Executive Directors


Vinod Kumar
Dassani

Executive Director

Mr. V K Dassani began his career with NTPC in the year 1980 at Korba, immediately after completing mechanical engineering from NIT Raipur. During his distinguished career spanning 38 years with NTPC, Mr. Dassani gained extensive hands-on experience in Operations and Maintenance at various thermal and gas power plants in India. He has in-depth exposure in areas such as Contracts and Materials Management in Power plants, Purchase, Systems and Inventory Management, Steel & Coal Procurement, Risk Management, ERP/SAP, Stores Management, Inventory Management, Import and Exports, Obsolete, surplus, Non-moving items and Scrap Management, Vendor Registration and Risk Management during his stints in different departments of NTPC including at NTPC Corporate Centre. He has trained and nurtured numerous plant and trainee executives in NTPC.

He had worked with the Consultancy wing of NTPC as Addl. General Manager and HOD (Contracts and Materials). Subsequently, he worked with the NTPC SAIL Power Company Ltd as General Manager (Contracts and Materials). Several R&M Contracts, ERP/SAP system in NSPCL, EPC Packages of Rourkela PP-II Expansion (1x250 MW), Durgapur PP-III (2x20 MW) EPC Packages of Durgapur Solar (20 MW), Salem Solar (50 MW) and Bhilai Solar (7 MW) were awarded and implemented/under implementation during his tenure.  

He has undergone various specialized courses on power plant maintenance at CEGB UK,  at Tata Power’s Trombay Station for 200 MW and 500 MW and “Risk Management and Loss Prevention” at Swiss Re, Zurich.

Mr. Dassani is well respected in the Power Sector for his deep knowledge of O&M, Contracts, and Materials as well as in the Risk Management Industry.

Education – B.E Mechanical

  • Credited with successfully placing Comprehensive Mega Risk Package Insurance Policy for NTPC


Shreesh
Sarvagya

Executive Director

Mr Shreesh Sarvagya, an MA in Communications from John Hopkins University, USA, MA in English Literature from Hindu College, University of Delhi is an accomplished communications expert having more than 30 years of experience in corporate communication. He has worked with Hindustan Diamond Company, Datamatics Ltd, Patni Computer (now IGate), National Dairy Development Board and Reliance Industries Ltd.

Shreesh is an acclaimed expert in strategic planning, leadership coaching, Marketing and CSR communication, branding, corporate affairs, writing, journalism, public relations, editing and publishing and a business adviser. With more than three decades in leadership roles, he has vast experience spanning sectors such as Life Sciences, IT, Telecom, Dairy, Agri-business, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Sports, Retail and CSR providing him with an opportunity to interact with large number of top CEOs of Indian and Global entities as well as top government officials in India and overseas.

Mastery over finer nuances of perception, employee engagement and reputation management, he had an opportunity to work very closely with some of India’s best known business/social leaders. 

As Head of Internal Communications (RIL Group), Communication Leader for Reliance Foundation and Communications Resource in the Chairman’s Office, Shreesh managed group level internal communications, key media relations, supported senior-most members of the corporate affairs team, edited and managed Infocomm’s weekly magazine, the employee family magazine, as well as external communication to the organization’s 18000-strong developer program community. He Launched and managed various group level communication initiatives, as Chief Editor of RIL Group Newsletter. Shreesh also managed Sports Communication (Indian Premier League), Social Media, CSR Communication (for Reliance Foundation) and employee-family communication.

His key role included managing the RIL Chairman’s Communication needs, such as preparing talking points for him, translating his vision for 80000+ employees through internal communication platforms, creating and collating external communication opportunities and providing editorial oversight on all communication initiated by the Chairman’s Office. Highlighting Reliance Foundation work to all internal and external stakeholders across India

His accomplishments include conceptualizing, creating, editing and publishing an 18-24 page newsmagazine electronically circulated to 80000+ employees and consultants of RIL every fortnight. He created a vast network of correspondents in RIL to collate and parse relevant information as well as conceptualized the biggest Group-wide employee engagement program and helped implement it. He helped other Groups within RIL to run their own mini newsletters and conceptualize and created a by-the-women-for-the- women monthly to promote women’s empowerment, trained a couple of women colleagues to lead it and handed it over to them (The magazine, titled World of Women or WOW@Reliance, is operational even now). He was the architect of ‘The Change Maker’, a one-of-a-kind printed newsmagazine to highlight the accomplishments of Reliance Foundation.

He is credited with launching and running bilateral trade journals in association with foreign embassies and launched four business publications, namely Indo-US Business; Indo-Swiss Business; Indo-South Africa Business and Trade Links - a quarterly for the Indo-Canadian Business Council (Re-launched) to promote trade between India and the targeted countries.

Shreesh is Publisher & Editor of The Business Matchmaker a unique international monthly, simultaneously published from Mumbai and Detroit. In his role as a Communications Consultant/ and an International Marketing Expert, he is advising a number of entities across industry sectors.

Presently, he is the CEO for International Commission for Development.

He is also a Visiting Faculty at IIM-Rohtak and IIM-Lucknow

Education

  • MA in Communications, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore/Washington DC, USA
  • MA in English Literature, Hindu College, University of Delhi
  • B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature, Hindu College, University of Delhi
  • Strategic programs from Harvard, Chicago University, U Penn and Johns Hopkins University

 

Awards

  • UGC Scholar - Junior Research Fellowship through the NET  
  • P-CMM Level-3 
  • ABCI’s Certificate of Commendation

 



Atul Chandra

Executive Director

Atul Chandra is a veteran industry professional with over 35 years of diverse and intense experience in PSU, Private sector and MNC companies. He is one of the few professionals having a 360-degree exposure and experience in risk management. He has managed and serviced some of the marquee corporate entities like JK Synthetics, JK Cement Group, NTPC, UPSEB, HAL, Hindalco, Vedanta, Essar, Pfizer, Nicholas Piramal, Syngenta, Air India Aviation, Jet Airways Aviation, Air Asia Aviation, Raymond’s Aviation, HPCL, Hindustan Unilever, Volkswagon and General Motors. .

