Vara United is an emerging software solutions and services company providing cutting edge IT solutions across industry verticals. Vara United delivers technology solutions to its client enabling them to outperform their competition. Vara United is a subsidiary company of Xenolith Technologies with a team of over 3000 IT and ITES professionals with focus across Banking and Financial Services, Retail, Energy and Manufacturing industries. Our deep expertise in IT and ITES services includes Application Management, Infrastructure Management and Business Process Management Services. Our agile and collaborative approach in developing customized solutions help our customers to derive maximum benefits from their business processes.
Intense customer engagement, affection and understanding, facilitates us to create a mutually profitable partnership.
We treat our employees like family, providing them with an inspiring work environment that encourages initiative and recognizes excellence.
All our actions are guided by principles of highest standards of moral values and we are committed to ethical practices.
We enhance value for our stakeholders by focusing on growth and profitability, managing risks and contributing to the society.
Our passion for excellence is instrumental in driving us to be innovative, solutions – focused, and impactful.
With over decades of experience, our spirit of entrepreneurship enables us to overcome obstacles and complexities with professional expertise.
Sujit Kanoria is a renowned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Kanoria has been solely responsible for establishing and creating instant success in domains like IT, construction, infrastructure, hospitality and lifestyle business for the group. He is also an active member of various professional bodies – Study Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology and Network Solutions at Singularity University (founded by Google) among others. He is actively involved in mentoring technology start-ups. He has graduated with a degree of B.A. from the College of Wooster, Ohio, USA and has completed a program at ISB – Wharton, for Global Advanced Management.
With nearly 4 decades of experience in management consulting, Roopen Roy has served in various capacities in India and abroad. He is the Founder and CEO of Sumantrana Management Consultants, a strategic advisory firm. Prior to that, he was the Country Leader and Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting in India. He was formerly the Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers in India where he pioneered the IT services business and establishment of offshore delivery centers. He is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters’ Degree in Advanced Accounting and a Graduate Degree in Law. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School. He has served on the Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta,Nasscom, XIM Bhubaneswar and AIMA. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Amalgamated Plantations (a Tata enterprise) and TCG Digital LLC, US.
A post graduate in Development Banking from Manchester (UK), Rajiv Kishore Dubey is a former Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank and has served as Chairman of various subsidiaries/JVs of Canara Bank in India and abroad. He has served as the Director of the Central Bank of India, Centbank entities, International ARC P Ltd, Delhi Financial Corporation, and Punjab National Bank Regional Rural Bank, Bihar.
Rajiv has been member of multiple industry associations such as Indian Bank Association, CII National Council on Financial Sector Development 2013-14, IIBF Governing Council. He has won awards and accolades from various associations including Best Banker Award from Retail Banker International (RBI).
Kiran Karnik describes himself as a “public non-intellectual”, with interest and involvement in a range of public issues. In the course of a career of over four decades, he has had the unique experience of straddling the diverse spheres of government, business and civil society with equal comfort and accomplishment. Currently, he is Chair of Oxfam India, Chairman of the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (a university set up by the Delhi government), and President of India Habitat Centre. He is also on the Board of other educational institutions, and NGOs in the fields of public service broadcasting, population, reconciliation and development. He was Chairman of the government-appointed Board that took charge of Satyam Computer Services in 2009 (after the biggest corporate fraud in India), and oversaw its successful rehabilitation and sale.
He has been on many key government committees. He was a Director on the Board of Reserve Bank of India till September 2015. He has been appointed a Director on the Board of Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited since August 2016 and is an independent Director on a few company Boards.
Mr. Karnik’s last full-time job (2001-2008) was as President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body and the “chamber of commerce” for the IT software and services industry in India. During his six year tenure at NASSCOM, industry exports grew almost 8 times, nearing the USD 50 billion mark, and NASSCOM itself became a globally-known and respected brand. This won him wide recognition as the guiding force for the Indian IT industry. By providing perspective and background information, he has been instrumental in promoting India’s technology strength to the world.
