23 July 2019

Executive Connect



Amar Bahl, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, ART Housing Finance (India) Limited, has a rich domain experience of over 20 years in the financial services industry. He was associated with the Reliance Capital Group for almost 11 years and has worked in different assignments at Reliance Home Finance and Reliance Commercial Finance. As a part of initial team he contributed in most of the products journey from launch to growth phase (Affordable Housing, Home Loans, LAP, Construction Finance, Working Capital, Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Business Loans, Gold Loans, Commercial Equipment and Agriculture/SME loans for emerging markets). His last assignment with Reliance Home Finance was as a Business Head - Affordable Housing, Home Loans, Construction Finance and Syndication. In his earlier assignments Amar played a major role with Standard Chartered Bank, in different geographies, as a Zonal Head - HL,LAP across India ( West, East, North ) and with ICICI Bank where he was handling Retail Investments and Liability Channels ( Branch Banking, Wealth Management, CASA, Fixed Deposits, Salary / Household A/c's, TASC Group, Bonds etc.). Amar also worked with SHCIL ( Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd.) and Eureka Forbes Ltd in his early days. Amar is an MBA in Marketing/Finance and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce/Economics from Delhi University.







Amit Ruparel, Managing Director, Ruparel Realty, has been involved with the design, construction and corporate planning function. A visionary leader, it is his passion and commitment that has shaped the organization embedded with diligence, integrity and quality driven. As an entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience and knowledge of the industry, He is surely the driving force behind the success story of the Real Estate brand Ruparel Realty. Under his leadership, Ruparel Realty has evolved as one of the most sought after and respected real estate companies in Mumbai. Amit is responsible for driving the overall growth of the organisation. He aims to launch a public issue and list its shares on the stock exchange in future while aspiring to create Ruparel Realty a most valuable company by expanding projects in other cities in India. He believes in ‘giving back to society’ by providing free education and aspires to open hospital for the underprivileged. He has received accolades from several sources.






Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited has been associated with the growth and development of the cement sector in India for the last 41 years. The entrepreneurial abilities of Singhi and his deep understanding of cement business have helped corporates chart new growth territories and achieve market leadership. His expertise lies in motivating and leading businesses to unleash their full potential. A visionary and advocate of sustainability, Mr Singhi has been the driving force in inculcating this concept in the objectives and operations of the cement companies he has worked with. Today, leading Indian cement companies are setting global benchmarks in climate protection and energy efficiency. He is a frequent speaker in various national and international events on climate protection and sustainability to highlight the business actions and ambitions. Singhi represented the business and cement sector during COP and High-Level Government-Business Dialogues of French Presidency, Governments and United Nations. He was one of the business invitees from India to attend the Paris Climate Agreement Ceremony on the invitation of the ex Secretary General of UN Ban ki-Moon. Singhi is also serving as Vice President of Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA).






Aspan L Cooper, Founder & Chairman, Spenta Corporation a first generation entrepreneur, founded Spenta in 1989 and has since been Managing Director of the company.  With rich experience in the field of Real Estate Cooper has defined the vision for Spenta as one with focus on quality and has been the driving force behind its growth and achievement having projects from Fort to Thane. Responsible for ensuring that Spenta becomes one of Mumbai's leading real-estate developers. He has brought to his projects some of the best known names in the real-estate business assuring his customers of quality and efficient use of space.  Prior to founding Spenta, Aspan Cooper worked in the field of international trade and was the sole agent in India for Forte (Hungary) and Fohar (Bulgaria). Aspan Cooper holds a Bachelor's degree in Science (BSc. in Statistics and Economics) from Mumbai University.


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