MEET OUR TEAM

IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

"The competitor to be feared is the one who never bothers about others, but goes on making his own business better all the time…"

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Prabhat Kumar Bhagvandas, Chief Executive Officer

PKB, as he is fondly called, is the Chief Executive Officer of Rossell Techsys and heads the entire operations of the division.

In a career spanning more than 33 years, PKB has held several leadership positions handling diverse portfolio of responsibilities, cutting across multiple domains such as Aerospace & Defense, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial automation and controls and data networking. He is a start-up specialist and has started up various offshore development centres and VC funded technology companies.

Prior to joining Rossell Techsys, he had significant stints at Vizag Steel, CMC Limited, Portal Player, LVL7 and Broadcom. He has a scholastic background in Electronics and Communication and a Master's Degree in Business Management.

PKB is married to Vinitha for over 32 years and has two children, Neysa and Nirav. He is well-travelled, an avid reader, philosopher & thinker, loves humour at work, a tennis fan and unwinds by listening to western instrumental music.

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V Srinivasan, Senior Vice President

Srini, as he is endearingly called, is the Senior Vice President and strategically assists PKB in all the operational aspects of the Division.

He held various leadership positions at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), culminating as the Executive Director of Avionics Division and its R&D centre at Hyderabad where he was responsible for the entire operations, including setting up new production and ROH lines, and P&L. In his 37 years at HAL he managed Design, Production Engineering, Assembly & Testing, Operations, Divisional & Corporate Planning and Project management. He was the driving force in setting up an avionics unit at Kasargod (Kerala).

Srini is an Engineer in Electrical Technology from IISc, Bangalore and a Post Graduate in Aeronautics from IIT, Kanpur.

He is married to Savitri for over 37 years, and is grandfather to Ashrith and Avni. He keeps himself abreast with developments in the medico-pharma field, is passionate about Vaastu sciences and a cricket enthusiast.

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RRJ Sudarshan, VP – Program Management

RRJ, as he is fondly referred to, leads the Program Management and Manufacturing Engineering functions.

Formerly a senior air-force officer, an accomplished professional, with over two decades of experience, providing techno-managerial leadership in diverse programs of Aviation, Communication, Maintenance establishments and Electronic Warfare. Detail oriented and a strong advocate of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, hands-on approach for achieving program objectives. Excels in resolving problems.

He has Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business Management from IIT Kharagpur. He is a trained internal auditor for AS9100, ISO 9001.He is also a Member of Computer Society of India, Life Member National Institute of Personnel Management.

RRJ is married to Madhuri for 25 years, and has two children Bharatheesha and Samudyata. He loves Carnatic music and enjoys playing squash and volley ball.

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Sanil Babu, General Manager Manufacturing

Sanil leads the Manufacturing Operations in Rossell Techsys. He has over 25 years` experience in aviation and automotive sectors.

Key appointments held by Sanil includes Joint Director Operations, Plant Head aviation components manufacturing in fighter aircraft MRO, Fleet maintenance manager fourth generation fighter aircraft, Faculty aeronautical engineering & Project co-ordination manager for National level aviation programs during his tenure with Indian Air Force. He has also held the appointment of Senior General Manager (Plant Head) for automotive engine cylinder blocks manufacturing division of a machine tools OEM.

Sanil is a graduate in mechanical engineering, qualified aeronautical engineer and post graduate in management. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers India, Life Member Aeronautical Society of India and Member Indian Management Association. He is a lead auditor ISO 9001 & internal auditor AS 9100 and certified in advanced manufacturing methods, six sigma (black belt), project management & aviation components indigenization.

Sanil is married to Susmitha for over 23 years and their daughter is Svathi. He is a movie buff, passionate gourmet and a keen golfer.

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Louis Pereira, General Manager, Quality Assurance.

Lui, leads the quality function and oversees the information technology functions of Rossell Techsys.

Lui , is a DGCA certified aircraft maintenance engineer on Boeing 737-200, Hawker Siddeley - 748 and Alouette III helicopters and a qualified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor. He is a graduate mechanical engineer and a qualified aeronautical engineer. During his service in the Indian Air Force, key appointments held includes Chief Engineering Officer Transport Aircraft Base, Senior Engineer Presidential Fleet of Aircraft and Senior Engineer (Aircraft) MRO. He has vast experience in setting up production and MRO facilities for aircraft overhaul.

In his previous role at the State Government of Victoria, Australia, Business Office, India team, he was responsible for identifying business opportunities. His main role was to advise key players in the Australian Aviation & Aerospace vertical on their India market entry strategies.

Lui, is married to Pamela for over 20 years and their son is Ryan. He is a keen sportsman and has represented state at national level in hockey. He loves spending with family and is an enthusiastic traveller.

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Anand Christopher, Senior Manager – Human Capital and Administration

AC, as he is fondly referred to, leads the Human Capital Management & General Administration function at Rossell Techsys.

He brings with him over 15 years of experience in HR and Facilities Management, having worked across diverse sectors such as IT, ITES / BPO, Manufacturing & Education, over the course of which he has garnered extensive hands-on experience in managing the entire gamut of HR & Admin activities, including but not restricted to Talent Acquisition, Manpower planning, Performance Management, Learning & Development, Internal Employee Communication & Branding, Compensation & Benefits, HR Systems & Policies, Contract Labour management, etc. His leadership style is very hands-on, and he is a proponent of maintaining transparent and strong communication channels across departments / functions.

