Crafting Our Growth Story

Leadership Team

Srini Chinamilli


Srini has over 25 years of experience in Semiconductor Engineering and Management. He held technical and management positions at Cirrus Logic and Centillium Communications prior to joining Tessolve as Co-Founder. He has extensive experience in Silicon Validation, Product Engineering and has managed high volume productization of several complex System on Chip and Mixed Signal devices. He takes pleasure in building startup teams into world class organizations. Srini completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and Bachelors in Electronics from Birla Institute of Technology.

Raam Narain


Narain Raamkumar is an Associate Member of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants and also of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He brings his diverse experience in Middle and Senior Management positions, having worked over 21 years across areas such as Finance, Accounts, Operations and General Management in the Manufacturing, Construction, IT/Education sectors. His areas of expertise include managing financing requirements through equity and debt, establishing financial discipline and controls and monitoring company’s financial and operational performance.

Dr. Veerappan V

President (New Projects & Public Relations)

Veerappan brings a rich experience of more than 33 years. He was associated with Sterling Electronics a pioneer in the Indian electronics industry following which he became a Territory Manager at DCM Data Products. He oversaw national level sales and customer support operations with Wipro Technologies before moving on to Motorola as GM - Operations in-charge of MIS, Facilities, HR, Admin, PR, Systems and Commercial. Before joining Tessolve, Veerappan was associated with BPL Telecom as their Head of Operations & Business Development.

Sunil Walia

Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Based in Silicon Valley, Sunil has over 20 years of industry experience with roles spanning sales, business development, product marketing/management and VLSI design. He has a proven track record of sales, growing multi-million dollar business and driving new business strategies. Starting his career as a microprocessor designer at Sun Microsystems, he has launched new products and driven go-to-market strategies. He also built strong marketing outreach during his decade-long tenure in the EDA industry with Magma design automation, Synopsys, and Cadence. Prior to joining Tessolve, he was responsible for driving new semiconductor and embedded solutions business for Aricent. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engg and has completed an entrepreneurship program from the University of Iowa.

Somashekhar Basavaraj

Senior Vice President – VLSI Design

Somashekhar has worked in different roles and brings 30 plus years of semiconductor industry experience into Tessolve. Throughout his career in the VLSI industry, he has been part of complete product development, from design to post-silicon validation.
Before joining Tessolve, he was the Co-founder & CEO of ANALOGSEMI, his own startup. Prior to this, he was the Technology Manager at Tata Elxsi and was responsible for building Analog/Mixed-signal team, Technical support & Delivery, and strategic Business development. Somashekhar has also worked with GE Global Research, Bharat Electronics Ltd in various capacities heading Analog IC Designs. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication from Mysore University, Karnataka and MS in Microelectronics from Bircham International University, Spain.

Dr. Mike Bartley

Senior Vice President, VLSI Design

Dr. Mike Bartley has over 30 years of experience in software testing and hardware verification. He has built and managed state-of-the-art test and verification teams inside a number of companies (including STMicroelectronics, Infineon, Panasonic and start-up ClearSpeed) and also advised a number of companies on organizational verification strategies (ARM, NXP and multiple start-ups). Mike successfully founded and grew a global test and verification services company, delivering services and solutions to over 50+ clients in wide range of technologies and industries. Mike, recognized as a global thought leader in design verification, is now a subject matter expert in VLSI with Tessolve, working with clients to understand their requirements and develop solutions to help them create successful, innovative products.

Mike has a PhD in Mathematics from Bristol University, an MSc in Software Engineering and an MBA from the Open University, and an MSc in Computer Security from the University of London. He is currently studying for an MSc in Computer Security, AI and Robotics, Data Science and High-Performance Computing. He also chairs the Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board at Bristol University.

Rajesh Vaddempudi

Vice President, Test Engineering

Rajesh Vaddempudi is currently the Vice President of Engineering at Tessolve and heads the Test Engineering Division. Rajesh has been associated with Tessolve since 2004 and is having more than 19 years of Industrial experience. Throughout the years, he has been instrumental in heading multiple teams and growing Test engineering division to 800+ Test Product Engineers. Before joining Tessolve, Rajesh was working with Texas Instruments India, on Mixed-Signal Product testing. Specialised in Mixed-signal and High-Speed Digital Product Testing, he is personally interested in training Engineers and improving cycle times. Rajesh Graduated from NTTF Bangalore with Diploma in Electronics and communication and MS in VLSI System Design from Coventry University.

