “outstanding lawyer” who is “extremely good and very sharp when it comes to large transactions’’. He has been acknowledged for his experience and expertise by:

  • Asian Legal Business amongst the top 15 M&A lawyers in Asia.
  • Chambers and Partners as a “Star Individual” for M&A and an “eminent practitioner” for Private Equity;
  • The Legal 500 as a “Leading expert” for Corporate and M&A;
  • IFLR 1000 as a “market leading” lawyer for Corporate M&A; and
  • India Business Law Journal amongst top 100 lawyers in India.
  • Who’s Who Legal as a “Thought Leader” for M&A and Governance in India.

Haigreve is on the board of directors of various companies including Jio Platforms Limited, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, CEAT Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Tech Mahindra Limited, Inox Leisure Limited and Borosil Renewables.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao

Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited…..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

M. Rajyalakshmi Rao

DIRECTOR

Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. She is an MBA from Osmania University and MS (Advertising) from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA.

She had served as a full-time member for 18 years in Consumer Judicial System – 8 years in Maharashtra District and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and 10 years in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Government of India. She is the author of two books on consumer movement – ‘Consumer is King’ (in 12 languages) and ‘Consumer Rights and You’. She has also served as a member of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Committee on Customer Service in Banks. She has been a member of the Film Censor Board and the First Lady President of the American Alumni Association in Mumbai. She has been a former Advisory member of the Insurance Advisory Committee of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, Hyderabad for two terms.

She is immediate past National President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. She is the Founder Chairperson of the All India Foundation of Deaf Women. She also serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Council for Fair Business Practices. She is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) of Commerce and Industry and also Executive Committee member of IMC (Ladies wing).

Leadership 3

Mr. Manoj Bhat

Mr. Manoj Bhat is a Non-Executive Director of Tech Mahindra Limited and the Group Chief Financial Officer and member……

Leadership 4

Manoj Bhat

DIRECTOR

Mr. Manoj Bhat is a Non-Executive Director of Tech Mahindra Limited and the Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Group Executive Board of the Mahindra Group. Manoj leads the Mahindra Group’s finance vertical. He collaborates with all the Group companies finance leadership teams on strategy, governance, and controllership; providing leadership on all aspects related to financial planning & analysis, financial reporting, business planning, tax management, fund raising, investor relations and treasury operations.

Mr. Manoj Bhat is a member of Audit Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Risk Management Committee and Investment Committee of Tech Mahindra Limited.

As a Board member and an active member of the Risk Management Committee of Tech Mahindra, he also overviews the cybersecurity strategy of the organization.

In his prior role, Manoj was the Chief Financial Officer at Tech Mahindra, responsible for the Finance function and overseeing Secretarial functions across 160 subsidiaries and over 90 countries. In his 15 years at Tech Mahindra, he has had responsibilities for various functions like Finance, Corporate Planning & Development, M&A and Strategy. Manoj started his career with HCL Perot Systems and worked in various finance leadership roles across multiple geographies.

Manoj has a Bachelor’s in Technology degree from IIT Mumbai and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Bangalore.

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Dr. Mukti Khaire

Dr. Mukti Khaire is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. She has to her credit M.Sc. (Environmental Science)……

Leadership 6

Mukti Khaire

Director

Dr. Mukti Khaire is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. She has to her credit M.Sc. (Environmental Science) from the University of Pune, Master’s Degree in Management from IIT, Mumbai, and Ph.D. in Management, from Columbia University. She has rich experience of over 25 years in the field of education, management consultancy and has received several awards. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Fractured Atlas and Member of the Board of Directors of Exponential Creativity Ventures. She was Member of the National Selection Committee for the Bloomberg Foundation’s Mayors’ Challenge and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge. She is also a member of Board of Management of Mahindra University – a private university promoted by MEI.

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Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Keshub Mahindra

Mr. Keshub Mahindra

Mr. Keshub Mahindra is the Chairman Emeritus of the Mahindra Group. He retired from his position as Chairman …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Keshub Mahindra

Mr. Keshub Mahindra

CHAIRMAN

Mr. Keshub Mahindra is the Chairman Emeritus of the Mahindra Group. He retired from his position as Chairman, Mahindra Group, on 9 August 2012 after heading the Group for nearly five decades, handing over the position to his nephew, Anand Mahindra. Keshub Mahindra is known for his various philanthropic efforts. He is a proponent of good governance and ethics and has stated his views in several publications and forums, including in an interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, during which he talks about the Group’s evolution into a global business group and his determination never to compromise on high ethical values. He is a graduate from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, US. He joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 1947 and became the Chairman in 1963.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Anand Mahindra

Mr. Anand Mahindra

Mr. Anand G. Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group graduated with Honors (Magna cum laude) from Harvard College …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Anand Mahindra

