M.Ramkrishna (Founder and Managing Director)
Mr. M Ramkrishna is the Managing Director of Kistler-Morse Automation Limited and Founder and Managing Director of Maithri Aquatech Private Limited. He is also Founder Managing Director of GROWTHMODE Consulting Limited (formerly known as ZCS Consulting Limited). He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from G B Pant University and holds postgraduate diplomas in Marketing and IT. He has over 28+ years of experience in Sales and Marketing of engineering products and as an HR consultant
Mr. Ramkrishna is considered the ace Head Hunter in India and has handled many board level and leadership positions. He started GROWTHMODE Consulting Limited (ZCS) in 1992 and continues to lead the group through new and innovative recruitment solutions ensuring high-quality standards and client satisfaction.
He was an Invitee Member of NHRD National Board. He is currently listed on the Governing Board of Asian School of Business Management – Bhubaneswar. He delivers guest lectures and often shares his diverse experience and vast knowledge at industry chambers and across various B-Schools like IIMs, Nirma University, Engineering Staff College of India, KIIT University, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He writes on career-related issues in many leading media. Earlier, he was also the Chairman of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and presently is a member of South India Council of IACC.
Mr. Richard Rekhy is the Co-Founder of Maithri Aquatech. Richard is presently a Board Member of KPMG Dubai. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of KPMG in India where he was a member of the Global Board and the Council of KPMG International.
With over 37 years’ plus experience in Consulting and Professional Services, Richard has worked in Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and KPMG where he has spearheaded the firm in various capacities.
He is a qualified chartered accountant in India. Besides serving on KPMG Dubai Board where he is helping the Dubai Firm in their transformation journey. Richard is a mentor and Angel Investor. He also mentors the Start-ups and young professional in Consulting.
Richard is also associated with a non-profit organization focused on education for the underprivileged and senior care. He has been contributing significantly in inspiring and mentoring the youths who need assistance and guidance.
Richard is affiliated with leading business enterprises, domestic and worldwide, and is also an active member of diverse industry associations and trade bodies. He is a member of All India Management Association (AIMA) Board of Governors of the Management and Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC). He is a member of Board of Governors – Asian School of Business Management (ASBM) and IIM Sambalpur. Further, he is also a member of the Advisory Committee Board of Smile Train India’s (STI), CFO Collective Advisory Council and one of the founder members of Will Forum in India.
Richard has travelled extensively around the globe and is a respected voice on a range of social and economic issues.
Richard is an articulate and eloquent speaker, contributing at several public forums and platforms including TEDx and also provides thought leadership through articles in leading newspapers and magazines on diverse topics – corporate governance/risk management, leadership and the economy.
T.M. Shyam Sunder
DIRECTOR AND HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Mr. T.M. Shyam Sunder has 40+ years of industry experience in Pharma, Plastic and AWG and in the last 12 years, has pioneered the development of Atmospheric Water Generator in India and developed five models in AWG including 1) Multifunctional AWG which also works as an air conditioner (AC). 2) Developed AWG which also functions as Food product drier. 3) Developed AWG from 20 to 300 litres capacity/day. 4) Travelled Pan India to promote and Install AWG. 5) Field-tested AWG globally – Austin, Texas, Dubai and Oman.
His contribution to the Plastic industry has been: 1) Pioneer in automatic injection moulding 2) Developed monopoly products like self-sealing containers & caps, mineral water caps. 3) A developed patented product for a South African Designer.
M. Surya Maithreya
Mr. M. Surya Maithreya is the Director of Maithri Aquatech Private Limited. He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from VNR Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad. He has started his journey as an entrepreneur with this venture and is passionate about bringing further innovation into the company and technology. He uses his engineering background in the development of the product
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Naveen Mathur has a rich experience of over 24 years across various industries, including the water industry and has worked both in Indian and overseas markets. He has been successful with start-ups, turnarounds and steady-state organizations. He has held several senior positions such as Director at WaterHealth India, Chief Strategy Officer of Selular Group Indonesia. He has also worked with companies such as Nokia, Whirlpool and Marico Industries.
Mr. Naveen who is also currently a member of the CII National Committee on Water has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Sydenham College in Mumbai and has also graduated with a PGDBM in Management-Marketing from Sydenham Institute of Management.
Pritpal Singh Lakkha
SENIOR MARKETING ADVISOR
Pritpal is a highly motivated, visionary, and performance-driven marketing executive with over 25 years of success in developing highly successful and award-winning marketing programs and advertising campaigns. He has helped develop some iconic brands in India like Seagram’s Royal Stag, Hyundai Santro, Aircel’s Pocket internet to name a few. He is recognized for utilizing innovative approaches and smart business decisions to achieve market positioning and sales targets.
He has worked with leading Advertising companies like O&M, Rediffusion DY&R, Saatchi & Saatchi. He was the Head of Marketing and Brand at Aircel, which helped the organization gain market share from less than 1% to over 6% in 5 years. Aircel also got NDTV Greenies award for ‘Save our Tiger’ campaign from President of India and ‘qMarketeer of the Year’ award by Business Today.
Pritpal has done his Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (currently DTU) and an MBA in Marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has also mentored and helped fund several Start-ups for growth.
Vice President - Operations
Tejinder Singh heads Operations in Maithri Aquatech. He has a rich experience of 23 years in various roles across Production, Production Planning and Control, Logistics and Supply Chain, CKD/SKD operations, Customer Care and Maintenance in both Indian and overseas markets in countries of Germany, Japan, France, Thailand, and South Africa. He has worked with reputed organisations such as TATA Motors Ltd., Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., NRB Bearings Ltd. & Videocon Appliances Ltd.
In his last role he has worked as a Plant Head for one of the reputed bearing manufacturing company NRB.
He is a TATA ACES award recipient – TATA ACES award is an exclusive and coveted honour bestowed upon those who demonstrate the four cultural values: Accountability, Customer and Product focus, Excellence and Speed.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE
Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team at the first two cricket world cups, and later became an umpire on the elite International Cricket Council Test panel. His Test career was one of the longest for any Indian player. He also played for Derbyshire in English county cricket from 1973 to 1975. A qualified engineer and an alumnus of Chennai’s famed College of Engineering, Guindy, he is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri.
HEAD - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Mr. Satyanarayana Idara has a vast experience of 28 years in the Foreign Trade Market, Supply Chain Management and Procurement. . He has worked for 6 years in Indus Foods which is a 100% EOU company. Mr. Satyanarayana has worked for 19 years with Kistler-Morse Automation Limited as Head of Purchase forwarding, monitoring and expediting orders. Mr. Satyanarayana has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Andhra University.
HEAD OF MARKETING - MEDIA
Mr. Aseem Tiwari has more than 13 years of experience working with leading global organizations such as IBM, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra. Over these years, Mr. Tiwari has led many roles in the areas of strategic marketing, brand building, digital marketing, lead generation and pipeline building, email marketing, database marketing, channel marketing, accounts based marketing, alliances, sales analytics & enablement, online and digital campaigns, promotions, marketing analytics and dashboards, market research & competitive intelligence, marketing & brand communication, and global events.
Mr. Tiwari received an MS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering & an MBA in Marketing from West Virginia University, US.