Yogan Senthilkumar

Vice president, Engineering

Yogan has been with Tessolve since 2004. Currently, he is the Vice President of Engineering at Tessolve, in charge of defining the roadmap for Test Engineering, H.W interface, and other programs. Throughout the years, he has been instrumental in heading multiple teams in R&D, Test engineering and PCB divisions in Tessolve.
Before joining Tessolve, Yogan was with Teradyne Asia Test Application Group, handling Test Engineering projects from Teradyne US and Europe. His earlier years were with Salland Engineering, National Semiconductor and SPEL. He brings an experience of 30 years in the field of ATE testing and has presented papers on Test technique at various conferences and written multiple articles on Test and Measurement.
He is personally interested in guiding Engineers and appreciates Traditional Arts.

Jagadeesha K P

Vice President, Tessolve Embedded Systems

K P Jagadeesha has nearly 30 years of experience in Embedded systems and product development. He was heading a German company, TES Electronics Solutions India operations as Managing Director prior to merging with Tessolve. He has extensive experience in managing tier1 customers globally in Avionics, Automotive, Industrial and Medical domains, delivering more than 50 products in ODM model till today. He is specialized in building products from spec to manufacturing, supply chain, and lifetime management.
K P completed his BE electronics degree from BMS college of Engineering, Bangalore University. He is a Fitness freak, Ultra-Marathon Runner, Motivational speaker, Certified Handwriting analyst and Grapho Therapist.

Jeyaseelan Vengataraman

Country Manager, Administration

Jeyaseelan has 32+ years of experience in Semiconductor Industry. Started his career in Test Engineering at Fairchild Semiconductor, Singapore. Moved to National Semiconductor, Penang to manage NPI Team and was also the pioneer Device Engineering team for Boundary Scan products. Progressed to Director of Quality and Engineering. Engaged in TPM methodology by JIPM of Japan and received TPM Excellence Award. Implemented Kaizen and Six Sigma methodology and practices at National Semiconductor resulting in operations breakthrough results. After 21 years joined First Solar, the largest Thin Film Solar module manufacturers managing Engineering organisations. Held key leadership position in starting up TetraSun for First Solar, the silicon based operations before joining Tessolve Semiconductor 5 years later. Received EE Engineering from Workers Institute of Technology, completed AMSE and Factory Management Degree from Sanno Institute of Japan. At Tessolve, he oversees operations in Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines.

D. Rajakumar

Vice President, Operations

Rajakumar has 30+ years of experience in Test & Measurement, including semiconductor test and in-circuit board test. He was the General Manager at Third Millennium Test Solutions (3MTS) and handled the India center for 10 years, managing engineering teams for PXI based low-cost ATEs. Before that, he was at SRA Systems, providing offshore test engineering services for semiconductor on PXI based ATEs. At Murugappa Electronics (MEL Systems, MELSS) for 10 years, Rajakumar held diverse technical and management positions from Tech Support to Development & Engineering of T&M systems. He received his BE from Madurai Kamaraj University, Diploma in Management from IGNOU New Delhi, and Executive MBA from KSOU Mysore.

Hero Electronix Leadership

Ujjwal Munjal

Founder Director, Hero Electronix

Mr Ujjwal Munjal, an astute leader and business builder, completed his BBA in international management from Pepperdine University, California. He started his career as a Trainee with KPMG Consulting and with Hero Motor Corp Limited before joining Rockman Industries Ltd, one of the oldest companies of the Hero Group, in year 2003. He gradually moved up and now serves the organization in the capacity of Managing Director. Ujjwal has been been instrumental in taking Rockman’s revenue growth from USD 15 Million to more than USD 300 Million in the last 13 years and increasing its footprints from 1 plant to now 5 plants at 4 locations. He brings in dynamism and ability to think new & different while expanding business horizontally and vertically. He believes in empowerment to people and motivates people to work as a cohesive team to help achieve the company goals. He aims to make Rockman a most sought after employer and nurture people to be more professional and system oriented at the same time striving for Business Excellence.

Nikhil Rajpal

CEO, Hero Electronix

Nikhil leads Hero Electronix, investing and growing its technology business in India. Prior to joining Hero Electronix (Hero Group's venture into the technology space with a vision to create a $1Bn+ digital products and services enterprise), Nikhil was a partner at Parthenon EY. He headed the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) and Business Services sectors. He was also a part of EY’s new global Corporate Finance & Strategy practice (CF&S). Nikhil holds an MBA from Michigan Ross and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.