V. Kumaraswamy has over 30 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Strategy, Financial
Services, Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is a Management Graduate from Indian
Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an ICWA professional.
He is the CFO at JK Paper and a Director with some JK Group companies. He has been
instrumental in strategic tie-ups, JVs and M&A within the Group.
Prior to JK, he has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Voltas, Ciba-Geigy, ITC
Group and Lalbhai Group and handled various areas of financial / banking and strategy
matters. He has authored books on Corporate Insurance and Risk Management. He has
published over 40 articles in various economy dailies of India and on matters of
reforms, fiscal policies, budget matters and trade policies.
Dr. M. R. Sheshadri is the Managing Director of Deepti Electronics and Electro Optics
Ltd. He founded the company in 2000.He has overseen its growth since then. Dr. Sheshadri
obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1981 in Electro
Optics. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Physics from Bangalore University.
He was a Senior Scientist in the Aeronautical Development Establishment, a Govt.
of India Research and Development Lab, from 1970 to 1993. He has worked extensively
in the field of Electro - Optics and has led several projects. From 1993 - 2000
he was a professor in the Visveshwaraya Technological University, where he guided
Graduate and Undergraduate students.
Mr. Bhashyam joined Delopt after his retirement from Infosys, a Software company
known worldwide. At Infosys, he performed various roles like head of Software Engineering
Process group, core team member for conceptualizing and implementing Infosys leadership
model and the Infosys Leadership Institute, head of quality for Infosys BPO, part
of the core team which developed and implemented the Infosys Competency Model etc.
As head of SEPG, he was the main driver for Infosys getting assessed for CMM level
4 and 5 followed by CMMi level 5. At the leadership Institute, he was involved in
the conceptualization and implementation of the Infosys Leadership Model. As head
of Quality at Infosys BPO, he implemented the Six Sigma and ISO 9001. For his contribution,
Mr Bhashyam received the chairman’s award for outstanding award thrice.
Prior to Joining Infosys, Bhashyam served as a scientist in Indian defence R&D and
Quality Assurance establishments primarily in the areas of Software Verification
and Validation, Hardware Validation, System integration and testing of major defence
systems like the LCA, ALH, Helicopters, Anti Aircraft Gun Control Systems, Communication
Rajesh Kakkar has over 30 years of experience in Corporate Strategy, Strategic Planning,
and Business Development. He is a Management Graduate from Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad and is a B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
He is the Chief Executive – Global Strategic Technologies Ltd. which drives JK Group’s
initiative in the Aerospace, Defence and Homeland Security space.
He started his career in sales and marketing with Grindwell Norton Ltd. in diverse
industrial products like abrasives, refractories and performance materials. His
years with ICI India Ltd. included Explosives where he created and fructified a
new business opportunity in a ‘commodity’ market.
As Vice President - Strategic Planning & Business Development with the Samtel group,
his role included strategic planning, environment scanning and implementation. He
drove Samtel’s acquisition of Thales’ CRT unit in Germany, a relatively rare example
of an Indian company taking over a high tech company in a developed country and
becoming an Indian MNC. He was responsible for the group’s foray into avionics and
defense displays. Samtel’s joint venture with the India’s major aircraft maker,
HAL marked a new landmark in this business. He formed a joint venture with Thales
to expand Samtel’s defense business to the global market.
Ashok Gupta has over 21 years of experience in Finance, Treasury, Accounts, MIS,
Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Strategies and Restructuring. He is a Chartered
Accountant from ICAI, New Delhi.
He is the CGM (Finance & Accounts) at JK Paper. His responsibilities encompass arranging
funds for JK Group companies, existing & expansion projects, from domestic and international
institutions. He was actively involved in bringing out Rights issue and issuance
of FCCB in the company. He has also played a key role in restructuring of a BIFR
company and arranged funding for growth expansion in that company.
Prior to JK Paper, he has worked with Atul Limited (Lalbhai Group Company) and Micro
Inks. He has implemented key strategies to expand the business.