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Mr. Priyavrat Bhartia

Director

Shri Priyavrat Bhartia, aged 43 years, is the Director of the Company. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Stanford University (USA). He started his career as a financial analyst with Wasserstein Perella & Co., New York, in 1998. He is also acting as director in a number of companies including HT Media Limited, Hindustan Media Ventures Limited, Birla Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mills Ltd, and Jubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Praveen Someshwar

Director

Mr. Praveen Someshwar is a business leader with more than 27 years’ of rich and varied experience in strategic leadership, business and finance roles. He is presently associated with HT Media group as Managing Director of HT Media Limited and Hindustan Media Ventures Limited.

The last role in Pepsico was Senior Vice President & GM based out of Hong Kong, where he was responsible for all Pepsico businesses across the North & South East Asia. Prior to that he was the CEO for the Food business, CEO for PepsiCo’s beverage business in India & South Asia, CFO for PepsiCo’s India & South Asia business, Strategic & Financial Planning Head for Pepsico India & South Asia.

Mr. Someshwar is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.

Mr. Vivek Mehra

Director

Mr. Vivek Mehra is a well respected senior Chartered Accountant with an illustrious professional career spanning over 40 years and experience spanning across sectors in Tax and Regulatory domains of Merger & Acquisition specializing in Cross-border Investment and Transaction Structuring.

He has held various leadership roles till April 2017 in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Private Ltd. (‘PWC’) as Partner/ Executive Director. He was the founder and national leader for PwC Regulatory and M&A Practices and has been elected on PwC Governance Oversight Board for two consecutive terms.

Mr. Mehra is extending his expertise as an Independent Director and esteemed Board Member for some prominent Indian Companies such as:

  • Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.
  • Embassy Office Parks Management Services Pvt. Ltd (Embassy/ Blackstone REIT Manager)
  • HT Media Ltd.
  • DLF Ltd.
  • Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd.

He is also on the Board of Governors of Lawrence School Sanawar and Grassroot Trading Network, a SEWA organisation.

Mr. Mehra graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He has been a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1979 and has also given his valuable contribution as a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Steering Committee and National Executive Committee.

Mr. Ajay Relan

Director

Mr. Ajay Relan is one of the pioneers of the Indian private equity industry. Prior to founding CX Partners, Ajay headed Citi's private equity business since its inception in 1995. Prior to this, Ajay worked with several financial firms in multiple geographies, starting with Citibank in 1976 and the last being the CEO of a Citi affiliated brokerage firm, Citicorp Securities & Investments Ltd. Ajay has served on the boards of several portfolio companies such as HT Media, Yes Bank, i-Flex and Progeon among others. He holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1976) and B.A. (Hons) Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University (1974) - top ranked in the University.

Ms. Suchitra Rajendra

Director

Ms. Suchitra Rajendra has over 25 years of rich experience in HR domain in India, Asia Pac and Australia in a variety of sectors ranging from not for profit to consulting to FMCG. She has both line HR consulting and strategic HR experience. Currently, she is the Country Head India and VP Global HR COO for Colt Technologies Services. She is responsible for overall country management, defining the country agenda and enabling all functions to deliver the India organization strategy. She is also responsible for developing the talent strategy and enabling the right culture to ensure Colt operations delivers on its vision, purpose and strategy. Prior to this, she was Vice President and CHRO for PepsiCo India Region, responsible for talent strategy, organization design and building the right culture to drive sustainable business growth.

Ms. Suchitra Rajendra is recipient of multiple awards and recognized across the industry.

She has a Post Graduate degree in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur. She is a speaker at various national and international forums.

Mr. Dinesh Mittal

Director

Mr. Dinesh Mittal is a qualified Company Secretary and a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Business Administration from IPM, Ghaziabad. He also holds Bachelor Degree in Law from Delhi University and Masters Degree in Law (IPR) from Queensland University, Australia. During his professional career spanning over 33 years, he has worked with renowned group such as Whirlpool of India Ltd. as Executive Director, handling Legal, Tax and Secretarial matters for India and parts of Asia, DCM Shriram Group and JK Synthetics. Currently, he is associated with HT Group since 2006 and working as Group General Counsel & Company Secretary of HT Media Limited. He is also the printer & publisher of the newspapers ‘Hindustan Times’ and ‘Mint’.

Mr. Puneet Jain

Chief Executive Officer

Puneet comes with 12+ years of rich corporate experience across consumer internet and management consulting. He has proven track record of building and scaling large consumer tech businesses in India with direct P&L responsibility as well as advising large Indian corporates on critical business problems

In his previous role, Puneet worked with Paytm as its Senior Vice President (2014 – till date) where he built and lead their online merchant payments business across its Wallet and Payment Gateway product lines. Puneet was among the earliest person in Paytm’s payments business and led its journey from a few hundred transactions to the market leadership position at more than a billion transactions with value running into billions of dollars. As part of this role, Puneet led all key aspects of business building such as Go to Market Strategy, Enterprise Sales and Business Development, User Growth and Engagement, Product and Tech Roadmap etc. culminating to complete P&L responsibility of this business.

Prior to that, he spent 6+ years in management consulting industry with firms like Accenture Consulting and Diamond Management & Tech Consultants advising clients in areas such as New Product Launch, Revenue Enhancement, Sales Acceleration, Consumer Experience etc. helping organizations drive their growth and transformation agenda.

Puneet did his Post Graduation from IIM Calcutta (2006-2008) and Bachelor of Engineering from NSIT, Delhi University (2001-2005).

Mr. Ajay S. Nair

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ajay Nair is a Chartered Accountant with more than 17 years of experience in Business Finance, Business Restructuring, Tax Planning, MIS & Controls and has worked with the Landmark Group Bahrain as Finance Head. In his last stint, he was General Manager-Finance of HT Digital Streams Limited.