Revel Consulting named Harshit Parikh as managing director to lead the firm’s rapidly growing technology services offering. Parikh has advised clients on a diverse range of initiatives, including digital marketing, technology strategy and roadmap, enterprise solution architecture, CMS platforms, data platforms, commerce solutions, dev ops and custom development, and has led several global, technology-driven digital transformation initiatives for Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Revel, the Indian American executive spent the last 10 years with SapientRazorfish and held several key leadership positions, most recently as senior technology director for the company’s technology services offering. Previously he led the firm’s Sitecore practice nationally and was part of the Sitecore Partner Advisory Board.

Houston Methodist Primary Care Group has announced that Dr. Sudha Nagaraj is now seeing patients in Sugar Land. Prior to joining Houston Methodist Primary Care Group, Nagaraj served as an assistant professor at the Baylor College of Medicine. After receiving her medical degree from the Madras Medical College, Nagaraj completed the UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center in California.

• Former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. and former foreign secretary of India S. Jayashankar has been named the head of Tata Sons' global corporate affairs. Jayashankar served as foreign secretary until January 2018. He was in his envoy role from 2013 to 2015. He also served as the high commissioner to Singapore and ambassador to China. Jayashankar is a graduate of St Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi. He has a master's in political science and an M.Phil. and doctorate in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Cloudneeti, an ISV unit of Avyan Corp, a Cloud Assurance provider, announced the appointment of Manoj Kulkarni to its Business Advisory Board. Kulkarni has extensive experience working with major global financial institutions such as Barclays, J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns in various leadership roles. He is currently the managing director, board of director for Barclays Global Services Company India and CIO for CIB Mumbai Branch.

• The Akshaya Patra Foundation has appointed Divya Sathyaraj, daughter of well-known South Indian actor Sathyaraj, as its goodwill ambassador. With her staunch belief equating food to medicine, Sathyaraj has been working as a professional nutritionist, the foundation said. She has been conducting workshops with children on the significance of vitamin therapy and nutrition, as well as conducted multiple workshops with children at refugee camps. During her school and college days, Sathyaraj has actively participated as a volunteer for NGOs in Chennai. Currently, she is working on her book on food and nutrition.

Schneider Electric appointed Shonodeep Modak as chief marketing officer for North America. Having previously held senior marketing and sales positions with top brands including General Electric and ExxonMobil, Modak brings more than 17 years of experience across energy, oil & gas and electrical distribution. Most recently, he served as CMO for GE's Industrial Solutions business. Additionally, he is a member of the Georgia State University Marketing RoundTable, which consists of the most senior marketing people at top Georgia companies, and Atlanta chapter president of the CMO Club.

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