Management Team

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Mr. L S Vaidyanathan</p>

Mr. L S Vaidyanathan

Executive Director

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Mr. L S Vaidyanathan

Executive Director

Mr. LS Vaidyanathan is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and has more than 30 years of work experience in auditing and consulting.

As the Executive Director of the company, he is responsible for all strategic initiatives related to Business Development, Transactional Strategy, Growth Strategy of the residential business, evaluation of deals, and building the residential portfolio.

He is also the Managing Director of Nitesh Housing Developers Pvt. Ltd. (NHDPL) and sits on the boards of various companies of the Group.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Mr. Ashwini Kumar</p>

Mr. Ashwini Kumar

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

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Mr. Ashwini Kumar

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

An MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, Mr. Ashwini Kumar has a total experience of 34 years. He hails from a telecom and power electronics background, and his work has taken him around the world.

He heads Operations, Strategic Planning, and Investor Relations among other responsibilities as the company’s Executive Director & COO.

Prior to Nitesh Estates, he has worked in leadership roles at Lineage Power India Pvt. Lt. and Tyco Electronics.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">M.A. Venkateshan</p>

M.A. Venkateshan

Chief Financial Officer

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M.A. Venkateshan

Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary, and Lawyer (LL.B. – special) by qualification, Mr. MA Venkateshan is equipped with a rich experience of 33 years.

He heads the Finance department in the company.

He was last associated with JSW Steel Ltd., Mumbai as Senior VP, Finance for 16 years. He has also worked with Jindal Praxair Oxygen Company Limited and Deutsche Babcock Balcke Durr Ltd.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Pradeep Narayan</p>

Pradeep Narayan

EVP – Sales, Marketing & CRM

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Pradeep Narayan

EVP – Sales, Marketing & CRM

Mr. Pradeep Narayan is a Mechanical Engineer, and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. He has about 27 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Retailing, Dealer & Channel Management, and Operations with additional exposure to Key Account Selling, Rural Marketing, and Business Development.

He heads the Marketing, Sales and CRM functions here, and is responsible for driving the brand, devising sales strategies, and customer service.

Earlier, he has worked at MNCs like Essilor India, Tata Teleservices Ltd., Bharti Airtel Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., and Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., to name a few.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Shantanu Karkun</p>

Shantanu Karkun

President Projects

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Shantanu Karkun

President Projects

A Civil Engineer from IIT Kharagpur, Mr. Shantanu Karkun has a varied, multi-disciplinary experience of 36 years in large power, refinery, telecom, and infrastructure projects across public and private sectors behind him.

As the President, Projects at Nitesh Estates, he ensures smooth execution of all projects within prescribed budgets and timelines while maintaining high quality standards.

Previously, he was the Business Head, President, and CEO at Punj Lloyd Ltd., Reliance Power Ltd., and RIL, respectively.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Mahesh Laxman</p>

Mahesh Laxman

CEO – Commercial & Rental Business

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Mahesh Laxman

CEO – Commercial & Rental Business

Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Great Britain, an MBA, and a Commerce graduate, Mr. Mahesh Laxman comes with an experience of over 33 years in Sales & Marketing.

He has come on board as the CEO, Commercial and Rental business, and is behind all the strategic initiatives for the same.

Equipped with a solid background in real estate, he has proved himself time and again at companies like L&T Realty, Equinox Realty & Infrastructure, Indiabulls Real Estate, and Jones Lang LaSalle while holding key positions there.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Srinivasan D</p>

Srinivasan D

CS & Chief Compliance Officer

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Srinivasan D

CS & Chief Compliance Officer

A Fellow Member (FCS) and MBA – Ll.M., Mr. D Srinivasan comes armed with 3 decades of experience in Corporate Secretarial and Legal Controlling services.

He is the Company Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Nitesh Estates and ensures adherence to all statutory and regulatory requirements.

In the past, he has been associated with the likes of TVS Electricals Ltd., and Caterpillar Power India Ltd., and has several accolades and achievements under his belt.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Vijendra Kumar</p>

Vijendra Kumar

Vice President - Design Planning

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Vijendra Kumar

Vice President - Design Planning

With a gold medal in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at IIT Roorkee as well as a degree in Maths (B. Sc.), Mr. Vijendra Kumar is a highly qualified professional with 36 years of experience in Project Management and Consultancy in the public sector.

As the VP – Design Planning, he heads Design, Planning and Costing of all the projects under the Nitesh Estates umbrella.

His past experiences comprise Project Management consultancy for infrastructure planning and construction, Contracts & Tender Management, Structural Design & Engineering, Project Budgeting & Financial Management, and Arbitration & Dispute Resolution in government entities like BSNL, Ministry of IT & Telecommunications, and Department of Posts & Telecommunications.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Drupad J Upadhyaya</p>

Drupad J Upadhyaya

Head – Strategic Finance, M & A and IR

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Drupad J Upadhyaya

Head – Strategic Finance, M & A and IR

A Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Business Administration from Manila, Mr. Drupad Upadhayaya has 15 years of rich experience in the field of Finance.

