Leadership

L S Vaidyanathan

Managing Director, Nitesh Estates

Mr. LS Vaidyanathan is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and has more than 30 years of work experience in auditing and consulting. As the Executive Director of the company, he is responsible for all strategic initiatives related to Business Development, Transactional Strategy, Growth Strategy of the residential business, evaluation of deals, and building the residential portfolio. He is also the Managing Director of Nitesh Housing Developers Pvt. Ltd. (NHDPL) and sits on the boards of various companies of the Group.

Kenny Blatt

Chief Executive, HeyHolidays

Kenny is a graduate from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration where he serves on numerous Advisory Boards, an elected member of Cornell Council and very active in the hospitality industry. He received his law degree from Emory University and an advanced business certificate at INSEAD France. He is based out of Florida, USA and has developed and managed Real Estate, Hotel and Restaurant projects in the US and abroad. Kenny has a long record of entrepreneurial successes in emerging Europe in advertising, marketing and media.

P C Ashok

Finance Controller - Hospitality & Retail

Mr. PC Ashok is a Finance professional with diverse expertise, and has 33 years of experience. He has been a long-serving member of the company and is presently the Financial Controller for Retail & Hospitality businesses at Nitesh Estates. He looks after all financial and accounts-related operations of the same. In addition, he handles the Finance, Commercial and Risk Management roles of all Commercial, Retail, and rental properties. Mr. Ashok is also a key member of the Goldman Sachs partnership platform of the company. He has worked in various organizations like M/s Venkatachalam Aiyer& Co. Chartered Accountants, Luciya Group of Hotels, Bangalore Leather Innovations (P) Ltd. & Raghavendra Minerals & Granites, Shree Vaishnavi Printers (P) Ltd., and Pradeep & Pradeep Chartered Accountants across Accounting, Auditing and Finance functions.

Pradeep Narayan

EVP – Sales, Marketing & CRM

Mr. Pradeep Narayan is a Mechanical Engineer, and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. He has about 27 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Retailing, Dealer & Channel Management, and Operations with additional exposure to Key Account Selling, Rural Marketing, and Business Development. He heads the Marketing, Sales and CRM functions here, and is responsible for driving the brand, devising sales strategies, and customer service. Earlier, he has worked at MNCs like Essilor India, Tata Teleservices Ltd., Bharti Airtel Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., and Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., to name a few.

Ganapathi Joshy

VP Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary

Stan Dong

Director & Head of Technology, HeyHolidays

Stan is based out of San Francisco, California. He is a former research scientist at Stanford University and has a PhD in Molecular Biology. He has a diverse background in Investments and has been a Private Equity Investment Executive and Technology professional with broad connections and a deep understanding of the Informational Technology sector and the market dynamics in USA and Asia. He is also skilled in fund-raising, corporate development and bioinformatics.

Rakesh Singh

Chief Executive Officer, NEL Holdings

Mr. Rakesh Singh, aged 55 years, is a Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical) from IIT – New Delhi and a holder of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur. He has extensive experience of nearly 3 Decades in diversified sectors like Telecom, Healthcare and Consumer Durables. He was formerly a Chief Operating Officer at Manipal Health Enterprises, Senior Vice President-Sales at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and he was a Co-founder & Director of CIIQ Healthcare Catalysts Private Limited. He is proficient in running large multi-geography P&L roles and vastly experienced across an array of functions such as sales & marketing, consumer service, budget planning and expansion strategies. He has proven competence in setting-up operations and scaling them up to sustainable and profitable businesses with excellence in spearheading transition initiatives, including leadership changes, and seamless business and operations delivery.

Govindankutty Edaden

Executive Vice President, Nitstone Finserv

Mr. Govindankutty Edaden is an Executive Vice- President in Nitstone Finserv with a rapidly progressive career of 30 Years of expertise in diverse facets in the banking and finance industry. He has gained expertise and experience in business development, credit management, retail banking, customer relationship management and project management. Excellent project planning and execution end to end well within the set parameters across the industry vertical of NBFC. He is also experienced in leading the transition of an MFI to a Small Finance Bank and also in setting up a new NBFC. He was facilitated for Best Performing Circle Head award – Axis Bank in the year 2014-15.

Bosco Caldeira

Senior Vice President | Strategic Finance & Global Alliances

Mr B Caldeira is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. He has had a career spanning over 25 years in global banks and IT firms in the UK, UAE, India, Malaysia and Australia. Bosco has worked in senior management positions in Bank of America, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and CIMB Bank.