Shapoorji Pallonji Group Center

Mr. Jai Mavani is a Group Executive Director at the Shapoorji Pallonji Group Centre.

Mr. Jai Mavani is a Group Executive Director and sits on the Board of the parent Company, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Mavani is a commerce graduate from Sydenham College, University of Mumbai. He is also a Chartered Accountant having articled with Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Mavani started his career with Arthur Andersen in 1992 and has subsequently worked with KPMG and PWC. In KPMG, he was the youngest partner to be elevated to the National Executive Team and headed the Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare business. His industry specialization includes Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Equity. His skill sets include M&A, tax & regulatory and investment.

Through his career spanning over two decades, he has advised several global corporations, funds and Indian corporate houses. He also led teams which helped several India-centric companies to list on overseas markets including AIM in London.

In Shapoorji Pallonji, Mr. Mavani leads Group M&A, Family Office and Strategic Finance. He is also actively involved in new initiatives for the Group.

He is married to Deepali and has two children Aman and Aadhya. In his spare time, Jai likes to read, particularly military and economic history and travel.

Mr.Umesh Narain Khanna is Group Head - Coordination at the Shapoorji Pallonji Group Centre.

Mr. Umesh Narain Khanna is Group Head - Coordination at the Shapoorji Pallonji Group Centre.

Mr. Umesh joined SP Group in February 2012. In his role, Mr.Umesh will work closely with the Promoters as well as Group Companies to drive SP Group-wide initiatives, facilitate forging synergy amongst SP Group Companies, provide expert inputs/ advise to the Business Heads on matters relating to technology, business development, market expansion, commercial and contracts management, strategic alliances and drive management of external stakeholders including network relationship with policy and decision makers at administrative and central Government level.

Mr. Umesh is an electrical engineer from Agra University and completed his Masters in System Engineering & Operations Research, from IIT Roorkee. He is also an MBA specializing in Marketing from University of Hull, UK. Mr.Umesh has over 30 years of experience in launching and expanding businesses & markets, business policy & planning and in International Marketing and Contracts Management for power and non-power industries. He was with BHEL for 27 years starting as an Engineer and rising to the position of Regional Manager & AGM – International operations based out of Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior to joining SP, he was CEO, Director on Board, Bharat Forge NTPC Energy Systems Ltd, a JV between NTPC Ltd. and Bharat Forge Ltd.

Mr.Umesh is married to Rita who is a homemaker and they have 2 daughters Kirti who is into Media Planning and Radhika studying at Vellore Institute of Technology. His hobbies include reading, gardening, painting and music.

Mr.Shankar Krishnan is Group Head - Strategy of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group.

Mr. Shankar Krishnan is Group Head - Strategy of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group..

Mr. Shankar Krishnan joined the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in October 2009.He is responsible for driving the Group's strategic growth agenda, for which he works in close coordination with the Promoter, his peers in the Group Centre, and the leadership teams of the Group's diverse businesses. His role includes institutionalization of processes related to strategy formulation and implementation within Group businesses, as also assistance in the incubation of new businesses within the Group. Mr.Shankar also serves on the Boards and Management Boards of select companies and business divisions of the SP Group.

Mr. Shankar graduated with a B.E (Honors) in Civil Engineering from VJTI (Mumbai University) and was a recipient of the J.N. Tata Endowment scholarship. He worked for a year with Tata Consulting Engineers, an engineering consultancy, upon completing his engineering. He then obtained an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), majoring in Business Policy and Finance.

Prior to joining the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Mr.Shankar worked for 15+ years in the management consulting practice of Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). In 2007, he was made Partner, with responsibilities that included practice building, client relationship management and employee engagement. He has worked with clients in diverse industries, in strategy formulation and execution, organizational change management and operational improvement. While a significant part of his consulting experience was in India, he has also worked in the Middle East and in South-east Asia.

Mr. Shankar's interests include reading (with a special fondness for history and popular science), music
and traveling. He is married to Nithya, a finance professional who works in a private equity firm; they have a
son, Aakash.

Mr. Vasant Sanzgiri is a Group Head - Human Resources at the Shapoorji Pallonji Group Centre.

Mr. Vasant Sanzgiri is a Group Head - Human Resources at the Shapoorji Pallonji Group Centre.

As a Group Head of Human Resources, Mr. Vasant is responsible for group wide initiatives in the areas of talent management, managing for performance and leadership development. He also leads Group-wide initiatives in the area of Innovation, developing a pipeline of leaders. He sits on the board of Gokak Textiles Co. Limited, Aquamall Water Solutions Limited, United Motors. He is also on the Management boards of some of the group companies.

Mr. Vasant Sanzgiri is a Graduate in Life Sciences from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. He obtained his Masters in Management Studies, specializing in Human Resources Management, from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai.

In all Mr.Vasant has 30 years diverse experience having worked in different business sectors like Hotel (Taj Group of Hotels), Pharmaceuticals & Agro Chemicals (Cyanamid India Ltd), Office Automation (Modi Xerox India Ltd.), FMCG (DCW Home Products), Engineering (Owen Corning India Ltd) and Asset Management (ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd).

Mr. Vasant is married to Dipti, who is the Executive Director International Trade, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd and has a son Janesh who is pursuing his doctoral studies. Mr.Vasant likes to read and is passionate about traveling.