Our Team

The People behind CIEL

The founders along with the Ma Foi Veterans are re-launching IT services to bring a new meaning to the industry through “CIEL IT services“. An organization strongly anchored on technology and analytics.

K PandiaRajan

Chairman of CIEL


KPR, the Chairman of CIEL IT Services, is the man who played a crucial role in the evolution of the HRD industry in India. He founded Ma Foi Management Consultant Ltd. in 1992 and pioneered the concept of an organized IT services segment in India. Under his inspirational leadership, Ma Foi brought new meaning to the IT industry and changed the way it functioned and grew to be a number one IT services company in India. With presence in 14 countries and a placement record of over 2.5 lakh candidates, he established Ma Foi as the first thousand crore company in the Indian IT services industry, with the growth rate of 66% over the first 16 years.

After a global merger, KPR moved out of Randstad, and started the Consulting and Analytics business units under Ma Foi Group. CIEL, his second venture in the IT industry, aims to set new benchmarks by offering one-of-a-kind technology driven IT products.

He holds an MBA from Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), and a B.E. (Hons.) in Engineering. He is also a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Tamil Nadu. His keen interest in the advancement of education, employment and career opportunities for the underprivileged children made him the trustee of many foundations and trusts. Being an entrepreneur himself, he advocates entrepreneurship and voices his opinions about/for improving livelihoods of people though various industry forums and discussions.

Hemalatha Rajan

Director of CIEL


Latha is the Director of CIEL IT Services. She co-founded Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd in 1992 along with KPR. She is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in IT, Finance, Auditing and Executive Search.

Latha is also the Managing Director of Varam Capital Pvt Limited. Varam is a new age micro finance focused on creating sustainable livelihood by providing access to financial products to poor women. Along with this, Latha also acts as the Managing Trustee of the Ma Foi Foundation which supports 4000 underprivileged children by empowering them through education and other activities. The Foundation also supports healthcare through the Ekam Trust.

Aditya Narayan Mishra

Chief Executive of CIEL


Aditya has over 2 decades of industry experience starting with Larsen & Toubro in various areas of the EPC industry for 6+ years followed by Ma Foi which eventually divested into Randstad. During the last 17 years, Aditya has led some of the largest recruitment assignments in India, spread across the industry verticals of Engineering, Consumer products, Financial Services, IT and Outsourcing. He has been an Executive Board Member of the Indian Staffing Industry and helped the industry body break many new grounds. Aditya has been a commentator on employment and IT subjects in the national media and several other industry platforms.

Santhosh Nair

Director of CIEL


Santhosh joined Ma Foi in 2003 as a Consultant and grew up to be the Director of the Professional Staffing business of Randstad. He has handled recruitment, staffing and the businesses of the Tier II cities of Ma Foi in the past. He started off his career with Ma Foi in Chennai, moved to Pune, then to Bangalore to head the Staffing business in 2007. He managed the Recruitment business - search and selection in the South and also for the Western region for 2 years. He has a great understanding of the business and the geographies.

During his time, he integrated 2 staffing businesses of Randstad entities in India with Ma Foi - Randstad. The business grew from 19000 to 50000 deputees. Santhosh started the Shared Services Centre in Ma Foi –Randstad to enhance operational efficiency in the Staffing business.