The Stalwarts of Sahaj
Sahaj Management Team - H.O. - Kolkata
Sanjay Nandrajog - Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sanjay Nandrajog has three decades of diverse experience in various multinationals as well as in leading Indian corporate with diverse exposure in the areas of national and international businesses. He has varied expertise in the areas of technology and retail businesses in the B2B and B2C segments. He has established credibility in turning around businesses in his previous stints. His focus towards customers in high growth and highly competitive environments has always yielded positive results. His inspiring leadership has been the key to transforming the businesses he has worked for, so far.
Having completed his engineering from IIT (Delhi) and MBA from IIM (Calcutta), he started his career with ICI followed by Lakme. Thereafter, he had a successful stint with PepsiCo India. Subsequently, he worked with Bharti Airtel as Executive Director, North and subsequently, was elevated to Executive Director- International Operations where, he was instrumental in growing the business across geographies. He has also successfully launched Bharti’s ‘Del Monte’ and ‘Pizza Express’ brands as the CEO and Director.
Sudipto Chowdhury - Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Sudipto has almost three decades of experience in various multinationals as well as in leading Indian corporates with exposure to national and international businesses. He has varied expertise in the areas of retail businesses in different organizations. Some of the areas where he has contributed significantly are managing P&L, Retail Sales/Channel management, managing large teams, setting up distribution networks for startup operations, brand management and Stake holders relationship management.
He started his career with Hindustan Lever followed by Pepsi Cola India and Frito-Lay India. Subsequently, he worked with Bharti Airtel as GM - Sales & Marketing (UP West Circle), VP - Retail Operations (Delhi Operations), CEO - NESA, CEO - Rajasthan, Project Head, Airtel Money in Airtel Africa and his last stint was as Managing Director, Airtel Sierra Leone.
Satnam Singh Rehal - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Satnam Singh Rehal is a chartered accountant and has a rich experience of over
21 years in manufacturing and service sector covering FMCG, E Commerce and Retail industry . He was associated with Future Retail Ltd (Erstwhile Pantaloon Retail India Ltd.) as Financial Controller-West Zone before joining Sahaj, where he was responsible for commercial control, profitability,fund management & systems & processes and finance & accounting of all major store formats of the company.
Mr. Satnam Singh Rehal was also associated with Reliance Retail as DGM-Commercial where he was responsible for Financial Planning & Reporting.Prior to that he was associated with Loreal India as Chief Accounting Officer.
Joydeep Datta Gupta - Company Secretary and Head-Legal
Mr. Joydeep Datta Gupta is a qualified Company Secretary & a Law Graduate with diverse and rich experience of over 18 years in Corporate Law, Secretarial Compliances Corporate Governance and Labour Law.
He is a Commerce graduate with a further Post Graduation in Personnel Management from NIPM, Kolkata. Apart from these, he also holds various professional certifications like the NCFM on Corporate Governance Module from NSE, Mumbai; MHRM from Annamalai University; Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (IPL) from Asian Law School, Pune and LLB from Vidyasagar University.
Sanjib Mukherjee - SVP - Human Resources
Mr. Sanjib is an HR professional with twenty three years of rich work experience across industries. He is a graduate in Social Welfare and has a post-graduate degree in Personnel Management from XISS, Ranchi.
His last assignment was with an e-commerce company, MJunction services (a 50:50 joint venture company of Tata Steel & SAIL) as Chief People Officer. He has worked with top notch organizations such as Indian Express, Paharpur Cooling Towers, Vedika Software, R S Software and Sky Tech Solutions Private Limited (a 50:50 joint venture company of The Chatterjee Group & United Airlines, US). Incidentally, he is not new to Srei Group and was Head-HR for SREI BNP Paribas from 2009 to 2011.
Manoj Agarwal - SVP - Financial Services
This senior level Marketing professional has over 23 years of rich experience in Insurance, financial services, business development, sales management, investment counselling, MIS and commercial affairs with special focus on Profit Centre Management. With his wide ranging analytical and research skills he conducted proactive opportunity analysis by keeping abreast of market trends / competitor moves thus successfully achieved the market – share metrics and move the business forward. In his last assignment as VP and Regional Head East with Kay Cee Group of Companies, Mr. Agarwal has successfully setup the first branch in Kolkata, responsible for achieving the targets of the region.
