Founder & CEO, Benow (Cashless Technologies India)
Sudhakar is the visionary behind Cashless Technologies India – a company dedicated to making India cashless. Founded in early 2016, Sudhakar has brought on-board a world-class team to build an organization that empowers local, neighborhood merchants to accept digital payments and engage through modern technology, their base of customers.
Sudhakar Ram is part of the founding team at Mastek, one of the earliest VC-funded software companies in India. Sudhakar was the CEO of Mastek for over a decade where he led the company past the INR 1000 crore revenue mark in high-end transformative solutions and unlocked substantial value when Mastek demerged its insurance product business into Majesco. Having handed over his operational role at Mastek to a professional CEO, he now operates as the Vice Chairman and MD of Mastek.
Sudhakar is also one of the Founders and Board members at Rural Shores, a social impact venture that brings BPO jobs to villagers close to their homes. Rural Shore is now the leading rural BPO in the country, with 18 centers across India.
Sudhakar Ram, a gold medalist from Loyola College, Chennai and a silver medalist from IIM Kolkatta, was named the CNBC Business Leader of the Year in 2007. Sudhakar is also a member of The Chennai Angels and has invested in several start-ups.