KritiKal People

Dr. Anshul Kumar-Chairman, Board of Directors and Co-Founder

Prof. Anshul Kumar, a co-founder of KritiKal Solutions Pvt. Ltd., has been with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-Delhi since 1984. He has been the Head of Department during 1998-2001 and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies during 2003-2006. His research interests are in Design Automation of Digital Systems, High Performance Architectures and Embedded Systems Design Methodology. He has published several research papers in reputed conferences and journals, has been very active in sponsored research and provided consultancy to industry in these areas. Prof. Kumar obtained his B.Tech and Ph.D. degrees from IIT-Delhi.

Dipinder Sekhon-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Dipinder coordinates overall operations and drives future growth strategy and business planning in the company. He has been involved in all aspects of KritiKal's journey, including management and delivery of imaging projects, graduation of the company out of IIT Delhi's business incubator, spinning off KritiKal Secure Scan as a product subsidiary, venture fund infusion, key product and process initiatives etc. He holds Masters and Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi, with specialization in computer vision. At a personal level, Dipinder is keenly committed to liberal political and governance reforms in India, and other developmental issues. He holds Masters in Public Administration (MPA - Public and Economic Policy) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Sciences-Po, Paris.

Nishant Sharma-Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Nishant Sharma is the chief technology officer at KritiKal and is one of the co-founders of the company. In this role, Nishant is responsible for developing the overall technology vision for the company, driving cross-company technology initiatives and collaboration.  His keen interest areas include operating systems, networks and system architecture. He has worked on a range of embedded platforms, targeted towards varied industry verticals. He has also done extensive development on Linux device drivers and kernel internals. His experience spans managing and executing multiple projects in different domains across India and USA.

Vice Admiral (Retd) “BARRY” Bharathan, Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff-Strategic Advisor (North America)

Vice Admiral (Retd) “BARRY” Bharathan, Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff, served in the Indian Navy for 40 years. He is a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Master of Science (Defense Studies) from the Madras University. He is an alumnus of Defense Services Staff College, Naval War College, Indian Navy and Naval War College Newport Rhode Island USA, with a diploma in Policy Making & Implementation, Strategic Decision Analysis and Force Planning. His operational appointments were Command of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet, Indian Naval Fleet Aviation Arm and Sea Training in the Rank of Rear Admiral. He has commanded an Anti- Submarine Warfare Helicopter squadron, a multi-purpose warfare corvette in the rank of a Commander and Command of a guided missile destroyer in the rank of a Captain.

His notable corporate appointments have been Chief of Personnel and Vice Chief of Indian Navy in the rank of Vice Admiral. He had the privilege of being appointed as the ADC to the President of India. He has represented India as its Naval Attaché in the rank of Commodore in Washington DC USA and strived hard to foster INDIA USA Navy to Navy co-operation which earned him special recognition by both governments. He has been commended at various stages of his naval service by the Government of India for operational & administrative excellence, dedication and loyalty spanning over 4 decades through award of National Service Medals. His core capabilities include macro project strategic planning, acquisitions, combat/ corporate readiness training and mentoring teams towards optimal performance.  His forte is in enabling KritiKal Innovative Technology Eco systems to cost effectively reach the market place. He is the Strategic Advisor of KritiKal Solutions for North America as well as leadership development mentor of the company’s team. He believes in the indomitable human spirit and its innate ability to excel. He is a proud and grateful ‘KritiKalite’ in Mind, Thought and Action.

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