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 & Vice Chairman

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

Global Chief Executive Officer

Ani was involved with Testhouse since its formation and started as a technical consultant specialising in performance testing and served as the global COO with overall responsibility for UK operations and project delivery globally. An experienced test practitioner and trainer with over 25 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 the University of Kerala, India.

Rajesh Narayan

Rajesh Narayan

Chief Executive Officer - Middle East & APAC

Rajesh (Raj) is a seasoned global business leader with 27 years of illustrious IT experience. 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.

Ajith Kumar

Ajith Kumar

Global Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Executive Vice President

Ajith is a visionary global HR Leader and an expert in HR & Organizational Transformation and Change Management. In his experience that spans over two decades, he has held leadership roles at companies including IBM, Lenovo, UST and Ivy Technology. An IIM Bangalore alumnus, Ajith has made it to the list of 30 best HR Leaders in India by World HRD Congress. He provides strategic leadership for the organizational growth of Testhouse and leads Global HR & Talent Management Strategies.

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.

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