Prior to joining NASSCOM in 2001, Mr. Karnik was the Managing Director at Discovery Networks in India where he spearheaded the launch of Discovery Channel in South Asia in August 1995, and Animal Planet (a Discovery – BBC joint venture) in 1999. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Karnik was Founder-Director of the Consortium for Educational Communication, which was responsible for the Countrywide Classroom broadcasts and other ICT initiatives of India’s University Grants Commission.
Earlier, Mr. Karnik worked for over 20 years at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), where he held various positions including that of Founder-Director of ISRO’s Development and Educational Communication Unit. His work in ISRO involved conceptualizing and managing applications of space technology. He was a key player in the pioneering India-USA Satellite Instructional TV Experiment (SITE) and was deeply involved in the conceptualisation and planning of the multi-purpose INSAT system.
Mr. Karnik has worked in the United Nations in New York and Vienna as Special Assistant to the Secretary-General of UNISPACE 82. He has done consulting assignments for WHO, The World Bank, UN Institute for Disarmament Research, Ford Foundation, and an extended one for UNESCO in Afghanistan.
Mr. Karnik has been conferred many awards and accolades. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2007 (a civilian honour conferred by the Government), the ‘Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award’ (2011) and ‘Dataquest IT Person of the Year, 2005’. BusinessWeek named Mr. Karnik as one of the ‘Stars of Asia’ in 2004 and he was selected as Forbes magazine’s ‘Face of the Year 2003’, for being a driving force behind India’s off-shoring wave. In 1999, he was conferred the Vikram Sarabhai Award for Educational Communication, and in 1998, International Astronautical Federation awarded Mr. Karnik the Frank Malina medal for Space Education. The Kheda Communications Project, in which he was deeply involved, won wide national and international acclaim, including the first UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication. The government-appointed Board for Satyam Computer Services (which he chaired) has received many awards, including the Businesspersons of the Year awards from CNN-IBN and NDTV Profit, and the IT Persons of the Year from Dataquest.
Mr. Karnik regularly writes for various major national publications and occasionally lectures at important national institutes and international conferences. His book on NASSCOM and the Indian IT industry (‘The Coalition of Competitors’, Harper Collins, 2012) has been very well received.
A post-graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Mr. Karnik holds an Honours degree in Physics from Bombay University.
Chief Executive Officer
Syed Hussain has a technology background with almost 20 years of experience in Banking and Financial industry. Syed earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University) in Chennai and joined Tata Consultancy Services. Later he moved to New York and joined Citigroup in the Investment Banking Division and eventually became the Vice President in the Technology group. He has also served the Citi Architecture and Technology Engineering group as a Senior Vice President. He joined Auro Infotech as the CEO in 2012 and launched a platform called Five Minutes, which enables small businesses in rural India to sell online without having to touch a computer. Syed is involved in supporting over fifty initiatives aimed at making India better – providing free online presence and support.
VP, Human Resources
Gurmeet is the Human Resources professional with over 18 years of experience in IT industry. He has leadership level exposure in all facets of Human resources – Talent Acquisition, Work Force Management, Talent Development, Change Management, HR Transition and Transformation, Employee Engagement, PMS, HR Data analytics, HR Tools, Total Benefits & Rewards. He has built and developed successful HR teams at different stages of business. Prioir to Vara United he has worked with Indiabulls Technology (now INCEDO), IBM and Aptech. Gurmeet graduated with a degree of MBA from the University of Pune.
Arpesh is a Chartered Accountant with 22 yrs of experience in IT & ITES industry. He has global exposure across US, India, UK, Asia Pacific, Costa Rica & Europe and holds complete financial and operational management experience. He holds extensive knowledge and practical experience in Financial Planning and Strategic Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting, Management, Accounting, IFRS, US GAAP, UK GAAP, India GAAP, SEC Reporting and Business Process Restructuring
Sachin is seasoned Professional with 18+ years of experience encompassing unique blend of Business Operations, Business Process Management & IT. He holds vast experience in IT & ITES industry across various capacities as COO, Head IT Governance, Head BPM & Head Information Management. He is quality driven, strategic and masters in championing process & performance improvement. Before joining Vara United he has worked with SREI group, Satyam Computers (now Tech Mahindra), Hewitt BPO, EXL Services & Dishnet Global. He has graduated with a degree of Bcom and has completed MBA from IIPM, Delhi.