Board Of Directors

D. G. Siraj


D. G. Siraj has rich and varied management experience of over 40 years in financial services, including Money Exchange and Remittance Services, besides Housing and Consumer Finance. He has been closely associated with the promotion of Renewable Energy and Exports, and has repeatedly served on the Export Promotion Panel of the Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council, and been on the Committee of the All India Exporters Chamber. D. G. Siraj holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Mumbai University and a Diploma in Management Studies from London, U. K.

Chetan D. Mehra

Vice - Chairman

A Science graduate with over 28 years experience in Textile exports, full-fledged Money Changing, Housing and Consumer Finance, and Wind-farm / Hydro-power development, Chetan Mehra has overseen the Weizmann Group’s steady growth and ensured its profitable business record. Active for over a decade in mentoring other Weizmann companies who are engaged in the renewable energy sector, he has also engineered financial and technical JVs with leading business houses for wind-farm development and manufacture of wind-electric generators. He has been responsible for financial tie-ups in the form of capital-infusion in housing finance by international financial institutions and public sector banks. Mehra has also successfully promoted Weizmann Homes Ltd. till the divestment of its stake in favour of AIG , the world's largest insurance group. He is the President of the Renewable Energy Developers Association of Maharashtra (REDAM), Secretary of the National Council of Indian Wind-power Association and a Governing Member of the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE). With his considerable experience in the financial services and renewable energy sectors, Chetan Mehra has served on the financial services and energy sub-committees of the CII and was the Chairman of Laxmi Finance and Leasing Companies Commercial Premises Co-operative Society Ltd. which implemented the commercial project in the prestigious Bandra-Kurla complex in Mumbai. He is also an ex-Chairman of the CII-GBC Sub-Committee for Development of Wind Energy.

Neelkamal Siraj


Neelkamal Siraj is a Commerce graduate with over 40 years experience in the Textile industry, with a particular focus on manufacturing, export and marketing of textile products.

Hitesh Vrajlal Siraj


Hitesh Siraj is a Commerce graduate who has served for over 29 years in the Textile manufacturing and export sectors.

B. Karthikeyan

Managing Director

With around 2 decades of experience in the areas of Product Development, Business Development, Customer communications, Marketing and Client acquisition.

Has worked at various capacities with organisations of repute such as ICICI Bank, ICICI Brokerage Services, Web18 securities, Shriram Insight and Axis Securities and Sales Limited and SBICAP Securities Ltd (SSL).

He is an alumnus of IIM Lucknow and IIT Madras.

Nakul Chopra


A graduate in Economics from Bombay University, Nakul is a professional with nearly 40 years of experience in Brand Communications and Marketing. As CEO India and South Asia Publicis Worldwide for over a decade till December 2016 – he is credited with mentoring the Publicis brand in India and leading it to be ranked among the Top 5 agencies in size and stature. He has served on numerous Boards for Publicis Groupe companies in India including Chairman of the India Management Board – he has led/overseen as many as 7 acquisitions on behalf of Publicis Groupe in India. During his career, he has had occasion to advise and partner leading MNC and Indian companies including P&G, Unilever, Nestle, L’Oreal, Coca Cola, Citibank, HDFC Mutual Fund, Fidelity, ABN Ambro, Aviva, Axa, Ambuja Cements, Nerolac Paints, Marico, Godrej & Boyce, Godrej Sara Lee, DHL etc. He is currently serving a second term as President Advertising Agencies Association of India. He is the third Chairman of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India – a joint venture between Indian Broadcasters Foundation; Indian Society of Advertisers and Advertising Agencies Association of India – with a joint mandate from TRAI and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. BARC organise and provide the only TV audience measurement data available in India.

Kishore Vussonji


A graduate in Science and Law with over 37 years experience, Kishore Vussonji is a partner in M/s. Kanga & Co., Mumbai, Advocates & Solicitors, where he specialises in conveyance and litigation law.

Upkar Singh Kohli


With over 43 years experience in various fields like Banking, Finance, Foreign Exchange and HR, Upkar Singh Kohli is a Mechanical Engineer and CAIIB. He has served as General Manager (Investment & Treasury) in Punjab & Sind Bank, Chief Vigilance Officer in Union Bank of India and Executive Director in Dena Bank.

B. L. Patwardhan


B. L. Patwardhan holds a post-graduate degree in Economics and has worked as a research scholar in the renowned Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. He has served at State Bank of India for 40 years, and held a number of important positions such as DGM - Industrial Finance, Controller of Credit - Indo Nigerian Merchant Bank, General Manager - Risk Management, President and CIO of SBI Chicago, CGM - Product Development Marketing and Personal Banking, and CGM of the Credit National Banking Group. Post-retirement Patwardhan was an Advisor to the Saraswat Co-operative Bank.

Smita Davda


A Commerce graduate from Mumbai University. She has over 27 years experience in the Records and Information Management industry spanning business analytics, technology, operations and business development. She is also presently Director at Navbharat Archive XPress Pvt. Ltd.