Saturday, October 31, 2020

Executive Connect


A civil engineer by profession with wide experience in the Middle East and endowed with a deep understanding of the construction industry Lalu Varghese is currently Country Head, Construction Computer Software, a world class construction software firm which provides A-Z software solutions exclusively for the construction industry. Users, from small and medium construction companies to some of the largest construction entities in the world have implemented CCS solutions like Candy and Buildsmart on some of the biggest and most prestigious projects on the planet. He is responsible for expanding the firm’s influence across India and neighboring countries through marketing, training, consultancy, projects implementation and servicing. Varghese who has over 30 years of experience in construction estimation and cost control across GCC and South Africa was Regional Manager of CCS Middle East before he became CEO and sole distributor of CCS Asia. His experience in the construction sector combined with deep understanding of CCS software solutions has contributed to his company’s outstanding success.





Ranjit Singh, President, British Paints has been instrumental in expanding the footprints of the brand across the country and making it one of the most preferred solutions provider for both home and industrial paints needs. He also served the company as a Chief Operating Officer earlier. Singh has been associated with the company since 1998, in its previous avatar of Berger Paints Ltd. He brings to his office proven expertise in strategy, competitive analysis, business development, management and operations. As a leader known for his analytical skills he is known to take fast decisions. He is also considered a good mentor. Prior to joining British Paints, Singh was with Garware Paints Ltd. where he served as the Marketing Manager for the brand for over 9 years. An alumnus of the prestigious University Business School of Chandigarh, he completed his Master’s in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing. He also holds a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Government College for Men in Chandigarh.





Anil Rai Gupta is the Chairman and Managing Director of Havells India Limited. Under his leadership the $1.3 billion Fast Moving Electrical Goods conglomerate is not only the fastest growing but has evolved into a socially and environmentally responsible global company with a leading presence in each product segment it is present in. Joining Havells in 1992, Gupta designed and implemented the company’s marketing strategy transforming it from a family brand to a global brand, revered for its technology, innovation, customer friendliness and product range. Today, Havells has the best infrastructure and most modern plants across the entire electrical industry in India. In 2007, he led the effort of acquiring Sylvania, a $600 million German lighting systems and fixtures company which catapulted Havells to the status of one of the world’s largest lighting companies. Gupta is a graduate in Economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi and has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Wake Forest University, North Carolina





As Founder and CEO, Marvel Realtors and Developers Ltd., Vishwajeet Jhavar brings with him a rich experience of over 12 years in the field of real estate, business planning, market assessment and property acquisition apart from marketing, sales and business development functions. Since 2001 when he successfully set up Marvel the company has emerged as the greenest developer in the country with the highest number of platinum certified green projects and establishing new benchmarks with pioneering steps like the use of world-class material, innovative designs and outstanding landscaping. Before his real estate foray, Jhavar was involved in turnkey execution of sugar plant projects for over seven years, trading of engineering goods to sugar and other industries for 10 years and worked for two years as design and development engineer with Badwe Engineering, a firm involved in designing microprocessor based controllers for the defense sector. He holds a degree in engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, with a specialisation in instrumentation and controls.


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