B. Hariharan is the Group Finance Director at the Avantha Group. He has over 30 years of extensive experience within the Avantha Group having progressed through numerous positions of increasing responsibilities. His expertise lies in the field of finance and corporate planning. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of multiple companies.
B. Hariharan holds a Bachelor of Science from Madurai University. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
Surendra K. Khandelwal is Executive Director & CEO of Avantha Holdings Ltd. He has over five decades of rich and varied experience spanning Finance, Audit, Corporate Restructuring, Strategy, Legal, Real Estate and Investments. Throughout his career, he held numerous senior positions across the Group.
Additionally, Surendra is on the Board of Directors of multiple public and private companies and is a Member of the Board of Governors of Thapar University.
He holds both a Commerce degree from BHU and a Law degree from Kolkata University.
Shahameen Jehan Sheikh is the Global Corporate Affairs Advisor at the Avantha Group.
Ms. Sheikh is an experienced corporate executive and investment advisor, she has represented the governments of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, as well as major international corporations from the United States, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, in various large infrastructure projects and other investment matters, including transactions’ in the areas of financial services, energy, the environment, oil and gas, and privatization of state owned entities.
Ms. Sheikh has also advised state owned entities on issues of sovereign debt and protection of sovereign assets. Ms. Sheikh was the President of International Strategy Consultancy (“ISC”), a Middle East firm based in Dubai. Ms. Sheikh was responsible for International Client Group and worked closely with major international financial institutions, government organizations, law firms and corporate houses.
Additionally, Ms. Sheikh continues to serve her International Clients through her close ended Advisory Group. Ms. Sheikh’s areas of discipline are, Project Planning Supervisory Commission Services (PPSC): turnkey governance, compliance and oversight for government and corporate projects from concept design through implementation. And includes Corporate & Social responsibility, Strategic Business Development and Market Strategies, Deal identification and execution, Private Equity and Institutional Placement, Government Relations and Corporate Leadership Access.
Anil Bhargava is Group Director - Corporate Affairs at the Avantha Group. He has over 30 years of intense expertise in high value sales, corporate strategy, business development, project and multi-disciplinary engineering management, planning and administration. His experience base is in both Indian and International markets across engineering and infrastructure verticals.
Additionally, he is Vice Chairman, Avantha Power and Infrastructure Limited and Chairman Biltech Building Elements Limited, both Avantha Group companies and a Member of the Board of Governors of Thapar University.
Anil holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the premier institute IIT, Delhi and Postgraduate qualifications from IIFT, Delhi and Asia Institute of Management (Manila)
Sanjay Sharad Sen is Director, Human Resources at the Avantha Group. He has over 30 years of expertise in HR and Business Strategy roles across a wide range of industries including Engineering, Hospitality, Consumer Products and Banking. His experience base is across large multinational firms to promoter-owned conglomerates in international markets of Asia, USA and Europe in national, regional and global roles. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of multiple companies.
Sanjay holds a post-graduate degree in Human Resource Management from India’s premier institute, XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Yashashree Gurjar is the Vice President of CSR at the Avantha Group. Additionally, she heads the Avantha Foundation as its CEO. Her experience base of over 25 years has been in the development sector working closely with Government, NGOs, and organisations to bring about impactful change. Her expertise is in CSR strategy formulation and implementation.
Yashashree has conceptualized and executed award winning sustainable programs. She is presently focused on two critical issues, reducing malnourishment in children below 5 and improving democratic governance in small towns.
Yashashree holds an Executive MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, a Post Graduate Certificate in Cross Sector Partnerships from the Cambridge University, UK and is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Shravani Dang is Vice President and Group Head of Corporate Communications at the Avantha Group and serves as the organisation’s official spokesperson and Brand Custodian. She is a senior Communications and Marketing leader with over two decades of quantifiable achievements. Her experience base spans multinational companies across Technology, Financial, Not-for-profit and Industrial sectors in both complex and large organizations. Shravani’s expertise lies in building integrated high performing teams, leadership communications, reputation and issues management, M&A and analyst communications, Internal and external communications, marketing and digital strategy and communications.
Additionally, she is a member of the board of a listed media company and a global NGO.
Shravani holds a post graduate degree in Mass communications from the premier institute IIMC with qualifications in Marketing in a Digital world from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Yogesh Agarwal is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of BILT, an Avantha Group Company. He has over 30 years of expertise in the areas of Sales & Marketing and Corporate Strategy & Planning in varied industries.
