Sanjeev Gupta

Work History

Work History
May 2000 - Sep 2008


eSys Technologies

I was responsible for the entire worldwide IT infrastructure.eSys started in 2000 as a Singapore–based distributer of PCcomponents and now has operations in 38 countries, with annualrevenues of over US$1.8 billion. The hallmark of thisorganisation has been its low operating costs.

Throughout this time, I was tasked with providing an IT andcommunication infrastructure that would support the scaleof operations, and their growth, yet would not cause us toapproach industry standards on costs. My team put togetherhighly robust systems which delivered messaging, voice communication,and an award–winning ERP implementation.

In early 2002, it was realised by the COO that an effectiveaccounting platform was critical to the Group’s survival. Iwas part of the team that evaluated and selected NavisionAttain. The project called for a multi–currency, multi–lingual,and multi–country implementation across 14 countries andsubsidiaries. The plan was for the Singapore HQ to go livein 8 weeks, with a subsidiary brought online every 6 weeksafter that. This was achieved on schedule, and under cost.Over the next year, the scope of the project was increasedwith greater functionality. At under US$1 million (includinglicences, hardware, customisation, etc), the implementationhas been cited by Microsoft as “amazing”. In 2006, I acceptedthe Microsoft Hero Award5 for innovative and exceptionalimplementaion of an ERP solution.

In Nov 2006, I was asked to join the Board of Directors ofeSys Technologies Pte Ltd (the Group Holding Company), aswell as some of the other cross-holding entities.

Oct 1997 - Mar 2000

Manager - Systems

Eurolink Systems Limited

Management and administration of entire computing andnetworking infrastructure. ESL was a Software Developmentand Testing organisation. The multi-locational systems mixincluded Solaris on Intel & sparc, HP/UX, Linux on Intel& sparc, and WinNT.

The Tech Support Department commitmentswere meeting targets set along with user departments,in a cost-effective manner complying with the Company’sISO9000 policy.

I also liaised with clients, to further business objectives.

Oct 1994 - Oct 1997

Manager - Systems


CMIE is India’s premier independent economic think–tank.

Technical job profile included maintaining and enhancingcomputer resources, including evaluating & recommendingof equipment, and allocation. I coordinated and allocatedduties to other SysAdm personnel and contract staff.

CMIE was primarily a Unix site with Sybase databases, withresearchers using DOS, Unix, and MS-Windows front–ends.

Also set up an in-house publishing department, which stillproduces the monthly documents of CMIE. This utilises ahighly–automated script-driven system to produce colourdocuments in tight time schedules. Prototyped a ScanningUnit to convert paper library to an online media.

I was responsible for the the site’s leased line to the Internet.I also set-up and established computer systems & resourcesfor newly established branches and was responsible for technicaland purchase decisions. These offices were mixed DOS,Unix & Novell sites.

Jun 1993 - Oct 1994

Systems Analyst

Tata Unisys Ltd

Worked on Unisys mainframes, MS–Windows 3.11 & Unix.Worked with MAPPER, a 4GL with mainframe back–end andWindows GUI.

Was Module Leader, responsible for deliverables.

Due to my experience, I handled the Unix systems.

Apr 1991 - Jun 1993

Consultant - EDP

RNG Associates

Set up and administered Office automation project, primarilycad, Accounts, and Word Processing. The system was extendedin 1992 to include material management. Platformswere Intel PCs running DOS & SCO Unix.

Aug 1990 - Mar 1991

Senior Research Assistant

IIT Bombay

I was in charge of the computers at the Transportation Labarotary,being responsible for analysis and presentation of field–collected data.




Open Source Software


I am a talented and accomplished IT executive, highly skilled in department operations, technology development and implementation, and network process improvement.  I have significant experience and abilities in the areas of Technology Operations Management and global team leadership.

My background includes over 15 years of progressively responsible positions in business and technology management. I've directed highly successful IT operations for billion dollar organizations and multi-national enterprises. Some of my international accomplishments have included:

  • Overseeing the global IT operations and infrastructure for US$1.8B eSys Technologies.
  • Dramatically improving profitability and technical performance through telecom and IT upgrades.
  • Planning and leading an award-winning ERP implementation.
  • Slashing communications costs by implementation of an internally-built VoIP solution.

I'm familiar with developing business, financial, and technology policies and procedures, formulating and implementing operational and technology strategies, and recruiting and leading effective technical teams.I'm able to liaison with C-level executives and board members, and have the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical groups.