Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Executive Connect


Prashin Jhobalia, Vice President – Marketing Strategy, House of Hiranandani, with over a decade of experience as a marketing professional, secured opportunities to work with some of the leading companies like Godrej Properties and Tata Housing. These opportunities helped him excel further with a strong domain expertise and helped him explore new skills. With diversified exposure, today he is an expert in specializations like product development, brand strategy, pricing nuances, customer relationship management, digital, research and media planning. He has been instrumental in the formulation & implementation of innovative marketing strategies in order to secure a competitive edge in the market place. Prashin has not restricted himself to any one particular domain, but has a diversified exposure in the field. He is actively involved in other aspects like sales, channel engagement, business development, design and customer relationship management. Prashin is an avid golfer, loves travelling and has been trained in advanced level of scuba diving.





Abhiroop Gupta, Managing Director, CICO Technologies took the helm at CICO Technologies as a Director in February 2018 and subsequently was appointed the Managing Director in April 2021. Based in Delhi, Abhiroop has garnered immense knowledge and evolved as a professional owing to his global experience. Before becoming Managing Director, Abhiroop worked across crucial verticals at CICO like strategy, operations and finance to gain cross- functional knowledge and be well equipped to spearhead the organization. Abhiroop previously worked for EY, one of the Big Four as a management consultant. Based out of London, he advised various FTSE 100 clients and was at the core of developing solutions on performance improvement matters.

Abhiroop is a fourth-generation entrepreneur for CICO having immense knowledge, global exposure and strong fundamentals. He is spearheading the company’s strategic direction as it enters its 100th year of existence. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the renowned INSEAD - The Business School for the World. He holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of St. Andrews, UK. An avid animal lover and an adventure seeker, Abhiroop spends his vacations either underwater at various dive sites or in the middle of tropical jungles across the globe.





Ramesh Ramadurai, Managing Director, 3M India Limited was appointed Managing Director, 3M India Limited, effective June 1, 2019. Prior to this he was based in Shanghai for five years (2014-2019), leading 3M’s Industrial Business across the region, as Director of Asia Pacific.

He also served as Managing Director of 3M Philippines from 2011 until 2014, based in Manila.

Ramesh joined 3M in India in 1989 as part of the early start-up team. He contributed to building 3M India’s foundational businesses, specifically in the automotive and industrial segments, over the following 14 years.

He relocated to 3M’s headquarters in St Paul, Minnesota, USA, where he held various leadership roles over five years, focused on the US industrial segments, global product management and international business development. With his breadth of experience spanning different businesses and geographies, Ramesh contributes a uniquely global perspective, amongst other areas of business expertise. Prior to 3M, he worked for a year as Production Engineer at an Offshore Oil Production facility, and for about 3 years in a business planning and development role at an automotive parts and motorcycle manufacturer, both in India. Ramesh holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and is a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.






Sauvick Mazumdar, CEO, Vedanta’s Iron and Steel Sector has been associated with the Group for almost 25 years and has diversified experience in Iron & Steel sector including mining, exploration, logistics, iron making and business development. He was appointed as the CEO of the Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business in 2019. Post the acquisition of FACOR, Sauvick has been also leading the Iron & Ferro Alloys Business of Vedanta. Sauvick has had a successful track record of driving the growth of Vedanta’s Iron Ore Business through best-in-class techniques, innovation, state-of-the art environment friendly technologies, implementation of robust Safety systems and automation. is a member of FIMI, Goa Mineral Ore Exporters Association (GMOEA), FICCI and CII and has been instrumental in transforming Sesa Goa- as the largest producer of Iron Ore and Merchant Pig Iron Producer and FACOR. Sauvick holds a B.Tech degree in Mining Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal Karnataka and a First Class Mines Manager’s Certificate of Competency from Directorate General of Mines Safety, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India, Dhanbad.

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