Atul has deep expertise in specialty lines like Aviation, Liability, Marine Hull & Cargo, Property and Engineering lines. He has placed many risk management programs with some of the top global financial institutions. He has immense experience in all aspects of risk management including underwriting, claims and facultative reinsurance leading large teams.

An 'Ideas' man with a Will and Vision to deliver, Atul has an excellent connect with clients solving their contentious issues and problems. His forte has been claimed management and reinsurance placements for large and complex risks.

He is a visiting faculty to Management Colleges, National Insurance Academy and the Insurance Institute of India among other educational, counseling and career guidance activities.

 

Atul is a very well respected in the Insurance Industry both on the demand and supply side of the business. 

 

Education

  • M.Sc. in Applied Geology, AIII.


Udayan Burma

Executive Director

Udayan Burma, based out of Canada is a highly accomplished risk management professional with over 36 years of diverse and intense experience in PSU, Private sector and MNC companies in India and Overseas. Udayan has partnered with legal counsels on numerous litigation cases solving contentious issues and problems across different industry sectors.

He is credited with managing and servicing some of the high value complex risks for entities like Qatar Petroleum(asset value USD30Bln), Ras Gas(USD16Bln), Qatar Gas(USD12Bln), QPI- Centrica, Maersk Oil(USD5Bln), Shell GTL, Oryx GTL(2,5bln), Dolphin Energy and QChem, RLOC, QAPCO(USD2.8Bln),QAFCO( USD4Bln ), QAFAC( USD1Bln ),QVC (USD1Bln) Masaeed Power, QEWC-Laffan Power, Q-Power(USD5Bln), Qatar Aluminium, Qatar Steel placing these programs with top global financial institutions.

Udayan has in-depth expertise in managing risk programs for Oil & Gas, Steel and Power, Aviation, Liability, Marine Hull & Cargo, Property and Engineering sectors. He has immense experience in analyzing risk hazards and correlating these to the Company’s risk appetites.

Reinsurance placements and claims management is his forte. He has an unparalleled experience in managing risks program for Airline fleets, General Aviation, Airport Operators for some of the leading Airlines.

 

Education

B.Sc. (Honours),M.A FIII, ACII (London)



Gautam Bose

Executive Director

Mr Gautam Bose is a law graduate from Delhi University registered with the Bar Council of Delhi. He began his career as a practicing lawyer  with Supreme Court and Delhi High Court and then took the role of a corporate legal professional, with more than 30 years of in-depth experience across diverse industry sectors such as Telecommunications, IT & ITES, Automobiles, Manufacturing and Financial Services industries, M&A, Maritime and Admiralty Law with International exposure.

In his long career, Gautam has had wide ranging exposure to legal matters relating to Corporate Governance; Regulatory & Licensing issues of Telecom business; Global Merger & Acquisition; Transactional International Contracts; Negotiations; Court Procedures; Civil & Criminal Law; Company Law; Constitutional Law; Corporate Law; Conflicts Resolutions; Arbitration; Competition Law; Employment & Labour Law;  Maritime Law; Due Diligence; Foreign Investment Promotion Board; Intellectual Property Rights; Legal Drafting; Statutory Compliance; Risk Assessment; Compliance Investigations; Knowledge of United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & United Kingdom Bribery Act.

He has conducted special training on US FCPA and UK BA to Leadership team and business teams particularly, the Sales and Global Procurement and highlight the ingredients of India’s Prevention of Corruption Act.

He was the legal counsel of the United Nations and served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Philippines and Thailand.

Well regarded and respected by the industry, he has deep insights on the working of the Telecom sector. In his capacity as Vice President Global - Legal and General Counsel for India of Reliance Globalcom Limited he has handled many complex legal issues relating to foreign telecom operators, capacity swap agreements, virtual PoP agreements, dispute resolution in respect of subsea cable cut/damages, data privacy, data security etc. As a key member of leadership team of Reliance ADA Group he anchored various M&A and IPO activities relating to Flag Telecom, Hutchison Essar, MTN South Africa, Zain, Aircel, GCX-Pacific Century Cyber works, GCX Telstra etc.

As Vice President and Head Litigation – Group Corporate Legal of Reliance Communications Ltd, he was responsible for managing a team of 80 lawyers for handling litigation management and IPR issues while managing legal teams across the country.

While working as Global Ethics Officer & Regional Compliance Counsel with Nokia Solutions and Networks, he had an opportunity to demonstrate functional excellence in providing legal opinions on various matters to ensure compliance with the prevailing legal regime. He has worked in the legal domain with prestigious entities such as Bharti Airtel, Daewoo Motors India Ltd, Escorts Ltd and with Asian African Legal Consultative Organization. 

Lastly, Gautam was  the Legal Advisor to Ravexim Muneris, an entity that initiates Pre-NCLT stressed assets management advisory. He was actively involved in Working Capital Advisory, Trade Finance Advisory, Capital Structure Advisory, Project Long-term Financing, Refinancing/Securitization, Financial Regulatory Advisory, Private Equity Advisory, Merger & Acquisition etc. He was also visiting Professor with Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi for several years.

Education:

LL.B, MA (International Politics), M.Phil (International Law)

Fellowship:  

Awarded UGC fellowship for M. Phil and Ph.D. Studies.

Awarded Japan Foundation Fellowship in the Professional Category

Membership:   

Bar Council of Delhi.