Meet our executive team
Masanari AraiCO-FOUNDER & CEO
Masanari Arai is co-founder and CEO of Kii Corporation in Japan. Masanari has more than 18 years experience in the mobile software space in Silicon Valley. He joined Intellisync in 1995 as one of the original members of the company, holding positions as VP Product Marketing, VP Business Development, GM for Asia and President of Intellisync Japan. After Nokia acquired Intellisync, he served as the country manager for Nokia Japan Enterprise System. In 2008, he handled the MBO of Japan business from Nokia to start Synclore Corporation, which acquired Silicon Valley based Servo Software in 2010 to form Kii Corporation.
Prior to starting his career in Silicon Valley, Masanari was the product manager of the original IBM ThinkPad 700 Series. He holds a Master of Computer Science from Toyohashi University of Technology.
Masanari has led industry standardization organizations such as IrDA (Board of Directors) and OMA SyncML.
Phani PandrangiCHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER (CPO)
Phani Pandrangi is the Chief Product Officer at Kii, in charge of product vision, management and execution. Previously, Phani was Director of Product Management at Software AG where he was responsible for the webMethods Business Process Management product. Prior to that, he held product management and product development roles at BEA Systems, Plumtree Software, Datasweep and Savvion.
Phani holds an MBA from University of California at Berkeley, a Master’s in Computer Science from Oregon State University and Bachelor’s in Computer Science & Engineering from Osmania University.