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We adopt the best practices and a robust compliance system. Our Board and Leadership team exercises its fiduciary responsibilities in the widest sense of the term. We always ensure the protection of the interest of our stakeholders; disclosure and transparency in business transactions; compliance of the statutory and legal framework; ethical conduct of business; and commitment of values. Meet our leaders driving the company growth sustainably.
Founder & Chairman of Board,
Group Chief Executive Officer
Niraj is the Founder & Chairman of Board, and Group CEO. As the Founder, he spells out the vision and strategic direction for Gateway Group, its portfolio ventures and brands. He successfully endorses Gateway Group as one of the best choices within the target markets. He is responsible for consolidated growth in markets across the globe.
He is at the helm of several initiatives in technology, applications, processes, customer deliveries and business development. In addition to driving revenue and profitability, a key part of his focus is to ensure that the appropriate structure is in place to deliver continued high levels of client and stakeholders’ satisfaction. He Manages the consistent growth of the group over the years while retaining 100% financial stability and continuous sustenance of the company by having the best of the teams to work for the company to retain its cutting edge technological competence in the global markets has been his core competence.
People management, financial planning and process orientation at operational levels have been his forte. He has built a philosophy of growth around the key drivers of Client Intimacy, Sustainable Relationship model which delivers the highest value, Operational Excellence and End-to-end business solutions. His value based business approach and ethical growth focus differentiates Gateway Group, its portfolio ventures and brands. He ensures that the customers globally value our principles and are able to derive a throughput from the relationships.
He is an Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from one of the top 10 Management Institutes in India.
Founder & Board Member,
Group Chief Strategy Officer
Vipin is the Founder & Board Member, Group Chief Strategy Officer. He is responsible for Strategy, Execution and Results at Gateway Group. Vipin is also responsible for global inorganic initiatives (‘Buy & Build’) of Gateway Group. With a unique blend of Indian background, combined with Dutch/International exposure, he has evolved as an entrepreneur at ‘heart and soul’. Vipin believes fervently that “There is no substitute for hard work”.
Vipin is an ‘Innovation Agent’ with over twenty two years of managerial and consulting experience, he appears frequently in the media and regularly speaks at events. Vipin served in The Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade (NICCT) as an active Board Member and Chairman (2015-2017), and recently he has been awarded “The Most Inspiring Businessman of The Year Award” by IDEAH (Indo Dutch Entrepreneurs Association in Holland).
Vipin had worked in the USA and the UK with multinationals before deciding to undertake his own entrepreneurial adventure. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences Engineering and he is a Master’s in Business Administration.
Founder & Board Member
Group Chief Executive, EMEA
Rahul co-devises global sales strategies and identifies business opportunities across geographies and accounts. He drives the business growth of Gateway Group especially in the Europe, Middle East and East Africa regions. He is a partner in the customer’s journeys, managing relationships to ensure mutual growth and success.
Rahul extends business development strategies into channels such as joint ventures, partnerships and affiliate programs. The approach he carries is to have a legal structure in each region which is directly responsible for the customer relationship. He makes corporate brands, various services as well as products in its relevant markets, partners and JV units. He makes sure that teams are identified, well-placed, motivated, trained, recruited and accountable for their tasks and deliveries. As the leader of his team, he guides and catalyzes each of his team-mates’ progress as an individual as well as for the overall progress of the organization. He keeps himself updated with the global tech and business trends to funnel the market intelligence back into the system for product roadmaps.
He has an eye to identify resourceful candidates and opportunities for inorganic growth. He also implements Marketing, Sales and STC strategies. He excels in go-to-market plans for each region, reviews the activities, and loves to maintain P2P connect with the customers. This helps him gauge the impact his strategies have on them and improvise accordingly.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics engineering from S.P. University, V.V. Nagar and MBA in marketing from MS University, Baroda.
Chief Executive Officer,
Ashit is Chief Executive Officer of Gateway’s Autofacets’ division. His chief responsibilities involve day-to-day management decisions and implementation of the company’s long and short-term plans as well as to drive plans to success for the Autofacets domain to progress. With over 15 years of experience in the global IT industry Ashit has had a dynamic management career with strong leadership, problem-solving, planning, team building and account management skills.
He is successfully developing, motivating and retaining diverse teams and structuring them in teams that deliver results internationally. Ashit has strong expertise in implementing end-to-end complex technology projects in Automotive, Banking, Hospitality and Retail verticals. The client relationship is an area of utmost importance to Ashit. He builds excellent relationship with clients and partners as well as secures the performance of global deliveries.
He is culturally sensitive with the experience of working in Europe and Asia. He is respected for team-based management style, value-based leadership skills and vision based organizational design. He is a fan of Manchester United FC and a good sport who takes the banter from his colleagues with a pinch of salt (hoping for a comeback soon).
Ashit holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s degree in Information Technology (MIT) along with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.
