Chief Executive Officer
Mujahid has been with Mistral since its inception in 1997. He has played a crucial role in transforming Mistral from a board-level solution provider to an end-to-end system solution provider. Mujahid started his career at Mistral as the Sales Head of Bangalore region, moving on to be the Country Manager (Defence Business). He last served as the Senior Vice President of Mistral’s Defense Business Unit before taking charge as the CEO.
His market knowledge and business experience has been instrumental in successfully driving innovation and growth. Mujahid holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from BIT, Bangalore, India.
Anees, Founder & President of Mistral, has played a guiding role in moulding the company to become one of the most respected global players in the embedded technology domain. He is actively involved in the strategic planning and new business initiatives of the company with his astute business acumen and exemplary vision. An entrepreneur since the age of 23, Anees also has over 30 years of Technology Business experience.
Anees holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering from BIT, Bangalore and is a graduate from MIT’s “Birthing of Giants” program, attended by fast-growth CEOs selected from around the world. He is also an active member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a sports enthusiast who is into Sailing, Windsurfing, Tennis, Golf, and Poker.
Group CTO - AXISCADES & Mistral
Rajeev, along with Anees Ahmed, co-founded Mistral. With a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years in embedded hardware and software technologies, his technical acumen has played a vital role in solidifying Mistral’s position as one of the most esteemed embedded companies in the industry today. Furthermore, the R&D division at Mistral has been set up and nurtured by him.
Rajeev, in his current role as the Group CTO of AXISCADES and Mistral, assumes the responsibility of establishing the technical vision of various Business Divisions, thus defining the direction and roadmap of their technology endeavors. Aerospace & Defence, Product Engineering and Homeland Security fields have seen significant contributions from his team.
In the past 25 years, Rajeev and his team have successfully delivered over 100 commercially deployed embedded sub-systems for a wide range of applications, including Radar, Sonar, Telemetry, Electronic Warfare (EW), Naval systems, Airborne systems, Lifestyle Electronics, Automotive technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, Health Care devices, and Industrial Automation solutions.
Rajeev holds a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore University. His professional journey began at Wipro R&D, and later he took on the role of Technical Director at Cranes Software before founding Mistral. Throughout his career, Rajeev has demonstrated expertise in developing and deploying cutting-edge embedded systems for various industries, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the field.
Chief Financial Officer
Anoop Agarwal is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 19 years of experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, Compliance, Audits, Treasury, Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Due diligence. Anoop plays multiple roles at Mistral apart from handling the Finance and Accounts division. He is in-charge of the compliances department and also oversees the Supply Chain Management and Administration functions.
Prior to joining Mistral in 2010, Anoop has worked with organizations like Dell International Services Limited, Sasken Communication Technologies, Acer India Pvt. Ltd and the Aditya Birla Group.
Ramanan J V
VP - Engineering (Defense)
Ramanan heads the Defence Delivery team at Mistral and is responsible for System Engineering solutions. With an expansive Embedded Systems career spanning over two decades, Ramanan brings with him expertise in Defence embedded applications and design architecture. He manages a team of expert engineers who are dedicated to architecting systems for Defence embedded applications, integration and technical support. He ensures Mistral remains in the forefront of bringing technological advances to the Indian Defence Industry by being updated on latest technological advancements.
Ramanan started his career at Smart Transducers as an Embedded Applications Engineer and later worked at Dynalog Marketing Services, Cranes Software and Epsilon Control and Automation. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communication from Bangalore University.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communication from Bangalore University.
VP- Engineering (PES)
With over 26 years of experience in the field of Electronics Hardware Design and Product Development, Selva has been instrumental in shaping Mistral’s world-class offerings in the areas of Product Engineering Services (PES). As Vice President –Engineering, Selva’s technical expertise plays a decisive role in guiding teams to build path-breaking products and development tools on leading platforms.
