About Us

We are a Platform Company

The Background Story

SOVA is the brainchild of Cheran and Nata, two seasoned entrepreneurs who, over a period of more than 2 decades, have built and nurtured tremendously successful technology companies in India and Japan.

During this time, Nata and Cheran have been at the helm of extremely scalable, sustainable and high-performance teams, which has distinguished them not just as visionary leaders, but also as the most reliable partners for global companies looking for long-term business growth.

The Founders

NEDUNCHERALATHAN CHANDRASEKARAN (CHERAN)

Co-Founder

Innovator, thinker and technical wizard. With more than 25 years of technical and entrepreneurial experience behind him, Cheran is the co-founder and visionary mastermind that creates innovative products and solutions. Known to be passionate about cutting-edge technologies and establishing processes, He has fine-tuned the science of project execution to an art form. He is the co-founder of S2K2 Holdings and Vaken Technologies.

Cheran is based in Chennai, India.

NATARAJAN SUBRAMANIA (NATA)

Co-Founder

Nata is the co-founder and business brain of the company. Over more than 25 years, his deep knowledge and understanding of Japan have been key factors that made his past ventures immensely successful. His extraordinary ability to connect with customers and partners has made him one of the most respected and successful Indian entrepreneurs in Japan. He is the co-founder of S2K2 Holdings and Vaken Technologies.

Nata is based in Tokyo, Japan.

The Leadership Team

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JAYASEELAN LOURDUSAMY
Director (India)

Jayaseelan has over 25 years of multi-domain expertise. In his previous engagements, he has been the backbone of numerous successfully delivered products and solutions. He is proficient in managing diverse teams and making sure that all aspects of project execution are in perfect harmony. His jovial and relatable personality combined with his unwavering commitment to team goals makes him an ideal role model for everyone working with him. He manages the overall development of the SOVA platform and is based in Chennai, India.

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SURESHKUMAR MOHANRAJ
Director (India)

Known by his colleagues to be a “charming” leader, Suresh has over 20 years of experience in managing projects and portfolios. In his previous engagement, he has been a key player in successfully implementing numerous ERP projects in Japan. He is proficient in building strong relationships with customers and leading his team by example. With a liking for functional design, he cherishes the challenge of working in new terrains. He manages the implementation of solutions based on the SOVA platform and is based in Trichy, India.

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PANNEERSELVAM RAMASAMY
Vice President (India)

Panneer has more than 14 years of experience in various technologies and domains. A quiet person by nature, he is known to be methodical and process oriented in his approach. He is a key driving force in the technical and infrastructural aspects of the SOVA Platform and is based in Trichy, India.

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ANIRUDDHA MALLIK
Chief Marketing Officer

With more than 20 years of diverse business management experience and his expansive knowledge and understanding of multinational companies across the world, Ani brings a dynamic blend of capabilities to the table. He is known to be a high-energy, creative and very passionate leader with a strong focus on working as one team towards a common goal. He is based in Tokyo, Japan, and in his role as CMO, he heads the global marketing & branding functions, partnerships and community initiatives for the SOVA platform.

Advisory Panel

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VIVEK VENUGOPALAN
Technical Advisor

Based in Chennai, India, Vivek is a technologist with a passion for building massively scalable internet businesses by leveraging cutting edge technologies. He has helped architect platforms globally across the US, Europe, India and Japan. Vivek has over 25 years of working experience across the globe and specializes in digital business enablement, B2C platforms and eCommerce implementations. He has worked in the Retail, Consumer Goods sectors and has also successfully run his own gaming startup. He brings his vast experience to the SOVA platform in a technical advisory role.

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SURESH RENGANATHAN
Business Advisor

Chief Technology Officer at Teachers Federal Credit Union

(New York, USA)

Suresh is a focused, passionate and strategic leader with 30 years of accomplished experience in the Banking, Financial Services and P&C Insurance industries. He has spearheaded digital transformation by reimagining the customer experience, driving digital adoption and revenue/profits, and engineering campaigns to establish digital experience and engagement. Over the years, he has been a champion in building a culture that supports customer-centric, digital and technology-driven strategic imperatives. Suresh brings his vast global experience to the SOVA Platform in a business advisory role.

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NARAYANAN ANANTHASAYANAM
Business Advisor

Global IT Deputy Director/Head Digital IT Transformation at Dufry Management Ltd.

(Basel, Switzerland)

With more than 28 years of cross-domain experience spanning retail, & manufacturing, Narayanan is a distinguished techno-commercial IT business leader. He has an outstanding track record in delivering success in IT strategies, transformation, design & delivery management and implementation of IT applications, data warehouse & digital IT solutions like ERP, Web, Cloud and custom solutions. Narayanan brings his vast global experience to the SOVA Platform in a business advisory role.