03 June 2020

Executive Connect


Anup Nair, Vice President & Business Head, Hyundai Construction Equipment India (HCEI) joined Hyundai two years back and has played an instrumental role in bringing the company to leadership position and also to profitability. He is responsible for all the front end operations, namely; Sales, Marketing, After-Service and Parts of HCEI. He is part of the top management in India and is directly reporting to the Managing Director.  He has vast experience of 25 years in the construction equipment field with various companies like Tata Hitachi, JCB, Caterpillar and Ashok Leyland John Deere and in all functions like Sales, Marketing, Dealer Development, After Service, Parts etc. He has experience working in various geographies of India in various states and regional levels.




Satheesh Srinivasa, Founder & Managing Director, Quest Informatics, is a first generation entrepreneur focused on IT industry last 26 years. He has handled operations, business and admin, human resource and finance in his company. Under his leadership, Quest won Best Supplier of Fortune 500 Global Leader, Best Place to Work and Best After Market Solution Provider by Frost & Sullivan. He initiated Quality Initiatives and Best Practices, making Quest Informatics ISO 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 compliant. He is a Certified Lead Auditor under ISO 9001:2000. A computer science graduate, he established several software development firms focused on ITeS and software training, later he jointly found Quest Informatics in 2000, making it an active member of NASSCOM, CII, BCIC, IACC and IGCC. He believes in “long term perspective be it Customers or  Employees.”





Arun Shukla is Head, Ready-Mix Concrete (RMX) & Aggregates, Nuvoco Vistas Corp, where he headed sales earlier. Shukla, whose professional career spans over twenty four years, started his career with Nuvoco as Design Engineer. Following a successful 13 year stint in cement sales, he made a cross-functional career move as Plant Head of Mejia

Cement Plant, he moved as Plant Manager to Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP), during his tenure JCP was inducted as a proud member of Lafarge SA’s Health & Safety Excellence Club. He was responsible for RMX’s pricing strategy and introduced CRM tool in RMX, assuming business development responsibilities in newly-merged Projects and Aggregates businesses in 2016. Under his leadership, the projects team bagged six prestigious projects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a diploma in management from IIM Calcutta.





Jagadish Bhat, CEO, Ajax Fiori Engineering, has about 3 decades of experience in construction equipment, commercial vehicle application and material handling industry, with various domestic and international organizations. His last assignment before joining Ajax Fiori Engineering was Chairman & Managing Director at MAN Trucks. He was the Managing Director, Hyva, between 2008-2012. He has worked with Schwing Stetter

since its inception in 1999 and was responsible for its Operations comprising R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, Projects & Procuremen t. He was also instrumental in designing and developing concreting equipment for major Infrastructure projects in the country. He is a mechanical engineer by qualification.

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