AC has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management.

He is married to Vimala for over 10 years, and has a son Michael. He unwinds by listening to music, reading fiction and going on long drives, and is passionate about working with NGOs dealing with animal rights and care for the elderly and destitute.

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Chandravel Sankarakumar, Vice President- Engineering and Business Development

Chandravel heads the Engineering and Business Development functions and is also the Management Representative (MR) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Rossell Techsys.

Chandravel in his 40 Years of Industrial Experience, has severed various premier government organizations like ISRO, HAL, BHEL. He was also the delivery head in Sanmina-SCI, Global EMS Company and Phoenix Technologies, Global Bios Company. He has vast experience in Embedded Systems in the Domains- Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Telecom, Industrial Automation, Consumer Electronics, Multimedia, and Storage Technologies. He has had significant contributions in Research & Development, Engineering, Project and Program Management & received several productivity and recognition awards in his career.

He holds a bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT, Chennai and a Master's in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT, Chennai.

Chandravel, is married to Latha for over 40 years and is a grandfather to Anvikshaa Shakthi, Master Arya Sundar & Baby Indu Sheetala. He enjoys swimming, playing Basket Ball, Cricket.

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Vasanth Kumar, General Manager – Supply Chain Management

Vasanth, manages Supply Chain and logistics function of Rossell Techsys.

He has more than 30 Years of experience with Energy giants like ABB, ALSTOM and Vensys Ag – ReGen Powertech . He also served as Country Head – India for global sourcing with JBT Corporation-USA for Airport Gate Equipment and Ground support systems.

He has good expertise in testing of Power system Relay and Control panels, Vendor Development, Global Sourcing, Indegenisation, Supply chain and Logistics.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and Master's degree in Business administration

Vasanth is married to Veena for over 25 years and has two children Vibha and Vaishak. He loves playing cricket and chess and also third division for Industries in Bangalore. He enjoys travelling and visiting new places.

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T. Rathinavel, General Manager- Finance and Accounts

Had collective experience of more than 30 years with flag ship companies like LSMML (conglomerate of LMW), Bajaj Auto Limited Pune, Concorde Motors Limited (100% Subsidiary of TATA Motors) and Omax Autos Limited in the domains of Finance, Accounts, Costing and Controlling.

Expertise in entire gamut of financial planning and analysis, Management accounting and MIS and with adherence to statutory compliances and reporting.

Advisory role to the management on various sensitive indicators like Current ratios, Vapco, Inventory Turn, Asset Turn, Cash Turn, Return on Capital Employed and Target BEP analysis etc.., Exposures in SAP FICO and identify various business process risks (BPR) and its' management. Identify cost drivers and management reporting on Cost savings, Value stream mappings, Cost centre and Profit centre accountings as a part of innovative MIS.

Rathinavel is qualified costing professional from The Institute of cost and Works Accountants of India and has Bachelors degree in Mathematics from University of Madras.

Rathinavel is married to Jeyalakshmi S for over 23 years and has a daughter Sreechakradharini. Hobbies are travelling, book reading, teaching .Interested in watching cricket and playing chess.

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Rishab Gupta Promoter and Executive Vice President – Rossell India Limited

Rishab, as he is known to all, is the young and dynamic champion of the Aerospace & Defence Division of Rossell India Ltd. He is an active strategist in forging relationships with foreign OEM's, including Joint Ventures, among which is CAE - Rossell India Ltd. He was also instrumental in conceptualizing the Hospitality Division and its award winning brand, "Kebab Express".

Rishab specializes in marketing management and is an alumni of the Suffolk University, MA, USA. He is passionate about Aerospace, an avid aviation fan and a non-certified pilot. He has travelled extensively across the globe and is intimate with diverse cultures. He is a foodie and a sportsman, enjoys authentic biryani, extremely passionate about cricket, and is a star all-rounder himself.

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Syam Pramod, Deputy General Manager- Contracts and Proposals

Syam, leads contracts and proposals function of Rossell Techsys.

In his career span of 17 years, he has worked in diverse domain like supply chain and logistics, manufacturing, material management, equipment maintenance. Syam has worked with some of the prestigious organizations like GE BE Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Koki India Ltd, Alligator Designs Pvt Ltd. Syam holds a bachelors from Calicut University and has master's in Business Administration from ICFAI. He is a six sigma and CII certified supply chain management professional from CII Institute of Logistics.

Syam is married to Roveena for over 10 years, and has two children Rohan and Roshan. He enjoys travelling, singing and listening to melodies. He is sportsman and enjoys playing football and cricket.

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Shyam Karigiri, Vice President - Operations.

Shyam brings with him over two decades of aerospace domain global experience in the areas of engineering, manufacturing operations and management. His key strengths lie in business setup, operational excellence leadership, lean manufacturing, R&D, product development, program management, strategy development and implementation. He has held senior management roles at multinational organizations such as UTC Aerospace Systems and HEICO Aerospace.

Shyam's academic credentials include a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University, a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University, USA and an MBA from Arizona State University, USA. In addition, he is also a certified internal Quality Auditor, Lean Practitioner, Six Sigma Greenbelt and Project Manager.

Shyam is married to Brinda and they have two sons, Samendu and Sumedh. Shyam is an automobile and train enthusiast. In his free time, he unwinds by listening to music, and is also an avid traveller.