alpha-En Corporation, an innovative technology company that has developed a patent pending process to produce highly pure lithium metal and associated next-generation batteries, named renowned technology entrepreneur, inventor and policy maker Sam Pitroda CEO. Sam Pitroda has spent most of his career in global information and communications technology businesses.  He is credited with having laid the foundation for India's telecommunications and technology revolution and is the founder of six technology companies. He served as adviser to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation and as a Cabinet Minister under Rajiv Gandhi. He was also the chairman of the National Innovation Council.

Mphasis, an IT solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, appointed Sundar Subramanian as president of global delivery. In the Indian American executive’s career spanning over 27 years, he has spearheaded successful global delivery, consulting, operations and people management functions. In his most recent role at Cognizant, where he spent over 14 years, Subramanian was a member of the executive leadership team steering the global delivery function for their healthcare vertical.

Terafina Inc., a full service omni-channel digital sales solution provider, named Ashwin Goyal president and COO. Most recently, he served for almost two years as the founding president of BankSight Inc. Prior to BankSight, Goyal served for nine years as group VP in Oracle’s financial services division. Before joining Oracle in 2006, he was VP and GM of Siebel’s Financial Services products business. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a master’s degree from Florida State University.

Sage Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel medicines to treat life-altering central nervous system disorders, named Dr. Asha Nayak to the company’s board of directors. Nayak currently serves as chief medical officer at Intel Corporation. Nayak maintains an active clinical practice at the Stanford VA emergency department. She holds an M.D. and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Colorado and completed internal medicine residency and Biodesign Innovation Fellowship programs at Stanford University.

Science Exchange, a secure platform for outsourced research and development, announced that Gursatya Singh has joined the company’s management team as director of scientific content. Singh’s background includes experience as a laboratory researcher and entrepreneur, as he has helped launch several life science startups. A frequent blogger and thought leader in pharma and biotech outsourcing, Singh founded a Facebook group – Mysteries of Biotech – that has amassed nearly 5,000 followers. He holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Sharda University in India.

Shaw Academy, a global online educator, has appointed Aashish Nanavati as its head of marketing. Nanavati will be based at Shaw Academy's technology centre in Bangalore and have responsibility for the marketing and digital strategy of the business. He brings extensive knowledge to the role with over 15 years digital experience and comes to Shaw Academy from Amazon Prime where he was head of traffic and acquisition. He has previously held senior positions at Shaadi.com, the Financial Times and PartyGaming.

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