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A committed management team anchors the organization effectively to its goal of providing high quality solutions to its clients. Equipped with technical expertise, excellent domain knowledge and extensive cross-functional experience, they nurture interactive relationships with the client community.
Founder & Mentor
Is our Founder and Mentor. He founded the business in 1980 after moving to Mumbai from Jodhpur and has single handedly inspired the company to its current height as India's largest real estate developer. In addition to his business achievements, he has created an impact across various fields - he has been Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Malabar Hill in Mumbai for 5 consecutive terms, and received the highest % of votes in the entire state in the last election 2014. He leads various social organizations and is also member of the National Executive of the BJP. He focuses on social, religious and charitable activities, while continuing to provide strategic guidance to the company's business activities.
Board of Directors
Mr Abhishek Lodha Managing Director
Mr. Abhishek Lodha has been associated with the Lodha Group for the last fourteen years, and currently serves as Managing Director of the company. Prior to this, he worked on advising Fortune 500 Companies to Business Strategy as a consultant with McKinsey & Company (in Atlanta, USA).
Abhishek Lodha has been instrumental in establishing a company that exceeds the expectations of the customer and builds a better life for them. He has a focus on creating a process-oriented organization to enable top professionals to be at the helm of decision-making within the group. Abhishek has been at the helm of this growth and has been Managing Director of the group since 2010. Under his leadership, the company has been India's largest real estate developer by sales for 5 consecutive years since FY 12-13 and has clocked a record sales of Rs. 8,200 crore in FY 16-17.
In 2003, Abhishek joined the family business. In just one decade from 2003 to 2013, Lodha Group grew from a middle-rung developer in Mumbai to India's largest developer with sales growth from Rs. 50 crore to Rs. 7500 crore in FY 12-13. This represents a sustained annual CAGR of 75% over the first decade of the 2nd generation leadership being involved in the business, which would be one of the highest rates of sustained growth for any company of comparable size. In late 2016, the company's assets were valued by Knight Frank at > USD 12 billion.
Leaders of Indian Infrastructure and Construction, Economic Times, 2009 Top 50 Young Marwaris, Times of India Group, 2008 President's Award for highest GPA amongst the graduating class at Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2000 Henry Ford II Scholar Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 2000 Recipient, Inaugural Honors Recognition Program, Georgia Institute of Technology Member, Deans List, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall'97 - Summer'01 Recipient, Faculty Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall'97 - Summer'01 Apart from his academic achievements, he has held important posts while at the University, which include being President, India Club of Georgia Tech from 1999 - 2000 and Board Member, Child Relief and You - Georgia Tech chapter from 1998 - 2000. Since 2017, he serves on the Board of Governors of Anant National University - Gandhinagar.
Mr. Rajendra Lodha Whole time Director
Mr. Rajendra Lodha holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. He has been associated with the Company since 1990 and leads the Business Development function with keen focus on operational excellence and growth. He has over 28 years of comprehensive experience in all the facets of real estate development. He serves as a Director on several companies in the Group.
Mr. Rajinder Pal Singh Non-Executive Director
Mr. Rajinder Pal Singh, IAS (Retired), was an IAS Officer of 1976 batch of Andhra Pradesh Cadre. Mr R P Singh has a post graduate degree in Mathematics from Advanced Centre for Pure Mathematics, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Mr. Singh served as Chairman at National Highways Authority of India from 2012 to 2015. Apart from the regular field assignments for I.A.S. Officers, Mr Singh has wide experience in regulatory areas of finance, industry, urban development and infrastructure. He has worked both as Commissioner of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation & Vice Chairman of Hyderabad Urban Development Authority. He has had long stints as Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation & Commissioner of Taxation in Andhra Pradesh. He was posted as Chairman of Punjab & Sind Bank between March 2005 and September 2009 during which time the Bank recorded the highest growth in the industry and the NPAs came down to lowest level in the industry.
Mr. Berjis Desai Non-Executive Director
Mr. Berjis Desai is the Managing Partner of J.Sagar Associates, one of the India's leading law firms and specializes in financial and securities market, private equity and dispute resolution. In addition, he has extensive experience both as an Arbitrator and Counsel, in international commercial and domestic arbitrations.He is B.A. (Hons) L.LB. (Bom) L.L.M. (Cantab), B.Comand has been the Managing Partner of J. Sagar Associates, Advocates & Solicitors since 2003. Prior to his stint with J S Sagar Associates, he was Managing Partner of Udwadia, Udeshi & Berjis.
Mr. Mukund Chitale Non-Executive Director
Mr. Mukund M. Chitale is a Partner at M/s Mukund M. Chitale & Co. He has been a practicing Chartered Accountant since 1973. Mr. Chitale has wide and varied experience in Finance, Accounting, Banking, Insurance and General Management. He is currently serving as an Independent Director on the Board of various companies including Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited and Larsen & Toubro Limited. He is also serving as a Trustee of various Social Organizations and has been a member of the Governing Council of Banking Codes and Standards Boards of India since March 3, 2006.
