Mr. Ramesh Chandak is the Managing Director & CEO of KEC International Limited (KEC). He is a member on the Management Board of the RPG Group and serves on the Board of Raychem RPG Ltd., Global Procurement Consultants Ltd., SAE Towers Holdings LLC, USA and a host of other companies.
A professional with an all round commitment, Mr. Chandak is presently Chairman of the Transmission Line Division of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Chairman of the Indo-Kazakhstan Business Council, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Mr. Chandak is a Chartered Accountant and has done Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India awarded him the 'CA Business Leader of the Year-2008'. At KEC, he has led the firm's transformation into being the world's largest transmission line construction company, assuming leadership when its turnover was Rs 501 cr. in 2002 and taking it to the current height of over Rs 5815 cr.
Recognized as an innovative and dynamic leader, Mr. Chandak has a varied geographical and industry experience. Apart from India, Mr. Chandak has worked in USA and Malaysia where he was associated with the Textile, Edible Oil and Engineering industries.
Mr. Chandak is an active participant and speaker at various national and international forums. He is looked upon as a role model by today's youth, not only for his sharp business acumen and leadership but also for his personal ethics and conduct.
Mr. Vimal Kejriwal, an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management, is a meritorious Chartered Accountant and also a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has more than twenty five years of rich corporate experience across sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Fertilisers, Oil & Gas. Prior to joining KEC in Sep 2002, as Chief Financial Officer, he was working in a leading Global Investment Bank. In 2006, he was elevated to the post of Executive Director, International Transmission Business. Presently, he holds the post of President, Transmission business which includes Supply Chain, Domestic and International Transmission business.
Mr. Nikhil Gupta is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a rank holder of the Institute. He is also an Economics Honours graduate from the University of Delhi. He has nearly three decades of experience, initially with Price Waterhouse Coopers and thereafter, Raychem RPG, a joint venture with Tyco Inc., USA, before taking over the helm at RPG Cables Ltd, in 2004.
Mr. Vardhan Dharkar is a Chartered Accountant with rich experience in various areas of finance. He commenced his long tenure with Wokhardt Limited (1988-2006) as an Officer in Finance and progressed to become the Vice President Finance in 2002. Subsequently, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Dabur Pharma Limited. He has been associated with KEC International since 2007.He was recently conferred the prestigious award of Best CFO 2009-Infrastructure & Construction Category by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr. Yugesh Goutam, a Post Graduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Punjab University, has been associated with KEC International since March 2009.During his 22 years experience across various roles in Human Resources, Mr. Goutam has been associated with Laing O'Rourke as Hub HR Director, Middle East and South Asia for the U K-based Infrastructure and Construction Solutions organisation; Pfizer India Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd., Becton Dickinson Asia Pte Ltd., Asia Pacific Regional Office at Singapore and VST Industries Ltd. He has been associated with KEC International since 2009.
Mr. Sanjay Chandra is an Electrical Engineer. He brings with him 28 years career across various positions and responsibility with Indian Railways and IRCON International Ltd. Prior to joining KEC, he headed the Electrical, Mechanical, Signaling and Telecommunications segments in EPC construction with IRCON
Mr. Dilip Shukla is a Mechanical and Industrial Engineer, with over 30 years of total experience in Manufacturing, Engineering, EPC turnkey projects and Water Infrastructure. Prior to joining KEC International, he was the Whole Time Director & CEO of Doshion Veolia Water Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He was associated with HELM, an Engineering, Process & Infrastructure Industry for more than 10 years. He has also worked in various senior positions in Tyco Valves & Controls India, ISGEC group of companies, Anup Engineering Ltd and Sarabhai Machinery Ltd.
Mr. Breitweiser has over 25 years of experience in the power transmission and distribution segment as well as in the steel structures market. Most recently, Mr. Breitweiser was the President of CST International in which he held global responsibility overseeing locations in 12 different countries executing projects in approx. 80 countries. Mr. Breitweiser started his career with Westinghouse Electric and moved to ABB in which he held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of ABB Power Transmission and Distribution and Senior Vice President of ABB Process Industries. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Breitweiser has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.
Mr. Randeep Narang has over 25 years of experience in the Tyre and Telecommunications sector. He has worked in top managerial positions across various companies. He was the Managing Director and CEO of Ceat, Kelani, Sri Lanka. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President in Reliance Communication. He is a commerce graduate and an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.