Management Team

SSA Business Solutions

A passion for impossible, and zeal for excellence is what keeps us ticking. Coming from diverse backgrounds, SSA’s management team possesses in-depth domain knowledge, technical expertise, and extensive cross-functional know-how. The team has led SSA’s organic growth from a local management consulting firm to its present global stature.

Mr Ganesh Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Techknowlogies
Naveen Narayanan
Managing Director, SSA International LLC
Sashi Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Asia Pacific
Mr Ganesh Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Technologies

Ganesh brings nearly 2 decades of Experience in IT and Management Consulting across diverse sectors. He started his career as a Software Product developer and later specialized in improving profitability through deployment of Spend Management solutions during his stint with KPMG Consulting in USA. Since joining SSA in 2007, he has led a number of Change Management engagements using the Lean six sigma methodology and has trained several hundred professionals around the world and coached as many breakthrough improvement projects. Ganesh has been passionately involved in driving cultural change along with Training, Coaching and Facilitating project teams for Lean transformation, systematic problem solving, Business process re-engineering with a focus on automation and IT enablement in areas of CRM, ERP, Project Management, Performance Management and Leadership dashboards.

Since co-founding SSA Technologies in 2008, Ganesh has been deeply involved in creating a Design Excellence Model to help R&D functions bring continuous improvement. He has worked with numerous organizations institutionalizing Design for Six Sigma, Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Value Analysis / Value Engineering and other improvement methodologies.

Ganesh is a graduate Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University with Leadership Management Program from INSEAD, France.

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Naveen Narayanan
Managing Director, SSA International LLC.

Naveen has nearly 15 years of global management consulting experience in the world of Lean Manufacturing, Strategy and Change Management. He has led several corporate-wide transformation programs, mentored change agents, and produced sustainable business results for clients like Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Nortel Networks, DHL Worldwide and Godrej Industries throughout Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. As a Lean expert and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he has a strong grasp of the fundamentals of Value Stream Mapping, Theory of Constraints, Supply Chain Excellence, Statistical Analysis and Problem Solving Techniques. He leads SSA’s international operations and is spearheading the company’s global expansion across Middle East and Africa where SSA is rapidly growing its footprint.

Naveen is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA where he was inducted to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor society for his academic excellence. He also holds a Master’s Degree (with distinction) in Lean Enterprise from The University of Buckingham, UK. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research in Lean/Operational Excellence from the University of Buckingham.

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Sashi Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Business Solutions, Asia Pacific

Sashi has been part of SSA with a one point agenda of creating value to every client it serves and pave a way for a lasting change thereby defining their future. She is a futurist with a zeal to explore the unknown, strongly guided by her intuition and a will to make a difference. Armed with a team of experts who have well-greased their hands through their systematically acquired skills for bringing those leap changes expected by its clients, she leads the way for the Asia Pacific business of SSA.

Today, SSA has crossed borders and made a remarkable difference for clients in over 20 countries while staying grounded in supporting the noble cause of ‘Make in India’ a reality. Sashi has been at the helm of the company’s expansion journey, widening the scope of SSA’s offering globally. She plays a key role in forming strategic partnerships with various companies around the world.

Sashi is a commerce graduate from Bombay University and a Project Management Specialist from The University of Washington. She has completed her Leadership Management Program from INSEAD, France.

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Vijay Dhonde
CEO
Abhidnya Mahatekar
Head – Consulting Operations
Nandha Kumar
Sr. VP
Vijay Dhonde
CEO, SSA South Asia

Vijay leads SSA’s Asia Pacific unit. His past experience includes corporate quality roles with companies such as Reliance Industries and Godrej Aerospace division. Since joining SSA in 2006, Vijay has helped usher in an extensive range of transformation programs for hundreds of clients across diverse sectors. He and his team works with internal and external stakeholders and passionately nurtures the change initiative thus ensuring that it takes root in the organization and delivers lasting value. Vijay possesses innate people skills and is known for his infectious passion for excellence. He is a passionate speaker and highly rated trainer and has inspired several hundred Operational Excellence professionals world-wide.

Vijay is a Mechanical engineer from Mumbai University with over two decades of experience in positions ranging from Corporate Quality to Management Consulting.

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Abhidnya Mahatekar
Head – Consulting Operations, India & South Asia

Abhidnya leads SSA’s consulting operations in South Asia and brings immense experience in the field of Lean and Operations Management. His experience spans over a decade and a half in the field of Production, Supply Chain and Management Consulting. His prior work experiences include stints with organizations like Gitanjali Gems & Jewellery and Technova Imaging Systems. With SSA, he has led several global transformation projects across South Asia, GCC & Africa delivering millions of dollars of validated savings. He is adept at Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, Project Management, Flow Manufacturing, Kaizen Events and TPM. He is also highly proficient in Minitab, iGrafx and SigmaXL statistical software.

Abhidnya is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Operation from Mumbai University. He has also attended and completed Kaizen projects at Juken Kogyo, Japan.

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Nandha Kumar
Sr. VP, SSA International, Oman

Nandha’s professional experience includes over a decade and a half in Management Consulting. He possesses extensive business process excellence consulting expertise across diverse sectors ranging from banking to chemical process industries, real estate and logistics. He has led several breakthrough improvement projects leading to millions of dollars of validated savings. He is adept at application of Lean and Six Sigma tools in diverse sectors and has successfully implemented tools like Design of Experiment, Regression Analysis, Value Stream Mapping, Spaghetti Diagram, Work Cell Design and Poka Yoke for several clients, which has led to productivity improvement and elimination of bottlenecks. He has trained more than 500 Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and Black Belts around the world and successfully coached hundreds of breakthrough improvement projects.

