Sameer Gupta is Chairman & Managing Director of Jakson Group. A second generation entrepreneur, Sameer joined Jakson founded by his father Shri Satish Kumar Gupta in the year 1991, and led its transformation from a small genset manufacturing company to a diversified energy company with annual revenues exceeding INR 2500 crores. He is ably supported by his younger brother Sundeep Gupta, who acts as Vice-Chairman of the Group. Sameer is deeply committed to the cause of environment protection, community service and improving the quality of life of people from marginalized sections of society. He is keenly involved in all CSR activities of Jakson Group that works in the areas of education, community services and environment. Sameer is also an active member of various industry associations and institutions. He currently serves as the Chairman of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Lucknow Chapter and is the Chairman of the Regional Committee on Entrepreneurship and Startups of CII Northern Region. He has also been chairman of CII Uttar Pradesh and member of CII Northern Regional Council in the past. Sameer is a graduate in electronic engineering from Pune University and is currently pursuing an Executive Management Course from Harvard Business School. His interests include music, traveling and reading books on spirituality.
Sundeep Gupta is Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of Jakson Group. Together with his brother, Sameer Gupta, he has built a company that has carved a formidable reputation in the market in the energy and engineering space. Having played a key role in building Jakson’s solar business grounds-up, he is currently driving the company’s foray into international markets and scaling up its solar manufacturing capacities. As an engineer with deep interest in new technologies, he keeps a close watch on latest 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 one of the first genset companies in India to adopt CNC technologies at its manufacturing plants. He also oversaw the setting-up of Jakson’s solar manufacturing plant in Noida. He is a graduate in computer engineering and 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.
Sandeep Kanwar is responsible for driving strategic initiatives for the group. He also oversees corporate communication, corporate governance and internal audit functions. 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.
Ved leads the supply chain management function and growth project initiatives at Jakson. In this role, he is responsible for contract management, capex procurement, developing project budgets and work in close coordination with BU project execution teams for timely completion of projects. Ved has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, procurement and contract management. His last assignment was with Bhushan Power & Steel Limited. Ved is an engineering graduate from MGMCET, Mumbai University.
Sanjay Mehrotra is Executive Vice President for solar rooftop and solar products. In this role, he is responsible for driving growth and developing new markets & applications with independent P&L responsibility. Sanjay has spent close to two decades at Jakson across various roles in the Powergen & Distribution business, where he also managed important customer relationships. Sanjay began his career with Escorts Group before joining Jakson. He is an engineering graduate from BIT, Mesra.
Joshua M Solomon has complete responsibility for Jakson’s manufacturing operations. He is also responsible for expansion of the company’s solar manufacturing capacity, including supply chain, design and development and strategic manufacturing initiatives. Joshua is an engineering graduate in Electronics & Communication from CIT Coimbatore & an MS in Engineering Management from BITS, Pilani. He has over 27 years of experience in manufacturing operations. Prior to Jakson, he worked with Ford, 3M & Cummins India.
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, training & development and CSR amongst others. Ms Nandi has close to two decades of experience in core HR and admin functions across multiple industries.
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