Leadership

Deepak Gala
CEO

Deepak Gala is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Logixal. Deepak has over 18 Years of industry experience in driving and delivering mission critical system solutions for global clients in the areas of ecommerce and direct banking. Deepak’s vast experience with Oracle Financial Services Software ranges from being the solutions architect to leading teams for product release efforts for their key internet banking relationships. His earlier work experience was with Wells Fargo Bank and Tata Consultancy Services.

Deepak drives the business strategy and focuses on building new markets. He strongly believes in partnering with clients to build a long term mutually beneficial relationship. He has a strong vision and an innate capability to conceptualize and visualize innovative solutions for clients.

Deepak holds a bachelor's degree from Mumbai University.

 

Abbas Bhinderwala
President

Abbas Bhinderwala is the co-founder and President at Logixal. Abbas has over 17 years of experience in building enterprise and eCommerce technology solutions for a variety of global companies across multiple industries.

Earlier, Abbas was as Senior Manager at Accenture where he led large teams which provided solutions for financial services and telecom sectors. He also had worked at Imagitas, a marketing solutions company, where he played a key role in building a movers portal in partnership with USPS.

In Logixal, Abbas manages high profile clients, mission critical delivery, and large volume architecture for transactional systems covering the entire eCommerce ecosystem. His role includes providing technology solutions using Oracle ATG Web Commerce for a wide range of companies across multiple industries and specializes with the retail and media publishing industry.

Abbas holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University.

 

Abhijit Mehta
Vice President – India Delivery

Abhijit’s domain expertise is across Financial Services, Retail, Insurance and Government Services. Abhijit has over 17 years of industry experience with organizations like Accenture, Imagitas Inc, Insys Inc and Tata Consultancy Services. His technical skills span JEE, Java technologies, Oracle ATG Web Commerce, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2/Sybase and Web Technologies. Abhijit has rich experience of having managed delivery of complex projects on the JEE platform.

Abhijit leads the India delivery of projects as well as people management responsibilities in the organization.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.

 

Uttam Gadkary
Executive Vice President – EMEA Sales

Uttam Gadkary, is a senior London based professional and manages Logixal’s business in Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA). In a career that spans over three decades, Uttam has shaped sales strategy, developed capabilities and built up teams in all the major markets. His work experience spans extremely successful organizations like Wipro, Citicorp Software, i-flex solutions and Oracle Financial Services Software; especially during their early entrepreneurial phases. Prior to joining Logixal, Uttam was Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Oracle Financial Services Software’s European Subsidiary and VP of Global Sales Operations and Business Development.

Uttam’s client driven perspective and global experience are core elements of his approach to managing both software product and service businesses. Building on his strong insights into the market place, he continues to be a stakeholder in the evolving onsite-offshore delivery model and understands how client organizations perceive risk and demand value. He is enthused by the potential for further innovation in business practices as well as in harnessing disruptive technologies to upgrade client business models.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune and a Masters degree in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai.

 

Vinay Rane
Vice President – Global Operations

Vinay Rane is the Vice President - Global Operations and is the primary contact for Logixal’s business in USA. Vinay has more than 18 years of IT experience in delivering efficient technology solutions while being an effective bridge between business and IT.

Prior to joining Logixal, Vinay had worked with Adjility consulting, Mirant (Now NRG Energy), Cap Gemini, and Patni Computer Systems (now iGate) and has experience as a project manager, solutions architect, and technical lead. He leverages his people management skills, process oriented approach, technology background and experience in program management to steer the operations at Logixal.

Vinay has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Mumbai University.

 

Amol Potphode
Vice President - Technology

Amol brings deep consulting and technology experience to Logixal. He has successfully delivered many large complex projects and has Insurance, Telecommunication, Mortgage and Retail domain experience.

Amol’s has experience as Development Manager, Architect and various Information Technology roles during his 15-year tenure with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tata Consultancy Services.

Amol has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.

 

Vijay Talreja
Vice President, Sales and Technology

Vijay has close to two decades of Technology, Sales and Delivery experience in the IT industry. At Logixal, he augments the leadership team with his vast and global IT operations experience. He has deep experience working with start-ups, TierII IT companies and a MNC.

Prior to joining Logixal, Vijay was part of Accenture India Delivery Centre for 12 years. He has played various leadership roles at Accenture including that of leading global industry product practices in the BFSI space, managing large scale system integration engagements, leading the resource management and business operations for the largest vertical (Financial Services) at Accenture India and is a certified solution architect & delivery lead. He was among the first 30 employees in Accenture India Delivery Centre and has been instrumental in the growth of Accenture in India which had crossed 80,000 when he left Accenture. His clients included some of the Fortune500 companies like JPMorgan Chase, Wellington Bank, RSA Insurance, Zurich Insurance, Allianz and others.

Vijay is very passionate about entrepreneurship. He has been involved with a few early stage start-ups as a mentor, guide or as an associate. He is a member of National Entrepreneurship Network and The Indus Entrepreneurs in Mumbai. He is also very actively involved in the Education industry and is on the board of Vivekanand Education Society that runs 27 institutions in India educating and grooming 18000 students every year. He is the President of V.E.S Institute of Technology’s Alumni Association.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Mumbai University

 

Gaurav Deshpande
Associate Vice President - Banking

Gaurav has over 15 years of industry experience with organizations like Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. During his stint with Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd, he has handled various positions like Solution Architect and Delivery Manager for clients across Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS.

Gaurav brings the expertise of having delivered and implemented internet and mobile banking solutions across retail and corporate banking customer segments. He has valuable experience in project execution as well as people and customer management.

He has a mechanical engineering degree from Pune University.

 

Saleh Poonawala
Senior Manager

Saleh has over 16 years of IT experience in different domains like e-Commerce, Banking, Risk Management and Warehouse Systems Management. Before Logixal, Saleh has worked with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and Pragati Software Pvt. Ltd.

Saleh has successfully implemented various projects involving multiple technologies and has worked with customers across the globe. He has a lot of experience in people management and process management.

Saleh has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.