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Ananthan Thandri

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Ananthan Thandri is the vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Mentor Graphics. Before joining Mentor, Thandri was most recently at Oracle Corporation as vice president, Information Technology. At Oracle Thandri was responsible for the IT organization supporting the Server Technologies Division. Prior to Oracle, Thandri worked for Cadence Design Systems for eleven years as vice president, Information Technology. At Cadence, Thandri implemented a variety of systems including SAP, Siebel, and a complete electronic fulfillment system. Prior to joining Cadence he held technical leadership roles at Mastech Corporation, ITC Ltd. and Fujitsu ICIM Ltd.

Thandri has participated in several CIO conference panels throughout the United States. He was profiled in the January 2004 issue of Technology Venture Capital journal. Thandri graduated in mathematics from the University of Madras, India and holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College, California.