Nandha is a graduate in Commerce with an MBA in Finance from Mumbai University.

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Mr Ganesh Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Techknowlogies
Mr Ganesh Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Technologies

Ganesh brings nearly 2 decades of Experience in IT and Management Consulting across diverse sectors. He started his career as a Software Product developer and later specialized in improving profitability through deployment of Spend Management solutions during his stint with KPMG Consulting in USA. Since joining SSA in 2007, he has led a number of Change Management engagements using the Lean six sigma methodology and has trained several hundred professionals around the world and coached as many breakthrough improvement projects. Ganesh has been passionately involved in driving cultural change along with Training, Coaching and Facilitating project teams for Lean transformation, systematic problem solving, Business process re-engineering with a focus on automation and IT enablement in areas of CRM, ERP, Project Management, Performance Management and Leadership dashboards.

Since co-founding SSA Technologies in 2008, Ganesh has been deeply involved in creating a Design Excellence Model to help R&D functions bring continuous improvement. He has worked with numerous organizations institutionalizing Design for Six Sigma, Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Value Analysis / Value Engineering and other improvement methodologies.

Ganesh is a graduate Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University with Leadership Management Program from INSEAD, France.

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Naveen Narayanan
Managing Director, SSA International LLC
Naveen Narayanan
Managing Director, SSA International LLC.

Naveen has nearly 15 years of global management consulting experience in the world of Lean Manufacturing, Strategy and Change Management. He has led several corporate-wide transformation programs, mentored change agents, and produced sustainable business results for clients like Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Nortel Networks, DHL Worldwide and Godrej Industries throughout Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. As a Lean expert and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he has a strong grasp of the fundamentals of Value Stream Mapping, Theory of Constraints, Supply Chain Excellence, Statistical Analysis and Problem Solving Techniques. He leads SSA’s international operations and is spearheading the company’s global expansion across Middle East and Africa where SSA is rapidly growing its footprint.

Naveen is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA where he was inducted to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor society for his academic excellence. He also holds a Master’s Degree (with distinction) in Lean Enterprise from The University of Buckingham, UK. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research in Lean/Operational Excellence from the University of Buckingham.

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Sashi Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Asia Pacific
Sashi Iyer
Managing Director, SSA Business Solutions, Asia Pacific

Sashi has been part of SSA with a one point agenda of creating value to every client it serves and pave a way for a lasting change thereby defining their future. She is a futurist with a zeal to explore the unknown, strongly guided by her intuition and a will to make a difference. Armed with a team of experts who have well-greased their hands through their systematically acquired skills for bringing those leap changes expected by its clients, she leads the way for the Asia Pacific business of SSA.

Today, SSA has crossed borders and made a remarkable difference for clients in over 20 countries while staying grounded in supporting the noble cause of ‘Make in India’ a reality. Sashi has been at the helm of the company’s expansion journey, widening the scope of SSA’s offering globally. She plays a key role in forming strategic partnerships with various companies around the world.

Sashi is a commerce graduate from Bombay University and a Project Management Specialist from The University of Washington. She has completed her Leadership Management Program from INSEAD, France.

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Vijay Dhonde
CEO
Vijay Dhonde
CEO, SSA South Asia

Vijay leads SSA’s Asia Pacific unit. His past experience includes corporate quality roles with companies such as Reliance Industries and Godrej Aerospace division. Since joining SSA in 2006, Vijay has helped usher in an extensive range of transformation programs for hundreds of clients across diverse sectors. He and his team works with internal and external stakeholders and passionately nurtures the change initiative thus ensuring that it takes root in the organization and delivers lasting value. Vijay possesses innate people skills and is known for his infectious passion for excellence. He is a passionate speaker and highly rated trainer and has inspired several hundred Operational Excellence professionals world-wide.

Vijay is a Mechanical engineer from Mumbai University with over two decades of experience in positions ranging from Corporate Quality to Management Consulting.

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Abhidnya Mahatekar
Head – Consulting Operations
Abhidnya Mahatekar
Head – Consulting Operations, India & South Asia

Abhidnya leads SSA’s consulting operations in South Asia and brings immense experience in the field of Lean and Operations Management. His experience spans over a decade and a half in the field of Production, Supply Chain and Management Consulting. His prior work experiences include stints with organizations like Gitanjali Gems & Jewellery and Technova Imaging Systems. With SSA, he has led several global transformation projects across South Asia, GCC & Africa delivering millions of dollars of validated savings. He is adept at Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, Project Management, Flow Manufacturing, Kaizen Events and TPM. He is also highly proficient in Minitab, iGrafx and SigmaXL statistical software.

Abhidnya is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Operation from Mumbai University. He has also attended and completed Kaizen projects at Juken Kogyo, Japan.

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Nandha Kumar
Sr. VP
Nandha Kumar
Sr. VP, SSA International, Oman

Nandha’s professional experience includes over a decade and a half in Management Consulting. He possesses extensive business process excellence consulting expertise across diverse sectors ranging from banking to chemical process industries, real estate and logistics. He has led several breakthrough improvement projects leading to millions of dollars of validated savings. He is adept at application of Lean and Six Sigma tools in diverse sectors and has successfully implemented tools like Design of Experiment, Regression Analysis, Value Stream Mapping, Spaghetti Diagram, Work Cell Design and Poka Yoke for several clients, which has led to productivity improvement and elimination of bottlenecks. He has trained more than 500 Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and Black Belts around the world and successfully coached hundreds of breakthrough improvement projects.

Nandha is a graduate in Commerce with an MBA in Finance from Mumbai University.

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