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Meet TASC

As a people-focused business, we’ve no doubt where our strength lies: it’s with our people.

We build winning teams, and there’s none stronger than our own. More than 200 team members in six locations across the Middle East and India are part of the TASC success story. Time to meet a few.

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Founder & CEO

Mahesh Shahdadpuri

It was Mahesh’s passion for people-focused business, and his quest to develop “something new and different”, that led to the formation of TASC. The company’s rapid growth (averaging 150% a year for the last ten years) has led to Mahesh’s recognition as an industry thought-leader, and has helped garner a host of awards, including the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Business Award, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, and plaudits from Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Arabian Business, among others.

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Mahesh Shahdadpuri
Mahesh Shahdadpuri
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Chief Operating Officer

Richard Jackson

A finance professional with a career history working for some of the UK’s leading corporates, Richard joined TASC as CFO before making the transition to operational management. A clear strategic thinker, Richard is widely respected for his leadership qualities and for his ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organisation, and for helping to develop and deliver innovative client-focused solutions, driving the company’s ongoing growth.

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Richard Jackson
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Chief Financial Officer

Dipak Agarwal

Dipak is a qualified finance and transformation leader and has won the CFO of the Year 2021-2022 Award from the India Achiever’s Forum. He optimizes business finances to build world-class sustainable and profitable enterprises. He has 2 decades of experience with some of the finest blue-chip MNCs globally. At TASC, he will drive the expansion of the group of companies to help realize the organization’s objectives. Dipak is also a fellow chartered accountant from ICAI, a silver medallist cost accountant, and CISA qualified (non-practicing).

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Dipak Agarwal
Dipak Agarwal
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Chief Growth Officer

Abbas Ali

Having joined TASC in 2008, Abbas has seen TASC grow from a boutique consultancy to today’s thriving organisation, with over 5,000 associates serving more than 350 major clients. A key member of the executive team, Abbas advises on business strategies designed to increase efficiency and productivity and to drive global expansion.

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Abbas Ali
Abbas Ali
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Head Technology & Transformation

Eddie Marsden Jones

With nearly 3 decades in IT leadership, Eddie brings a wealth of IT experience and a strong track record in innovation. As Head of Technology & Transformation Eddie will drive the use of technology to ensure TASC’s passion for quality with both Customers and Associates is never compromised and TASC exploits technology to its full in delivering fast and effective recruitment solutions.

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Eddie Marsden Jones
Eddie Marsden Jones
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Senior Vice President - Corporate Services

Anirudhe Ghosh

Anirudhe holds the dual responsibilities of heading up TASC’s global operations and driving the group’s growth by pioneering our recently-introduced PRO Outsourcing service. His 20 years’ experience inform his approach to business, which is focused on building a coherent sales strategy to effectively reach out to customers, and developing a bespoke solution for each individual customer.

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Anirudhe Ghosh
Anirudhe Ghosh
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Senior Vice President - KSA

Anil Kumar

With 15 years experience, nine of them in the Gulf region, Anil worked with some of the world’s leading staffing and recruitment companies before joining TASC. Anil worked in Account Management and conceptualised and managed our Enterprise Staffing offering, before moving to head up our operations in Saudi Arabia.

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Anil Kumar
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Senior Vice President - Sales

Mohamed Jawad

Mohamed is an industry veteran with 16 years’ UK and GCC experience. Dedicated to growing businesses and delivering results, he currently leads TASC’s group sales operations (including AIQU’s outsourcing division) across the MENA region, manages our service lines in various countries, and is driving new client acquisition in the UAE and wider GCC.

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Mohamed Jawad
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Vice President - Recruitment

Manjula Arikeri

With 2 decades across HR functions in the fast-growing industry of recruitment & staffing, Manjula brings extensive experience in the field. Fun fact: She is one of the first employees of TASC! She currently holds the dual responsibilities of heading the India Centre Operations and Global Recruitment team. As a data-driven and insightful talent seeker, she is passionate about growing teams and helping them achieve their dreams.

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Manjula Arikeri
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Group Vice President - HR

Anita Pai

Anita brings with her 2 decades of experience in managing the full spectrum of human resources across multi-cultural environments, diverse sectors & geographies. At TASC, Anita is driving the HR strategy to help support the organization’s objectives & drive business performance with a specific focus on capability building, employee performance & development initiatives.

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Anita Pai
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Vice President – Fin Ops

Shabana Jobby

With 2 decades of experience in the staffing and recruitment industry, Shabana offers strong operations experience. She currently heads the Financial Operations in India and manages cross-functional teams overhauling the account management and operational procedures to reduce conflicts and build coherent performances for smoother operations at TASC.

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Shabana Jobby
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Associate Vice President - Professional Services

Abbegail

Abbegail is a Specialist Recruitment Professional with over 10+ years of core industry experience. She has worked with some of the most esteemed and award-winning organisations in South Africa & UAE. Growing businesses and upscaling teams have been her passion since she started her career. The clients and candidates she has dealt with have always trusted her as an expert recruitment partner, she manages and enhances both candidates’ careers and complexities of business needs.

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Abbegail
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