Sharad Junghare is currently Managing Director – Asia Pacific with HireRight, a US Headquartered global company specializing in background screening. Until middle of 2009, Sharad Junghare was President with Aditya Birla Minacs. He joined the organization in 2002 ( then called Transworks), with 200 people and was part of it’s growth story – first growing it to a multi-location mid-sized organization, acquisition by Aditya Birla group and then becoming a leading global company after acquiring Minacs, a Canada based BPO. As President, Sharad was responsible for overseeing business development, delivery, HR, Quality, Training, Technology and Information Security. He was also a key member of the global executive team, defining the strategic direction for the organization. Sharad started his pioneering role in the IT enabled services industry as a co-founder of 24/7 Customer in the year 2000. He was the Vice President of Operations and was instrumental in 24/7 Customer becoming the first COPC certified company in India. In earlier phase of his career , he was a commissioned officer with the Indian Navy and was trained to be a Naval Architect, with the Navy sponsoring him for post graduate courses at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi ( 1980-1982, Warship Design & Construction ) and at Naval War Academy, St. Petersburg – Russia ( 1985 – 1988, Submarine Design). He served the Indian Navy from 1979 to 1992 and was involved in Design, Development, Construction, Maintenance and Repairs of Warships & Submarines. During these years, he interacted closely with Russia and several European countries – and spent a fair amount of time at UK & Germany. He was seconded ( from 1992 to 2000 ) to manage a special, complex naval weapon system with DRDO ( Defense Research & Development Organization ). His role involved complex design, development and working closely with over 40 research institutes in India as well as spread all over the world.
Sharad chose to seek premature retirement from Navy / Defense in the year 2000 to join a team of entrepreneurs and co-founded a Business Process Outsourcing Company called 24/7 Customer – based out of Bangalore. Sharad is very well known in Asia’s IT & IT enabled industries – by his track record and his participation as a speaker and mentor in organizations such as NASSCOM, COPC, TiE, BPA/P etc. He helped establish an Executive Search company in Manila, Philippines in 2010 and Bangalore, India in 2011.