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Board of Directors

Mr. Vijay Aggarwal

Chairman, Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr. Vijay Aggarwal graduated from IIT Delhi with a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering and completed PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad, where he was conferred the Gold Medal for being the first ranker and K. V. Srinivas Gold Medal for being the best allrounder. He started his career with SBI Capital Markets Limited and has decades of hands on experience in the Manufacturing industry apart from having been on the board of various companies in diverse fields and geographies.

Mr. Utpal Sheth

Vice Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Utpal Sheth is the Non-Executive – Non-Independent Director on our Board. Mr. Sheth is the Chief Executive Officer of Rare Enterprises, the Asset Management firm of Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. At Rare Enterprises, he is responsible for Investment Management, Risk Management and Institutionalization. He is also the Founder and Mentor of “Trust Group”, a full-service platform for financial services with leadership in Indian Debt Capital Markets.

Mr. Sheth is a Cost Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst from ICFAI, Hyderabad (a Gold Medalist at an all-India level).

Dr. Anil Pant

Managing Director & CEO

Dr. Anil Pant has an experience of over 25+ years which includes an experience of 12 years in handling P&L of various companies. He has held diverse roles in various companies including Blow Plast, Crompton Greaves, Wipro, Tally, Sify and TCS. Out of 25+ yrs of experience, Dr. Anil Pant has spent more than 15 years in IT and Communication space handling various responsibilities including Quality, Sales, Marketing, Delivery, Product Management culminating into P&L responsibility in last few roles.

Dr. Pant has done his engineering from Bangalore University and is certified with Six Sigma Black Belt.

Dr. Anuj Kacker

Whole-Time Director

Dr. Anuj Kacker is an engineering graduate from IIT- Kanpur, with post-graduation in Management from IIM - Calcutta, having over 35 years’ experience of which nearly 20 years are in the field of training, skilling and education. His earlier experience is in diverse fields including Pharmaceuticals, Paints and Consumer Durables.

He is currently the Whole Time Director of Aptech Ltd and looking at domestic and international retail business. With Dr. Kacker’s diverse and in-depth knowledge, he has spearheaded a number of initiatives which has helped build Aptech into an organisation focused on fulfilling student aspirations.

Mr. Ninad Karpe

Non-Executive Director*

Mr. Ninad Karpe is a Partner at 100X.VC – a VC (Venture Capital) firm, which invests in early stage start-ups and aims to invest in 100 startups every year. Mr. Karpe was the MD & CEO of Aptech Ltd. for more than seven years till 2016. He previously served at CA Technologies, a US headquartered leader in software products as Managing Director of India.

Mr. Karpe has authored a book on business strategies, titled "BOND to BABA", which received rave reviews and was listed by Amazon in its prestigious list of "Memorable books of 2018". He was the Chairman, Western Region of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for 2017-18, an honorary position. Besides his day job as a VC , Mr. Karpe is passionate about supporting theatre and has produced three Marathi plays, which have received wide acclaim.

*Resigned w.e.f April 13, 2022

Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Rajiv Agarwal graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Benares Hindu University in 1993. Presently he is associated with Rare Enterprises, an Asset Management firm promoted by Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and is focused on growing Rare Enterprises’ strategic investments in diverse sectors like Media and Entertainment, Gaming, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services and Oil Drilling. He is also responsible for providing strategic inputs to various investee companies for Rare Enterprises. He is a Director on the Board of Nazara Technologies, Hungama Digital Entertainment, Alchemy Capital, Equirus Capital, Concord Biotech and Fullife Healthcare.

Prior to December 2005, Mr. Agarwal was with Accenture, a global management and technology consulting firm, for over 12 years and was responsible for sales and delivery of Strategy and Operations consulting work. As part of the Growth and Strategy team, he was responsible for growth of Accenture’s Delivery Centre network for IT services in India. He has also worked with other Companies in India, UK, UAE and Indonesia. His rich industry exposure includes Oil and Gas, IT, BPO, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Iron and Steel, Textiles, Engineering and Construction, Railways and Airlines.

Mrs. Madhu Jayakumar

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mrs. Madhu Jayakumar has been in the financial sector for over 35 years. She had served on boards of multiple companies as an Independent, Non-Executive Director.

Mrs. Jayakumar holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She graduated in Mathematics Honors from University of Delhi. She has been actively involved with the NGO sector and is one of the Founder Trustees of Azad Foundation since 2008 which works with underprivileged women.

She worked with Citibank for over 12 years in the Investment Bank and Corporate Bank. She was a member of the Managing Committee of Citibank India. She worked in the Corporate Foreign Exchange Team, Money Market Operations, Risk- Management, Cash Management and Transaction Banking Group and was Head, Risk Administration for South Asia. Her last assignment at Citibank was as Divisional Head for EMEA countries for implementation of the Global Six Sigma Quality initiative. She has also worked with the Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) for three years in the Counter-trade Business Group and Human Resources Division.

