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.

Shreesh Misra

Sr. General Manager – Nitesh HUB, Pune

Mr. Shreesh Misra holds a diploma in Hotel Management, and has over 25 years of experience spanning Customer Service, Administration, and Management across Hospitality, Real Estate and Retail industries. He is responsible for Operations at Nitesh HUB, a premium mall in Pune. Before joining here, he has been associated with Phoenix Marketcity, Pantaloons, Taj Residency Hyderabad, Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, The Taj President, and Anuttam Developers.

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.

M.A. Venkateshan

Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary, and Lawyer (LL.B. – special) by qualification, Mr. MA Venkateshan is equipped with a rich experience of 33 years. He heads the Finance department in the company. He was last associated with JSW Steel Ltd., Mumbai as Senior VP, Finance for 16 years. He has also worked with Jindal Praxair Oxygen Company Limited and Deutsche Babcock Balcke Durr Ltd.

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.