Saturday, June 25, 2022

Executive Connect


Vinayak Pai, CEO & MD Designate, Tata Projects Ltd, before joining, Pai was the group president at Worley, based out of Hague, the Netherlands.. He was responsible for Worley businesses in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific) regions. Pai was responsible for Worley businesses in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific) regions. He was the president of the energy, chemicals and resources business at Jacobs before its acquisition by Worley. Pai has been part of the energy, chemicals and natural resources industry for over three decades and has experience in executing complex projects. He has held key positions in engineering design, technology licensing, project management, business development and operations. Pai holds a bachelor of engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Pune and post-graduation in management from Symbiosis, Pune and IIT Mumbai.






Mukul Dixit, Director — Sales & Marketing, Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI), Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd, heads the Sales and Marketing function in Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI) division of Caterpillar in India region. He is responsible for executing the division’s strategy for the country in terms of managing product portfolio. Mukul started his career with TIL as a Asstt. Manager- Sales & Application Engineering, he then served leading companies like Telco Construction which is now Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, and has risen from a Territory Manager to Director, Sales & Marketing at Caterpillar. Mukul possess strong marketing skills and shares an excellent rapport with his customers.

Mukul holds a B. Tech Mechanical degree from Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology (KIET) Ghaziabad and also a MBA in Marketing degree from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.







Mehul Nanavati, Managing Director, Raj Petro Specialities Pvt. Ltd, joined Raj Petro in 1997 and has held key leadership positions across various functions. He led multiple functions/projects at Raj Petro, including Plant Head, Projects, Operations, IT/ ERP, HR, Marketing, Key Account Management, Strategy and M&A and set up greenfield manufacturing plants. Mehul has been responsible for managing the international subsidiaries in UAE & Netherlands – as Director of Raj Petro Specialities DMCC, UAE and Managing Director of erstwhile Raj Petro Specialities (Europe) BV, Netherlands.

Mehul completed the General Management Program (GMP) from Harvard Business School, holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Madras University. He has several technical qualifications, including Lead Auditor under ISO 9000 systems, Certified Chemist under India FDA, Diploma in Import-Export management.

Mehul is passionate about giving back to society and actively engages in CSR initiatives with non-profit organizations; particularly close to his heart are initiatives related to education & education infrastructure and clean energy.








Jalaj Gupta, Business Head, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, has experience of over 2 decades of top ranking sales and marketing performance, revenue, profit generation and channel management and managing overall business including P&L. Jalaj started his career with Tata Motors as an Area Officer and moved up the ladder as Head Nano Product group before he joined Ashok Leyland as Head Sales & Marketing (LCV) Business. As Business Head for LCV, Jalaj handled the commercial function including the P&L responsibility for Domestic market ably assisted by highly motivated team of 200 plus team members. His journey of starting the LCV Business from scratch to LCV Business contributing 40% to Ashok Leyland numbers was extremely satisfying.

Jalaj is a BSC graduate from Mahindra College Patiala, PGDBM in Marketing from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and has successfully completed a Global Advanced Management  Program (GAMP) at ISB Hyderabad and Kellog’s School of Management.