COO - Distributed Energy
Gagan Chanana has overall responsibility of managing the Distributed Energy Business at Jakson Group. In this role, he provides strategic direction for the growth of the gensets business - retail and projects – in India and Nepal; Cummins aftermarket dealership and Global Training Centre facility. He is also responsible for managing solar rooftop business and independent distributorship of Cummins Singapore in Bangladesh. Gagan leads Jakson’s relationship with Cummins and oversees strategic planning and P&L for the Distributed Energy business. Gagan is a mechanical engineer with over 27 years’ experience in the power sector and has been associated with Jakson for 17 years. In the past, he has worked with Greaves
Vice President – CSR & Corporate Communications
Soraya Rebello leads the CSR & Corporate Communications function for the Jakson Group. With a Masters in Human Resources Management from Goa University, Soraya has over 20 years of experience in Managerial roles with organisations such as The InterContinental Group, Royal Resorts, Taj Hotels, Kenilworth Hotels, Leela Resorts & Palaces & has also been Managing Partner in a Consulting firm. She is a certified digital marketing & analysis specialist from IIM Rothak. Soraya has been awarded with “The Most Admired Hospitality Professional of the Year” award in 2018 by the Times Network, listed as one of the 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders 2019 (Global Listing), shortlisted amongst the top 20 Women Leaders in Corporate India 2019 for her work in Diversity. She has Co-Chaired the CII CSR committee for Northern India for 2 years & continues to be part of many CII Committees.
Radhika Arora leads the Human Resources & Admin function and is responsible for defining the strategic roadmap for people initiatives that include recruitment, talent management, organizational development compensation and benefits, training & development amongst others. Radhika is a change leader, a problem solver and an enabler of personal and professional excellence. Prior to Jakson, she was associated with BHEL for a decade and with Sony India for seven years. Radhika is a Management Graduate from Ramaiah Institute of Management Bangalore and has a degree in BSc from St Johns College,
Satender Prasad Kandiyal
COO – EPC Business
Satendar Kandiyal heads the EPC business for land based solar and electrical EPC projects. In his current role, he is responsible for driving business planning & growth, client relations, ensuring timely execution of projects and managing overall P&L of the business. Kandiyal is an industry veteran and has been associated with Jakson for more than 21 years. Prior to Jakson, he worked with Usha Mill Limited, Macawber Beekay Limited and Jupiter Nobreak Systems Ltd. He is a mechanical engineer from AMIE and has also completed sandwiched course I automobile
Head Solar IPP & Family Business
Atul Gupta leads the solar IPP and treasury function. He has over 15 Years of work experience in various field of Finance including Strategy, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking and Treasury Management. Atul is a CFA from United States and has a Masters in Finance from Latrobe University (Australia) and a B Com (H) from degree from Delhi University. He has also attended courses on Project Funding from IIM- Bangalore and Role of CFO for Integrating Finance and Strategy from ISB-Hyderabad. Prior to Jakson, he was associated with Commonwealth Bank, Dunn and Bradstreet, Bank of America and Carrick University. Atul is a regional member of Start Up committee of CII (North
Nandalal Gundecha is a Chartered Accountant with more than 23 years of experience in Accounts & Finance, Treasury, Taxation, Budgetary Control System, Business Planning, IT & ERP, Secretarial and Commercial functions with medium and large sized businesses. As Group CFO, he leads Internal Audit, Finance, Accounts, Legal, Banking, Taxation, Budgeting Control and other finance related functions for all Jakson entities. Prior to Jakson, he was associated with Kesoram Industries Limited, Hyderabad as COO/CFO of Cement Business & Cummins India Limited, Pune as Director
Managing Director – Jakson Hospitality
