Management Team

Kumar Iyer, Director - Performance Management Solutions

Kumar Iyer leads the Performance Management Solutions  practice at Astral & his experience includes developing the Infor FMS SunSystems, Infor PM & SAS FM practice at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India for more than 7 years. Apart from managing the Sales & Presales function for SunSystems in Deloitte, he also managed Sales, Presales & Delivery of Infor PM & SAS FM solutions.  Prior to joining Deloitte, he was a practicing Chartered Accountant, specializing in Management Consulting services for more than 12 years.

A Chartered Accountant & an ISO 9000 Lead Assessor by qualification, he has a professional experience of more than 20 years in the areas of Management & Technology Consulting.

Samir Pradhan, Director - Business Intelligence Solutions & Application Development.

Samir Pradhan leads the BI & Application Development practice at Astral & his experience includes developing the  Infor FMS SunSystems, Infor PM & SAS FM practice at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India for more than 7 years. He was also responsible for delivery of Technology Integration projects & managed the Support function for Infor & SAS solutions. He has successfully managed large technology projects for development & implementation of application software & implementation of DW/BI applications. Prior  to joining Deloitte, he has worked for more than 7 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers  India, UK & US.

A graduate in Commerce with a Post-graduate diploma in Computer Science, he has more than 18 years professional experience in the Information Technology.

Gopalkrishnan Iyer, Director - Enterprise Applications

Gopalkrishnan Iyer leads the Enterprise Applications practice at Astral & his experience includes developing the Infor FMS SunSystems practice at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India for more than 8 years. He was responsible for the Presales & Delivery of SunSystems & has successfully managed SunSystems projects in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, Bangladesh & UAE. Prior to joining Deloitte he had worked for more than 3 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers SunSystems practice in India.

A  Commerce graduate with a post graduate Diploma in Computer Science, he has more than 20 years professional experience in Infor FMS SunSystems.

Shajil T.K., Director - BI & Application Development, Presales & Delivery

Shajil was a senior team member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India’s Technology Integration practice for more than 5 years (He was also part of Deloitte’ SunSystems PSA practice). Prior to joining Deloitte, he has worked for more than 5 years with PWC India, US & UK. His has extensive experience in Program management & Product development projects in India & overseas. A keen learner with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines he possesses strong communication and inter-personal skills. A graduate in Engineering & a Certified Project Management Consultant (PMP), he has more than 13 years' of qualitative experience in the areas of Product Development & Project Management.

Ghanshyam Ahuja, Director - Business Development

He is also the Executive Director & Client Partner at Copernicus Consulting Pte Ltd., Singapore. At Copernicus, he has been instrumental in Building "Bizlytics" business analytics practice and also mentoring and advising/partnering with companies in SMAC (Social Media,Mobility,Analytics and Cloud Technology). Prior to starting Copernicus, he was a Director in Deloitte SE Asia as part of their Technology Risk Consulting Practice. An Engineering Graduate with Management Degree, he has more than 21 years of experience in Business & Technology Consulting areas like Business Process Improvements & Re-engineering, ERP, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Enterprise Performance Management, CRM,e-Commerce etc.