Sameer Gupta is Chairman & Managing Director of Jakson Group – India’s leading ‘distributed energy solutions’ and ‘EPC’ company. A second generation entrepreneur, Sameer joined Jakson in the year 1991 and led its transformation from a small generator manufacturing company to a prominent ‘power solutions’ company. Sameer is supported by his brother Sundeep in managing Jakson Group.
Jakson Group’s presence spans multiple lines of businesses. These include manufacturing of generating sets and solar modules; solar off-grid products; hybrid energy solutions; solar rooftop; solar land based EPC; electrical EPC for substations, transmission & distribution networks, metro electrification; and Defence powering & repowering solutions. It also has business interests in the areas of civil infrastructure in India, real estate projects in UK, hospitality and education. In addition to being a dominant player in India, Jakson has expanded its footprint across several countries in South-East Asia, Middle-East and Africa.
Sameer is an active member of various industry associations and institutions in India. He currently serves as the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Northern Region. He is also a member of the Uttar Pradesh Investment Promotion Board and continues to be the Chairman of IGBC (Indian Green Building Congress), Uttar Pradesh Chapter.
Sameer is deeply committed to various CSR activities of Jakson Group which are based on the three pillars of education, environment and community services. The philosophy of Jakson’s CSR program is to serve the society in a sustainable manner.
Sameer’s leadership purpose is to keep learning, invest in people and collaborate so as to build long enduring relationships on the twin principals of trust and transparency. It’s important to him as he cares for people and aspires to take responsibility of creating an institution for both his family and his family business. Relationships are key to him and he has been able to reflect and realise that to build strong relationships, one has to understand the point of view of others.
Sameer is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from Pune University. He is alumni of Harvard Business School from which he completed the prestigious “Owner President Management” program. His interests include music, traveling and reading books on leadership & spirituality.
Sundeep Gupta is Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of Jakson Group. A second-generation entrepreneur, he joined Jakson Group in the year 1991 and has played an instrumental role in the growth of the company in the past three decades, including its diversification into new business areas like solar, electrical EPC, hospitality and education. Sundeep is credited for building Jakson’s solar business grounds-up and driving its overall business strategy including forays into solar manufacturing, rooftop and retail product segments in India. As an engineer with deep interest in new technologies, he keeps a close watch on latest technology trends and works closely with the company’s manufacturing and business leaders to adopt them at Jakson. His pioneering spirit had led Jakson to become the first genset company in India to adopt advanced CNC technologies at its manufacturing plants. He also oversaw the setting-up of Jakson’s solar manufacturing plant in Noida. Sundeep is a graduate in computer engineering from Pune University and is currently pursuing an advanced business management program from Harvard Business School in US. He likes to spend his free-time reading about new technology trends and travelling.
Gagan Chanana has overall responsibility of managing the Powergen & Distribution 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 also handles independent distributorship of Cummins Singapore in Bangladesh. Gagan leads Jakson’s relationship with Cummins and oversees strategic planning and P&L for the Powergen & Distribution business. He also has overall responsibility for managing the Defence business. Gagan is a mechanical engineer with over 27 years’ experience in the power sector and has been associated with Jakson for 15 years. In the past, he has worked with Greaves Cotton.
Praveen heads the EPC business for land based solar and electrical EPC projects at Jakson Group. 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. Praveen is an electrical engineer with a post-graduate diploma in Marketing. He has more than 22 years of experience in Power Generation and Oil & Gas sector. His prior assignments were with BG India, Green Power, Rolls-Royce, Man B & W and Wartsila.
Hardip Singh is Chief Operating Officer – Solar Business at Jakson Group. In this role, he is responsible for driving growth in solar channel, institutional & rooftop business for the organization. Hardip is a seasoned sales & marketing professional with 30 plus years of experience in Institutional & Key Account Sales, Channel & Online Sales, Strategic and Operational Planning amongst others. His last assignment was with Optiemus Infracom Limited as CEO for the Blackberry business. Hardip is a Gold Medalist from SRCC, Delhi and has a post-graduation in Advertising & Marketing from Delhi University.
Sandeep Kanwar looks after the Audit & Corporate Communication functions for the Group. Since joining, he has worked on several strategic & operational initiatives/projects at the group level. Sandeep has over three decades of experience in managing P&L, Business Operations and Sales & Marketing functions across diverse industries. In the past, he has worked with DCM Shriram Group, Xerox India and ACME Telepower. Sandeep is a postgraduate in Marketing and a certified executive and leadership coach.
Pushpendra Kumar Bansal is a chartered accountant with more than two decades of experience in corporate finance, fund management, IPO, strategic financial planning & control, compliance, risk control assessments, debt finance, annual business planning, cash flow management, reporting, taxation amongst others. His last assignment was with Omax Autos Limited as Group CFO.
Kamal Dhawan leads the Civil EPC projects business and has end-to-end responsibility for driving growth and profitability of this vertical. He is also responsible for execution and overall project management. Kamal is a BE in Civil Engineering with over 28 years of experience in managing mega scale infrastructure projects like national highways, expressways, infrastructure hubs, tunnels and power projects across India and Africa. He was also involved in development of India’s first formula one race track. His last assignment was with Jaypee Group.
Taniya Nandi leads the Human Resources function at Jakson and is responsible for defining the strategic roadmap for Human Resources and Admin functions that include recruitment, talent management, compensation & benefits and training & development amongst others. Ms Nandi has close to two decades of experience in core HR and admin functions across multiple industries.
Lakshmi is Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Jakson Group and is responsible for overall IT strategy, digital transformation and improved operational efficiencies across all businesses. In her career spanning 18 years, Lakshmi has successfully managed various transformation projects in areas such as IT infrastructure and applications management, digital innovations, project/program management, service delivery management, IT Outsourcing, Cloud Computing, Mobility, ERP implementations, Customer Experience Solutions and Analytical Systems. Prior to Jakson, she worked with Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Buses Corporation Japan.
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