Board of Directors



Rajeev Mehta


Santosh Thomas

Chief Executive Officer and
Executive Director

As a business leader and technologist, Santosh has a proven track record for building and managing multi-billion dollar businesses and leading expansion into new markets.

Before joining Virtusa, Santosh was part of Cognizant’s Executive Committee team responsible for managing a business with over $4 billion in revenue and driving growth in Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. A visionary leader, he envisioned, built and managed businesses in Banking, CommTech, and Products & Resources.

Santosh obtained his degree in marketing and finance from XLRI Jamshedpur, India.


Denise Warren


Ms. Warren currently serves as an independent director and Chairperson of the audit committee at Virtusa. She also serves on the boards of Brookdale Senior Living, Computer Programs & Systems Inc., and Rockroom Insurance Group.

Ms. Warren brings more than 30 years of operational, financial and healthcare experience. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WakeMed Health & Hospitals from October 2015 through December 2020, where she was responsible for the strategic, financial and operational performance of the organization's network of facilities in the North Carolina Research Triangle area.

Prior to that, from 2005 to September 2015, Ms. Warren served as Chief Financial Officer of Capella Healthcare, Inc., an owner and operator of general acute-care hospitals, as well as its Executive Vice President since January 2014, and as its Senior Vice President prior to that.

Before joining Capella, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gaylord Entertainment Company from 2000 to 2001, as Senior Equity Analyst and Research Director for Avondale Partners LLC and as Senior Equity Analyst for Merrill Lynch & Co.

Ms. Warren is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certified™ and received a Corporate Directors Certificate from Harvard Business School. Ms. Warren earned a B.S. degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University and a M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Jimmy Mahtani


Mr. Mahtani joined Baring Asia in 2006 to help set up the India business. He is currently responsible for BPEA’s investments in India in addition to being a member of the Portfolio Management Committee and Co-Head of the Technology Services team.

Mr. Mahtani currently serves on the board of several portfolio companies including Hexaware, CMS, Citius and AGS Healthcare. He was previously with General Atlantic in Mumbai whose India office he founded. Prior to this he worked for Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch in the US.

Mr. Mahtani graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a triple major in Finance, International Business and Marketing.

Hari Gopalakrishnan


Mr. Hari Gopalakrishnan is the Managing Director and Co-Head of the Technology Services team at Baring Private Equity Asia. Hari joined Baring in 2007 and is a founding member of the India business based in Mumbai.

Hari has been involved with multiple technology services portfolio companies including Hexaware, Citius, AGS Healthcare and Coforge.

Mr. Gopalakrishnan is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Kerala.

Prakul Kaushiva


Mr. Prakul Kaushiva is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Asia team of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), and leads CPP Investments’ direct private equity efforts in India.

Prakul joined CPP Investments in 2012 in London and moved to Hong Kong in 2015. Prior to CPP Investments, he worked at Goldman Sachs in the Technology, Media and Telecom M&A group and subsequently in the Securities Division. Prakul has also worked at General Electric in the US and India.

Prakul holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, with a focus on General Management and Finance.

Akash Kedia