People

Joji John
Vice President - Sales, Australia

With over 20 years in the IT services industry and a passion for solution selling, Joji brings a wealth of experience and leadership skills to Espire's strategy and expansion goals in Australia ( VIC, South Australia, WA, Tasmania). Armed with an extremely engaging personality, Joji has earned extensive experience in managing client relationship portfolios that include government and Fortune 500 companies within Australia, including SAS, Adobe Systems & CorVu Australia.


Ramneet Bali
Vice President - Sales, Australia

As Vice President – Sales for Australia, Ramneet (Ram) Bali is responsible for developing and managing Espire’s revenue expansion strategies and sales goals for Australia (NSW, ACT, QLD, NT), New Zealand & the Pacific Islands. Ram has been with Espire for over 8 years and has during this period, directly contributed to Espire’s prominent presence in the Australian region as a leading IT services provider and has managed successful long term client engagements. Ram has rich experience in the successful adoption of IT solutions to drive ROI in diverse domains such as logistics, telecommunications and engineering.

Ram holds a degree in finance and is very passionate about his music collection.


Pravin Patel
Vice President - Sales, UK

Pravin leads the European business operations for Espire with emphasis on developing and managing strategic accounts for the region.

Pravin has over 30 years of experience in the IT Services Sector, working across the US and Europe. For the past 20 years, Pravin gathered valuable experience in the ERP domain, working in diverse roles ranging from developing solutions to executive management roles. He has also spent a number of years developing the SME IT Sector in the UK and Strategic Vendor Management at Cap Gemini.

Prior to joining Espire, Pravin was Head of Technology (Customer Communication Management) with Pitney Bowes.

Pravin is a keen golfer.


Asha Gopinath
Vice President - Marketing & Corporate Communication

Asha heads Marketing & Corporate Communication at Espire. Asha's role includes design, development and implementation of global marketing campaigns and business collateral, building internet presence; executing branding solutions for events and services, and supporting sales efforts worldwide by building a healthy pipeline of potential accounts.

Asha has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the Information Technology Industry and has demonstrated expertise as Profit Centre Head, developing new business opportunities, identifying and nurturing strategic partnerships and alliances, branding and communications solutions.

Asha is a Postgraduate in Business Administration from Delhi and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Chennai University, India.

Asha is an avid reader and whenever she does find time she loves to spend it with her books.


Gagan Oberoi
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer,

With Espire since inception, Gagan has the overall leadership responsibility for operations and service excellence. As part of the core management team, he works towards setting the business directions of the company, identifying strategic opportunities for growth and for modelling the required transformational and operational changes within Espire.

Gagan has held various senior management roles including head of delivery, during which he has successfully managed the delivery of very large projects. Over a career spanning 25 years, he has gained tremendous experiences in diverse services, domains and industries. Under his guidance, Espire achieved the unique position of being among the very first companies in the world to be CMMI certified. Gagan's focus on processes and quality of services has been the driving force behind Espire's SEI-CMMi level 5 appraised processes and accreditations in ISO 9001:2005 and ISO 27001:2005. Gagan has received processes training from the Carnegie Mellon University and KPMG.

Gagan has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi and an additional Senior Management Programme certification from the premier Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

In his spare time Gagan catches up with a game of chess. He also dabbles in Astrology and is a die-hard fan of old Hindi movies.