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 board of directors

Pradeep Viswambharan
Director & Chief Executive Officer

A chemical engineer by training, Pradeep Viswambharan worked in Hindustan Organic Chemicals in Hyderabad and left in the year 1996 to pursue his Masters in Business Management from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal. In 1998, he launched one of the pioneering ITES projects in the country by founding Geosoft Technologies in Technopark, Trivandrum, which metamorphosed into Accentia Technologies Ltd in 2006. As Founder-CEO he spearheads the success story of Accentia, one of the world’s largest HRCM Companies, spread across three continents and ten cities, with a total of seventeen offices and three thousand plus employees. He is a master in the art of inorganic growth strategies through mergers and acquisitions, and Accentia’s success saga is testimony to this skill.

 

Kabir Kewalramani
Director

Kabir Kewalramani is the Managing Director of Berggruen Holdings India (Berggruen). Berggruen was founded in June 1984 and has offices in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Prior to this, he was the CEO of RDC Concrete India Ltd. RDC was previously financially strained and needed a complete financial and operational restructuring. Kabir orchestrated a complete and smooth change in the top and middle management of the company, divested non-core assets, restructured the debt, simultaneously raised fresh capital from financial institutions and eventually led a management buyout of RDC Concrete. Currently, RDC is one of the leading ready mix concrete companies in India and employs in excess of 800 people.

Prior to joining RDC, Kabir was working with Crosby Capital Partners where he spent his time between the private equity and investment banking groups. Based in Hong Kong and Singapore, he was involved in investments, high profile mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and debt and equity fund raisings across Singapore, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Korea and Hong Kong.

Prior to Crosby Capital Partners, Kabir worked with JP Morgan Partners on the private equity group in India where he was involved in some of the most high profile private equity investments in India such as HDFC Bank, Dominos Pizza, Gujarat Glass, Bhukhanvala Diamond Tools, eCapital Solutions etc.

 

S.M. Parande
Director

A B.Sc. Gold Medalist, M.Sc. Dakshina Fellow and first in the university, LLB first class first, LLM. (Commercial Law) first in the university, CAIIB, AIB. (London), Diploma in German Language, Certificate in French Language.

Started his career with State Bank of India as a Management trainee, later as Executive Director of SBI Capital Markets Ltd and was responsible for setting up the SBI Mutual Fund, the first Mutual Fund set up in the country (aside from UTI). Successfully launched an offshore fund of over US $ 250 Million in collaboration with Morgan Stanley and secured mandate for and managed a convertible bond fund of US $ 50 Million by Asian Development Bank, Manila.

Later he became the Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad with over 750 branches all over the country and over 15,000 employees. After moving out of State Bank of India he was associated with three major business groups in the country, Hinduja, Mittals and the Arvind Mafatlals in key roles helping them in financial restructuring and diversification plans.

 

G.K.Misra
Director

Mr GK Misra is a finance professional with over 18 years' experience in Commercial/Development Banking. After a four year stint in State Bank of India (Probationary Officer), GK worked with IDBI for over 14 years. He has handled the entire gamut of commercial/development banking. Prior to joining SBI, he worked with CARE India - a USA based not-for-profit organization associated with United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Currently, Mr. Misra is the promoter director of Samadhan Services & Projects Pvt. Ltd. Samadhan is a financial services provider offering debt syndication, equity raising, mergers & acquisitions and turnaround management, to its clients.

 

Sooraj C.K.
Director - Operations & HR

A mechanical engineer by profession and an MBA from Symbiosis in Human Resources Management, C.K. Sooraj served Hindustan Latex Ltd as Quality Engineer before joining hands with Pradeep Viswambharan and V.S. Rajeev, to launch Geosoft and later Iridium, both of which eventually merged with Accentia. Sooraj oversees the entire operations of the company from its corporate office in Technopark. As Director-HR, he is incharge of overseeing the global HR activities of Accentia Group.

 

Ravi Sankar
Director - Corporate Planning

A mechanical engineer by profession, he had worked with the BPL Group in materials and production management. He served as the CEO of Asscent Infoserve since 1998, which became a subsidiary of Accentia in 2006. He is presently in charge of Corporate Strategic Planning of the Accentia Group including inorganic growth both in India and overseas.

 




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