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Ajit Isaac

Chairman and Managing Director

 

Ajit Isaac is credited with building Quess Corp into India’s largest Business Services provider within a span of 10 years. Under his leadership, Quess has accelerated the transition of informal jobs to formal platforms thereby helping bring predictable incomes, social security, healthcare and other benefits to thousands of workers across India. He is a gold medalist in his PG programme in HR and a British Chevening Scholar from Leeds University and has worked for 10 years in Leadership roles in the Private Sector before becoming an entrepreneur in the year 2000. Ajit invested into IKYA (now Quess Corp) in 2009, took on the role of CEO & MD and partnered with Fairfax in 2013. Quess went public in July 2016 with a record-breaking IPO oversubscription of 144x. This success achieved by Quess can be attributed to a combination of strong organic growth and a series of deep value acquisitions, 23 in all. Ajit’s expertise in identifying value-accretive and transformative deals combined with his focus on operational efficiency and business development has helped Quess scale itself rapidly. He is a first generation entrepreneur and under his leadership Quess is now a 292,000+ strong family with over USD 1.2 Bn in revenues. Ajit is passionate about giving back to society and was instrumental in setting up Careworks Foundation which today supports over 10,200 students across 51 schools. He was nominated for the ‘India Forbes Leadership Award’ in 2011 and was voted as a finalist in the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY).

Subrata Kumar Nag

Group CEO & Executive Director

 
Subrata Kumar Nag is the Group CEO & Executive Director of our Company. A seasoned finance professional with over three decades of experience, he is responsible for implementing the Company's overall long and short term strategies. He has been a part of Quess since 2008. Prior to joining us, he was the Vice President - Finance and Company Secretary of Ilantus Technologies Private Limited. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Calcutta and is qualified from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Subramanian Ramakrishnan

Chief Financial Officer

 
Subramanian Ramakrishnan is a Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant and Company Secretary with over 22 years of rich Industry experience in Manufacturing , IT and Services sectors. He comes to us from Sansera Engineering Limited, where he was working as Group CFO. His previous assignments include large Organizations like Ingram Micro India, Mphasis, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Timken, Ford and Sanmar Engineering. He has vast Controllership, Treasury and Financial Planning & analysis experience. He has been instrumental in driving operational efficiency across various functions by automating multiple processes in those roles besides handling quite a few cross border acquisitions.
Rajesh Kharidehal

CBO

 
A Chartered Accountant by profession with 22 plus years of experience, holds a Global Leadership Program designed for corporate leaders from Stanford University and Six Sigma green belt certified. In the last 22 years he has held various leadership roles in Corporate Strategy, Business Finance, Subsidiary finance and also was responsible for building, consolidating and growing the Shared service center in captive space. During the stint with Infosys for 5 years, he was leading overall Business Finance function. Helped structure complex global multimillion dollar deals including developing cost rates, pricing, and contract negotiation. With 7 years in IBM started with setting up their global shared service center for their Finance and Planning work for their services business. Driven various cost optimization initiatives resulting in huge dollar savings. Later moved on to the corporate role at Armonk working for the IBM global Controller’s office in the long term strategy and budgets group and later as a head of finance for the India domestic business for their services business in the consulting space. Prior to IBM, he has worked in multiple roles in GE manging revenue, spending and cost take out initiatives and in Deloitte in their business advisory services. Extensive global experience including multiple onsite assignments in Europe and USA both in Business, Corporate Finance and Strategy. Role involved leading Cross cultural teams across Customer engagement, Account management, Stake holder management, and Consulting and Advisory services.
Guruprasad Srinivasan

Chief Operating Officer – India Region

 
Guruprasad Srinivasan is the Chief Operating Officer – India Region which includes businesses across Workforce Management and Operating Asset Management platforms in India / APAC geography. In this role, he leads the teams that manage: General Staffing & Recruitment, Digital Compliance, Training & Skill Development, Logistics, Specialty Facilities Management and Security Solutions business. Guruprasad has been associated with Quess since its inception in 2007. He has over 20 years of experience in the Service industry across Strategy, Sales, Business Development and Planning & Operations. Prior to joining Quess, he has worked with Adecco Flexione Workforce Solutions Limited as GM – Payroll and Services where he was handling process implementation, new business initiatives and quality control. His professional tenure also includes a stint with Hewitt Associates where he served as the Client Delivery Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Karnataka State Open University. He also holds a Stanford Ignite Certification from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Neil Elijah

President – Industrials

 
Neil Elijah is the President designate of our Industrial Asset Management business, and will be instrumental in leveraging emerging opportunities in the Outsourced Asset Maintenance market. In this role, he will be overseeing Operations & Maintenance of our Plant and Manufacturing facilities essentially in the Metals and Process industry space, as well as in the Telecom and Digital infrastructure space. Neil will be spearheading operations for Hofincons, Vedang, Trimax, Maxeed and Smart City businesses, for both India and the global markets. Neil comes with over 30 years of industry experience, and has worked with Tata Group, Nokia Siemens Networks, Viom Networks and later Forbes & Company. He brings with him a diverse expertise and during his time at Tata Steel, he was also responsible for setting up and leading their corporate strategy function and P/L operations. Neil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Pinaki Kar

President - Technology Solutions

 
Pinaki Kar is the President of our Technology Solutions Business and spearheads our IT services & Staffing business, Business Process Management and Customer Life Cycle management business across India, US, Canada and Singapore. Pinaki has over 23 years of experience in the industry and has an exemplary track record of driving growth in Global Technology Services. In his last assignment with Zensar Technologies, Pinaki was the President & Chief Executive of Infrastructure Management & Cloud Solutions. Prior to joining Zensar, Pinaki was the CEO & President of Wipro Infocrossing where he had the opportunity to execute a gamut of roles spanning P&L leadership, Geography Head, Sales & Marketing, M&A, Corporate Development & Strategy.Pinaki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from Jadavpur University and a PGDBM from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has been a keynote speaker in leading industry forums like Gartner Summit and IDC Conclave. He has also represented the Indian IT Industry as a member of the Prime Minister’s business delegation during the then PM’s state visit.
Lohit Bhatia

President - WFM

 
Lohit Bhatia is responsible for the staffing business of IKYA Human Capital Solutions. He has been associated with Quess since 2011 and has over 20 years of experience across industries spanning from Textiles, Auto components and Services with focus on product and services sales and business development. At Quess, he oversees the Staffing Services as CEO besides focus on Sales and Client Engagement functions in Human Resource services – including Search and Outsourcing. He also has vast expertise in Manpower Outsourcing Programs with a focus on managed services across industries. Prior to Quess, he was working with Laurent and Benon Management Company as the Centre Head and was responsible for managing their recruitment and search functions. Lohit has also worked with ClearPlus (Dba Advantage Asia, USA) a leading 100% FDI invested, Auto component unit at the Noida SEZ as Commercial Head and The Thapar Group as the Deputy Marketing Manager and was responsible for product sales in Textiles to large Indian Garment industry and merchant Exporters. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Delhi University and a Masters in Marketing and Sales from the Apeejay School of Management besides an Advanced Systems Diploma in Computers from the NIIT.