Meet Our Team
A perfect blend of creativity and technical wizadry
Sapnesh LallaCEO , NIIT Ltd
Sapnesh Lalla is the CEO of NIIT Ltd, a global leader in skills and talent development, offering broad-based education and training solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries.
Prior to his appointment as the CEO, Sapnesh served as the President of NIIT’s Global Corporate Business, which constitutes nearly seventy percent of NIIT’s total business. He led critical initiatives for the expansion of the company in North America and Europe including significant acquisitions like Cognitive Arts and Element K. Under his leadership, NIIT has grown to become a leading global learning outsourcing solutions provider with its Managed Training Services offering.
Sapnesh is now in his 25th year at NIIT and has served in India and USA. He started his career as a Project Lead in the Learning Content Development team in 1992. Over time, he has held various management and leadership roles in product management, customer support, channel development, sales, and support functions. In 2006, Sapnesh was appointed the President of NIIT (USA), Inc. and has since been an integral part of the CEO's leadership team.
Sapnesh is an Electronics and Communications Engineer from Bangalore University and received his Executive Education at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He was selected into the prestigious Managing Director’s Quality Club and has the distinction of receiving the coveted Global Leadership Award twice in 2001 and 2010.
Bimaljeet Singh BhasinPresident of Skills and Careers Business (SNC) India Operations, NIIT Ltd
Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin (Bimal) is the President of Skills and Careers Business (SNC) India Operations. He is responsible for driving NIIT’s SNC business, which focuses on providing career related learning and talent development programs to individuals and enterprises in India. Bimal brings with him a diverse career experience of over 2 decades that spans leadership roles focused on building, scaling and transforming businesses.
In his previous assignment, Bimal was with Manipal Global Education as the Vice President and Head - Enterprise Business. In his seven plus years’ stint, Bimal played a significant role in establishing Manipal Global as a leading talent development partner for the BFSI Industry. During his tenure, Bimal also provided leadership to Manipal's Enterprise and Executive Education, GlobalNxt University, Assessment Business, International Business and Digital Platform. Prior to Manipal Global, Bimal worked with Wipro Limited for over a decade where he held multiple leadership roles. Bimal is an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune and an alumnus of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business - Accelerated Development Program.
Dr. Yogesh K BhattEVP and Business Head, StackRoute
Dr Yogesh K Bhatt is the EVP and Business Head of StackRoute. He is responsible for driving NIIT’s IT business, with focus on Enterprises in India, as well as through deep skilling programs in new tech areas for individuals. Yogesh is an accomplished leader and a veteran in the space of corporate education and training. He has worked extensively in creating and delivering business solutions to transform talent across levels using an innovative mix of learning, development and assessment interventions. Yogesh has many education and training product launches to his credit across IT, Data Science and Management Categories in both B2B and B2C. He has 22 years of experience in Training, Education, Research & Consulting.
Prior to StackRoute, he was associated with Manipal Global Education as Vice-President, Education and Training, Manipal ProLearn and with Infosys as the Head of Education of Research. Under his leadership, Manipal ProLearn won the award “Best Corporate Training Program” in India Education Awards - 2019, Golden Peacock National Training Award – 2018, Outstanding Partner Award for Innovative Solution in IBM – 2016. He won the Great Manager Award in 2016 presented by People Business and Times of India in the category of “Individual Credibility”.
Ramanujam ThirumalaiHead Learning Solutions & Product Engineering, StackRoute
Ram heads Learning Solutions and Product Engineering at StackRoute. Ram has been part of StackRoute from inception and has over 30 years of IT industry experience. Ram is responsible for design and delivery outcome driven learning solutions to produce deep-skill full stack & tech professionals.
Prior to leading delivery at StackRoute, Ram led the global services and solutions for NIIT GIS Ltd. Ram spent over seven years at NIIT Technologies Inc., USA where he led product co-development for multiple products, large scale e-commerce services and cloud migration engagements. As Practice Head of Mobile Solutions at NIIT Technologies Ltd (India), Ram developed pervasive computing solutions for customers across Singapore, UK, Japan, USA and India.
Dr. Vishnupriya RaghavanHead, Products and Solutions, StackRoute
Dr. Vishnupriya Raghavan is the Head, Products and Solutions at StackRoute. She owns the suite of learning interventions, custom designed and developed for technology professionals who aspire to grow on the technical ladder. Vishnupriya is an education professional with a distinguished career in providing competency development solutions to businesses, training solutions to institutions and career enriching interventions for individual learners.
Vishnupriya brings in 20 years of rich experience and has successfully led both B2B and B2C initiatives across various areas of IT and Management. Prior to StackRoute, she was associated with Manipal Global Education Services as Head, Enterprise Solutions and with Institute of Product Leadership as Director of Academics.
Muneender JillellaHead of Engineering, StackRoute Labs
Muneender is the Head of Engineering at StackRoute Labs, an NIIT initiative, responsible for software engineering across all StackRoute engagements. StackRoute Labs is technology partner to prestigious organisations building web scale, open source technology platforms.
He brings with him 17 years of rich experience in building large-scale software products, from conceptualization to live deployments resulting in the transformation of businesses. Before joining NIIT, Muneender had been with Manipal Global Education Services for nine years where he was the Head of Products Engineering. During his stint at Manipal, he was responsible for architecting, engineering, creating technology roadmaps for the education platforms, handled assessments, and e-commerce platforms used by businesses across the globe. His charter included the introduction of AI/ML capability in their products, automation for increased efficiency and agility, and management of software development & maintenance lifecycle costs. He has also worked with Encora Technologies and Veloz global solutions and has software development experience across diverse domains such as Healthcare, e-Commerce, Travel and Enterprise performance management.