For over two decades global publishers, educational institutions and corporate entities have trusted Integra for all their content transformation needs. Find below the profiles of the architects for this meteoric growth of Integra.
Founder, Managing Director and CEO
Sriram is the chief visionary and architect behind the meteoric growth of Integra. He has been the driving force, providing overall directions that include conceptualizing and implementing operating strategies to realize Integra’s business goals. He has over two decades of CEO experience in the content/learning services BPO industry.
He began his career with a reputable auto-ancillary manufacturer and was an instant success as a young achiever. The entrepreneurship bug bit him 6 years later, and since then there has been a no-looking-back.
He believes in the slogan “Charity begins at home” and that all community related activities should start with its biggest asset – employees. As an extension, through his foundation, he focuses on environment conservation and provides quality healthcare and education for most under privileged people in the society. Visit www.sriramcharitabletrust.org to know more.
During his free time he is very passionate about his organic farm near Puducherry which has its own Bio resource centre and provides training to farmers in sustainable organic agriculture. The farm also has a Social Forestry set up which consists of rare and native tree varieties.
During the course of his exciting journey, he has won a plethora of awards himself and also been instrumental in Integra being Ranked #2 among the Publishing BPO service providers globally in the Black Book of Outsourcing survey 2009-10.
He was the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Puducherry and is an active member of various CII forums in South India.
Co-founder and Joint Managing Director
Anuradha brings to the table more than two decades of industry experience in various senior positions of which the last 17 years has been in IT enabled services. She has played a significant role in founding Integra placing Pondicherry in the global map of BPO companies. Today she mentors the Finance and HR functions in Integra, in addition to, getting into key customer engagements.
Her focus is on people development, especially mentoring and grooming young talents into effective and successful managers and leaders. She personally promotes the cause of ‘Sakthi Oli’ – a women’s empowerment initiative at Integra. It was her untiring efforts that helped Integra win the NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity in 2006. Integra is one of the Top 100 Best Companies for Women in India as per a 2016 study by Working Mother and AVTAR India.
She has recently been the Chairwoman, Indian Women Network (IWN), Southern Region, a forum to enable women become better professionals and achievers in their respective fields of expertise. This is an initiative of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) facilitating the growth of career women.
VP, Production (Academic Content Services) and Technology
Sagayaraj has a rich experience of more than 2 decades in the publishing domain. At Integra, he spearheads 9 different production units that cater to leading publishing houses across geographies.
His key responsibilities include continuing operational excellence in service and providing strategic direction. He has been instrumental in setting up various dedicated functions of Industrial Engineering, Vendor Management, Central Graphics & IT Support. His forte lies in translating his high level of understanding the publishing markets to anticipate and ramp up capacity as per client needs.
He has been continuously recognized for streamlining operations within Integra to deliver success spirals.
VP, International Operations, Higher Education and Quality Management
With 2 decades of sustained expertise in the publishing Industry, Daisy manages operations in US and Japan.
She is accountable for managing operations across verticals, setting up new functions and services in Integra namely Central Quality, Editorial Services, Project Management, Rights & Permissions, and Content Services.
Daisy also dons the mantle of Quality Management Champion by spearheading the quality initiatives at Integra and implementing best practices.
VP, ELT and Schools
Kathryn has over 25 years’ experience in ELT and Schools publishing, and has held publishing management roles in Pearson, Marshall Cavendish, Cambridge University Press and, The International Baccalaureate. Kathryn has lived and worked in The US, Spain, The Netherlands, and The UK. This extensive international experience has given Kathryn a deep understanding of the different and local product requirements for ELT and Schools publishing in today’s global market.
At Integra, Kathryn leads the business strategy and operations for ELT and Schools. Kathryn’s role ensures that Integra i) brings the right resources and workflow to each ELT and Schools project, ii) continues to develop the capabilities to meet the evolving requirements of the ELT and Schools markets, and iii) provides thought leadership to the ELT and Schools publishing community.
VP, Digital Solutions and Head of Key Accounts for North America
Piyush comes with 16+ years of work experience in Delivery, Operations, Project Management, Sales, Marketing & Business Administration, Digital Transformation at an international level. Positive track record of generating revenue from new and existing customers (Publishers and Corporates), in a solution- based selling environment, especially for services & product related to Digital Content, e-Learning, m-Learning & upcoming technologies like AR/VR & Blockchain. He held many key management roles at Hurix Systems, Tata Interactive Systems & Siemens prior to joining Integra.
He is a specialist in creating compelling solutions for clients and getting them executed by the development team within a defined budget, timeframe & quality level. At Integra, Piyush is responsible for both top line & bottom line of the Digital & eLearning Business.
He has travelled extensively across US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific & Australia for business expansion and has been successfully selling & building long-term relationships with clients from diverse culture & backgrounds.
Piyush holds a Master’s degree in e-business and marketing from Welingkar Institute of Management and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Electronics & Telecom.
VP, Human Resources
Anil has more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, and Administration. He has worked extensively in the fields of Manpower planning, Sourcing, Selection and Recruitment, implementing pay packages, Human Resources development programs, Performance Management System, employee welfare and loyalty programs. He has wide-ranging knowledge in HR and compliance frameworks which he has translated into deep-analytics driven processes and proactive business solutions.
At Integra, Anil leads the HR team that fosters efficiency and transparency while ensuring approachability, fair policies, equal opportunity and diversity. Anil has also helped transform Integra into a performance-oriented organization by adhering to merit-based recruitment and effective onboarding practices.
Anil continues to work on strategic talent management, bespoke learning and development initiatives that increase employee engagement and satisfaction.