Leadership Team

The powerhouse behind Intrigo and its clients’ success.

Padman Ramankutty

Chief Executive Officer

As the heartbeat of Intrigo, Padman Ramankutty is a seasoned leader in the ERP and SCM domains with over 20 years of experience. A strategist by nature, he brings forth extensive expertise in deploying new-gen technologies, and serves as a trusted advisor to numerous clients in the SAP space.

Padman has written many thought leadership articles and led the transformation of local supply chains to global businesses. Prior to Intrigo, he was the co-founder and CEO of Bristlecone, an IT services company. Padman is also a valued solution architect for SAP products and has designed a ‘capable-to-match’ engine of SAP APO for TI, Motorola and Intel.

Kanth Krishnan

Chief Customer Officer

Kanth Krishnan understands customers very well; he has been a supply chain practitioner as well as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has served as a trusted advisor to many companies, small and large. His proven track record in designing, deploying, and sustaining technology solutions makes him invaluable as he focuses our teams in driving overall delivery and customer satisfaction.

As a respected member of SAP’s first ever Global APO Competency Center to support the early adoption of APO, Kanth has been instrumental in value engineering, value case realization, and creating sustenance models for our customers.

Santhosh Kumar

Chief Technology Officer

Santhosh Kumar, a platinum consultant in the semiconductor and supply chain space, heads Industry Solutions and Technology at Intrigo. He has 22 years of experience in business and consulting, with 18 years in SAP technologies. Charismatic, well-informed, and a true whiz, Santhosh is responsible for all key product designs at Intrigo and is considered a primary resource that SAP High-Tech utilizes for any new development.

Santosh has spearheaded multiple projects for major semiconductor and high-tech companies including LSI, Gennum, Dialog, Silicon Labs, Hitachi, and IBM, among others.

Raj Manickam

Vice President – Asia Pacific

A visionary with 30 years of experience in Industrial, Consulting and IT, Raj Manickam is a supply chain and logistics strategist. He leads the Asia Pacific division of Intrigo, managing global teams and integrating supply chain functions.

With over 17 years of SAP consulting experience, many global enterprises have benefited largely under Raj’s leadership. Raj has many feathers in his cap from logistics, supply chain, consulting, and international procurement to sourcing, manufacturing, plant maintenance, and analytics.

Steve Durant

Executive Vice President – Customer Solutions

Patient, process-oriented, and versatile, Steve Durant is the front man of Intrigo’s Customer Solutions. Leveraging his extensive know-how on a spectrum of technologies and business applications, he provides valuable thought leadership, business direction for clients, and superior customer experience.

Steve has been with SAP for 15 years handling software sales and customer service, and he has over 25 years of experience in the application software industry, ERP consulting, and management roles.

Prabhakar Prasad

Executive Vice President, Customer Success

Prabhakar Prasad is at the front end of accelerating business growth for Intrigo. A veteran in building SAP IT services and developing winning strategies, he manages global businesses and significantly contributes to improving the top and bottom lines.

Prabhakar also has a proven track record of handling global sales and delivery, creating products and solutions, as well as marketing and business alliance for over 20 years. Prabhakar also has a proven track record of handling global sales and delivery, creating products and solutions, as well as creating marketing and business alliances for over 20 years.

Hiren Shah

Vice President, Digital

Hiren leads the Digital Practice that leverages Intrigo’s established reputation as a strong supply chain and omni-channel solutions provider. He focuses on cloud solutions that enable clients to reduce both their cost of ownership and time to value.

Early on in his career as an SAP employee, he was a platinum consultant with SAP’s professional services. Later he was the CEO of a manufacturing company with operations in China, India, and Netherlands. He has deep experience in both SAP and Salesforce Ecosystems.

Albrecht Diener

Senior Advisor

Albrecht is part of Intrigo’s Advisory Board, acting as a Senior Advisor. He will be helping Intrigo set up their European operations and act as a trusted advisor to our European customers.

Albrecht is a SAP Veteran with 27 years of service in various roles in Supply Chain development, including responsibility for SAP’s Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO), a suite of advanced applications for supply chain planning and decision support.

Rajendran Nair

Chief Marketing Officer

Rajendran has over two decades in enterprise software in roles ranging from development to product management to marketing. He was most recently at Rootstock, the leading ERP for Manufacturing on the Salesforce platform. At Rootstock, he was responsible for driving topline, streamlining sales and marketing operations, and substantially increasing market awareness including favorable positioning in four major analyst reports.

Ashutosh Kumar


Ashutosh Kumar is the Managing Director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and operates from Heidelberg, Germany which is the headquarter of Intrigo’s EMEA business. A digital business leader and an INSEAD alumnus (Financial times scholar), Ashutosh is a veteran of SAP with 21 years of SAP domain experience including 16 years at SAP’s headquarters in Germany. Prior to SAP he worked at other market leading companies namely Schindler, Siemens, and Tata Steel out of India, Switzerland and Germany. His core expertise includes blending technology with business, bringing new technology/services to market, developing new markets, transformation, and internationalization. He has been a speaker/panelist at many SAP and non-SAP conferences.



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