Chaula Ganatra joined CompuLynx in 2003. The 12 years since then have seen her rise up the ranks and notch up miles of impressive and meaningful experience and increased expertise.
She’s a critical spearhead of CompuLynx’s expansion into the rest of Africa on the Identity Management, Fraud and Loss Prevention practice. “Heading that practice across Africa means a huge task of ensuring that all verticals under it is covered,” she says. The client list includes those in the NGOs (especially the UN), Education, Banking and Government.
Chaula joined CompuLynx as Research Assistant and moved to the Smart Card business as Business Development Executive before rising to Business Development Manager. A focused and practical-minded visionary, Chaula grew to become Senior Development Manager then Head of Sales Africa. Clear about what she wants, she took a sabbatical for family reasons. It is well-documented all across the world that a big frustration for women in the job market is that they have to manage family and career. However, evidence of just how much CompuLynx valued Chaula’s contribution was that she rejoined as Head of Strategy, now fully focused on Identity Management, Fraud and Loss Prevention.
Chaula takes pride in being the one who infuses African culture into CompuLynx’s sophisticated work machinery. “My work is to put forward the best image of CompuLynx as a Kenyan company,” she says. Her responsibilities include the initiation and coordination of action plans to penetrate new markets, performance and development of Identity Management Solutions, Customer Relations Management and facilitation of communication between CompuLynx’s workers, customers and suppliers.
Chaula holds a Masters degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounts. She is deeply committed to her professional development and recently completed a coaching engagement with renowned International Leadership Coach and Executive Educator Smruti Patel.