07 June 2020

Executive Connect


Dinakar B, Senior VP- Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, Volvo Trucks India, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, is a proven leader and a successful business head with a 31 year track record of facilitating aggressive sales growth and profitability, enhancing the P&L scenario and developing new markets. He has been with VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd since March 2015 and his core strengths lies in team building, strong customer orientation, strategic planning, and interpersonal and communication skills. He incorporates his value based approach into professionalism, which in turn modestly gives away insights about his self realisation. According to him, a values-based approach begins on a personal level, by becoming your “best self.” By continuously engaging in self-reflection, you gain the self-knowledge and self-awareness to know your values, what you stand for, and what matters most to you. For a leader, this is crucial: If you don’t know yourself, you cannot lead yourself, and if you can’t lead yourself, you cannot possibly lead others.





Rohit Kapoor, Executive Director and COO for EFS Facilities Services South Asia, a Certified Chartered Accountant from the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants, certified Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountant, certified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a B.COM. graduate from the Delhi University. He is an accounting professional with over 18 years of experience in finance, accounts, strategic planning and budgeting across different industry verticals. He leads EFS’ South Asia operations across India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal and develops its regional footprint and presence in close association with the group CEO and Board of Directors and empowers EFS South Asia’s corporate governance and performance management. Prior to joining EFS, he worked for Fortune 500 firms, including American Express, Coca Cola, Ericsson Communications. Rohit, is passionate about cricket and teaching, is an avid follower of macro and socio economics. He devotes his efforts towards supporting the economically challenged strata of society.





Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Chairman, Planning Education Board, All India Council of Technical Education; Director, (part time independent) Housing and Urban Development Corporation since 2016 to 2019; Director, (Additional Charge) School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, since October 2015; Director, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, since September 2012, is an Architect-Planner with over 30-years of experience including academic, research and consultancy experience in fields of architecture and planning. He was Director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) under the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India during 2008-12. He was awarded Distinguished Alumnus by IIT Kharagpur in 2015 and has been nominated as Melbourne-Asia Visiting Fellow for 2014-15 by the University of Melbourne.





Shyam Motwani, Executive Vice President & Business Head, Locks, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd; has in the past 29 years, spear-headed important roles in his previous assignments with the group. These included: Vice President & Business Head - Retailing Business, Vice President – Marketing & Exports - Godrej Appliances, and spearheaded Sales & Marketing at Godrej Soaps, Foods, and Household Insecticides. His earlier stint was with a Realtor, followed by a Pharma Company heading the Cosmetics Business. He joined Godrej’s Locks Division in 2009.

He built an extra-ordinary product portfolio for the Locks Division, posting impressive financial performance. His vision led to He set up advanced engineering equipment, and internationally accredited management systems and processes. His visionary outlook won Godrej the prestigious CII Business Excellence Award in 2014.

A Mechanical Engineer, he joined Bharat Bijlee as an ‘Industrial Engineer,’ subsequently completing his MBA (Marketing), at Mumbai University. An ardent lover of art and sports, he enjoys cooking, travelling and listening to music.


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