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

Director

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.

George Bennet Kuruvilla

General Manager | Ritz-Carlton

George Bennet Kuruvilla, General Manager at the Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru is a hospitality leader with over 28 years of experience and has managed various national and international assignments with The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Taj Hotels and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Under his able leadership, hotels have won multiple accolades in guest satisfaction, improved revenues through maximising employee productivity. His impeccable style, humility and ability to empower brings the best in every team he leads. George graduated from IHM, Mumbai, and holds a post-graduation from the Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development, beginning his career in 1992 as a management trainee with The Oberoi Group. He has also completed the General Managers Program from Cornell University.

Pradeep Narayan

Executive Director, LOB, Facilities Management

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.

Raghuraman R

Executive Vice President- Finance Controller Orange Self Storage

Mr Raghuraman is a Commerce Graduate and an Associate Member of “The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India” with over two decades of work experience in manufacturing and service industries of repute both in India and abroad.  He has held key positions in finance in companies such as ACC, Castrol , HR Johnson, SIBELCO, Hamdan Group , Awal Gulf.

He specialises in Indirect taxation, Credit management, Risk evaluation and mitigation techniques.

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.

Nagendran B

Senior Vice President- HR

Nagendran, is the Senior Vice President – Human Resources of Nitesh Group with over 30 years work experience in both Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations. He has handled Recruitment at leadership levels, augmented HR vertical as a business partner from cost centre concept, and is a leader in transformation of culture and employee engagement. He has previously worked with SICAL, Sterling, TVS (Sundram Fasteners) Group, SDF India, and Stanley Group. He is a graduate from Bharathidasan University and holds Post Graduate Diploma in IRPM from Madras School of Social Work & Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Post Graduate in Labour Studies (MLS), Diploma in Management from UK Open University through IFMR, Chennai and has completed BASIC & ADVANCED LAB through ISABS.

Suryanarayanan Dhandapani

Finance Contoller, Nitstone Finserv

Suryanarayanan Dhandapani is the Finance Controller of Nitstone Finserv. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 23 years’ of experience, with 14 years in Oman. He has extensive knowledge of financial management with expertise in accounting management, cash management, financial analysis, budgeting, regulatory compliance, forecasting, cost reductions and efficiency improvements. Suryanarayanan has a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarise and forecast financial positions. He has proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements.

Sudhir Narain

Managing Director, Nitlogis

Sudhir Narain, Managing Director of Nitlogis, has over 30 years work experience across sales, key account management, expansion, supply chain and store operations in B2B and D2C businesses. He has previously worked with brands like Levi’s, Disney, Concorde Motors and Metro Cash & Carry. He has also worked with Retailers, E-commerce and Q-commerce clients helping them sharpen their strategy and improving their processes, productivity and performance. He is a graduate from Delhi University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi. He has also completed a LEAP Leadership development program from Harvard Business School Executive Education.

Stan Dong

Director

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.