Mr.Aditya Krishna, is a M.A.(Economics) from St. Stephens College, New Delhi and MBA (Finance & Marketing) from Northeastern University, Boston, USA. Aditya started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank N.A, New York, USA. He also completed a three year Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School, Boston USA between 2010-2012.
Aditya was with Citibank N.A, New York, USA from 1987 to 1990 as a member of the business analysis department of the Credit Card Business and from 1990 to 1995 was Vice President – Credit Director & Financial Controller, Citibank N.A, India responsible for managing Citibank India’s credit card portfolio.
Mr. Aditya Krishna was the founder promoter of Nation Wide Finance Ltd. and was the Managing Director of the company from 1995 to 2001 In year 2000, Mr. Aditya Krishna sold 74% of the company to Citigroup, Inc and managed a transition to a Citigroup management team for 12 months and sold the balance 26% to Citigroup in 2003. The company was called Citifinancial Consumer Finance India Ltd and was the market leader in small ticket, sub prime lending and was a part of the global Citifinancial finance arm of Citigroup.
He was a Director in Kennametal India Ltd (erstwhile Widia (India) Ltd) from 1991 to 2002 as a member of the promoter group. He was also on the board of Ing Vysya Bank as an independent director from 2007 to 2013.
Mr Aditya Krishna, with his banking and retail lending domain knowledge, founded Saksoft Ltd. in 2000 and at present is its Chairman and Managing Director. Saksoft Limited is a global leader in providing digital transformation solutions and helping businesses stay relevant in a highly connected, rapidly evolving world. Saksoft offers a gamut of services including Strategic Consulting, Information Management, Application Development, Digital Testing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cloud, Mobility and Internet of Things (IoT).
Mr. Ganesh Chella is the founder of totus Consulting, a strategic Human Resource Consulting firm that has addressed the Organisation Development and HR needs of Organisations. While he has worked with a wide range of client organisations, his work with high growth entrepreneurial organisations to support their needs of managing growth as well as his work on organisation development assignments with top management deserves special mention.
As the co-founder and Managing Director of Coaching Foundation India (CFI), he pioneered the use of executive coaching for leader development in India and has helped CFI become a highly respected education, certification, research and coaching led leadership solutions organisation in India.
He has three books to his credit. Mr. Ganesh is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, a professional member of the India Society for Applied Behavioral Science, and trained and certified as a Coach by Dr. Skiffington, Australia and Coaching Foundation India.
Mr. Ganesh Chella is an Independent Director of our company and a member of Audit Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee.
With the acumen gained from two successful careers, the first in the Indian Revenue Service and the second at HSBC in India and Hong Kong, Malini advises corporates and not-for-profit Boards to design and operationalise the effective integration of sustainability, communications and investor relations into their strategic vision, so as to future-proof their organisations.
Malini has been a Strategic advisor on Sustainability and ESG for Board level and Senior Business leaders. Malini is a Leader of high level stakeholder groups and has held positions on international and regional Boards for industry bodies and not-for-profits. She is an experienced civil servant of Indian Revenue Service, with 14 years’ experience in various Indian Government Ministries. Malini is skilled in designing, developing and implementing large-scale, complex, cross-border sustainability projects in partnership with global and regional think-tanks, not-for-profits and academia, specialising in areas including livelihoods, employability, entrepreneurship, sustainable finance, environmental resource security.
Mr.Ajit Thomas is the Chairman of A.V. Thomas Group of Companies, an Agri Business Enterprise founded in 1925, with interests in plantations, tea retail, spice processing, natural extracts, and leather goods. Mr.Thomas graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, from Loyola College, Chennai. Subsequently, he joined the family business and raised the Organization from a basic plantation company to a producer of high value, high quality agri products for the world markets. Mr. Thomas has served on the Madras Chamber of Commerce, Spice Board of India, and was the President of the United Plantations Association of South India in its Centennial year.
Mr. Ajit Thomas is an Independent Director and the Chairman of Audit Committee. He is also a Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the Board.
Kanika Krishna is the Chief Operating Officer of the Abrasives Division of Sak Industries Private Limited. The Company is a leading international player in the industrial abrasives market with factories in Gummidipoondi, Chennai and Buffalo, New York. Kanika has a good understanding of the abrasives industry and has articulated a growth strategy for the company by focusing on niche product segments and niche markets. She led the company’s recent cross-border acquisition of Buffalo Abrasives Inc. in the U.S. She is experienced in working with cross-cultural teams and international markets. Prior to joining the Abrasives business, Kanika worked with Deutsche Bank in India and Merrill Lynch in New York.
Kanika has an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University, New York, USA. Prior to this she has completed the Master’s program in International Business from the Manchester Business School, UK. She is also an alumnus of Stella Maris College, Chennai where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Ms. Kanika is a non-executive Director and a member of Stakeholders’ relationship Committee and Corporate Social Relationship (CSR) Committee of the Board.
Mr. Babu has Master of Science (M.Sc. Tech), Applied Mathematics and Operations Research from National Institute of Technology Warangal, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), Computer Science from Central University of Hyderabad, Executive Development Program in Business Administration and Management from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Babu has over 36 years of experience in the ITC Group. He held several strategic positions and was one of the key founder members of ITC Infotech India Limited (a 100% subsidiary of ITC Limited). In the last 15 years he held the positions of Senior Vice President and Member of Management Committee of ITC Infotech and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the ITC Group. Mr. Babu has also held several leadership positions in the IT Organization including Divisional CIO of the FMCG and Agri-Business Divisions respectively.
Mr. Babu is an active spokesman in various industry forum championing the cause of Information Technology as a strategic tool for superior value creation, besides influencing the policy makers with thoughts, suggestions and actions that can help and further growth of IT Industry in the country. He had the privilege of being part of a select Industry team that interacted with the Government of West Bengal during the creation of the Information Technology Policy of the state in 2000 and enhanced and modified IT/ITES Policy of 2003.
Mr. Babu during his professional career also held various key positions in Industry Bodies such as Chair-Person for CII IT Committee, Bengal Chambers IT Committee, NASSCOM Eastern Region and TIE Kolkata Chapter.
Mr. Babu is an Independent Director and the Chairman of Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He is also a Member of Audit Committee of the Board.