Executive Management

The Leadership Team

With 100+ years of exclusive software testing and QA experience among them, Testhouse's visionary leadership are all still a bunch of passionate testers as much as they are entrepreneurs. They have ears on the ground on all the latest technology shifts and QA trends and regularly roll up their sleeves and hit testing platforms and lead debates, events, seminars etc.

Sug Sahadevan

Sug Sahadevan

Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer

Sug started his working career as an Electronics Engineer with GCHQ, Cheltenham and gradually progressed into programme management while working for Digital Equipment Corporation, Bank of America, Centrica and Deutsche Bank. He founded Testhouse in 2000 and currently focuses on its global expansion. Sug is involved in a number of charitable and CSR activities. Sug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

Ani Gopinath

Ani Gopinath

Group Chief Operating Officer

Ani serves as the COO with overall responsibility of UK operations and project delivery globally. He has been involved with Testhouse since formation and started as a technical consultant specialising in performance testing. An experienced test practitioner and trainer with over 20 years of experience, Ani had led Testhouse project engagements with IBM, Capgemini , CSC and Logica CMG. Ani holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Kerala, India.

Rajesh Narayan

Rajesh Narayan

Chief Executive Officer - Middle East, Africa & APAC

Rajesh (Raj) is a seasoned global business leader with 24 years of illustrious exclusive IT experience. He plays a transformation leader role in taking a well-established Testhouse brand to next heights. Entrepreneur at heart, thought leader in QA space working at the intersection of domain, IT & business strategy to create digital & business assurance solutions to help customers achieve their digital transformation goals. Successful stint at Capgemini, Wipro, Mindtree across UK, Europe, USA & India. Raj holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from India and MBA from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Malini Valsala

Malini Valsala

Chief Operating Officer - Middle East & India

Malini joined Testhouse India as one of its founder members and has continued with the journey. Malini started as a Tester and executed projects for Testhouse India then Testhouse UK after which she started into management. Initially in Test management and then into Delivery Management and now is the Chief Operating Officer and Director for the India and Middle East region supporting the CEO. She has Master’s degree in Computer Applications and lives in Trivandrum with her husband and son.

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson

Thompson QA Consultancy

Peter is an experienced IT Team Leader combining over 30 years’ experience in software testing and Quality Assurance with global multi-functional teams in Great Britain, New Zealand, India and Australia. Peter has headed and advised the quality assurance in companies including Barclays Bank, Westpac Banking Corp, Symbian Telecoms, and Bank of New Zealand. Known for his strong motivational speaking and communications skills, Peter has successfully delivered business programmes with high quality and low cost solutions.

Melanie Ancheta

Melanie Ancheta

Head of Marketing and Administration

Melanie is responsible for the global marketing of Testhouse services through a variety of channels, working closely with business development to formulate the group’s marketing strategy. In her additional role, she also manages the administration and HR functions within Testhouse. She started her career with McCann Erickson and joined the Testhouse team in 2005. Melanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from University of Westminster, London.

Roger Gilheany

Roger Gilheany

Alliances Manager

Roger, a qualified Production/Mechanical Engineer started his career at Rolls Royce (Aero Engines), Derby. He moved into the IT sector 35 years ago working for such organisations as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Mercury Interactive and most recently Testhouse. He has a background in Software development and testing having been responsible for the Software Development Environment Group at HP and IT Governance Team at Mercury Interactive.

Shalu Niyad Kassim

Shalu Niyad Kassim

Head of Sales - Middle East & India

Shalu heads the sales and business development functions for the Middle East and India markets with a focus on customer relationship management. A seasoned sales professional with over 15 years of corporate experience, Shalu started his career with Applabs (now CSC corp) and Digite and has now been with Testhouse for over a decade. He holds a Masters in International Business from the Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kerala.