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Management Team

An efficient and empowered management team is behind all the success of the Keventer Group of Companies. The team sets objectives, defines goals and directs strategies for the different business verticals.

Mayank Jalan
Managing Director

Mr. Mayank Jalan is the Managing Director of Keventer Agro Ltd. A first-class degree holder in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, he also has a degree in Business Finance from the prestigious London School of Economics. His core strength is managing strategic growth while ensuring a level of profitability essential for generation of internal funds that fuel rapid growth.

His proficiency in managing a complex supply chain has delivered steady top-line increments as well as bottom-line accruals.

While gaining some practical know-how at the University College London and London School of Economics, Mr. Jalan has acquired significant do-how as a Research Analysis Expert in Credit Agricole Indisuez in London. He has also worked with Smifs Financing Ltd. in Kolkata, India, marketing Mutual Funds.

Mr. Jalan's all-encompassing interest in markets and brands, and products and processes has led him to create a team of competent professionals who direct and operate the vital functions at the Keventer Group. This young but wise leader has been successfully steering the Keventer Group, one of the fastest growing groups in eastern India that has been making game-changing forays into several spaces - edibles, exports and real estate.

A keen sportsman, Mr. Mayank Jalan's sports interests include golf, squash, cricket, rugby, badminton, and swimming, alongside reading and music.

 

Sanjay Gupta
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sanjay Gupta is the Chief Financial Officer of the Keventer Group. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Cost Accountant with about 22 years of post qualification experience in various industries such as yarn and textile industry, telecom cable industry, steel industry and realty business. His core strengths include Financial Management, Fund Raising, Accounting and Company Secretarial Functions.

Mr. Gupta has been associated with Keventer Agro since 2006, spearheading various project finance functions and related issues with a team of dedicated professionals and experienced hands. Prior to joining Keventer Agro, he has worked as the Vice President - Commercial in Vindhya Telelinks Limited.

 

Sashank Shah

Mr. Sashank Shah has completed his MBA from T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) where he majored in Finance. He has an experience of more than six years in Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity, Structured Finance and Business Development. Before joining Keventer, he was associated with J.P. Morgan, HSBC and Deloitte.

Mr. P. NAHA

Mr. Pathikrit Naha is an IR / HR professional with over 28 years of experience in various industries including Jute, Fertilizer, Engineering and Paper Machines. He is a science graduate with a post graduate qualification in Labour welfare, Social Work (LW), Industrial Relations, Labour laws & Human Resource. Mr. Naha has been a part of the Keventer Group since the last 17 years. Over the years, he has handled the Group's various divisions and is presently heading the IR/ HR Department. Additionally, he is a life member of several prestigious professional bodies such as NHRD, NIPM and Bar Council. CII-IR subcommittee.

Saurabh Jajodia

Mr. Saurabh Jajodia has an experience of more than ten years in the FMCG category. A Commerce graduate, Mr. Jajodia started his career from the factory shop floor working his way up steadily. His interests include Cricket and Formula 1 Racing.

Rajesh Variar

Mr. Rajesh Variar is the General Manager - Sales & Marketing, Beverages and Tea. A graduate in Electronics from Calcutta University, he has completed a PGDBM in Marketing & Sales from IMT - Ghaziabad.

He joined the Keventer Group in 2012, enriched with an experience of over 19 years of working at mid and senior management levels in companies like Pepsico, Dabur, Whirlpool and Heinz. Over the years, Mr. Variar has achieved several milestones in his professional career.

Playing soccer and listening to music have been an inspiration and passion for Mr. Variar, in addition to his interests in travelling.

 

Pasumarti Srinivas

Mr. Pasumarti Srinivas is the Sr. General Manager (Technical). A Post Graduate in Food Engineering from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agri & Technology, Pantnagar,

he has been leading Keventer's Barasat Manufacturing Team since 2011. His key strengths include optimising operational cost, process optimisation, and developing and establishing quality systems.

Mr. Srinivas has over 20 years of professional experience and has worked as the head of operations in multi-product, multi-facility food, beverage and dairy factories in India and abroad. He has successfully executed several brownfield and green field projects. Additionally, Mr. Srinivas has hands-on experience in handling a multicultural work force and strongly believes in Total Quality Management with primary focus on full participation of the team.

He likes to spend his leisure time with his family, playing Chess and Carom.

 

Sunil Kajaria

Mr. Sunil Kajaria is a Graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA where he majored in Finance & Entrepreneurial Management. At Keventer, he is involved in Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Business Development activities.

He is also involved in overseeing the F&V Division of the Company.

He has written for a number of domestic and international economic dailies and journals, including The Economic Times, The Street.com, Financial Express, and Financial Sense magazine.

 

Sudeep Gupta

Mr. Sudeep Gupta is the General Manager, Keventer Agro Ltd. He is a graduate in Commerce and a Postgraduate Diploma holder in Marketing Management, from Pt. Ravi Shankar University, Raipur.

He has an experience of over 19 years in different industries likes Tea, Dairy, Frozen Processed Food, Chilled Products and F&V.

