Nitesh Group

  • Nitesh Group Leadership
  • Nitesh Group sets the standard for an experienced and trustworthy leadership team, with an average Executive Committee member tenure of more than 30 years.

Executive Committee

L S Vaidyanathan

Managing Director | Nitesh Housing

Mr. L S 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


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.

Amitabh Rai

General Manager | Ritz-Carlton

Mr Ambitabh Rai, is a general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore in India, has over 25 years of experience in business and hospitality. He started his career in 1993 as an assistant manager front office and within a span of 10 years, became the general manager at The Oberoi Grand due to his passion for hospitality and people.

Amitabh has excelled and thrived at mentoring and motivating team members to achieve greater professional and personal success, with many of them today in leadership positions across the industry.

A graduate from St Joseph’s College for Arts and Sciences, Bangalore University, he also holds a diploma from Oberoi School of Hotel Management. He is passionate about travelling and discovering unfamiliar places and is an avid golfer.

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 

Ganapathi Joshy is a Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Nitesh Group. He has over forty years of Corporate work experience in handling Legal, Finance, Secretarial, Mergers and Acquisitions. He has formerly worked with public listed companies like Kirloskars, SabMiller India Ltd etc. A Commerce Graduate, Law Graduate and Fellow Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries Of India, New Delhi.

Stan Dong


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.

Govindankutty Edaden

Executive Director, Nitstone Finserv

Mr. Govindankutty Edaden is an Executive Director 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.