He heads Strategic Finance, Mergers and Acquisition, and Investor Relations at Nitesh Estates. He is the face of the company for Relationship Management with global private equity firms, and public market investors.

He has worked in a similar capacity in companies like IL & FS Transportation Networks Ltd., Meghraj Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd., Nomura Financial Advisory & Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd., Phoenix Holdings India, and BOE Securities Research Ltd.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Reghunadhan Pillay</p>

Reghunadhan Pillay

Vice President – Legal

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Reghunadhan Pillay

Vice President – Legal

Mr. KG Reghunandhan Pillay is a post-graduate in Law from Mumbai University and has 27 years of experience across Corporate, Commercial, Property, and Industrial Law.

He is the head of the Legal department and is in charge of all the legal affairs of the company.

He comes on board with a solid experience of 27 years at Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO).

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Sunitha George</p>

Sunitha George

Vice President – CRM

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Sunitha George

Vice President – CRM

A post-graduate in Business Administration, and a Commerce graduate from Bangalore University,
Ms. Sunitha George has experience of over 2 decades in the Telecom and ITES sector with a strong focus on Customer Service.

She heads CRM at Nitesh Estates and  is responsible for handling all customer-related affairs for the company.

She has a vast experience in big companies like Tata Docomo, Spice BPO, Spice Telecom, Maxworth Homes Ltd., Real Value Appliances Ltd., and Blue Dart Express.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Ashok P C</p>

Ashok P C

Finance Controller - Hospitality & Retail

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Ashok P C

Finance Controller - Hospitality & Retail

Mr. PC Ashok is a Finance professional with diverse expertise, and has 33 years of experience.

He has been a long-serving member of the company and is presently the Financial Controller for Retail & Hospitality businesses at Nitesh Estates. He looks after all financial and accounts-related operations of the same. In addition, he handles the Finance, Commercial and Risk Management roles of all Commercial, Retail, and rental properties. Mr. Ashok is also a key member of the Goldman Sachs partnership platform of the company.

He has worked in various organizations like M/s Venkatachalam Aiyer& Co. Chartered Accountants, Luciya Group of Hotels, Bangalore Leather Innovations (P) Ltd. & Raghavendra Minerals & Granites, Shree Vaishnavi Printers (P) Ltd., and Pradeep & Pradeep Chartered Accountants across Accounting, Auditing and Finance functions.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Jayaram N</p>

Jayaram N

Head – HR & Administration

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Jayaram N

Head – HR & Administration

Mr. Jayaram N is a Commerce graduate and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He is a seasoned HR professional with over 30 years of experience.

He heads the Human Resources and Administration departments at Nitesh Estates.

Previously, he has worked with GMR Infrastructure Ltd., TSI Ventures India Pvt. Ltd., Jurong India, Kenmore Farida Ltd., and GE Power Controls.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">PV Narasimha Rao</p>

PV Narasimha Rao

Head – Internal Audit

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PV Narasimha Rao

Head – Internal Audit

A post-graduate in Commerce from Delhi School of Economics, Mr. PVN Rao has a work experience of more than 4 decades.

He is the head of Internal Audit and his stringent measures ensure the company remains compliant in following processes at all times.

Prior to joining Nitesh estates, he has worked with Corporation Bank for 40 years.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Subramaniam G</p>

Subramaniam G

Head Treasury

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Subramaniam G

Head Treasury

A Chartered Accountant (CA), Mr. Subramaniam G has spent more than 20 years in the Manufacturing industry.

As the head of Treasury, he is responsible for managing cash flow and profitability of the Residential part of the business.

Previously, he has worked with Premier Tissues India Ltd., BPL, Drachem Specialty Chemicals Ltd., and Tamilnadu Chemical Products Ltd. among others.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Shreesh Misra</p>

Shreesh Misra

Sr. General Manager – Nitesh HUB, Pune

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Shreesh Misra

Sr. General Manager – Nitesh HUB, Pune

Mr. Shreesh Misra holds a diploma in Hotel Management, and has over 25 years of experience spanning Customer Service, Administration, and Management across Hospitality, Real Estate and Retail industries.

He is responsible for Operations at Nitesh HUB, a premium mall in Pune.

Before joining here, he has been associated with Phoenix Marketcity, Pantaloons, Taj Residency Hyderabad, Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, The Taj President, and Anuttam Developers.

<p style="font-size:15px;font-weight: bold;">Sreenivasa Sharma Anantha</p>

Sreenivasa Sharma Anantha

EVP - Corporate

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Sreenivasa Sharma Anantha

EVP - Corporate

Mr. Sreenivasa Sharma Anantha came on board with a vast experience of 36 years in the Banking sector.

He heads Facilities Management of all the handed-over projects in his capacity as the Executive Vice-President, Corporate.

He has worked at Oriental Bank of Commerce, Global Trust Bank Ltd., and Vysya Bank Ltd. prior to joining Nitesh Estates Limited.