03 June 2020

Executive Connect


Rafael Suchan, Vice President, Inorganic Pigments Business Unit, LANXESS Asia Pacific was born in Krappitz, Poland in 1981. He graduated with a Bachelor (German Diplom-Kaufmann) degree in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Essen, Germany in 2005. He further holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Suchan joined Bayer AG as a management trainee in 2002. Since then, he has worked in various marketing and finance functions at Bayer and LANXESS. In 2006, he joined LANXESS Corporate Development as Strategy Consultant for the Performance Chemicals division. After two years, he was appointed Head of Corporate Development at LANXESS in Greater China based in Shanghai.

In 2010, Suchan became Commercial Director for the Inorganic Pigments business unit for Asia Pacific. After two years, in 2012, he took over responsibility as Vice President for Global Product Management at the Inorganic Pigments business unit.




Navneet Saraf, Director, Technocraft Industries India Ltd holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He handles the overseas, commercial, information technology operations of the group. Navneet led the diversification of the Group into the value added scaffolding and formwork business which is now a $60M business for the Group. He also founded and led the Group's entry into the fast growing engineering services outsourcing (ESO) segment and founded Technosoft Engineering Projects Ltd which is the Group's engineering services subsidiary and employs over 400 engineers today with operations in India, USA, Canada, UK and Germany. He is also on the board of BMS Industries Ltd, Ashrit Holdings Ltd, Technosoft Engineering Projects Ltd and M.D. Saraf Securities Pvt. Ltd. He is Director of Anhui Reliable Steel Technology Ltd (China), Technocraft International Ltd (UK), Technocraft Australia Pty (Australia), Impact Engineering Solutions Inc (USA), Swift Engineering Inc (Canada).




Payal Koul Mirakhur, Vice President, Invest India , is responsible for leading Investments from Foreign companies at the national investment promotion and facilitation agency of India . Payal has over 20 years of experience in technology industry spanning communications and hitech software for a broad market segment. She is recognised as one of the Top 20 Women leaders in IT industry as per Dataquest, 2014. Payal has held various management positions, including Strategy, Business and P&L management across various firms including GE, Wipro, Alcatel and Hughes.

Her last role in corporate was Chief Strategy Officer ,Aricent- a KKR company, where she was responsible for the overall development and stewardship of the business strategy. Payal has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Pune University.




Vidip Jatia, Director, Belmac has been involved with Belmac since 2013. He recently took over as Marketing and Development Director and is responsibility for development, expansion and on ground operations of the business. He also handles branding and project execution. Vidip is a trendsetter and has integrated technology and innovation into his product offerings along with providing superior customer experience. Vidip has driven the organisation towards a leadership position in the real estate sector and has played a pivotal role in the inception and success of Belmac. Armoured with grit and passion to realise his dreams, Vidip widened his horizons through his vision and commitment by continuously elevating the standards of the company towards growth. He brings in his professional skills, uncompromising business ethics and timeless values for the success of Belmac. Vidip holds a BA (Hons) Degree from University of Exeter, UK with specialization in Business & Accounting. At University of Exeter, Vidip was conferred with the Exeter Award and was also chosen as the Business School Ambassador for effective communication.


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