Chief Technical Officer, AutoFacets
Vilas is the Chief Technology Officer at Gateway’s Autofacets division. His rich experience in 100+ successful projects in matured markets gives him the depth to offer relevant technology and solutions in the journey of transformation. He works closely with clients in devising their roadmap and strategies for overall success. He has carved his way up from a project engineer to a CTO. Vilas is playing a key role in the company’s growth and leads the architecture framework for the development of many critical and large-scale projects in the field of Automotive, Finance, Insurance, Banking, e-commerce and IT. A few of Vilas’ qualities are that he is a very curious person and open to new learnings and that has made him keep his clients satisfied with his innovative tech and spontaneous solutions. As a CTO, Vilas effectively holds, develops, articulates and continually evolves the company’s strategic direction and product roadmap. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Gujarat University.
Chief Operating Officer,
Shivangi Vakil is AutoFacets’ Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for the company’s seamless operations across the globe, ensuring operational excellence by effectively executing the company’s business strategy along with the CEO . Her role is to orchestrate company-wide operational excellence for AutoFacets, with the agenda of sustainable growth and smarter eco-systems for the automotive companies. Prior to becoming the COO, Ms. Shivangi was leading the company’s finance and legal affairs as Vice President with an additional role of Head of the Human Resource Management. She has extensive experience of 14 years in Management and Operation Strategy. Shivangi holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with the specialization in Finance and HR.
Chief Executive Officer,
Ola Hammarlund is the CEO of Gateway Digital Sweden. He was formerly heading the Sweden and Finland business for Tech Mahindra.
In a career spanning 26 years, Ola has led Swedish and Nordic programs and initiatives across various organizations. His strong forte in making clients transform with the help of Innovation and IT, together with extensive experience in larger deals, growth and making clients succeed are his core strengths.
In addition to this, Ola has been leading the Engineering Services for Tech Mahindra in the Nordic region. Furthermore, he has previous experience working at TCS with new business development, focusing on new logo acquisition in Sweden. Before that, he has held Management positions at Fujitsu, Bisnode, Tele2, WM-data/Logica (CGI), CSC (DXC) and Microsoft. Before entering ICT, he was working as a Management Consultant for 5 years.
Chief Executive Officer,
Mikael joined Gateway Digital as a CEO for both Finland and Sweden in June 2019. He has an extensive experience in coaching teams for better performance through employee engagement. He has also been working in the IT industry with consulting, sales and development. In these areas, his largest contribution has been in the area of change management.
He also has excellent level of understanding multicultural group dynamics from working and starting up both consulting and developing organizations in multiple countries.
In the past, Mikael was a part of the General Management team in Aditro for six years and he was directly involved in both divestment’s and acquisitions. With Aditro his responsibilities also included key account management and business strategies with financial steering modelling.
Team and change management, finance, sales and software development have been his forte.
Chief Executive Officer,
Alf Lande has the expertise within business model innovation and the convergence of media. He has worked as an executive in several media companies (film, radio and print) from 1988 to 1996, after 4 years in the public sector and also was a professor in Denmark. As a strategy consultant since 2000 (CEO of LAC AS), he has had more than 50 clients across the Nordics, focusing on the transformation of analog to digital media. He has both worked with leading analytical agencies and business associations.
For the past three years Alf Lande has increasingly focused on digital agencies in Norway and Sweden and has been hired as a CEO in Pingbull as part of the company’s transformation to become the digital care of RedInk, one of the leading communication agencies in Norway. He has been working as a chairman and leading the transformation of Sticky Beat from being a classical digital agency to an innovational and transformational partner to its clients. The urgent need to create and develop players that deeply understand digital transformation is now an imperative strategic focus area for most businesses – the main motivation for Alf Lande to join Gateway Digital AS as a CEO.
Chief Executive Officer,
Stephen Covers, is the CEO of Gateway Digital, UK and Ireland. Steve, as he likes to be called, has extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, Operations & Finance and he has enjoyed a successful business career spanning more than 25 years in the Global ICT Industry.
His passion is to create significant business advantage for his clients using innovative services and solutions for his clients.
Steve believes, that in order for a company to deliver optimised, competitive and strategic solutions to its customers, it’s people should strive hard to gain in-depth knowledge of their client’s business and its needs, before asking for one.
Steve has led several profitable and high growth business outsourcing divisions for over 10 years of his career, and while this has been his primary focus, he has personally led many successful global business programmes across many different verticals; including securing and delivering several ICT outsourcing projects and contracts, each in excess of $150m value or more.
Steve has a degree in Physical Science (Hons) from Coventry University, London. In 1982, soon after his graduation, Steve started his career as a Software Graduate Engineer for a Digital Equipment Company. Thereon, Steve has supported a series of senior roles in sales, commercial, and operational in companies like Sprint, Equant, Verizon Business and Getronics.
Steve and his wife Mandy live with their three children to the West of London, where they enjoy walking and watching their children participate in various sporting activities.
Elvar has about 30 years IT experience and over 15 years of managerial, sales and consulting experience with companies like Capacent, Oracle and Microsoft. Elvar spearheaded Microsoft Iceland for the first 3 years, then led Microsoft Information Worker Business in Russia and Microsoft Office business in Central Eastern Europe, covering 27 countries.
For the last three years Elvar has been doing business consulting in Iceland, both independently and with Capacent Iceland. Before Microsoft Elvar led his own company Teymi, mainly in Iceland but also in Sweden and Denmark. Teymi was acquired in 2002.
Elvar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (California State University, Chico, USA) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Kent Business School, Canterbury, UK).