He started his career in Automobile Sector and then moved on to White Goods and soon became General Manager for Sales. He joined Ballarpur Industries Limited in 1999, for heading the Paper Business (Sales & Marketing) function and held various key positions of increased responsibilities.
He is a Mechanical Engineer with Advance Management from Harvard Business School. He has also served as the President of Indian Paper Manufacturer’s Association (IPMA), the apex body of paper industry in India.
His strength is in bringing together and building charged teams of high potential-high performing people. He is sharply focussed on driving BILT to the forefront and aligning its strategic strengths to the market opportunities for greater shareholder value.
K. N. Neelkant is the Managing Director & CEO of CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited (Formerly Crompton Greaves Limited), an Avantha Group company. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in Strategy Formulation and Deployment, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing across sectors including Infrastructure, Telecom, Power Transmission & Distribution and Engineering. In the past, he has led the group's Power Generation business, Avantha Power as its Managing Director & CEO. He assumed the responsibility of MD & CEO of CG from February 2016 and is focussed on driving CG to the forefront of the Power and Engineering market and aligning its strategic strengths to the market opportunities for greater shareholder value.
KN Neelkant holds a BE (Electrical) degree from the University of Pune with subsequent Business Management programme from IIM-Bangalore and an Advanced Management Programme from ASCI-Hyderabad.
Madhav Acharya is the CEO & MD of APIL, an Avantha Group company. With over two decades of quantifiable experience within the Avantha Group, he has progressed through numerous positions of increasing responsibilities. His expertise lies in the areas of Structuring and Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers & De-mergers of Business Units, Hive Offs, Strategic Financial Planning, Development and Implementation of Business Process and Control Mechanisms, Structuring of Various Agreements, Syndication of Private Equity and Loans. He has been instrumental in the Group’s Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions Initiative.
Madhav has been recognized in The Honours of CFO Award 2010 for “Best Performing CFO in the Capital Goods Sector” by CNBC TV18 and CFO100 recognition for “Winning Edge in Raising Capital / Capital Restructuring” by CFO India.
Madhav, a gold medallist in Commerce, is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India and Graduate Member of Institute of Cost & Works Accountant of India.
Sanjeev Chadha is the CEO of Global Green Company, and JG Containers, both Avantha Group companies. Additionally, Sanjeev leads the Corporate Affairs Function for Avantha Group in Malaysia and ASEAN. He has over 30 years of experience across Personnel and Administration, Business Planning, Secretarial and Corporate Finance functions.
Sanjeev holds a MBA from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, United States. He also holds a Master Degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Punjab University, India. He is an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a graduate of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
Rajat N. Bahl is the CEO, Biltech Building Elements, an Avantha Group company. He is with the Avantha Group for 23 years and has rich experience across the Group’s many diverse businesses. An innovative and resourceful professional, he has notable management and inter- personal relationship skills. Rajat’s forte is in managing multiple profit center operations, strategic planning, business development, product development and manufacturing operations.
Rajat holds an Arts degree from Delhi university, an MBA from Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad and an additional Business Administration degree from IMT, Ghaziabad.
Harsh Gupta is the CEO of Solaris Chemtech Industries Limited, an Avantha Group company. He has over 22 years of expertise in diverse fields including leadership, entrepreneurship, sales & marketing, and business strategy, across a wide range of industries including chemicals, metals, and as an entrepreneur.
Harsh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vassar College, USA, and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, USA. He is on the CII National Committee on Chemicals.
Suchita Bhandari is CEO of Avantha Agritech Ltd., an Avantha Group company .
She has nearly twenty five years of experience working in various Agriculture /Forestry projects with strong R&D, production and community contract farming field experience both Indian and global. Additionally, she was a research fellow in Michigan Tech University, USA.
She holds a doctorate from Punjab Agriculture University and Post doctorate from Cambridge University, UK.
Manu Bhandari is CEO of Avantha Solutions an Avantha Group company . He has over 18 years of expertise in IT and Business Process Management roles across a wide range of industries including Insurance, E commerce, Healthcare, Mortgage, Finance and Accounts, Procurement and Learning Services. His experience base is across both Indian and international markets of US/UK/South East Asia .
Manu holds a Bachelors of Medicine & Sugery (M.B.B.S) degree from Govt. Medical College, Patiala and a PG Diploma in Insurance Management. He also holds valid Mortgage license for USA.