Mr. Chitale has also served as a Member of the Committee for Collective Investment Scheme, Working Group on Restructuring of Weak Public Sector Banks and Company Law Advisory Committee of the Central Government.
ARVIND S. Regional CEO
Arvind S. is the Regional CEO and responsible for the delivery of key business goals and profitability for all markets in his region.
He also holds additional charge of the Strategy & Alliances function for now. Arvind has 18 years of experience across Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Tata Administrative Service (TAS). He was a Partner and Managing Director in BCG India since 2008, leading its Technology Media & Telecom practice and Centre for Consumer & Customer Insight. His clients included multinational corporations, large Indian business groups, state-owned enterprises and mid-size high-growth companies. At these clients, Arvind has led major transformation programs, helped identify and pursue new businesses and international growth opportunities, and steered organisational and leadership renewal. His expertise resulted in developing several long-lasting relationships with key clients. Arvind was the global topic leader for the ‘Next Billion Consumers’, exploring new approaches required to expand the reach of corporations into emerging markets. Prior to BCG, Arvind was with Tata Administrative Services (TAS), the central management cadre of the Tata Group. At the TAS, he was involved in business build activities for the Group’s forays in telecom, automotive retail and industrial parks.
Arvind contributes articles and op-eds to leading business publications, and has authored several seminal reports that are often cited in the media.
- PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad
- B.Tech. Electrical and Electronics Engineering from IIT Madras
Deepak C. Vice President – Design
Deepak C. heads the Design function for Lodha Group and oversees the entire chain of constituent activities such as Architecture, Interior Design, Structural Design, Façade Engineering and Design & Cost Optimization. He joined us in 2007 with 12 years of experience in design and development. He was a senior architect with Oberoi Constructions Pvt. Ltd. He had worked on several key interior design and architectural projects. He also served as an advisor for interior design projects. He has led teams of engineers, architects and designers on several key residential and commercial projects.
Prior to this, he was the Founder and Director of Collage Architects and Interior Designers Pvt. Ltd. He has worked on a variety of projects across Mumbai, Gurgaon and Pune among other cities.
- B.Arch. Honours from Sir J. J College of Architecture, Mumbai
Gopal M. President - Legal
Gopal M. is the President of the Legal function at Lodha Group. He provides legal framework, support and advises business on strategic issues.
He joined Lodha Group in 2007 and has an experience of over 19 years, including over a decade at Reliance Industries Ltd., where he was the Vice President – Legal. His portfolio of responsibilities was very vast and included all types of litigation, arbitration in India and abroad, intellectual property work, legal and commercial due diligence among others.
Before he worked with Reliance, he practiced independently for close to 7 years, handling issues relating to the constitution, excise, customs, property & labour issues and criminal cases.
- LLM from the University of Mumbai
- A.C.S from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
- LLB from the University of Mumbai
- B.Com. from the University of Mumbai
Jayant M. Chief Financial Officer
Jayant M. joined Lodha Group in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 25 years of multi-industry and cross functional experience. He was the Chief Financial Officer at ING Vysya Bank since 2006 and a part of the Executive Management Council.
Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer of IDBI Bank. He has also worked as Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations with Industrial Bank of Oman and as Financial Controller & Treasurer with Peregrine India. He has also held various roles at Tata Tea Limited.
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
- St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Kishore T. Advisor
He joined Lodha Group in 2009 with over thirty years of work experience in real estate and engineering. Prior to joining Lodha, he was Senior Vice-President for K Raheja Corp responsible for its pan-India operations. There, he oversaw some of the largest projects with residential and commercial developments that include several high profile projects such as the Mindscape IT Parks in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.
He also briefly headed engineering operations as Chief Engineer at Sheth Developers, Mumbai. Before this, he spent close to a decade in K Raheja Engineering Services in the real estate sector, last serving as Chief Engineer. He was a member of the Indian Engineering Service (IES) and worked with the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy. He has rich experience in the Middle East, having worked there for five years.
- M.Tech. Structural Engineering from IIT Bombay
- B.E. Civil from the University of Pune
Piyush V. Advisor to the Board
Piyush V. has over 30 years of experience in Finance including 8 years in real estate. He was a partner at BDO India in Mumbai prior to joining Lodha. He plays a key role as Advisor to the Board on general corporate matters and business development.
Prashant B. Chief Sales Officer
Prashant B. joined Lodha Group in 2015 and heads the Sales function. He has rich experience of over 18 years in leadership positions across FMCG, Retail and Telecom and has delivered strong performance in high growth markets of India and China.
He joined us from Spice Mobility Ltd., where he was working as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Prashant worked as the Senior Vice President and Head of Operations at Walmart India (Cash & Carry) for close to two years. Before that, he was with Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages in various roles including Vice President (Sales & Operations) and Marketing Head. He has also worked with Cadbury in India as well as in China.