Over the years, Mr. Gupta has developed expertise in the areas of launching new Brands, and establishing strong distribution networks across WB, Bihar, NCR, Maharashtra, MP, UP, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and North East. He is presently responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Frozen food Division at Keventer Agro

 

Sarada Prosad Choudhuri

Mr. Sarada Prosad Choudhuri is the Assistant General Manager, Keventer Agro Ltd. A Post Graduate in Agriculture (Agronomy), he has more than 17 years of rich and varied experience in Food & Agri Business Industry, Retail Business Management and Sourcing & Marketing.

He has worked for several prestigious organisations including Tagore Society for Rural Development, Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd., Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company, Reliance Retail Limited and Aditya Birla Retail Limited prior to joining Keventer Agro.

Over the years, he has gained significant experience in initiating procurement model of F&V, along with imparting technical know-how, marketing activities for accomplishing augmented sales & business growth.

 

DR. ASITAVA SUR

Dr. Asitava Sur is the General Manager – Dairy. He joined Metro Dairy Ltd in 1995, with a widespread experience at mid and senior management levels in different dairies. His specialization has been product development. Simultaneously, he has been serving universities as visiting lecturer for last 25 years.

Dr. Sur is a PhD in Dairy Chemistry, Gold Medallist in Graduation from BCKV and Master degree topper from NDRI. He also has a diploma in TQM along with various training from the world leaders in a range of certification systems. He has a research track record on areas like UHT Milk, Indian Dairy Products, Ice cream and Dairy Effluent Treatment. He has contributed more than 25 scientific articles in international and national journals of repute and presented papers in more than 20 international and national platforms.

 

Charan Jeet Chhabra

Mr. C.J. Chhabra - CEO, Keventer Agro Ltd. Mr. Chhabra has over 35 years of experience in International Business across products like Food and Beverages, Engineering Products, Tractors and Motor Cycles. He is a leading figure in the mango pulp industry. He is a Mechanical Engineer from the prestigious institute BITS, Pilani. He has served in Senior positions in Eicher Motors and Eicher International prior to joining Keventer Agro Ltd.

Ajay Tiwari

Mr. Ajay Tiwari is the Deputy General Manager - Intn'l Business, Keventer Agro Ltd. A Post Graduate from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune, he has over 21 years of experience in sales and marketing of capital goods, FMCG and exports of food products. Mr. Tiwari has worked in SSMP, Phantom India Limited and MBES Pvt Ltd prior to joining Keventer Agro Ltd.

Surbhit Lihala

Mr. Surbhit Lihala is the Sr. General Manager Intn'l Business, Keventer Agro Ltd. A Post Graduate in Management from BIMM, Pune and a Graduate in Commerce from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, he has a rich background in consumer services and banking. Prior to joining the Keventer Group, he has worked with Sodexo and Fullerton Enterprises.

Sanjay Dua

A Management Professional with 24 years experience in heading business verticals on a Pan India basis. Besides Keventer, he has been associated with Pepsico India Ltd., Bausch & Lomb, and Diageo India Ltd. He has done his schooling from Don Bosco - Park Circus and is an alumnus of St. Xaviers College, Kolkata with an honours degree in Economics.

Radhe Shyam Khetan

Mr. Radhe Shyam Khetan is the Chief Operating Officer, Keventer Projects Limited - the Real Estate Division of Keventer Group. A Commerce Graduate from Calcutta University, Mr. Khetan started his career as a Sales Manager in Madanlal Agencies Limited, the parent company of Keventer Group in the year 1985.

A dynamic personality, Mr. Khetan's innovative skills in problem solving accompanied by a wide experience in formulation of Real estate strategies, Business development, Quality of property developed and Environment friendliness of business has made him one of the core members of the Keventer Projects team. A business leader and a team person that he is, Mr. Khetan believes in leading from the front and has effectively acted as a mentor to the Real Estate team, guiding associates in achieving the targets.

 

Nilmani Dhar

Mr. Nilmani Dhar is the Vice President - Projects, Keventer Projects Ltd. A Graduate in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, Mr. Dhar has a vast experience in construction and construction management of multi-storied buildings, highways, bridges and infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Keventer Projects, Mr. Dhar has worked in various senior positions in public works department of the Government of West Bengal for over 30 years. He has also served as the Managing Director of Mackintosh Burn Limited for 12 years.

 

Soumen Bose

Mr. Soumen Bose is the Senior General Manager, Keventer Projects Ltd. A Civil Engineer from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur (now known as the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology), Mr. Bose is also a member of the Institute of Engineers in addition to being a Chartered Engineer from the Institute.

Vivek Khemka

Mr. Vivek Khemka has been a Director on the Board of DSK Real Estates Limited, a subsidiary of Keventer Projects Ltd., since May 2015. He completed his PGDM from T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) and has extensive experience in both marketing and operations in the Manufacturing as well as the Realty industries. Mr. Khemka's career has seen a steady rise from the beginning by virtue of his focus on performance excellence and his functional expertise.

Mr. Khemka's association with Keventer Projects began in 2006 and prior to being appointed Director, he has been part of the Company's senior management team for eight years. Before joining Keventer, Mr. Khemka has worked for Kitply Industries and Manaksia Ltd. Incidentally, he had been Country Manager of Manaksia Ltd.'s Ghana operations spearheading business development in Africa.