Kekoo Colah is the Executive Director of Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Private and mentors the Real Estate businesses of the Group. Prior to joining the SP Group, he was the Managing Director of Rutley Capital Partners India, the real estate private equity arm of Knight Frank, UK, one of the world's leading property consultancy firms. Before this, he was the Executive Director at Knight Frank India, where he headed Operations and was part of the core management team from the inception of Knight Frank's Indian operations in 1995.
He has served a successful tenure of over 14 years with Ingersoll-Rand (India) Ltd. and, prior to that, 3 years with Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Kekoo is a Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Master of Science (Management Science) from the Imperial College of Science & Technology, London. He has over 30 years of work experience in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Corporate Planning, Project Evaluation and Implementation.
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Keshav Pandey is Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. He is responsible for providing leadership across the sales, marketing and CRM functions at SPRE. This includes providing strategic direction in sales, planning, marketing, PR and is responsible for leading consumer insights, customer centricity, product innovation and next generation technology induction in the areas of sales and marketing.
With a diverse experience in the real estate BFSI and FMCG sectors, Keshav has served in leadership roles in large multinationals and Indian corporates such as Sobha Developers, Coca Cola India, ICICI Bank, Gillette and TATA AIG Life Insurance.
Keshav is a MBA in Sales & Marketing from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune.
Executive Vice President - Commercial
Makarand Desai is the Executive Vice President - Commercial of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate Division. He is responsible for Contracts and Procurement, Hospitality, Facilities, IT & Asset Management functions of the division.
Prior to joining the Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Makarand was the Executive Director - DLF Homes Ltd and has over 26 years of work experience in Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Hospitality and Real Estate. Makarand Desai is a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a Post Graduate in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Venkatesh is responsible for strategic direction of the Real Estate Division. He has over 22 years of versatile work experience across the Real Estate and Infrastructure industry. During this period he has worked on various aspects of the industry including fund raising and investments, investment management and monitoring, etc. He joined the SP Group in 2010 as Chief Investment Officer, Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors. In April 2013, he moved to SP Real Estate Division, where his primary responsibilities included land acquisition, managing investments and business development. He also led the affordable housing initiative of the Group.
Prior to joining Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, he was the Managing Director and Country Head of Westport Capital Partners, Mumbai. He has also held responsible positions with organizations like Ernst & Young, Enron India Pvt. Ltd., Crisil Advisory Services and IDBI. He has completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical from Government College of Engineering, Pune and his M.B.A. from Symbiosis Institute, Pune.
Executive Vice President - Architecture
Mohan Jacob is the Executive Vice President - Architecture of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate Division. He is responsible for the division's Master Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape functions.
Before joining Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Mohan was the Executive Director at Lanco, Hyderabad. He has also served as a Chief Architect/Programme Manager with Bechtel at Amby Valley, Sahara Lake City. A Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Pune, he has done an Advanced Program in Strategy for Leaders from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and he is also a Certified Quality Auditor from Indian Institute of Quality Management, Jaipur. He is laced with a professional experience of over 24 years in Residential, Hospitality, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional and Recreational segments at both, national and international levels.
Chief Financial Officer
Sunita Khanna is the Chief Financial Officer of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate Division. She is responsible for the division's Finance, Accounts, Investor Relations and Secretarial functions.
Prior to her current assignment, Sunita was the General Manager - MIS and Internal Audit at Blow Plast Ltd., a leading consumer goods company. Sunita Khanna is a graduate in Commerce from the Mumbai University and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has over 25 years of work experience in Strategic Planning, Finance, Accounts, Internal Audit, Investor Relations and MIS.
Sr. Vice President - Projects
Sreeram Kuppa is the Sr. Vice-President - Projects and is responsible for execution of various real estate projects in Mumbai, Delhi, Mohali and Kolkata.
Prior to joining the Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Sreeram was Regional Head ( Engineering - Western Region) of Tata Housing Development Co. Ltd. He has also worked with some of the most prominent developers in India like K. Raheja Corp and Kalpataru Ltd. He was responsible for the successful completion of various premier residential and commercial projects in Mumbai.
He is a Bachelor of Engineering - Civil from Gulbarga University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Finance) from NMIMS University, Mumbai. He has over 28 years of experience in Project Management.
Sr. Vice-President - Projects
Venugopal Machiraju is the Sr. Vice-President - Projects and is responsible for execution of various real estate projects in Pune, Bengaluru and Chennai. He has served the last 10 years in top management positions.
He has over 25 years of experience in the Top line and Bottom line of the real estate vertical. During this period, he has worked on various aspects of the industry including:
He has been associated with big names like L&T Realty, Tishman Speyer, DLF India Ltd., NCC Urban Infrastructure Ltd., Ascendas India Pvt. Ltd., K. Raheja IT Park and many others. He has successfully participated in and won several PPP projects with various State Governments in India.
Sr. Vice President - Human Resources
Sanjay Shenoy is Sr. Vice President - Human Resources and is overall responsible for the Human Capital Strategy of the Real Estate Division.
He completed his MBA from Cochin University of Science and Technology and has over 25 years of experience in different facets of Human Resource Management such as talent management, performance management, culture building, organisational restructuring, employee engagement, etc., in various industries viz., financial services, ITES and real estate.
In his previous assignment, he served as Head - Human Resources at Tata Housing Development Co. Ltd. Prior to his stint in Tata Housing, he was Head - Human Resources at Ugam Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He started his career and gained in-depth experience in Human Resource Management at Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd.