Mr. Mayank Jalan 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 expertise 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. 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 and 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 East India with major focus on dairy. He 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 has been appointed the Chairman of North East Council of CII in May 2017. He is the Co-Chairman of FICCI West Bengal State Council and also a member of the National Council of CII. He was associated with National Food Processing Committee of CII till April 2017 as the Co-Chairman. In September 2017, Mayank was invited to join the Expert Group for Agriculture and Allied Activities by NITI Aayog.
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.
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.
Prashanta Tripathy is a Management Graduate from IRMA. He has over 20 years of experience in Dairy Business. He has worked extensively in launching of various new products and strengthening distribution network at Pan-India level. Prior to joining Keventer, he was a part of senior management teams in Amul, Lactalis and Mother Dairy.
Charan Jeet Chhabra is a Mechanical Engineer from BITS, Pilani. He has over 35 years of experience in International Business across industries like Food and Beverages, Engineering Products, Tractors and Motor Cycles. He is a leading figure in the mango pulp industry. Prior to joining Keventer, he has served in Senior positions in Eicher Motors and Eicher International.
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.
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.
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.