SaileshExecutive Director, Africa

There is a traditional understanding of the acronym CEO, then there is Sailesh Savani’s. The CEO of CompuLynx Ltd understands it to mean Chief Energizing Officer.

And he has expended a great deal of energy in driving CompuLynx from a single-office, 2-man upstart to its current 150-staff international status with over 400 customers in over 30 countries around the world. The energizer behind CompuLynx has been in the IT industry for over 20 years, starting as a programmer to the techpreneur that he is now. Graduated out of Bombay University and possessing a degree in Commerce and a Diploma in Computer Science, Sailesh has played strategic roles in the development and deployment of end-to-end solutions in domains that include Retail and Customer Loyalty, Identity Management and ERP.

Born in Calcutta, India, Sailesh is a pioneer and a visionary who has spearheaded revolutionary technological innovations that include innovative application for POS in Retail, application of smart cards in wild life park access & payments, smart card-based Customer Loyalty programs, and application of biometric technology to replace passwords in retail applications, among other advances.

Always in pursuit of his and the company’s purpose “Solve real business problems in a Smarter Way”, Sailesh’s resourcefulness and usefulness can best be attested by the fact that he has been a board member of several enterprises including Nakumatt Supermarkets, EAN Kenya (the pioneering bar-coding in Kenya), and Entrepreneurs’ Organisation East Africa. He is also a member of Smart Cards and Biometrics Technical Committee of the Kenya Bureau of Standards.

The chief CompuLynx energizer, visionary and strategist is married to Krishna. The couple have a son and a daughter. And all that energy and drive gets replenished through listening, singing and playing music, cooking, travelling and playing badminton.