04 July 2020

Executive Connect



Pradeep Lala, CEO, Embassy Services, is the driving force of Embassy Services, an independent arm of the Embassy Group. Pradeep studied Mechanical Engineering and is alumni of M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology. He also holds an MFM from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. His first stint was with Ingersoll Rand for 14 years. He then founded the Horizon Group in 2000 where he worked tirelessly to establish a strong leadership and made it independent before he joined the team of Embassy Group. In 2013, Pradeep joined Embassy Services as CEO at a time when the company was all set for the next stage of growth. Owing to his leadership qualities he focussed on strong internal communication and people management to enhance team performance in the company which only helped garner positive results for the organization. Pradeep’s approach and tremendous contribution has established strong and long lasting relationships with prestigious clients. Today, Embassy Services has presence in 12 cities of India with team strength of 6000+ people managing a diverse portfolio of almost 60 million sq. ft. The company services business parks, industrial parks, commercial and residential properties, and educational and hospitality centers. He was also awarded the “Best CEO of Integrated Facility Management Services Company” in 2019.







José Braganza, Joint Managing Director, B&F Ventures (P) Ltd, is a dynamic young entrepreneur, a highly reputed real estate developer and investor with over 16 years of experience. He has been actively involved in implementing structured planning, infrastructure development whilst ensuring RERA regulations are strictly complied with. Post his degree in Civil Engineering, José earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the prestigious Cardiff University, UK. He is B&F Realty’s driving force and ensures that the Company’s departmental cogs labour well together.


Jose currently holds the post of Secretary at CREDAI - Goa Chapter. Jose has worked with the stakeholders to ensure sustained development and structured infrastructure for the state of Goa. He has also facilitated streamlining of RERA and its successful implementation relative to the state.






Dharmesh Surelia, Founder & Cmd, Macons Equipment Pvt Ltd, a visionary way back in the 90’s, felt that it’s high time India is brought at par with the global Construction Equipment (CE) Industry. And it was in the year 2000 when his dreams culminated into MACONS, which is today a name synonymous with CE. Under his able leadership the company has grown by leaps and bounds and conquered many a citadel. With the experience of more than two decades, an engineering graduate established himself to prove his expertise with a vision to form world class construction equipments which can contribute to the success of Indian Infrastructure. Dharmesh is credited with introducing many new and innovative products, such as Compact concrete Batching/Mixing plants, Mobile concrete Batching/Mixing plants, Self-loading transit mixers, kerb pavers and dumpers indigenously.