Sandeep Talaulicar started his hospitality journey as a young boy under the guidance of his grandfather who was the pioneer of the hotel industry in Goa. After finishing his Masters’ degree in the same field and after having worked in 10 counties he returned to India. He is currently the Managing Director of Jakson Hospitality which owns India’s first Green Platinum rated hotel in its class. Sandeep is an Executive Member of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India and an Executive Member and Fellow of CII IGBC. He has completed his education with a Master’s Degree in Pricing and Positioning in Hotel Management from Purdue University and a certification from Institute of Hotel Management Schloss Klesshiem Salzburg, Austria and Sophia College in Mumbai. Prior to starting his own business, Mr. Talaulicar was General Manager & Director of Operations of some of the finest hotels in India like the Oberoi Amar Villas, The Wild Flower Hall & world class hotels such as Secrets Excellence Punta Cana-Preferred Hotels of the World Dominican Republic, Gran Melia Cancun- Leading Hotels of the World Convention Center, Golf and Spa Resort Cancun Mexico. He has over 25 years of experience ranging from Hotel Operations
Group Supply Chain Head
Responsible for driving the entire supply chain, logistics & strategic vendor development at the Group level. He has versatile experience of 15 years in areas of Automobile, Metals, Pharmaceutical & Consulting. He is MBA from IE University, Spain, with a specialization in Operation & strategy. Prabhat is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and CII-SCMPro. With this, he brings an analytical approach to problem-solving and best practices from diverse industries. He brings immense knowledge and experience to Jakson Group in operations and strategy, business transformation, supply chain, sales & operations planning, and strategic program
Chief Information Officer
Pranjal is the Chief Information Officer at Jakson Group and is responsible for the overall IT strategy and improved operational efficiencies across all businesses. He has over 24 years of experience spanning across IT & Delivery functions. Prior to joining Jakson, he has led digital transformation of functions such as Sales, HR, Purchase & Information Technology at Tata Technologies where he has played major roles in Strategy & Roadmap, Governance & Audit, Design, Analytics & Digital Transformation. Pranjal has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jorhat Engineering College, Dibrugarh Assam. He has won many accolades including “NEXT 100” by IT NEXT Magazine.
Head Strategy & Growth Projects
With over 14 years of experience in the Energy Industry, Bhumika Heads the Strategy Function at the Jakson Group. Prior to Jakson she was associated with KEC International Ltd as Head -Business Transformation & has also worked with Siemens Ltd. as Project Manager for large scale power projects with operations spread across global teams. Bhumika is a Post graduate from IIM Ahmedabad & is a Gold Medalist in both, Masters of Technology in Structural Engineering from IIT Kanpur and Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur. She has also completed a certification course from Ural Federal University- Russia on Batteries, Fuel cells and their role in modern society, and is currently pursuing smart cities certification from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In addition to this, Bhumika has co-Authored & published IIMA case study on “The Indian Express” newspaper on their digital transformation journey & challenges ahead. Her expertise lies in project management, design, supply chain, financial modelling & cross functional
COO - Solar Business
Anurag Garg heads the Solar Business for the Jakson Group. In this role, he is responsible for driving growth in solar channel, institutional & rooftop business for the organization. Anurag is a strategic planner with expertise in setting up business operations, spearheading new business initiatives, leading multifunctional teams and working collaboratively with local and global teams in matrix culture and has had several intrapreneurial stints in his career. Prior to joining Jakson, Anurag was with Schneider Electric India as the Vice President - Asia Pacific for Solar Business. He brings with him more than 29 years of experience in handling Profit Centre Management, Sales & Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Projects, Plant Operations, Service Business etc in companies like Schneider, Alstom and Areva T&D.
COO- New Energies
Manish Kumar leads the New Energies portfolio, which includes Battery Energy Storage, Hybrid Energy Systems & Hydrogen based energy solutions. In this role, he is responsible for driving the overall growth of the business, including BESS for all applications, Hydrogen opportunities, EV Charging opportunities, R&D of new products and client relationship management. Manish is an accomplished professional with more than 27 years of rich experience in managing sales & marketing operations and revenue generation with a keen focus on accomplishing top and bottom-line profitability. He is highly skilled in developing strong client relationships with a customer-centric approach, is a passionate sales leader, and is an excellent team player. He has been associated with Jakson for more than 16 years and has led various roles, including DG projects, Supply Chain and Business