Engineer at heart, health and sport enthusiast, passionate about Leadership Development, Community Social Responsibility and social entrepreneurship and also Co-Chairman at Syntel
Syntel having 22,000+ employees and $924Millions revenue as of FY 2017, is a leading global provider of Information Technology and Knowledge Processing services. The company helps global enterprises evolve their core IT applications, infrastructure and business processes by leveraging intelligent automation, scaled agile development and cloud computing solutions. Their digital services enable clients to engage their customers, discover new insights, and create more connected enterprises.
Prashant Ranade is an experienced corporate leader that has risen up through the ranks — from entry level to top leadership roles — due to his diligence, dedication and thirst for new learning and experience.
The value of education was deeply ingrained in Prashant from his earliest days, and today it is the area to which he devotes most of his free time.
Both he and Seema are dedicated to working to advance the work of S’Prayas, a Syntel CSR initiative where volunteers provide quality educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.
Enactus is also close to Prashant’s heart. It is a global community of students, academics and business leaders who use entrepreneurship to transform lives and make a difference. Enactus India is one of the largest Enactus country operations, and works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.
Participating students form teams and apply business concepts to develop projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Through the Enactus India National Competition, teams present the results of their projects, which are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges.
“It’s the perfect blend of leadership and social responsibility,” says Ranade.
Prashant also plays a part in supporting the Marrow Donor Registry of India (MDRI) through Syntel. MDRI drives spread awareness which can help people suffering from life-threatening diseases, a cause he believes we should all contribute to.
Tinkerers’ Laboratory is an innovative idea that enables students with theoretical knowledge to get the practical experience they need for the future. The lab is set up so students can go in and play around with the resources available, to build or create whatever they wish without a specific project at hand. He and many of his IIT batch-mates support the very successful lab at IIT Bombay, and they are looking at rolling it out to several other engineering colleges.