Selva has extensive experience in VLSI designs (Chip designs), High-speed Layout Design & Analysis and IP creation. He has worked extensively on various Defence and Aerospace projects like Radar Data acquisition and processing. Selvaraj started his career as a Field Application Engineer with Digipro Systems Pvt. Ltd. Selva has been with Mistral since its inception in 1997, prior to which he worked as Senior Design Engineer with Cranes Info Tech where he was actively involved in the design & development of DSP based products.
As Vice President –PES , Selva specializes in Business planning, Team strategy, Group management , Design architecture, Delivery and Customer satisfaction at Mistral.
Selva’s technical expertise plays a decisive role in guiding teams to build path-breaking products and development tools on leading platforms including, in-flight entertainment systems, e-book readers, Industrial Cameras, head-mounted devices , bar-code scanners among others.
Having been with Mistral since its inception, Selva also has extensive experience in VLSI designs (Chip designs), High-speed Layout Design & Analysis and IP creation.
He has worked extensively on various Defense and Aerospace projects like Radar Data acquisition and processing. Selvaraj started his career as a Field Application Engineer with Digipro Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Prior to joining Mistral he worked as Senior Design Engineer with Cranes Info Tech where he was actively involved in the design & development of DSP based products.
Vice Chairman and Executive Director
One of the founders of Mistral, Rajeev is the Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Mistral Solutions. Mistral’s quest for technology excellence is fuelled by his undeterred passion for engineering. With over 25 years of management and technology experience, Rajeev set up and fostered the Engineering division at Mistral.
A BE in Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore University, Rajeev started his career at Wipro R & D, and thereafter moved on to Cranes Software, as Technical Director. There, he is credited with the setting up the company‘s Research & Development unit and guiding its growth into a full-fledged design services outfit. His technical expertise has played a pivotal role in catapulting Mistral to the elite league of the most respected technology companies.
Mujahid Alam is a Executive Director on the Mistral Board and is the CEO of Mistral Solutions.
Having been with Mistral since its inception in 1997, Mujahid has been instrumental in building a technically knowledgeable and extensive sales force that addresses the challenging requirements of some of the leading Defense Labs in India. Mujahid’s technology-driven sales and marketing experience have played a decisive role in harnessing Mistral’s technical expertise, towards delivering products and projects to meet customer expectations, thereby.
Mujahid holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from BIT, Bangalore, India.
Sharadhi is an Aeronautical Engineer, a Software Professional and an Entrepreneur with over 25 years of industry experience.
Sharadhi Babu is on Board of Director of Mistral and is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Axiscades. Sharadhi has served as an Aeronautical Engineering Officer in the Indian Air Force handling technology and operations of Radar, Communication, Data Handling and associated systems. His work experience in the field of Software Engineering spans across several cutting edge technologies, Product Development, Systems and Application Development, Designing, Architecting, Building and Delivering several innovative products and many huge, complex Software Systems of Networking, Wireless and Wire-line Communications and blend of Open and Embedded Systems domain expertise.
Sharadhi co-founded M/s Adamya Technocrats and worked as its Chief Operating Officer.
Shashidhar S K
Shashidhar is a thorough business leader with close to three decades of experience and expertise in Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance, encompassing the entire gamut of financial reporting process, internal controls, strategy, commercial, fund raising, IPOs, treasury, forex, international contracts, governance, risk and compliance, ERP, direct and indirect taxes, legal and business operations.
He is currently the global Chief Financial Officer at AXISCADES Technologies Limited. He previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at StoveKraft Ltd, where he played a pivotal role in turnaround of the Company and successfully concluded its IPO.
His previous assignment was with WaterHealth Inc as Vice President & Global CFO. Prior to this he served as the CFO & Company Secretary with Tata Advanced Materials Ltd., for more than 8 years. His earlier stints were with the Inlaks Group, Carrier Refrigeration and a subsidiary of Glaxo SmithKline.
Shashidhar graduated in Commerce from Bangalore University and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA CIMA, UK, AICPA, USA), Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA, CIMA UK), Fellow Cost & Management Accountant (FCMA, ICAI), Fellow of Company Secretaries (FCS, ICSI) and is trained in Enterprise Risk Management by Singapore Management University
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