In his tenure as a AVP with SKP Securities Ltd, Kolkata, he was responsible for setting up the entire PCG and Retail Business for Insurance for the Company and training and developing of branches and franchisees across India for Insurance business.
Amlan Shet - VP - Financial Inclusion
Amlan is an astute professional with over seventeen years of rich work experience in Retail Banking, Financial Inclusion and Agri Business.
He has good exposure in handling domestic and rural market. He is a Bachelor (Agriculture Science) from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University and has a PGDBM from Institute of Business Administration & Training, Bhubaneswar (known as KIIT School of Management).
Kislay Sinha - VP - Sales & Marketing
Mr. Kislay is an astute professional with over twelve years of rich work experience in Sales, Marketing. He has good exposure in handling domestic and rural market. He is a Bachelor in Engineering in Marine from Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI) and has a PGDBM from XLRI Jamshedpur.
His last assignment was with the ITC Limited as Brand Manager. He has worked with top notch organizations such as GSK Consumer Healthcare and BW Gas Shipping Management Limited.
Pankaj Das - Head - IT and Business Intelligence & Business Processes
Mr. Pankaj Das has more than 14 years of experience in IT Domain, with expertise ranging in areas of Managing IT Operations, Building IT Strategy, Project Management and Process Automation.
Mr. Pankaj Das is a B.E. (Mechanical) and an MBA (Systems).
Sahaj Management Team - Noida
Anil Dahiya- AVP - Skill development
Mr. Anil Dahiya is a dynamic operational & management strategist with 18+ years experience in Enterprise Solutions, Vocational Education, Skill Development & having expertise in Business Development, proven track record on implementing complex projects, Government Funded Skill Development, Channel Acquisition & Management, Product Management and demonstrated success in delivering.
He Has been instrumental in channel expansion & demonstrated proven model in educational space. Managed more than 1000+ Vocational & Skill Development branches & trained more than 250000+students. Proven track record for energizing people, building teams, systems & processes into model of growth and profitability.
Having completed his B.Sc from DU and MCA from MDU. His last assignment was with Asia Pacific Institute of Management as Business Head. He has worked with top notch organizations in educational space such as NIIT, IIHT Ltd, New Horizons India Ltd,TeamLease Services, BSE Institute Ltd and Asia Pacific Institute of Management.
V. R. Rajesh- AVP - Strategic business
Mr. V. R. Rajesh is a solution driver who bridges the gap between business and technology with expertise in managing complex programs and multiple concurrent projects. He is a subject matter expert of eGovernance domain with more than 10 years of total work experience.
Before joining Sahaj, Mr. Rajesh was associated with well known companies like Smart Chip Ltd, Reliance Capital, and TATA AIG where he had worked in different geographies across India. He has recently earned a Post Graduate Certificate course in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and is a PG Diploma in Urban Development & Planning from IGNOU.
Mr. Rajesh is a Member of Project Management Institute (PMI) – North India Chapter, a global membership association dedicated to advancing the practice, science and profession of Project management.
Sahaj Management Team - Regional Office
Debasish Saha - State Head - Operations - Assam
Mr. Debasish is a judicious professional with over twenty five years of rich work experience in the Telecom Sector, Consumer Durable, Automobiles & Industrial Products. He has completed his Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical) from Guwahati University. He has done Management Programs from IIM, Ahmedabad and IIM, Lukhnow.
His last assignment was with UnR revenue head in Marketing for East hub with Reliance Communications Ltd. based out of Kolkata. Prior to that he was associated with Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited (Airtel).
Understanding customer psyche and behavior is his key strength. Debasish as State Head will be reporting to Sudipto Chowdhury, both administratively and functionally.