Mr. Ronnie Adi Talati

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Ronnie Talati joined Tata Press Ltd. in 1976 at the age of 17 as a trainee in the Finance Department. In 1986, he moved to Titan Company Ltd. (“Company”) then called Titan Industries Ltd., as one of the founding members of the company and was with Titan till his retirement in December 2019.

In 2005, after 25 years at Titan, while being General Manager – Finance, he was entrusted to lead a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) for “Fastrack” brand specifically targeting the youth. As Vice President and SBU head of Fastrack, he was responsible for making Fastrack into one of the most iconic youth brands in the Country.

In 2013, he was elevated as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Watches and Accessories Division of the Company, being responsible for the marketing of all the watch brands of the Company, viz. Titan, Sonata, Fastrack, Raaga, Xylys, etc. In 2015, he took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Eyewear Division of the Company and held that position till his retirement in December 2019.

Ronnie Talati is a B.Com. and L.L.B. graduate from Bombay University.

Mr. Ramesh Damani

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Ramesh S. Damani is a Member of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). A graduate of H.R. College, Mumbai, he did his MBA from California State University, Northridge. He has been a broker, at the BSE, since 1989. He is presently the Managing Director of Ramesh S. Damani Finance Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Damani is currently the Chairman of Avenue Supermarts Ltd. [popularly known as D-Mart]. He also serves on the Board of VIP Industries Ltd. as an Independent Director.

He has hosted a number of shows on CNBC-TV18, amongst them are Wizards of Dalal Street, Oriental & Occidental and RD 360. He is a frequent commentator of financial issues on various business channels.

Mr. Nikhil Dalal

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Nikhil Dalal is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and had many opportunities to work in the United States. However he was passionate about education and giving children in India the opportunities to explore and develop thinking skills from a young age rather than the rote learning rigour.

Before co-founding JBCN Education, Nikhil Dalal worked at Rabo and Yes Bank, both financial start-ups, the experience at these institutions prepared him to handle the nuances of growing organisations and an understanding of finance.

Today Mr. Dalal is at the helm of JBCN Education Pvt Ltd as the Managing Director. Currently, the JBCN International Schools are operating from 4 campuses: Parel, Oshiwara, Chembur and Borivali with over 4,000 students all across and a 5th campus in Mulund commencing soon. These schools are co-educational institutes that concentrate on international education.

Under his dynamic leadership, JBCN has launched its new initiative “Nation of Learning Excellence” an endeavour to provide top-quality professional development opportunities from across the world and India to educators across the spectrum. He is also a member of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) - a Global business network of 11,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 157 chapters and 48 countries. In an endeavour to nurture compassion in the hearts of the young generation, he has introduced the outreach programmes that come alive through the JBCN Heals, Cares and Aware banner, adopting principles of the UN global sustainability project in daily practice.

Leadership Team

Dr. Anil Pant
Managing Director &

Mr. Neerajh Malikk
Chief Business

Dr. Anuj Kacker
President & Executive

Mr. Vishal Mehra
Chief Human Resources

Mr. T. K. Ravishankar
Chief Financial

Mr. Pravir Arora
Chief Marketing

Corporate Information

Board of Directors

Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Chairman (upto 29-04-2021)

Rajiv Agarwal

Ronnie Adi Talati

Vijay Aggarwal
Chairman (w.e.f 29.04.2021)

Madhu Jayakumar

T. K. Ravishankar
Chief Financial Officer

Anil Pant
Managing Director & CEO

Ramesh S. Damani

Jagruti Shah
Company Secretary (upto 20-04-2021)

Utpal Sheth
Vice Chairman

Nikhil Dalal

Akshar K. Biyani
Company Secretary (w.e.f. 29-04-2021)

Anuj Kacker
Whole Time Director

Ninad Karpe
Director (upto 13-04-2022)

Statutory Auditors

M/s. Bansi S Mehta & Co
Chartered Accountants,
Merchant Chamber, 3rd Floor, 41,
New Marine Lines Mumbai - 400 020.

Registered & Corporate Office

Aptech House
A - 65, M.I.D.C. Marol, Andheri
(East), Mumbai - 400 093.

Tel: +91 22 6828 2300 / 01
Fax: +91 22 6828 2399

Registrar & Transfer Agents

KFin Technologies Ltd.
Selenium Building, Tower-B,
Plot No 31 & 32, Financial District,
Nanakramguda, Serilingampally, Hyderabad,
Rangareddi, Telangana,India - 500 032.

Tel: +91 40 6716 1631
Fax: +91 40 2342 0814



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Axis Bank

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Yes Bank

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