Leadership Team

Prashant Arra
President & Head of Global Operations

Prashant has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry that spans across Delivery Management, Relationship Management, Software Development, and Service Support. He has diverse project delivery experience in – Healthcare, Telecommunication, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Investment banking segments.

Prashant has a Masters in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and a Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication from the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication, New Delhi. He is a certified PMP, ITIL Practitioner, and also certified Six Sigma Black belt.

Sudheer Bathula
Vice President & Head of US Operations

Sudheer is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a seasoned entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience. He is based out of Middletown, Delaware. He is also the Founder and President of GB Tech Inc, an IT Consulting company established in 2005.

Sudheer as the Head of US Operations sets the strategic direction and oversees our US operations. Sudheer's experience spans across business development customer engagement, and IT transformation activities in pharma, manufacturing, telecom, and retail segments.

Pramod Arra
Head – Talent Acquisition

Pramod is an expert in embedded and real-time systems. He handled several turnkey design and development activities that deal with a wide range of protocols, interfaces, and platforms. Prior to Unical, Pramod worked with reputed companies such as CMC Limited, GE, Honeywell, Open Text, and Rapiscan.

Pramod has a Masters in Software Engineering from BITS, Pilani, and Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication from Nagarjuna University. He is a certified PMP from the Project Management Institute, USA, and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Shailaja Reddy
Head - Delivery Assurance

Shailaja's two decades of versatile experience in a wide-range of segments such as business development, delivery management, QA initiatives, and personnel development make her the ideal leader for Delivery Assurance at Unical Systems.

Shailaja has an MBA from Sikkim Manipal University and an MA in Literature from Osmania University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Her insightful experience in industry best practices and standards are instrumental to drive Unical's 'on-time delivery' and 'first-time-right' initiatives across the projects.

Shiva Kaluvakota
Head – IT Transformation Solutions

Shiva comes with over 18 years’ experience in the fields of banking, healthcare, and insurance. He helps our clients handle large scale IT transformation stimulated by emerging technologies. Shiva is well-versed with cloud stack - AWS, Azure, and GCP. and played a key role in digital transformation initiatives for the Government of Telangana.

His strong domain knowledge combined with robust insight into leading technology platforms and accelerators are helping us deliver the best possible solutions to our clients. Shiva is an MBA-Finance major from Kakatiya University.

Anil Pamidipalli
Head – Hyderabad Development Centre

Anil has over 10 years’ experience in Software Design, Development, and Deployment.  He handled HIPAA compliant, ONC certified solutions in healthcare as well as DO 178B, and CEMILAC certified Software in the Aerospace and Defence segment.

Anil is heading the delivery at Unical’s Hyderabad center.  In this position, he is responsible for the delivery of all projects – development, maintenance, and testing assignments.  Heis M.Tech in Real-time Systems from JNTU, Hyderabad, and Bachelors in Electrical from ANU. 

Aparna P
Head – Testing Services

Aparna with over 10 years’ experience in testing, verification, and validation services, is overseeing various testing projects in the web, mobile, and real-time application segments.  Her hands-on experience with state-of-the-art testing tools such as LDRA, VectorCAST, and Selenium are instrumental in establishing Unical Testing CoE. She is well versed with critical aerospace Software certifications such as DO-178B/C, CEMILAC, DOD, and JSS. 

She completed her MTech in Real-time Systems and Bachelors in Electrical from JNTU, Hyderabad.

Anup Bhalekar
Head – Compliance & Operations

Anup is responsible for implementing and reviewing operational policies and procedures.  He helps in promoting the ‘One Unical’ spirit across the projects and locations.  He also ensures timely filing of legal and regulatory documents and reports.   He closely works with senior stakeholders in driving the values and strategic plans for short as well as long-term goals.

Anup is a post-graduate in Electronics from Pune University and Bachelors in Mathematics from Nagpur University.

Prashant ArraChief Executive Officer

Prashant has 30 years’ experience in IT Industry that spans across Delivery Management, Relationship Management, Software Development, and Service Support. He has diverse projects delivery experience in – Healthcare, Telecommunication, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Investment banking segments.

Prashant has a Masters in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication from Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication, New Delhi. He is a certified PMP, ITIL Practitioner and also certified Six Sigma Black belt.

Ram Kiran VatturiHead – Business Development

Ram brings together over 28 years of experience in Sales and Business Development, Operations and Program Management. Skilled in offering sustainable solutions in areas of Sales & Business Development, IT Strategy, and Account Management across multiple verticals and Technologies.

At Unical, Ram heads the Global Sales and Business Development Team, Pre-Sales, and Account Management. Digitally transforms engagements with AI, ML, Deep Learning, IoT, and Blockchain solutions converting them into business lines as part of Frontier Technologies.

Shiva KaluvakotaHead – IT Transformation SolutionsShiva comes with over 18 years’ experience in banking, healthcare, and insurance segments, helping our clients in handling largescale IT transformation stimulated by emerging technologies. Shiva is well-versed with cloud stack – AWS, Azure, and GCP.  He played a key-role in digital transformation initiatives for Government of Telangana.  He is instrumental in migrating PHI (Protected Health Information) data of several patient-portals to Amazon cloud with zero downtime.  His strong domain knowledge combined with robust insight into leading technology platforms and accelerators are helping us deliver the best possible solutions to our clients.  Shiva is MBA-Finance major from Kakatiya University.
Pramod ArraHead – Talent Acquisition

Pramod comes with over 20 years of experience in full software life cycle in system programming area. He is expert in design and development of classes for serial communication, which are required to communicate with different types of devices. He worked extensively in design and development of protocol classes.  Prior to Unical, Pramod worked with reputed companies such as CMC Limited, GE, Honeywell, Open Text, and Rapiscan.

Pramod has a Masters in Software Engineering from BITS, Pilani and Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication form Nagarjuna University. He is a certified PMP from Project Management Institute, USA and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Anil PamidipalliHead – Hyderabad Development Centre,

Anil has over 10 years’ experience Software Design, Development and Deployment.  He handled HIPAA compliant, ONC certified solutions in healthcare as well as DO 178B, and CEMILAC certified Software in Aerospace and Defence segment.

Anil is heading the delivery at Unical’s Hyderabad centre.  In this position, he is responsible for delivery of all projects – development, maintenance, and testing assignments.  He is M.Tech in Real-time Systems from JNTU, Hyderabad and Bachelors in Electrical from ANU.

Aparna PHead – Testing Services

Aparna with over 10 years’ experience in testing, verification, and validation services, is overseeing various testing projects in web, mobile, and real-time applications segments.  Her hands-on experience with state-of-the-art testing tools as such as LDRA, VectorCAST, and Selenium are instrumental in establishing Unical Testing CoE.  She is well versed with critical aerospace Software certifications such as DO-178B/C, CEMILAC, DOD and JSS.

She has completed M.Tech in Real-time Systems  and Bachelors in Electrical from JNTU, Hyderabad.

Anup BhalekarManager – Operations

Anup is responsible for implementing and reviewing operational policies and procedures.  He helps in promoting ‘One Unical’ spirit across the projects and locations.  He also ensures timely filing of legal and regulatory documents and reports.   He closely works with senior stakeholders in driving the values and strategic plans for short as well as long-term goals.

Anup is a post-graduate in Electronics from Pune University and Bachelors in Mathematics from Nagpur University.