Raman Singh - State Head - Operations - Bihar
Mr. Raman Singh has a rich experience of over 21 years in areas spanning Operations, Sales, Business Development, Channel Management, Key Account Management and New Market Development. Before joining Sahaj, he was associated with Godrej Hershley Ltd. Raman was also associated with well known companies like, Perfetti van Melle, Parle Products Ltd and HUL.
He has been working in many different states across India and has also worked in Nepal. He has completed his Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune with specialization in Sales & Distribution.
Rohit Sehajpal - Vice President - Operations - Rajasthan, HP, Hariyana, Punjab, Delhi & J&K
Mr. Rohit Sehajpal is an accomplished visionary & mission-oriented leader with over 19 years experience in Sales & Distribution, Strategic Planning, Business Operations, Distribution Management, Channel Management , Retail Sales, Account Management, Roll Outs, New Set up Initiatives, Planning & Forecasting, Manpower Planning & Training, System Orientation, Client Relationship Management, Profitability, Team Management and Business Acquisitions in reputed Companies/Brands in FMCG, O.T.C, Insurance and Telecom like Coca Cola India, Hindustan Coca Cola, Dr. Morepen, TATA AIG Life Insurance and Aircel Ltd.
Rohit graduated from Punjab University and did Post Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing from NIS Sparta (NIS) in 1995.
Sanjit Mohapatra - State Head - Operations - Odisha
Mr.Sanjit Mohapatra is an MBA in Marketing & HR with LLB Degree from Sambalpur University, Odisha . He has experience of more than 12 years in Rural Sales & Marketing,Business Development,Channel Development and new Product launch.
He was associated with Companies like Ral Consumer Product Limited as Regional Sales Manager (East), Tech Mahindra Limited & Bharat Motors Limited etc.
Purna Rao - State Head - Operations - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
Mr. Purna Rao has 20 years of rich experience in Sales & Marketing, Operation and Training, and was associated in industries like IT Education, Hospitality Management and Insurance. He had a spent a commendable stint in Computer Point India Ltd, Pentasoft Technologies ltd, East India Hotels, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance co. Ltd. and Aviva Life Insurance.
He graduated in Commerce and hadcompleted MBA in Human Resource Management.
Sumit Khatri - State Head - Operations - Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh
Mr. Sumit Khatri is a dynamic professional with over 14+ years of rich experience in companies like Cipla and Zydus as RSM, Branch Manager in HDFC Life Insurance, Cluster Head in ICICI Lombard.
In his last assignment he handled 3 Zones with Idea Cellular Ltd. as Area Manager. He is a keen planner with proven abilities in devising strategies to augment business,streamline processes and initiate & implement new ideas.
Sumit is a Graduate in Commerce and has an MBA from RDVV university Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
R. Mohan - Vice President - Operations - Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala
Mr. R. Mohan has more than twenty six (26) years of experience in the field of Finance with expertise ranging in areas of Accounts, Process design, Operations and Customer Service with companies that involves large customer base. He has great networking skills and is known for building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, resulting in a large customer base.
Mohan has a Postgraduate degree in Commerce (M.Com) and a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) with specialization in Finance. He also has a NISM Certification for Mutual fund distribution and is a specialist in transaction processing. Before joining Sahaj, he was associated with IFMR Rural Finance.
Niraj Singh - Head - Operations - Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand
Mr. Niraj Singh is an MBA from M.G.K.V. University, Varanasi with rich experience of over 12 years in Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Store Roll-out, Distribution Management, Channel Management, Relationship Management and Project Management.
He was working with Tata Teleservices Ltd. before joining Sahaj. Prior to this, he has worked with Reliance Web Store Pvt. Ltd.
Gautam Banerjee - State Head - Operations - West Bengal
Mr. Gautam Banerjee holds an experience of over 14 years in the field of Sales & Marketing, Channel Management, Business Development and Key Account Management. He was associated with HDFC Bank before joining us and prior to that he worked with companies like ICICI Bank Ltd, Hutchison Telecom East Ltd and Colgate Palmolive (I) Ltd.
He has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from ICFAI in 2001.