Our Leadership Team
Determined, competent, and qualified leaders at Cogneesol ensure it remains a global leader in the Business Process Management industry for years to come. Meet our board of directors that concentrate on comprehending your business's complex requirements and bring their insight, skills, and expertise to provide potential solutions for your most intricate business challenges.
Taran Sidhu, Founder and CEO
As the guiding force, and CEO of Cogneesol, Taran Sidhu epitomizes leadership through his strategic command of all operational facets across various group delivery centers. His multidimensional approach ensures that all aspects of the business are aligned with the company's core values and goals, promoting a culture of excellence and continuous improvement
Taran's career is marked by a rich history of transformative leadership in the industry, where he has offered specialized consulting and advisory services to a global clientele. With a focus on business expansion, operational enhancement, and strategic innovation, he has brought growth and improvement to every project he has touched.
Prior to Cogneesol, Taran held prestigious Senior Management roles in leading firms, where he was key in establishing independent revenue-generating centers in both India and North America.
Known for his integrity, vision, and drive, Taran’s leadership at Cogneesol is more than a role; it's a testament to his commitment to creating positive change and fostering a culture of success.
Ashim Khurana, Chief Operating Officer
Ashim Khurana is the Chief Operating Officer of Cogneesol. He is responsible for client delivery, business optimization, growth, and new capability development across our service portfolio.
Ashim has 23+ years in the Business Process Management industry, managing various facets, including operations, project management, and business development. He has successfully led and managed multiple clients across different service lines, including contact center, technology, analytics, and insurance.
As Cogneesol's COO, Ashim is focused on driving innovation, developing new capabilities, transforming clients' operating models, enhancing operational excellence and fostering growth.
Preet Dhindsa, Director, North America Operations
Preet Dhindsa is the Director of Cogneesol's North American operations and is accountable for driving strategic growth and overseeing business operations in the region. With a professional career of over 25 years, Preet's portfolio is marked by leadership roles in the energy, financial services, gaming & lottery industries. He also holds M&A advisory position with Big 4 global firms.
Preet's most recent position was at ENMAX Corporation as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where he was accountable for finance and information technology operations in Alberta, Canada, and Maine, USA. Previously, Preet was SVP and CFO at Bank of Nova Scotia - Global Banking and Markets, where he led finance teams and handled critical regulatory relationships across several continents.
Preet's essence lies in his ability to turn vision into reality and challenges into opportunities, forging paths where others see roadblocks.
Harjot Mangat, Director, Legal (Canada)
Harjot Mangat serves as Director, Legal Solutions at Cogneesol. Based in Toronto, he advises clients on legal solutions throughout the region. He has worked with a broad range of law departments and law firms, researching and addressing critical issues around their business and operational processes.
He is a trained lawyer from India, an MBA from Leeds Business School, England, and has an Immigrant Consultant Diploma from York College. He has over 10 years of experience in the legal field and has been involved in sales training projects for a multibillion-dollar company. He is a prolific writer and regularly contributes to South Asian newspapers in Toronto.
David Antony, Director
David Antony has been in the IT and ITES industry for over 24 years. He graduated with a degree in Electronics and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration. He has worked in a senior management capacity with leading Software Development, IT training and consultancy firms across India and the Middle East.
A people person, he inspires and nurtures people to achieve their full potential. An idealist and a tenacious individual, he believes in getting the job done and lives by his motto "The difficult can be done, the impossible takes a little longer." He is known for his intense curiosity and desire to learn and has a wide range of interests.
Deepa, Vice President (Canada)
A passionate advocate with unique international work experience of over three continents, Deepa achieves success in diversity. She understands the power of hard work, adaptability, and strategic preparation in overcoming the toughest challenges in life. It is with such dedication and global perspective that she advices her clients on complex legal issues.
Drawing on her roots, Deepa is passionate about delivering practical legal solutions and providing greater access to justice to clients. Deepa is a Barrister & Solicitor, currently working in Toronto. She has an MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility from Leeds Business School, England, and is also a post-graduate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management from Toronto, Canada.
She is also a lawyer in good standing with the Bar Council of Delhi, India. Deepa has a vast experience in Legal and Management services like drafting, advocacy, referrals, navigating clients through the legal process in a linguistically & culturally appropriate way.
Manju Saini, Director (Sales)
Manju Saini, MBA (IIMA), has over 15 years of experience in IT and BPO sectors across the globe (India, UAE, Japan, and Australia) in various domains and functions.
She has worked on diverse engagements involving ERPs like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. She has worked with Global companies like Societe Generale, Royal Sun Alliance, BNP Paribas, TNT, and many others. She is proficient in senior stakeholder management and is result-oriented and dynamic. Having worked across diverse cultures and with excellent skills in planning & execution, she is proficient in handling global clients spanning multiple geographies, diverse industries (Banks, Insurance, Logistics, Pharma, etc.) and large budgets.