Mr. Mayank Jalan, Chairman and Managing Director, Keventer Agro Ltd (KAL) joined the company in April 2004. Within a span of one year, Mayank was handed over the baton to run the company as the Managing Director. His core strength area is managing strategic growth while ensuring a level of profitability essential for generation of internal funds that fuel rapid growth.
A first-class degree holder in Mechanical Engineering from University College of London, Mayank also has a degree in Business Finance from the prestigious London School of Economics. During his University days, Mayank gained significant knowledge as a Research Analysis Expert in Credit Agricole Indisuez in London. He had also worked with Smifs Financing Ltd. in the mutual fund department, marketing the product in Kolkata.
Over these years, he has strived to raise standards of customer expectations and has passionately encouraged the team to focus on the ‘customer first’ approach towards their every deliverable. His proficiency in managing a complex supply chain has been the driving force that delivered steady top-line increments as well as bottom-line accruals. Under his stewardship Keventer Agro Ltd. has diversified into multiple sectors like Hospitality, Exports, Realty while consolidating itself in the food business through introduction of Frozen Foods and Bananas.
Mayank aims to build Keventer Agro as one of the largest food companies in Eastern India. His vision is to make KAL a USD 500mn company from a USD 150mn organization by 2022 through aggressive marketing plans, stakeholder relationship, customer focus and adapting new technology.
Mayank holds important offices across a number of industry forums – he was associated with National Food Processing Committee of CII till April 2017 as the Co-Chairman, he is the Chairman of North East Council of CII, Chairman of FICCI West Bengal State Council, member of the National Council of CII and Committee Member for the year 2018-19 of Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata.
In acknowledgement of his business vision, Mayank had been inducted into national special task forums like the Expert Group for Agriculture and Allied Activities by NITI Aayog in September 2017 and has been conferred the Management Excellence Award in the category of Emerging Leader for 2018 by Calcutta Management Association (CMA), an affiliate of All India Management Association (AIMA) the national apex body of the management profession in India.
Mayank Jalan is a member of the Executive Committee of Calcutta Management Association for the year 2018-2019 and is also the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Kolkata.
Sanjay Gupta is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Cost Accountant with about 22 years of post qualification experience in various industries such as yarn and textile, telecom cable, steel and realty. His core strengths include Financial Management, Fund Raising, Accounting and Company Secretarial Functions. He has been associated with Keventer Agro since 2006 spearheading various project finance functions and related issues. Prior to joining Keventer Agro, he was Vice President - Commercial in Vindhya Telelinks Limited.
Saurabh Jajodia is a Graduate in Commerce from St. Xaviers, Kolkata. He started his career with Keventer in 2004 and worked his way up.
Sanjay Dua is an Economics Graduate from St. Xaviers College, Kolkata. He has over 24 years of experience in heading business verticals on a Pan India basis. Prior to joining Keventer, he has been associated with Pepsico India Ltd., Bausch & Lomb, and Diageo India Ltd.
Sunil Kajaria is a Graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA where he majored in Finance & Entrepreneurial Management. 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.
Sashank Shah is a Post Graduate in Management from T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) where he majored in Finance. He has an experience of more than seven years in Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity, Structured Finance and Business Development. Before joining Keventer, he was associated with J.P. Morgan, HSBC and Deloitte. In Keventer, he is looking after fund raising, business development and real estate. He is also a Director in ‘Kolkata-One Excelton’, a joint venture between Keventer and TATA Housing.
Bhaskar Guha is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Commerce Graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He is a finance professional with 30 years of diversified experience in Finance & Accounts, Commercial, Taxation, IT across industries like Tyre, Auto Ancillary, Tea Brokering. Prior to joining Keventer, he was GM – Finance & IT in Saregama India Ltd., a leading entertainment company in India.
Pathikrit Naha is a Post Graduate in Labour Welfare, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws & Human Resource. He has over 30 years of rich experience across industries like Jute, Fertilizer, Engineering and Food Processing Industry. In his association of over 18 years with the Keventer Group, he has handled various divisions and is presently heading the HR & IR Department. He is a life member of several prestigious professional bodies such as NHRD, NIPM , Bar Council & CII-IR subcommittee.
Surbhit Lihala is a Post Graduate in Management from BIMM, Pune, Graduate in Commerce from St.Xavier's College Kolkata and an EPAF from IIM Kolkata. He has a rich background in consumer services and banking. Prior to joining the Keventer Group in 2008, he worked with Sodexo and Fullerton Enterprises.
Ajay Tiwari is 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. Prior to joining Keventer, he has worked in SSMP, Phantom India Limited and MBES Pvt. Ltd.
Vivek Khemka is a Post Graduate from T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI). He has extensive experience in marketing and operations across manufacturing and real estate industries. Before joining Keventer, he has worked for Kitply Industries and Manaksia Ltd. He had been Country Manager of Manaksia Ltd.'s Ghana operations spearheading business development in Africa.
Radhe Shyam Khetan is a Commerce Graduate from Calcutta University. He has over 30 years of experience across various facets of real estate business. He has been a leader and mentor to the Real Estate team at Keventer.