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Ganesh Samant | TaraSpan

Ganesh Samant

Ganesh is Vice President of Global Support Services. With over 15 years of experience in IT industry, Ganesh brings with him the sector knowledge and expertise to head the TaraSpan Solutions Technology Division in Pune. Ganesh managed more than 30 projects for North American technology companies in various domains, including Unified Communication and Video Surveillance. Prior to joining TaraSpan, Ganesh lead the Technology division at Telesoft, which was later acquired by Taraspan. Ganesh did his Post Graduate Diploma in Software Technology from National Centre For Software Technology, Mumbai.

Nihar Ranjan Sahoo

Nihar is Managing Director of TaraSpan Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He joined the company in July 2008 as its AVP-Finance , then promoted to CFO in May 2009, and then COO in June 2015, bringing more than 12 years of financial management experience at high technology companies in the field of Information Technology and Telecom. Nihar is responsible for leading TaraSpan’s Accounting, Taxation, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Funds Management and Corporate Compliances.

A member of the senior management team, Nihar is responsible for strategic financing and strategic planning, investor relations and Board of Director relations. Nihar holds a Masters Degree in Commerce from Utkal University, Orissa.

Dr. Peter Sommerer

Dr. Sommerer is currently President of Erlauf Holdings Ltd., a private equity investment company located in Canada and serves on the Board of Directors of a number of privately held technology companies.
In the period from 1996 to 2004 he founded, obtained financing for, and served as Chairman of three Internet oriented companies: GoodContacts Research Ltd., a contact management software company acquired by in 2004; Coventus Inc., an internet-based service for business travellers, which was liquidated in 2001; and Vienna Systems Corporation, a pioneer of voice-over-Internet technology acquired by Nokia Corporation in 1998.

From 1990 to 1998 Dr. Sommerer served as President, COO, Director and Vice-Chairman of Newbridge Networks Corporation, which was subsequently acquired by Alcatel for over $7 billion. Prior to Newbridge, he served in a number of technical, administrative and general management roles at Mitel Corporation and ITT Austria GmbH, now also part of Alcatel-Lucent.

Dr. Sommerer obtained the academic title of Dr.rer.soc.oec. from Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in 2007, after graduating with a professional engineering degree (Ing.) from HTBLuVA Mödling, Austria in 1968.