26 May 2020

Executive Connect

Realty Star

Sanjay Jain, Group Managing Director, Siddha Group, has over two decades of experience in real estate industry. A commerce graduate from Kolkatta University, his career began in family business of jute, iron, and steel trading, cement manufacturing. When the real estate industry was thriving in 1993, his creative overdrive ventured him into real estate development. A man of many firsts, like building Kolkata's first duplex residential complex, introducing home buying online via the Siddha APP, he introduced the unique concept of Rooftop Skywalks. Under his leadership the Group achieved a 6 star rating by CRISIL Real Estate Star Ratings (CREST), won CNBC Awaaz Real Estate Award 2013, best Budget Housing Project, CREDAI Bengal Real Estate Award 2014. Sanjay also won the ABID Award (Association of Architects, Builders, Interiors, Designers & Allied Business) for Excellence in Real Estate Development. He also won the ‘Better City Better Life Award’ from Public Relations Society of India’s Kolkata Chapter.




Management Reformer

Rakesh Modi, Chairman, Mtandt Group was Managing Director from 2014 till 2017, and earlier CEO of the Group from 1984–2014. A Madras University, B.com, he studied Fall Protection Engineering at Soll, Hof, Germany and underwent Rope Access Training at PETZL Institute - V Axes, Crolles, France. He joined Tools and Tackles Ltd (now Mtandt Ltd.), as a CEO and pioneered in bringing aerial work platform and mobile access platforms to Indian markets. He shifted Mtandt’s focus from an industrial products supplier to a niche focus on aerial work and safety solutions. He shifted the company from a people based management to system based management.  He works as a height trainer at National Safety Council with Shell, ITC, and Castrol. He represents Mtandt on the board of IPAF India, Builder Association of India and is actively associated with Confederation of Indian Industry.




Ace Strategist

Vivekanand Vanmeeganathan, Country Manager - India region, and Managing Director, Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd, Material Handling & Underground Division (MH&UD), holds a Bachelor´s degree (Production Engineering) from NIT-Trichy, and Master´s degree (Engineering Management) from BITS, Pilani, India. He is Executive Committee Member of AmCham, Chennai; Governing Council Member and Co-convenor of Data Panel, ICEMA; Governing Council Member and Convenor of Education Panel, CII Southern Region. Vivek is also a trusted advisor to Group Presidents and business unit leaders regarding business opportunities and challenges within India, providing information and analysis, as required and to take advantage of opportunities and respond to challenges.  As MD of MH&UD, Vivek is responsible for the performance of the Caterpillar India operation in Thiruvallur, and responsible for long term alignment of its India strategy with Caterpillar’s overall global strategy.




Expert Negotiator

Sanjay Shenoy, Joint Managing Director, Legacy Global Projects is a spirited entrepreneur with sharp business acumen and over a decade of experience in the real estate sector. Sanjay decided to incorporate Legacy forgoing his third year of Chartered Accountancy apprenticeship. His negotiation proficiency, along with his expertise in identifying and acquiring strategic land parcels in rural and urban real estate locations, have been a major contributor to Legacy's exponential growth. With key skill sets in land procurement, accounting and finance, his dream to add to the heritage of Bangalore city came true with Legacy Global Projects which forayed into the market as a premium property developer, and is today responsible for many landmark developments in Bangalore, including the Legacy School in the city.

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