Sameer Gupta is Chairman & Managing Director of Jakson Group. A second generation entrepreneur, Sameer joined Jakson in the year 1991, and led its transformation from a small genset manufacturing company to a leading energy and engineering solutions company with operations across various countries. He is deeply committed to the cause of environment protection, community service and improving the quality of life of people from marginalized sections of society and as such is keenly involved in all CSR activities of Jakson Group that works in the areas of education, community services and environment. Sameer is an active member of various industry associations and institutions. He currently serves as the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Northern Region. He has also been Chairman of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Lucknow Chapter in the past. Sameer is a graduate in electronic engineering and holds a management degree from Harvard Business School. His interests include music, traveling and reading books on spirituality.
Mr 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 growth of the company in the past three decades, including its diversification into new business areas like solar, electrical EPC, hospitality and education. Mr Gupta 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. Mr Gupta 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.
Rabindra Kumar Satpathy heads the solar business unit at Jakson. In this role, he is responsible for the complete manufacturing & business operations for PV modules, MMS, Solar products & rooftop business. Rabindra is an electrical engineer with more than 33 years of experience in operational & leadership roles across leading organizations in the renewable energy sector in India and abroad. In the past he has worked in Tata Power Solar, RIL Solar Group, Shell Solar, Solar World, Trina Solar and Emami Power. Rabindra is currently the ExCo & Board Member of International Solar Energy Society (ISES) with HQ at Freiburg, Germany.
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.
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.
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.
Niranjan M Gokhale heads the Strategy function for Jakson Group. He has an MBA in Finance from McMaster University in Canada and a MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Lehigh University, USA. He has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune. He brings with him over 28 years of experience across diverse industries - Automobiles, Chemicals, Engineering and Fertilisers. His expertise lies in creating and implementing Strategy and Business Turnaround Initiatives, Business Development, Restructuring and Productivity Improvement. In the past he has worked with organisations like Foskor Pty Ltd (South Africa), Cummins Ltd, Deepak Fertiliser & Petrochemicals, Tata Strategic Management Group, Ford Motor Company (Canada) and Coopers & Lybrand (USA).
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.
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