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Management

  • KEKOO COLAH

    Executive Director

    Kekoo Colah is the Executive Director of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate Division. Prior to joining the SP Group, Kekoo Colah 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 was part of the core management team from the inception of Knight Frank's Indian operations in 1995.

    Kekoo Colah also served successful tenures of over 14 years with Ingersoll-Rand (India) Ltd. and, prior to that, 3 years with Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

    He is a Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai 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.

  • CYRUS ENGINEER

    Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

    Cyrus Engineer is the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.  He is responsible for the entire Sales, Marketing & CRM function which includes formulating sales strategy, planning, market research, media & communication, branding, PR, advertising and strategic channel partner relationship management, training & customer relationship management.

    He has previously served as Head - Sales & Marketing at Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd (TRIL) and as Vice President at IPP Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd, Sydney, Australia.

    With over 22 years of work experience, he has also worked with globally renowned multinational companies such as Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd. - India, HCL Technologies - Australia, Siemens Information Systems Ltd - India and ITW Signode India Ltd.

    Cyrus is a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) and also possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) from NMIMS, Mumbai. He has also completed various Executive Development Programs at the University of Sydney and the Harvard Business School.

  • MAKARAND DESAI

    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.

  • VENKATESH GOPALKRISHNAN

    President - Business Development & Chief Investment Officer

    Mr. Venkatesh Gopalkrishnan is President - Business Development & Chief Investment Officer. His primary responsibilities include land acquisition and managing investments. He also heads the affordable housing initiative of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate. He has over 20 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
    • Business Development and Relationship Management
    • Leading Transactions and Facilitating Closures
    • Valuations and Transaction Structuring
    • Transaction Negotiation
    • Strategy Development
    • Contracts Review and Assessment
    • New Business Set up Business Development and Relationship Management

    Prior to joining Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Mr. Venkatesh was the Managing Director and Country Head of Westport Capital Partners, Mumbai. He has also worked with companies like Ernst & Young, Enron India Pvt Ltd., Crisil Advisory Services & IDBI at different responsible positions. He has completed his B.E in Mechanical from Government College of Engineering Pune and his MBA from Symbiosis Institute.

  • MOHAN JACOB

    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.

  • SUNITA KHANNA

    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.

  • SREERAM KUPPA

    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.

  • VENUGOPAL MACHIRAJU

    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:

    • Concept to completion of Residential, I.T spaces, and Commercial spaces.
    • Across different departments like Business Development, Human Resource and Admin Functions.
    • Involvement in the 360 degree marketing campaigns

    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.

  • SANJAY SHENOY

    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.

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