About us

Hoonartek is a leader in enterprise transformation, data engineering and an acknowledged world-class Ab Initio delivery partner. We empower enterprises globally through intelligent, creative and insightful services for data integration, data analytics and data visualization.

Using centuries of cumulative experience, research and leadership, we help our clients eliminate the complexities & risk of legacy modernization and safely deliver big data hubs, operational data integration, business intelligence, risk & compliance solutions and traditional data warehouses & marts.


Our on-going mission is to provide our clients in the banking, telecommunication and retail sectors with solutions that liberate their data and empower their knowledge workers, provide pin-point insights, lower costs, ensure compliance, protect revenues and guarantee business continuity.

At Hoonartek, we work to ensure that our customers, partners and employees all benefit from our unstinting commitment to delivery, quality and value. Powered by an experienced and visionary consulting and leadership team, each committed to discovery, evolution and innovation on a daily basis, Hoonartek is increasingly the choice for customers seeking a trusted partner of vision, value and integrity.


Santanu- CEO Hoonartek B&W

Santanu Pattadar


Santanu is an IT leader with over two decades of experience. In leadership roles across IT services, captives and product companies he has successfully established organization and teams from inception for multiple fortune 100 companies.



With foundational roots in IT delivery he brings a pragmatic mix of cross functional roles viz. finance, operations, people leadership and building delivery centers of excellence. In his significant experience he has worked with customers in US, Europe, Africa and India with focus on BFSI, Telecom, Retail and Manufacturing to successfully deliver analytical, operational and transactional systems. He has in past worked with HSBC, T-Systems, Vodafone, Cap Gemini (Kanbay) and HCL among others. As CEO at Hoonartek Santanu provides leadership to company to set its strategic direction and driving to its objectives. He has successfully helped company make inroads and sustain the penetration at various key accounts. With his deep leadership experience he takes active role in stakeholder satisfaction, optimizing operations, risk mitigation and grooming internal talent. He likes to use his spare time to participate in seminars, contribute to center of excellence and to be with his family.


Alan Kirwin

Director, Hoonartek Europe

Alan is a vastly experienced business professional and former management consultant. A computer science graduate and former technocrat, he’s held senior technical and sales management positions at London Electricity, Ernst & Young, Computer Associates and Ab Initio, prior to Hoonartek.


He specialises in creating innovative business visions and solutions for clients. managing complex business opportunities and building strong partnerships with clients and vendors. He’s inspired by great ideas and great people, and in the myriad of opportunities presented by big data. Hoonartek satisfies both!   When not flying the flag for Hoonartek, Alan is devoted to his two children (12 & 10), the occasional game of tennis and trips to watch his beloved Everton and Harlequins. He’s also a dedicated (and former pro) photographer.

Premlin Pillay

Director, Hoonartek South Africa

Premlin is an experienced business professional and former managing director at a global financial services organization. He has held senior management positions in technology and risk within retail, corporate and investment banking across Africa.



He specializes in managing complex business change programs that span technology, data analytics and operating models.  In particular, he has played leading roles in the Basel 2 and BCBS239 programs and has led the development and execution of the global risk shared services target operating model.   Premlin will lead the growth of Hoonartek’s data analytics practice, with specific focus on the risk domain.   When not working, Premlin loves to cycle and cook, and travels extensively.


Arthur Britz

Director, Hoonartek South Africa

Arthur is an accomplished enterprise architect in a career spanning 17 years, with extensive expertise in the banking and financial sectors. He has worked with Absa/Barclays, Standard Bank SA, MTN Group, Mr. Price Group, TransUnion and other leading business houses in Sub Saharan Africa.



At Hoonartek, Arthur works with senior business and technology stakeholders, driving enterprise architecture in customer, risk/finance, and core banking and information management. He has architected and deployed numerous applications in the banking domain including advanced analytics, CRM lead management, customer management and business intelligence. He provides strategic advice for program delivery and ensures that programs are running optimally at client locations. Arthur is a certified coach and mentor, and holds a current private pilots license.



Senior Managing Consultant

Amit is an acknowledged industry expert in data-centric solutions. As a principle consultant in several top-tier consultancies, and now as Managing Consultant at Hoonartek, he’s solved some of the most challenging data problems, at some of the world’s largest banks, telecoms, retailers & healthcare providers in the US, UK, India, Middle East and South Africa.



At Hoonartek, Amit works closely with alliance partners and clients to deliver optimal big-data management programs. His specialty is un-packing complex multi-year programs into manageable and pragmatic business solutions, with right technology approach. For him, delivery is everything. A proponent of minimalist and simple design, efficient engineering and aesthetics, he likes to architect lean systems that are easy to build and to operate, and deliver real business value. An avid sports enthusiast and anthropologist, he takes his breaks with his Kindle and travels with his family.


Hiren Thakkar

Chief Technologist

Hiren is a seasoned technologist and a divergent thinker, producing the simplest of solutions to the most complex problems. He has been architecting and providing high performing data integration solutions to many of the Fortune 100, and has implemented delivery solutions for companies in the consumer products, credit card, retail, insurance, finance, and pharmaceuticals domain.



He has designed and delivered Centres of Excellence for data integration, data warehousing, Ab Initio and Oracle. Under his leadership as Chief Technologist, Hoonartek has delivered some of the most challenging and complex solutions to our clients. Hiren’s ability to de-construct a large integrated system into small solutions, using an SOA architecture with minimal footprint, has benefited multiple clients. Hiren is a keen advocate of the Kaizen philosophy and ensures that his team follows the same philosophy for each and every delivery. His hands-on approach helps his team to deploy complex solutions consistently and seamlessly.   When not working, we’ll usually find him swimming with his two girls, reading about new technologies (and trying them out) watching sports or thrillers and sci-fi series on TV.


Shriram P.V

Chief Operating Officer

Shriram has over 20 years of IT experience, with specialization in time-critical Ab Initio delivery. His expertise soans telecoms, BFSI (cards, banking), retail and risk management. He has led large green-field Ab Initio implementations across the globe, driving teams to build, deploy, and service large, complex and mission critical data centric solutions, on complete stack of Ab Initio technology.



Shriram heads up operations at Hoonartek, with a prime responsibility of delivering projects using Ab Initio as the core technology. His main focus is data integration, both in real-time and batch, for data hub, legacy migration, data warehousing/marts, MDM and regulatory projects.   He is passionate about photography and loves to capture special moments through his lens, whether they are family occasions or nature.


Kavita Tengshe

Chief People Officer

Kavita is a versatile business professional with proven expertise in people management; process re-engineering, operations management and quality assurance. Having worked in core IT, Investment Banking and Engineering, she brings transferable skills from these domains to her role.



As Hoonartek’s Chief People Officer, Kavita designs policies and processes that are human centric, as she believes that employees are the key drivers for success of any organisation. Having lived and worked in various parts of the globe, she understands and is comfortable within multiple cultures and has a unique approach of understanding and engaging with people.   Kavita is a certified Yoga teacher from Kaivalyadham, India, and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt from AXA. Trekking and running in charity marathons are her hobbies.

Vinod -Delivery Head Hoonartek

Vinod Patnaik

Delivery Head

Vinod is a mature IT executive with global experience in product and services delivery. Over the last 15+ years he has led large cross-functional teams to deliver transformative programs products in credit bureau, automotive, logistics and healthcare.



He has experience of managing large cross-functional teams and working with distributed teams and engaging with senior stakeholder. He brings a seasoned mix of business appreciation and all aspects of technology. Prior to working with Hoonartek Vinod has held various leadership roles with Hexaware Technologies, Textron and Blowhorn. As a Head of Delivery Vinod is focused on customer satisfaction, being responsible for leading large and medium accounts managed services at Hoonartek. He leads a team of delivery/project managers to manage all aspects of programs from planning to continuous delivery. He also leads the ISO quality team from delivery perspective and works with the competency center in continually implementing innovative ideas, automation solutions and ways to optimize delivery. He is an extreme sports fan and likes to his time reading, travelling and playing soccer with his son.


Define, Design and Deliver (D3) is our in-house delivery philosophy. It’s culled from agile and rapid methodologies and focused on ‘just enough design’. We embrace this philosophy in everything we do, leading to numerous client success stories and indeed to our own success.

We embrace change, empowering and trusting our people and building long and valuable relationships with our employees, our customers and our partners. We work flexibly, even adopting traditional/waterfall methods where circumstances demand it. At Hoonartek, the focus is always on delivery and value.


Hoonartek is a great platform for dynamic professionals seeking jobs in Pune for global opportunities, especially in the field of Big data,data analytics & engineering, ETL,BI and Ab Initio with numerous other technologies. We are expanding into data sciences and real time transactional systems and looking for persons in these areas.

Do you

  • Have a lifelong passion for learning?
  • Want to work on the most challenging and complex projects?
  • See the beauty in strong design and simplicity?
  • Enjoy taking people with you?
  • Embrace deadlines?


Are you

  • A graduate?
  • Persistently curious?
  • Excited by the opportunities presented by big data?
  • A natural team player?
  • Looking to grow & develop with an employer that shares your values?

If you answered yes to everything then we’d love to hear from you.


We’re constantly sourcing talent, globally. We nurture and develop graduates and seasoned professionals alike by setting them on managed and rewarding career trajectories.


You’ll need an excellent academic record and, ideally, proven consulting experience. You need to be comfortable with data and data technologies, possess excellent communications skills and a natural business empathy.


Hoonartek offers an eco-system of experienced teams, in-house labs, internal & external training and development, challenging projects and assured personal development.   Please get in touch to explore our current vacancies.