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Key Person / Management

Shri. Abhay Harakchand Sancheti - Chairman
He is a Graduate Electrical Engineer with additional qualifications in business management. His inherent qualities as an Entrepreneur coupled with above qualifications propels business plans of the Group in every ventures. He possesses vast 29 years experience in infrastructure and environment projects. His versatility extends to techno-commercial management of turn key and BOT projects. He presently looks after overall management of SMS Group which includes bringing up each business verticals in the group to world class standards. He has carved a niche in business modelling and identification of new business, not only in Indian subcontinent, but also across the globe. He is a great visionary with lot of enthusiasm for taking SMS to greater heights.

Shri. Ajay Shaktikumar Sancheti - Non Executive Vice Chairman
A Commerce Graduate. He started his career in 1985 with a Coal Mine Construction Project. He has excellent managerial and interpersonal skills for business development. Owing & opening of Indonesian Coal mine is a major breakthrough. He has extensively travelled worldwide and widely known for his public relations. Heading/representing many social & Professional Bodies

Shri. Anand Shaktikumar Sancheti - Managing Director
A Commerce Graduate with diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration & Business Laws. He is looking after the management of the Company. He Was involved in Project implementation for a period of more than 7 years. He was also involved in the successful implementation of first PPP project in Roads Sector, in India. Has closely worked in Professional Capacity with McKinsey SBI capital Market Ltd and National Highway Authority of India. He has been a faculty for structured Finance and Project finance at World Bank Knowledge Forum, State Bank of India, etc. He also holds various Management Positions within and outside Group Companies.

Shri. Dilip Surana - Director
He has 25 years of experience in construction of all types of Civil and Infrastructure projects like Earthen Dams, Concrete /Masonry Dams, Pipelines, Bridges, Roads and Highways, Tunnels, Canals etc. He is Director in the Company and is responsible for P & L of all the ongoing projects including its planning, monitoring the cost and progress, providing necessary support as and when required for smooth execution of the project within time frame.

Shri Ajay Lakhotiya - Independent Director
He is a Practicing Chartered Accountant. He is mainly handling matters related to Company Law. He has been practicing in the same field for more than 3 decades and achieved prominence in the profession. He also holds various Management Positions within and outside Group Companies.

Mrs.Renu Challu - Independent Director
Mrs. Renu Challu is a MA in Economics (Gold Medalist) from University of Lucknow, She has over 38 years of professional experience in investment banking and financial services. Experience covers strategizing, planning and achievement of goals in all areas of commercial banking: (corporate banking, international banking, retail banking) in SBI and as MD of SBH: Investment Banking as President and COO of SBI Capital Markets and Primary Dealer -as MD &CEO of SBIDFHI.Certified Associate of The Indian Institute of Bankers. Co-chaired 'The Centre for Rural Credit and Development Banking' in NIRD (National Institute of Rural Development). Chaired the Hyderabad Chapter of PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers' International Association) Mrs. Challu served as Deputy Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Discount & Finance House of India, Mumbai. She served as a Director of State Bank of Hyderabad Ltd. She served as a Director at Clearing Corporation Of India Limited from January 2006 to October 28, 2006.

Mr. Ramendra Gupta - Independent Director
Mr. Ramendra Gupta is B.Sc.(Hons) in Mining Engineering in 1972 and started his career in gold industry of India and later became Managing Director in Kolar Gold Fields. In June 2000, Mr. Gupta took over as the Chairman and Managing Director of Uranium Corporation of India Ltd.As a part of Indian delegation Mr. Gupta has visited many countries like Sweden, Australia, UK, South Africa, Canada, France and Poland. With many strategic assignments of Indian nuclear industry, Mr. Gupta has represented the country in IAEA, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Africa and Nambia.Mr.Gupta is a member of Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI), Indian Nuclear Society (INS) and fellow of Indian Geophysical Union. Mr. Gupta has presented a number of technical papers in national as well as international conferences. Mr. Gupta is the recipient of "National Design Award in Mining Engineering - 1999" for his "Outstanding contribution in the field of Engineering design" from Institution of Engineers (India).

Management Team

Rajiv B. Charde - Vice President - Roads, Irrigation
(Civil) - He has 35 years of experience in Transmission Lines, Housing Projects, Road Projects, Irrigation Projects.

Kaserneni R. Rao - Vice President - Mining
He is a qualified mining engineer having more than 30 years of experience

Balkrishna P Barhate - Vice president E & CE division
He is an Electrical Engineer with diploma in business administration; having a vivid experience of 31 years in various positions with MSEB.initially started carreer in generation wing of thermal power station. He has mainly a very good understanding in Monitoring, erection, commissioning, maintenance of EHV transmission line, High voltage Line, sub- station projects and expertise in giving satisfactory services to large group of LT and HT consumer in electrical distribution system of Rural/Urban areas.

Dattatray Kinage - Associate Vice President - Roads O&M, Tolls

Mr. Rahul Thite - (General Manager) Road & Rail Vertical
He is Graduate in Civil Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Karad in 1994 and LLB from Pune University in 2007 with over 21 years of experience in civil construction, project management, project execution, business development, etc., in infrastructure industry which includes roads, rails, irrigation, and power generation associated with SMSIL since 2006.

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