Mr. Anand Mahindra

DIRECTOR

Mr. Anand G. Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group graduated with Honors (Magna cum laude) from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1977. In 1981, he secured an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts. He returned to India that year and joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO), the country’s foremost producer of specialty steels, as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director. In 1989, he was appointed as the President and Deputy Managing Director of the company. Under his leadership, Mahindra Group captured the world's attention by expanding across major industrial sectors from automobiles and agriculture to IT and aerospace. Anand Mahindra is included in Fortune Magazine’s list of The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2014. Fortune magazine also named him as one of the top 25 most powerful business people in Asia for the year 2011.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Vineet Nayyar

Mr. Vineet Nayyar

Mr. Vineet Nayyar is the Former Executive Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra. An accomplished leader, he has led …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Vineet Nayyar

Mr. Vineet Nayyar

DIRECTOR

Mr. Vineet Nayyar is the Former Executive Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra. An accomplished leader, he has led several organisations across industries, creating high-performance teams and successful businesses. In a career spanning over forty years, Vineet has worked with the Government of India, international multilateral agencies and in the corporate sector (both public and private). He started his career with the Indian Administrative Service and held a series of senior positions, including that of a District Magistrate, Secretary – Agriculture & Rural Development for the Government of Haryana and Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India. Vineet was also the founding Chairman and Managing Director of the state-owned Gas Authority of India and has served as the Managing Director of HCL Corporation Ltd., and as the Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies Ltd. He was also a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HCL Perot Systems. He received a master’s degree in development economics from Williams College, Massachusetts.Vineet was awarded the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’ for the year 2013.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C.P. Gurnani is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra Limited. …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. C.P. Gurnani is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra Limited. A lifelong learner and a disrupter, CP is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. He led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian corporate history – the acquisition and merger of Satyam, which has also been featured as a case study by Harvard Business.

CP’s inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading digital IT solution providers of India.

In a career spanning over 40 years, CP has held several leading positions with Hewlett Packard, Perot Systems (India) and HCL Corporation. CP has also served as a Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2016-2017. He is also on the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra, a promoter of Tech Mahindra. An outstanding people manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He has always focused on his team’s strength to bring out the best in them. ‘Work hard and play hard’ is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion.

A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, CP is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute. He has also been felicitated with an honorary doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology and Sharda University. His passion for education is resonated in the various honorary positions he holds. He is on the board of Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI) and a member of the Board of Management of Mahindra University, a private university promoted by MEI to educate future citizens for and of a better world. He is also Chairman at IIM Nagpur and Founding Trustee at Plaksha University.

CP’s clinical leadership strategies have always been honoured across various platforms over the years. His endeavours has won him numerous accolades, such as winning Gold at the CEO World Awards 2018 for his organization-wide reskilling initiative, and being conferred the Best CEO’ Awards 2019 in IT and ITES by Business Today. He has been recognized as the ‘Icon of India’ by VARINDIA and ‘Influential Leader of New India’ by CNNNews18 in 2021, ‘Asia One Global Indian of the Year – Technology’ in 2016, ‘Best CEO of the Year’ at the Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2015, Business Standard’s ‘CEO of the Year’ in 2014, Ernst and Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, CNBC Asia’s ‘India Business Leader of the Year’, Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ in 2013.

CP has been conferred with CEO’s Choice ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ 2021 – the nation’s highest independent civilian honour – instituted by SKOCH Group and CEO’s Association for Inclusive India (CAII). He was listed among the top 100 global CEOs by The Wall Street Journal CEO Council in 2016, and awarded ‘Corporate Leader of the Year’ at the 14th (I-ACE) Awards 2018.

CP has also been recognized as ‘Inspiring CEO’ at The Economic Times CEO Conclave, and as ‘Leader of the Year’ in IT at CEO Today Magazine Middle East Awards in 2021

CP strongly believes in promoting child education. He is on the Board of Tech Mahindra Foundation – launched in 2007 to help the underprivileged children with 116,000 beneficiaries & counting. CP, along with his wife Anita, have founded ‘Titliyan’, an NGO located in Noida spreading smiles, happiness and education to more than 240 under privileged children – a dream project for the Gurnanis.

CP is highly active on social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, and you can connect and follow him on the same.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

Mr. Ulhas N. Yargop is a Director of the Company. Ulhas joined the Mahindra & Mahindra Group in 1992 …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

DIRECTOR

Mr. Ulhas N. Yargop is a Director of the Company. Ulhas joined the Mahindra & Mahindra Group in 1992 as General Manager – Corporate Planning. In 1994, Ulhas was appointed General Manager, Mahindra-Ford Project. Since 1999, Ulhas has been the President for Telecom and Software Sector and a member of the Group Management Board. He holds a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao

Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. She is an MBA from Osmania University and MS…..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

M. Rajyalakshmi Rao

DIRECTOR

Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao is an Independent Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. She is an MBA from Osmania University and MS (Advertising) from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA.

She had served as a full-time member for 18 years in Consumer Judicial System – 8 years in Maharashtra District and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and 10 years in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Government of India. She is the author of two books on consumer movement – ‘Consumer is King’ (in 12 languages) and ‘Consumer Rights and You’. She has also served as a member of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Committee on Customer Service in Banks. She has been a member of the Film Censor Board and the First Lady President of the American Alumni Association in Mumbai. She has been a former Advisory member of the Insurance Advisory Committee of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, Hyderabad for two terms.

She is immediate past National President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. She is the Founder Chairperson of the All India Foundation of Deaf Women. She also serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Council for Fair Business Practices. She is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) of Commerce and Industry and also Executive Committee member of IMC (Ladies wing).

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Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Rakesh Soni v2

Mr. Rakesh Soni

A leader with people skills, strong processes, and accomplishment, Mr. Rakesh Soni assumed the office of …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Rakesh Soni v2

Rakesh Soni

CEO,
Tech Mahindra Foundation

A leader with people skills, strong processes, and accomplishment, Mr. Rakesh Soni assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tech Mahindra Foundation in April 2019. Prior to that, Rakesh was working as a Senior Advisor at Tech Mahindra.

He joined Tech Mahindra as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2005 before moving to Mahindra Satyam as its COO in 2009. In 2013, he took over the additional responsibility as Chief People Officer (CPO) to facilitate a merger between the two entities. In 2016 he was assigned the responsibilities of a full-time CPO.

Before embarking on his journey with Tech Mahindra, he was the EVP of Perot Systems TSI (India) Private Limited, where he created and managed diverse high-performance teams including resource management, quality, service delivery, human resources, and finance.

With a keen financial acumen and bottom-line focus, Rakesh is known for spearheading challenging projects having strict timelines and budgets. In a career spanning over four decades, he has held various leadership positions across multi-cultural organisations such as Tata Consultancy Services, Engineers India Ltd., and Abu Dhabi Computer Centre.

Rakesh is an Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur alumnus and is known for his ability to demonstrate value accretion to stakeholders.

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Mr. Chetan Kapoor

Chetan is an accomplished development professional, with a deep understanding of and experience in the…..

Leadership 8

Chetan Kapoor

Chief Operating Officer (COO),
Tech Mahindra Foundation

Chetan is an accomplished development professional, with a deep understanding of and experience in the Education and Skill Development sectors. He joined Tech Mahindra Foundation as the Chief Operating Officer in October 2016, and has conceptualized the Foundation’s flagship Skill Development program (SMART), which is now one among the largest CSR-led urban skill development programs in India.

Chetan has served as a jury member of the FICCI Excellence in Higher Education Awards for 2019 and 2020. He is now a part of the Skill Development Committee of FICCI and is also a member of a Task Force constituted by FICCI to suggest reforms in the Regulatory Framework of Skill Development in India. He has been a member of the Curriculum Reform Committee constituted by the Govt of Delhi for transforming education in Delhi Govt schools. Earlier, he has served as a Consultant for the Tata Trusts from 2010 to 2012 for a project related to livelihoods and social security of migrant workers in rural India.

Prior to joining TMF, Chetan led his consulting company Edulever that he founded in 2009. Edulever created a name for itself as a premier support organization for the social development sector and has worked with organizations such as ITC, Ernst & Young, Aditya Birla Skills Foundation, Plan India, Pratham, American India Foundation, and many others.

Chetan is also the co-founder of Agrasar, a developmental organization working for Skills, Social Security, and Education in Gurgaon. Earlier, Chetan worked with the American India Foundation (AIF), working as the Regional Head of the Digital Equalizer Programme (bringing usable technology to education) and Bharti Foundation. Before this, he was the Director of Programs with Pratham where he worked extensively in the field of primary education, heading programs in Delhi and then in North India.

Chetan has an MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University. He is a resident of Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi.

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Mr. Sajid Ali

Mr. Sajid Ali, a senior social sector professional overseeing all the Skill Development and Education…..

Leadership 10

Sajid Ali

Head - Direct Implementation Programs,
Tech Mahindra Foundation

Mr. Sajid Ali, a senior social sector professional overseeing all the Skill Development and Education – Direct Implementation Programs (DIP) for the Tech Mahindra Foundation. Sajid comes with expertise in Designing, Implementing, Evaluation of sustainable CSR Programs in the area of Skilling, Education, Health, Nutrition, Agriculture, and Microfinance.

He helps develop Operational Processes, Research & Monitoring Frameworks to address transparency and diligence in the boardroom and across the Programs. The M&E unit works on Baseline Assessments, Annual Surveys, and Market Scans to evaluate the effectiveness of CSR programs. Besides, he is also the Presiding Officer of the Child Protection and Safeguarding committee.

A known figure in the Development space, he has been recognised by the World CSR Congress as the top 50 most impactful global professionals listing of social innovation in 2016 and has completed the Nudge Global Leadership Programme, Amsterdam in 2016. He is also a member of the Regional Council on CSR, FICCI and North India Convention on Higher Education, FICCI. Moreover, he is the Mentor for The Land Accelerator Programme, 2020 (South Asia), initiated by the World Resource Institute.

Prior to Tech Mahindra Foundation, he was worked with Danone, Edulever Consulting Company and SKS Microfinance Ltd.

Sajid is an Institute of Rural Management, Anand alumnus and has undertaken B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar in the year 2007. He enjoys reading, research and music in his leisure time.

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