- MBA in Marketing from Institute of Management & Technology, Ghaziabad
- B.E. Mechanical Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
Rajesh T. President - Finance
Rajesh T. joined Lodha Group in 2015 and has 22 years of experience in fund-raising and corporate finance. Prior to joining Lodha, he was with ABG Shipyard where he was the Chief Financial Officer. He has also worked with Abhijeet Power Limited where he was responsible for managing the funding for group restructuring initiatives through a mixture of equity and debt. He has also worked with the Adani Group as a General Manager, where he worked closely with the Group CFO and the ports finance team. Before this he was with the Vadilal Group where he was a part of the central finance team.
- MBA (Finance) from Gujarat University
- B.Sc. from St. Xavier’s College, Gujarat University
Ramakrishnan P. Chief Operations Officer
Ramakrishnan P. directs pan-India construction operations at Lodha Group. He is responsible for planning, development and execution of all projects. He joined Lodha Group in April 2017 with almost 30 years of work experience in Real Estate, Power, Telecom and Oil & Gas.
Prior to joining Lodha, he spent 10 years with Sobha Ltd., in various positions like Deputy Managing Director, Whole-Time Director and Regional Director – Kerala Operations. Prior to Sobha, he headed operations as Director at Enares Infranet Pvt. Ltd. Before this, he held various positions at ICOMM Tele Ltd., ETA ASCON and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. His areas of expertise include project management, MEP system design, strategy, corporate planning, skill development, and supply chain management.
- Master’s in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University
- Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) from Bharathiar University.
Shaishav D. Regional CEO
Shaishav D. is the Regional CEO for Palava City and New Cuffe Parade. He is responsible for the delivery of key business goals and profitability for these markets.
He joined Lodha Group in 2010 as Head of Strategy and later moved to the role of Development Director. He has over 17 years of diverse consulting experience across leading organizations in India and the US. Prior to this, he was the Associate Principal – leader in the operations practice in India for McKinsey and Company. In his association with McKinsey at various levels, he has worked in a wide ranging list of industries that include automotive, retail, IT, real estate and technology among others.
Earlier, he was the Vice President of Consulting with LogicTools, which is now an IBM company. He was also involved with KPMG Consulting as Manager of consumer and industrial markets where he worked with the food services and petrochemical industry.
- MBA from the Booth School of Business, Chicago
- MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- B.E. Mechanical from the University of Mumbai
Shaleen M. President - Human Resources
Shaleen M. heads the HR function at Lodha Group and oversees Corporate HR, Talent Acquisition, HR Management Services and Organizational Transformation.
He joined us in 2010 and has over 32 years of experience of which a large part has been in the pharmaceutical sector. Prior to joining Lodha, he worked with Sanofi in various leadership positions including Regional HR Director – Asia Pacific and Russia, People Development Director – Europe and Canada and Country HR Director – India. He played a key role in managing the aspirations of people in high growth countries, balancing dynamic local needs with more conservative global guidelines
Previously, he worked with Ranbaxy. He moved through various positions at plant, country and regional level and was the HR Head for India operations in his last role. He led organizational transformation and change in the India business during a period of high organic and inorganic growth. He was instrumental in introducing and institutionalising assessment centres at a time when the concept was virtually unheard of in India.
- MBA in PMIR from University of Punjab
- B.Com. from the University of Punjab
Srichand M. Advisor to the Board
Srichand M. joined Lodha Group in 2005 with 28 years of experience in finance & accounts. Prior to this, he was with Dynamix group with diversified interests in real estate, gems and jewellery, hotel and granite exports and dairy products.
He was instrumental in restructuring its dairy business finances to transform it from a loss making unit to an utterly viable and profitable business. He also worked extensively with the Bank of India across various functions like operations, risk and credit management and administration.
- M.Com, LLB, CAIIB, Dip in Financial Management
Tikam J. President – Procurement
Tikam J. heads the Procurement function at Lodha Group.
He has over 23 years of industry experience spanning several organizations in the construction sector. He has been associated with the Lodha Group for more than a decade where he is an integral part of the leadership team. He started his career at Sharad Construction Company, which is part of the Varsha Group of Companies, where he quickly rose up the ranks to become a General Manager. He handled end-to-end responsibilities from concept to completion on a wide range of projects in his role.
- M.E. Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Jodhpur
- B.E. Civil Engineering from the University of Rajasthan
Viral O. Chief Marketing Officer
Viral O. joined Lodha Group in 2016 and is in charge of Marketing, Customer Care, HFM and Hospitality functions so as to provide a consistent brand experience to customers across pre- and post-sales phases.
Viral is an accomplished leader with an impressive 25 years’ experience across multiple categories of products. He joins us from Bennet Coleman & Company, Times of India where he was working as Director of Marketing In 2008, Viral joined Nokia India where he became Marketing Director and member of the India Leadership team heading Activation, Media & Insights, Digital Marketing, Go-To-Market Programs & Investment Planning, Product Management and Retail & Customer Marketing.
Viral spent the initial 17 years of his career with Unilever based across locations in India, Philippines and the U.A.E. At the time of leaving HUL, he held the role of Category Director, Skin Care for Africa, Middle East & Turkey (AMET).
- MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies