03 June 2020

Executive Connect


A graduate and a first generation entrepreneur with over two decades of hands-on experience, Vivek Kejriwal, Managing Director, Sunvik Steels Pvt Ltd, has carved a name for himself in the field of manufacturing TMT bars. Kejriwal whose area of business is primarily in the manufacturing sector is credited with setting up a unique one of its kind captive power generation plant which converts waste flue gases at his plant into energy. The waste at the plant is converted into fly-ash which is in turn converted into bricks and blocks. The outcome of these efforts is that the company has received certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Sunvik Steels´ Readyfix– Cut & Bend TMT solution helps make the construction process hassle-free and also brings in savings. This primary steel producer has carved a niche for itself with its unique, premium range of Sunvik Gold XX 500 TMT bars. With expansions on the anvil, Kejriwal is gung ho about meeting growing market demands.





Farrokh Cooper is the Chairman & Managing Director of Cooper Corporation and the driving force behind the success of the Satara based engine and generator manufacturer. Under his leadership from being the first company in India to make diesel engines to technical collaboration with Ricardo UK for the design of its state of the art family of engines in 2, 3, 4 and 6 cylinder configurations to being an industry front runner in best practices, the company has branched out into new products and solutions, creating an impressive business portfolio which extends to both domestic and international customers. Under Cooper’s leadership the company has grown over 500 percent just in the last ten years. He is one of those who believes that a company’s success should be measured not just by how it has done financially but also from the loyalty of its employees. Farrokh Cooper was schooled in London and is a graduate of the College of Agriculture, Pune.





Ram Walase is the Chief Executive Officer of IL&FS Township & Urban Assets Limited, a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), India. He has 16 years of experience in areas like Investment Banking, Infrastructure Financing & Implementation, Policy Advisory and Management Consulting of which 6 have been in leadership roles. He has been involved in a number of infrastructure projects from concept to commissioning apart from his involvement in financial structuring, risk assessment and project appraisals. In recent roles as CEOs of subsidiary companies he has been responsible for building teams, turning around existing businesses and setting up new business verticals. In his present role, he is associated with projects like new smart cities, sports infrastructure, logistics parks, affordable housing and other urban infrastructure assets. Earlier in his career, he was consultant at A F Ferguson & Co and CRISIL Ltd. Walase, a mechanical engineer from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from NITIE.






Raj Kalady, Managing Director, Project Management Institute (PMI) India is responsible for advancing the project management profession and PMI in India. His key responsibilities include designing, developing, and implementing the strategic and business plan for his organisation in India. Under his leadership, PMI has established a powerful brand in the country, making deep inroads across industry, government, and academia, and developing strong ties with the practitioner community. With over 30 years of national and global experience in sales, channel development, and marketing in IT and education, Kalady brings with him a keen sense of business acumen. He has been instrumental in conceptualising and setting up businesses for various organisations. His other key achievement has been to identify and manage strategic alliance partners with global IT companies. Prior to PMI he held senior management positions in companies like Usha Computers, Blue Star and Modi Olivetti. He was also Vice President, Special Projects at Manipal Universal Pvt. Ltd and Vice President at Aptech Ltd. 


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